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…

Mashed Potatoes with Simple Sausage Ragu’

My kids still think when I say ragu’ that I am talking about the American jarred pasta sauce. So, when I told them what was for dinner they thought I lost my mind (as usual!). Spaghetti sauce AND mashed potatoes? No meat sauce with mashed potatoes. A ragu is more meat less tomato sauce. More…

Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops

With everyone home and little to distract us we are trying to clean the house from top to bottom and get a few projects out of the way for the new year. I don’t want to fuss over dinner so I had my daughter make dinner the other night. She loves slow cooker dinners because…

Sun-Dried Tomato Ravioli

I love sun-dried tomatoes. We went on a Costco run a few weeks ago and while we were there I saw a jar of sun-dried tomatoes. Seeing as a small jar runs me about $4.99 in the grocery store the jar they had was only $8.99, on sale! Great buy, right? Yeah. I didn’t realize…

Ham and Cheese Tortellini

As the days are getting shorter and shorter we are feeling the cold chill bearing down on us. Semi homemade meals such as this with frozen tortellini get dinner on the table fairly easily and still taste great. Don’t want ham? Change up the meat or leave it out. It is totally up to you….