Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu (with NO Canned Soup)


I first made Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu in 2012. The Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (click for link to original recipe) was one of my early posts and I was just starting to try to cook without canned soups. My early attempts were good but my later attempts have greatly improved. There is absolutely…

Old Fashioned Butter Chicken


It was a crazy, busy weekend this week so there were no weekend posts like usual. I have only missed posting 6 days in the last 5 weeks. There was a Feis at the Michigan Irish Festival this weekend and on Sunday we went to see the National Touring Company of Wicked. Why have I…

Tuscan Garlic Chicken


We are slowly getting back into the groove of summer. Yesterday was too hot and humid to head to the beach though. There was always the threat of a thunderstorm. Those dark looming clouds don’t make me want to spend hours at the beach. So, instead we tried to catch up on a few things…

Creamy Firecracker Chicken Pasta


We headed out to see Zootopia this weekend. What a great movie! All four of us laughed and thought it was a perfectly timed movie to address many of the “Us vs. Them” ideas that seem so prevalent in society today.  I actually teared up in the end when Judy Hopps (the bunny main character)…

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables


My son also had Science Olympiad in the middle of all the Irish dancing my daughter did this week. His middle school team came in first in Regionals so they will be heading States at the end of April. He was so very excited. This is their Scrambler car. They have been working on it…

Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti and Chicken


So, I am crying, “Uncle” for the next week or so. Next Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day and between tonight and next Thursday my daughter will be dancing 6 days in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing. This is our favorite time of year. My daughter loves dancing in the schools and nursing homes. So, I…

Zesty Cajun Pasta


During the summer and most of the winter we don’t eat dinner until at least 8:00 pm.  By then, in the summer,  if it is warm the sun is getting low in the sky and we are just getting hungry.  Since the sun doesn’t set here until well after 9:00 pm these days it works…

Pineapple Chicken


We did a small grocery shop this past weekend for some meat and essentials rather than our usual big monthly shop. We have some expenses coming up this month that we wanted to be sure we had enough in reserves to pay for. But, with boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.59 a pound? Couldn’t pass…

Balsamic and Mushroom Chicken Skillet


My daughter and I went on her first field trip with her virtual school. They have held field trips all over the state during the last year and a half but they were always too far away, at an inconvenient time or like last year there was a snow storm on the day we were…

Kung Pao Chicken


I had a bit of extra time last night so I decided to make Kung Pao Chicken.  I stopped at the store on the way home and picked up green peppers, red peppers, green onions, soy sauce and peanuts.  I also picked up a few extra fresh ingredients for our next couple meals. But, I…