Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the firstĀ  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

BBQ Chicken Tostadas


My family loves barbecue chicken so I am always trying to find new things to do with it. I had some leftover corn tortillas so BBQ Chicken Tostadas were a snap for dinner. Verdict: These were so simple to make and the family loved them! I let my chicken cook in the slow cooker all…

Chicken Tortellini Soup


Sometimes you just need some chicken soup. My son loves homemade chicken soup year round but now that we are coming into fall he loves it in his lunch all the time. It is so simple to make a large pot of it in the slow cooker and then freeze it in individual portions for…

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Gravy


So, the picture is a bit strange on this dish but my kids both liked it. I needed a quick dish to drop in the slow cooker so that we could eat in shifts and I could be out the door quickly. I had a bag of chicken breasts and after a quick search through…

Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken


Notice a trend in my posts lately? Creamy. Slow Cooker, Warm. All the titles have fall like comfort words. Yes, we are getting (or have already started) back to school in many areas. This is my New Year’s Day when the kids head back to school. I always see the passage of time in school…

Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken


We are spending quite a bit of time at the beach or out doing things at night. Since the sun doesn’t set until 9:30 pm often dinner is at 9:00 or later for us. We like things that are not too heavy and super easy to make on these nights. Pesto marinated grilled chicken is…

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes


(My family takes the pictures of dinner on Tuesday and Thursday when I am away. Not quite like when I take the pictures but it gives you an idea of the dish.) School is over. Lessons for cello are off for the next few weeks. We only have dance left until the end of the…

Chicken Carnitas


Looking for a dish that can cook while you are on the beach this summer? This is a simple dish to make using your slow cooker. Prepare your toppings before you leave and store them in little bowls in your refrigerator so that when you come home all you need to do is a few…

Garlic Basil Chicken


I was reading an article in the Boston Globe from 2012 about a study about Life at Home in the 21st century (click for link to article). It was interesting because I wonder in the 5 years since this article was published have things changed? Have we decluttered as we move toward a more minimalistic…

White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich


All this traveling has really thrown me off my menu planning. I had to sit down last night with my calendar and a grocery list. We went through the pantry in the basement to see where we were with our groceries. We have been trying to eat as much as possible out of the pantry…

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm! My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I…

Parmesan Chicken Bites over Garlic Egg Noodles


As my kids get older there are some definite benefits. We never went to movies when the kids were little, unless they were “Sensory Friendly” movies that certain theaters showed for kids that need the lights up a little, the sound turned down a little and to be in a space where no one cared…