Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic Butter


We are looking for very simple dishes as we head back to school in two weeks. I love summer vacation so I am sad to see the days getting shorter but happy that my son will soon have a regular schedule. Though we try to keep one over the summer it is not quite as…

Korean Beef Tacos with Pickled Onions and Cucumbers


If you have read my blog over the past year or two you may have noticed my family really likes combinations of Asian spices with touches of something different. Still trying to keep those food costs down one of our favorite meats to go to is ground beef. But, we can only eat so much…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole


I was told this was the perfect weeknight meal.  Though I would usually make my own cream of chicken soup mixture I decided to use a can.  This was super simple to put together. The hardest part was waiting the 45-60 minutes for it to bake. Verdict: I was really ready to hate this dish….

Pumpkin Bread French Toast


There was a little diner near where we used to live that served amazing French toast. I am not a big fan of the soggy white bread French toast but this French toast was made with all different kinds of breads. Brioche, sweet breads such as cinnamon roll or pecan bread. Even savory breads were…

Homemade Pumpkin Bread


Using up all my canned goods before it is time to stock up again for fall has many benefits such as this delicious pumpkin bread. The best thing about it is that it makes 2 LARGE loaves so we had one to eat and one for dinner the next night. Yes! Dinner! I cannot wait…

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,…

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…

Simple Brownie “Sundae”


This isn’t a great picture but this is one of those desserts that I make from time-to-time to take to potlucks or picnics. It looks impressive, especially if you put Maraschino cherries on top with a drizzle of the juice. It is so easy my daughter made this the other night when we really wanted…