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…

Super Easy Chili Cheese Dip


Do you ever need something quick and easy to serve when your kids have friends drop over unexpectedly? Or need a quick football game day snack? This Super Easy Chili Cheese Dip has 5 ingredients that you may already have on hand AND can take 5 minutes if you make it in the microwave. I…

Slow Cooker Chili


Slow Cooker chili is always a hit. It is such a simple dish to make and such a great dish to share. The best things is that you can change the meat, change the spices, and you have a whole new chili dish! Play with this and make something new just for you! This is…

Slow Cooker Chili Mac


When we are to the last day of the month I love making these dishes that pull all the odd cans or pieced of stuff you have to use from your pantry or refrigerator. The best part for me is that I made it in the slow cooker AND everyone could eat off it for a…

Simple Chili Cheese Dog Pizza with Herbed Crust


The first day of summer is usually a day to celebrate for us. The longest day of the year is a day we generally go to the beach or watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Yesterday was cool and cloudy so those things were not going to happen. Changes in traditions are tough for my…

Chili Cheeseburgers


Someone said to me the other day that May and June are made to break parents. I believe it after the last six weeks. The last day of school is today but my son starts summer school tomorrow. Yes, they have Saturday school for two of the six weeks they have summer school. He is…

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili


We still need some real easy slow cooker dinners for the next month or so. As I was looking through Pinterest for inspiration I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili on Half Hour Meals.com. (click for link to original recipe) Now, you know I don’t follow recipes but look at them for suggestions….

Easy Slow Cooker Chili


The weather is finally turning colder in the Midwest. Over the previous week it was in the 60s but now we are getting freezing rain and it has dropped into the high 20s. It is amazing how quickly the weather can change. What I love though is that we feel ready for those warming comfort…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili over Baked Potatoes


The other day my son and I went out to lunch downtown at The Food District as a special treat. He chose Macaroni and Cheese with Crab and Lobster and I chose the OB Glad Foccacia Pizza. My pizza was bacon, sausage, pepperoni, onion and tomatoes on foccacia bread. Both dishes were amazing! I was…

Chili Casserole – Remembering how Grandma and Mom Cooked


Do you remember being little and sitting in the kitchen watching your Mom or Grandma cook? I remember my mother standing at the stove stirring, adding spices and stirring some more. My mother made two to four separate dinners every night because we would all rarely want to eat the same meal. What I don’t…

Cheesy Chili Beef Mac


The hour time change is kicking my butt.  But, the good thing is that the raising temperatures and sunshine the last two days have definitely brightened my outlook on life.  I truly believe I have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) every year.  No, it is not a serious depression for me but I…

Slow Cooker Veggie-Beef Chili


This post is a bit late today.  Just like everyone else, life sometimes gets in the way.  Today it was three doctor appointments, out-of-town, of course, a cello lesson and a library program.  No, I do not sit around my house all day cooking dinner, cleaning or playing on the computer.  I am just like…