Barbecue Chicken Tacos


I am always looking for new ways to combine the flavors my family loves into new things. I hit upon tacos the other night. Why can’t I stuff tacos with Korean beef or barbecue chicken? Buffalo chicken or pizza toppings? Of course I can! We are trying to conserve money this month and clean out…

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie Soup


Breathe. Breathe. This is the mantra I keep repeating to myself all day. We are trying to keep things super simple right now. It seems that every year the schools, lessons, and classes try to pack more and more into May and the first week in June. Every class seems to have a recital or…

Angel Pork Chops


We spent the entire weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at two Feis (rhymes with mesh). We headed home.  She earned a 2nd place trophy in Treble Reel, 3rd in Traditional Set (both days), and a 3rd in Slip Jig. She was pretty pleased with her first day of dancing not so much on her second day….

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


My daughter passed her driving test yesterday! Yeah! Another licensed driver (well, once we can get her to DMV) in the house. That is going to make so many things quite a bit easier. She was so nervous but she did it. I am relying on my slow cooker this week. Things are so busy…

Rustic Garlic Chicken Lasagna


I am always saying try to make do with what you have on hand. This was definitely one of those meals. I had a package of chicken that I HAD to use or I was going to have to throw it away and I hate wasting food. I knew I was going to be gone…

Happy Easter! Top 5 Recipes for March 2018


What a week it has been. I overestimated what being away and working 12 hour days would do to me. I thought for sure I could keep up my blog while away and have no problem. Boy, was I wrong. But, I am home now and having a wonderful day with my family. I hope…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks II


I found the picture in the depths of my computer after thinking I lost it! Our weather is finally starting to temper a bit. We are still having some wide swinging days where it is 20s one day and 55 degrees the next. But, those 20 degree days are getting farther and farther apart. We…

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana II


This is a throwback Sunday recipe. I went back into my earlier blog posts and looked for something I hadn’t made in awhile to see how the recipe held up. Do I make it differently now, and have the ingredients changed for us? Like I encourage you to do I make these dishes according to…

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


So these are not “authentic” Swedish meatballs.  But rather our simple version of them. These are amazing with homemade meatballs but sometimes you go with simple. Can’t find lingonberry jam to put on the side? You can use cranberry sauce or raspberry jam in a pinch. Verdict: We made this as an alternative to the…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


The lower the pantry cupboards and freezer gets the harder it is to come up with quick easy meals. I am scouring the cupboards and freezer trying to put things together that make sense. We have quite a few cans of beans, tomatoes, and corn left from the November canned goods sale at our local…

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Chili


Happy New Year to all! Hope this year brings you all the dreams you are wishing! Determination. That is my touchstone word for 2018. Starting out right by using all that I have. Cleaning out the freezer this month is a good place to start. Use up all those bits and pieces that you have…

Simple Chicken Taco Bowls


I know the few days after Christmas I don’t want to cook, clean, or move. I had a few chicken breasts to cook and just was NOT in the mood to cook. Out comes the slow cooker. My daughter has even gotten in on my love of the slow cooker. Her first question when I…