Grilled Chicken Taco

Yes, we grill even in winter. The temperatures have moderated into the 30s with no snow and wind so it is perfect to grill. Last year’s year of grilling has slowed down and I am still trying to figure where I am headed with this year. I am thinking next year will be the year…

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup: Revisited

Last Sunday I posted 5 Soup Recipes for Simple Dinners (click for link to post) and this Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup was one of the soups. We haven’t had this in ages and it stuck in my head so that I finally went out and bought a container of ricotta cheese to make the soup….

7 Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day other than Corned Beef and Cabbage

A kind of St. Patrick’s Day Mommy Brag first. My daughter’s Irish dance trophies (1st and 3rd) from yesterday at her feis in Dallas, Texas. She was so happy just to dance! Our family’s holiday of holidays is coming up soon! We are an all out St. Patrick’s Day family. Our little world closed down…

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich

I saw this recipe a week or so ago on Cooking at Clark Towers (link below) and knew my family would love it! Pickle-brined chicken is THE thing at this time in every restaurant and fast food place. Click below to see the original recipe and give it a try! Verdict: As always I encourage…

5 Soup Recipes for Simple Dinners

I love soup! Add a crusty loaf of bread and a simple green side salad and you have a delicious meal. So, simple to make too. Most of these soups can be made in the slow cooker, my preferred way of making soups, or on the stove top. Lasagna Soup (click for link to recipe)…

Blackened Cod

We don’t eat enough fish or salmon in our house. We love it but it is just not something we think about making. I am starting to stock up on more fish, salmon, and shrimp so we will eat it more often. Do you eat enough fish? Verdict: I love blacked fish. The sweet and…

Jacques Pepin Chicken with Garlic and Parsley (Persillade)

At about 2 am last night I was watching Jacques Pepin cooking videos on Facebook. I enjoy watching him because he makes it seem so easy to make meal and that is what I love. When I saw him make this dish I knew what was for dinner! Watching him make it in less than…

Simple Fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes

We are a breakfast for dinner family. At least once a week, usually Wednesday or Thursday because they seem to be the toughest day of the week, we have some sort of breakfast/brunch meal. I love eggy casseroles with all sorts of toppings mixed in because they can be made ahead of time and rest…

Simple Chicken Pad Thai

About once every three months we order Pad Thai out. We love it. And like most dishes we order out we stop and think why don’t we make this more often because we can make it just as good or better and have it more often. Pad Thai is fairly easy to make but just…

Asian Chicken Lettuce Cups

Several times over the past few years we have ordered Asian Lettuce Cups while out to eat as an appetizer. Every time we think we should make these at home. They are fairly simple to make and we made them back in 2017 based off a recipe on Food. com (click for link to original…

Garlic Butter Salmon

I took yesterday off to regroup and spend the day watching the inauguration and the surrounding news programs and fetes. I don’t expect much to change but I am hoping for calm for a few days. With all the “classic” dishes the last few days, Classic Style Meatballs (click for link to recipe) and Classic…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken

I love the dishes that are semi-homemade and you can get on the table easily when you don’t want to cook or you are running out of time and your family wants dinner now and and even ordering out seems difficult. We had one of those nights. I tried to order pizza online, twice, and…