Family Pasta Night just got a New Twist

Shrimp & Angel Hair Pasta

On this week’s menu you will find one of my emergency fall back meals, which is sautéd shrimp and spinach with a host of other flavors tossed in with angel hair pasta. This meal is REAL FOOD FAST!  If you can peel shrimp quickly, you can have this meal done in 20 minutes = woot! woot! It’s fast, it’s delicious & … Read More

Chicken Burrito Bowls Served for an Easy Dinner

Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowls are our new dinner love! This recipe was created as a request from my daughter. After a little experimentation & tweaking, we have discovered that we love this smorgasbord of yumminess. Everyone enjoyed building their own burrito bowl with all of the favorites, which makes it a winning combo for each individual. I recently shared this recipe … Read More

Pork Chops are in the Crockpot for an Easy Dinner

Cranberries, Apples & Pork Chops in the Crockpot

It’s that time of year, the crockpot is out. This week’s crockpot recipe featured in our own home is Cranberried Pork Chops. The other day my son texted, ‘What’s for dinner?’ My reply, ‘Pork Chops.’ He then asked, ‘Is it those ones with apples & cranberries?’ I said, ‘Yes, Why?’ He answered, ‘….because I like those.’ Ha, I was afraid … Read More

20 minute dinner with Black Bean Burgers and Guacamole

Black Bean Burger

I recently realized my formula for meal planning comes with three strategies: 1. I streamline whenever possible. 2. I have a whole lot of ‘make ahead’ meals to keep my busy nights easy. I prep them on weekends and often have them in the freezer. 3. I have a list of emergency meal supplies in the pantry that only take … Read More

Warm up Dinner with this Chicken Bulgur Salad

Warm Chicken Bulgur Salad

Let’s face it, chicken can become a little boring after awhile & so we’ve been finding ways to mix it up. I want to share one of the techniques I use to bake up a moist chicken breast; the hubs hates a dry piece of chicken (lol)…not that I can blame him. This chicken is delicious alone, but we love … Read More

Grilled Cheese Pockets with Fruits & Veggies in the Mix

Grilled Cheese Pockets

Soup & grilled cheese are like a winter staple! I’ve put a twist on the regular grilled cheese, turned it into a Grilled Cheese Pocket & added in some fruits and veggies the kids will love. Check out these three winning combos & have some taste testing fun with the kids while adding in some extra good bites along the … Read More

Warm Up Dinner with this Chicken Burrito Soup Recipe

Chicken Burrito Soup

I’m celebrating National Soup Month at my house & serving up some ‘thumbs up’ combinations that my family loves. This soup is pretty easy to make and I usually pull it together on a weekend, or snow day, in one H-U-G-E pot. My favorite part of this recipe? I let the excess cool & freeze it up. I’m all about … Read More

Thanksgiving Leftovers made Tasty with this BBQ Turkey Pizza with a Twist

Thanksgiving Leftovers turned into a Barbecue Turkey Pizza

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is fantastic, but it comes with a L-O-N-G week of prep!  And, after all of the guests have gone, the house has been reclaimed & all the good dishes are put back in their place, there’s nothing like a couple of evenings of a ‘cooking’ hiatus.  And, although I love one night of warm-up & the ever famous turkey sandwich, by … Read More

Thanksgiving Dinner made Easy with these Roasted Potatoes

Serving an Easy Thanksgiving with Roasted Potatoes

We’re making Thanksgiving Dinner a little easier here at the site & I am starting with my side dishes, including my tri-colored, roasted potatoes. At each post, just in case you didn’t catch the one before, I’m sharing how a couple of years ago I found myself resenting how much time I spent in the kitchen the ‘day of’ & … Read More