Tried & True Meals: Recipe Contest

It’s not always easy to figure out what to cook every day of the week.  Work, kids, and household responsibilities snip away at time and creativity, and it’s easy to find yourself at the point of urgency to have dinner figured out before the hunger cries begin.  We all have that one staple meal, the […]

Stuffed and Twice-Baked Potatoes: A weekly timesaver

I love baked potatoes.  Sadly, they are not something you can prepare quickly.  I came up with this weekly routine that is not only delicious, but a huge timesaver during the week.  Usually on a Sunday I will roast the potatoes, stuff them, and wrap for use during the week for lunches or a quick […]

Turkey Trials and Tribulations

First Turkey You would think at my age, and being once married, I would have cooked a traditional turkey before. Alas, I am still learning a lot about cooking, and it was time this obstacle got crushed. I read the advice, watched the television shows, read cookbooks, and searched online. I kept hearing about “brine”. […]

Beef Roast: Utilize your stock!

You can do this beef roast two ways: drop it in the crockpot and cover it, or take a few extra, flavorful steps. 1 beef roast, defrosted2 Garlic cloves1 container beef stock1 packet of gravy mix1 onion, diced2 tablespoons Italian seasonings or whatever you like best (rosemary works great with this)Rice Make a few slits […]

Chicken Quesadillas, restaurant quality made easy

I will never order chicken quesadillas at a restaurant again.  Everything was fresh, had tons of flavor, and tasted amazing. 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, defrosted and fat trimmed, cut into strips or cubes 1 onion, sliced into thin strips (I used a combination of white and red) 1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced (omit […]

Super Simple BBQ Chicken: 3 ingredient ease

You can still have barbecued chicken if you don’t own a grill. You can get the sticky, gooey sauce on top like it came off the grill. You don’t even have to leave your kitchen!  This is a great dinner if you don’t have a lot of prep time and people to feed. 3 boneless, […]

Chicken Spaghetti: Homemade, made easy

Do you enjoy stirring and slow-cooking that perfect, homemade spaghetti sauce over the stove all day long?  If so, this post isn’t for you.  This incredible, homemade spaghetti cooks in a crock pot, and could not get better or easier if I tried.  Forgot to defrost the chicken?  No problem!  Raw or frozen chicken does […]