Chicken Noodle Casserole: Comfort Food


It has been fairly cold and dreary here the last few days. The kids were remarking how there hasn’t been any snow yet though, which is good. I expect that by Halloween we will have our first snow. It is generally around that time. I am craving comfort foods. Plus, I am thinking ahead to…

Semi Homemade Salisbury Meatballs and Mashed Potatoes


I am really into semi homemade meals right now. When I have the time I love making meatballs from scratch. If I remember, I try to make a huge batch and freeze them for busy nights. But, that always doesn’t work out as I have no meatballs in the freezer or I really want meatballs…

Chicken Parmesan


Sometimes you need a comforting meal of homemade sauce and ooey gooey cheese. I have been craving chicken parmigiana for several days but didn’t want to go out to eat. So, it was finally time to make the meal at home. Verdict: We love this meal. I always add much more cheese than I should…

Semi Homemade Chicken and Gravy


I am back (I hope!) for awhile. I got my computer back. It was just far too difficult to post on my phone and tablet. It was so frustrating that I decided a break was needed. Thank you for sticking with me! I am into this idea of semi homemade right now. I go through…

Creamy Parmesan Skillet Chicken and Rice


When you need a meal that can be made in a little more than 30 minutes skillet dinners are often a great choice! I love one skillet meals. Seriously. I can make a whole entree in one pan? I am on it. I hate doing dishes. This is why we have a dishwasher but we…

Cheesy Chicken and Rice


As we were coming to the end of the month I was digging into the bottom of the freezer (remember we do one big grocery shop a month) and we found more chicken breasts. I was feeling in the mood for comfort food (it is getting chilly at night again and I can see one…

Creamy Holiday Macaroni and Cheese


I call this our Holiday Macaroni and Cheese because as I talk to friends and see the pictures of all their family holiday dinners I notice that is seems just about everyone has macaroni and cheese on the menu. I noticed it in almost every picture that wasn’t a brunch picture on Easter Sunday. Almost…

Chicken and Biscuits


Still waiting for this cold snap to end? We are. Hopefully by the end of February. Well, we live in the Midwest it is the way it supposed to be in the winter. I just miss taking our vacation to somewhere warm during winter break because the school schedule no longer has a winter break….

Joy of Cooking Pancakes


Some nights dinner needs to be easy and be comforting. We are getting ready for some icy, rain, sleet combination tonight. Getting ready means that we pull everyone home and cancel all plans. We have a fire in the fireplace and finding all the candles in the house, just in case. We stopped at the…

Chicken Wrap Casserole


This dish was super hard to photograph and even harder to describe.  Using the rest of our crescent rolls that were on sale last week I was able to make this dish that has been on most tables since we were kids. This is one of those casseroles that most people remember from their mother…

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes


This was one of my most favorite dishes growing up. I love the simplicity of the dish with just butter, flour, milk, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. I haven’t made this in years but the memories all came flooding back as it was baking. I remember coming home from college and asking my mom to…

Southern Fried Pork Chops


My children tend not to really like pork. They will eat it if it has enough sauce – garlic, soy, or even A-1. But, if I gave them a choice I think this would be the last choice of meat they would ask to have for dinner. I don’t over cook it. It is not…