Cheesy Pasta Skillet Dinner


  Sometimes a big pot of pasta and sauce covered with gooey, stringy cheese is just what is needed. We don’t eat tons of pasta and sauce especially during the summer but we really wanted that comfort homey meal. Verdict: I loved that I could make this meal in one pan! Clean up is super…

Amazing Three Bean Salad


We have tons of beans in our pantry. When kidney beans and green beans were $.39 a can I stocked up on several cases each. Now that we are trying to save some money and I needed an easy dish for a picnic I was really happy to have these beans on hand! The nice…

Barbecue Pineapple Chicken


When we were taking inventory of our pantry recently I realized I had quite a few extra bottles of barbecue sauce on hand. I am trying to keep the grocery budget down so I decided that using some of the extra barbecue sauce was a must. A can on pineapple, an orange pepper, chicken breasts,…

Flavorful Fried Pork Chops


We have tons of great things happening this month so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down as much as possible to pay for all the fun we are having. One of the things is we are eating far more pork right now. It is super inexpensive at our local stores right now…

Frito Corn Salad


I am always looking for different side dishes. This is called Frito Corn “Salad” but I don’t know if I would call it a real salad. It has corn, red pepper, red onion, and celery but is that enough to make it a salad? My son was eating it as a dip before I added…

French Onion Chicken


  My family loves French Onion Soup. Even my onion hating daughter likes French Onion Soup. She says it is because the onions don’t taste like onions. I think the addition of balsamic vinegar helps in this dish. It is takes over an hour to make but most of the time is waiting for the…

Hummus Kofta Pizza


My family loves pizza and I am always trying to think of new toppings combinations to try. As it is the end of the month my meat choices to serve for dinner were ground beef or chicken, again. I chose the ground beef. Since we have been on a Mediterranean/Lebanese food lately I decided to…

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…

Crescent Roll Taco Pie


We are down to ground beef and chicken breasts in the freezer. We have been busy this month with two graduation parties and a weekend away for a dance competition. So, funds are stretched thin and I am trying to stretch things a bit farther. I am looking in the pantry for somethings that would…

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…

Chicken Queso Spaghetti


My mother-in-law used to make queso from a recipe on a Rotel can. She would make it and put it in a small pot over a flame to keep warm and all the kids would love to dip their chips in it almost like a fondue. It was a bit spicy but the family loved…