Chicken and Basmati Rice Casserole


Day 66 – I have been reading that we have gone from panic buying as in people buying tons of toilet paper, paper towels, and whatever they could grab to hoarding. They are looking for the items that they are afraid will run out and they want to make sure they have enough if this…

Pollo Loco Grilled Chicken with Rice


Day 65 – Finally an almost nice day! I can almost believe that we will actually have a Spring rather than just skipping it and going directly to false summer in June. I haven’t heard how this summer is supposed to be weather wise yet. Lake Michigan has risen about 18″ since we moved here…

Top Recipes for February 2020


Since the beginning of fall this recipe has been the most clicked on recipe on my blog and on my Pinterest page. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) is a great fall dish with tons of flavor. I can understand why this recipe continues to be at the…

Choose Your Topping Pork Chops


We made a deal that if we were done before dinner before the ice cream shop closed we would get ice cream and head to the beach. It was already 8:00 pm so we weren’t sure if it was possible. This meal made it possible. Super simple and we were to the beach before sunset!…

Simple Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


How to tell when you are getting old? Something like a new garage door really excites you. Seriously. I was so excited to pick out a new door. The one that was on when we moved in was white, rusty, and the lift had finally died earlier this winter so I was stuck parking my…

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Taquitos


Did you ever have a recipe you resisted making because you thought it didn’t make sense? Maybe had an ingredient you didn’t care for? That was this dish for me. I couldn’t understand why you would make most of the meal in the slow cooker and then still have to roll and bake the taquitos…

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Stew


Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be -10 to -15 without windchill and about -40 with windchill warming soup and bread sound really good to me. This is one of our favorite soups. You can add bits and pieces of whatever you have left in your vegetable drawer – diced pepper, sliced carrots, or celery….

Top 5 Recipes for May 2018


May was certainly a crazy month for us! I don’t know about you but the weather at the beginning was downright cold and then it shot to summer overnight.  We have been busy with end of the school year programs, concerts, and competitions but things should be slowing down soon. All of the top recipes…

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…

Chicken with French Onion Soup Gravy and a Plea for Kindness


I had this post all ready to go when something happened. I thought it over for awhile and decided I needed to take a moment to respond. This is my blog. Hence I choose what is appropriate or inappropriate based on my opinions. I like healthy, productive discussions but above all I expect myself and…

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole


I made the Enchilada Sauce the other day then I made this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole with the sauce. You can make both the sauce and casserole on the same day or make the sauce one day and the casserole the next. Whatever will best fit into your schedule. Verdict: This was a delicious spicy…

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…