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Rice and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken by

Rice and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken I have a confession.  I’ve never made stuffed chicken anything before. First step, admitting it.  Now that’s out of the way. How about this?  Genius, right?  I decided to take the classic Chicken, Broccoli and Rice casserole and turned it into Rice and Broccoli Stuffed Chicken.  And, bonus, it was actually easy.  What? It looks like I slaved over this meal. I didn’t. All I

SLOW COOKER Beans and Turkey Sausage

SLOW COOKER Beans and Turkey Sausage The combo of Great Northern Beans and turkey sausage turned out to be an awesome combo.  They just seemed to go together perfectly.  Everyone thinks that the slow cooker aka crock pot is best used in the fall and winter months, which is somewhat correct.  But if you use your crock pot in the spring and summer months you are actually doing yourself a

Meatball Sliders by

Meatball Sliders I saw a picture of meatball sliders on the web somewhere and had to try them. So, I did.  I wasn’t disappointed either.  Other than the fact that my meatballs had to be big enough to fit the slider, these were awesome. And, you can customize them just like your hamburgers.  Use whatever dressing, vegetables and cheese that you want to get perfect taste you like so well.

Cheesy Ranch Dogs by

Cheesy Ranch Dogs Whether you want to accept it or not, summer is literally around the corner.  You will be having cook outs, get togethers, pool parties, etc..  Hot dogs are always a guest at those parties, right.  Here’s a new twist on the good ole hot dog.  All you will need is the dog, the bun, some ranch dressing, cheese, fried onions and green onions.  Doesn’t it look tasty?

Loaded HOMEMADE Mashed Potatoes by

Loaded HOMEMADE Mashed Potatoes Why eat regular mashed potatoes when you can have Loaded HOMEMADE Mashed Potatoes?  Ok, maybe when you have a big meal.  Other than that…these are the bomb.  And they are easier to eat than a Loaded Baked Potato. My tummy gives me trouble here and there.  When it does, I try to eat softer food.  But I didn’t want plain ole mashed potatoes. So, I made

Crunchy Beef and Rice Casserole by

Crunchy Beef and Rice Casserole I bet you’re wondering what’s crunchy in this, right?  If you can’t tell by the picture, it’s potato chips.  Yup, you read that right.  Have you ever had Tuna Casserole?  It has potato chips and that’s one of the best parts to me.  So, I put them in this casserole.  Worked out great if I say so myself. Fairly easy recipe to make on a

Meatloaf Cups topped with Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf Cups topped with Mashed Potatoes This is genius!  Meatloaf on bottom + mashed potatoes on top = whole meal in a cup.  My daughter came across a picture of meatloaf topped with mashed potatoes in a cup and asked if I thought I could make it.  Duh!  Pretty easy right? I made a modified version of My Meatloaf and baked them in a cupcake pan, liners optional.  Then cheated,

Cheeseburger Tostadas

Cheeseburger Tostadas Here’s a cool “baked” version of a tostada – Cheeseburger Tostada. This just came to me yesterday.  I pitched the idea to my daughter, Sarah and she said it sounded cool.  So, the Cheeseburger Tostada was born in my house.  Did you know that this one tortilla has 19g of carbs, whereas a bun runs an average of 26g?  Thought you might want to know that. These are

Cheeseburger Toast by

Cheeseburger Toast Know what’s great about these?  They can be appetizers, snacks or a meal.  I had this come to me one day.  Yes, I have some weird cravings and no, I’m not pregnant. Too old for that. I ran to the grocery store one day to get a couple of other things and it hit me as I was walking past the bakery and saw the french bread.  It

White Chicken Enchiladas by

White Chicken Enchiladas Normally, I don’t start out with the picture of my first bite, but I had to with this one.  Just look at that!  With the cheese! Just looking at it is making me want to heat up my leftovers. So, if you’re like me and can’t have certain foods, for example, anything tomato-y, then you’ll appreciate these.  A lot of times I have to change up recipes

Parmesan Tilapia Fish by

Parmesan Tilapia Fish You’ve heard of Parmesan Chicken, right?  Well, this is Parmesan “Tilapia” Fish.  Tastes great and you’re getting the healthiness of fish.  Have you ever had a time that all you craved was fish? I have been on a fish kick lately and really craving it.  I know it’s my bodies way of telling me I need a certain nutrient.  In this case, at least when I satisfy

Cast Iron Skillet Steaks by

Cast Iron Skillet Steaks I’m usually one to only like steaks cooked on a grill.  Not sure why.  I just don’t like the taste of an oven or pan cooked steak. Anyone else with me on that?  You could say I’m very picky when it comes to my steaks.  You’ll see. Anyhoo…I have liked a few cooked on a cast iron skillet.  Cast iron skillets hold flavors.  When you cook

Chicken Pot Pie Pocket by

Chicken Pot Pie Pocket I made these Chicken Pot Pie Pockets with pizza dough instead of crescent rolls or a flaky pastry.  I wanted to see what they tasted like with the pizza dough crust vs. with a flaky crust.  I can’t say that I was let down.  My daughter loved them. If I’m being honest here, I think I would prefer the flaky crust though.  That being said, I

Taco Pizza by

Taco Pizza Like tacos?  Like pizza?  Well here you go!  You don’t ever have to decide again which to have. 🙂  You’re welcome! My youngest daughter is a taco freak.  If you ask her what she wants to eat, 90% of the time, it’s Tacos.  The other 10% would be pizza.  When I made personal pizzas the other day, she asked if I’d make a taco pizza and how awesome

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells made with Essential Oils

Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells Megan, my daughter for those of you who don’t know, is in town and made this for dinner one night.  She let me write down the recipe and take pics as she was making them.  I have never had these before and they turned out great.  The kids couldn’t get enough of them. Oh, oh, oh….she used Oregano Essential Oils in this. 🙂 It’s like having

Creamy Chicken and Ziti by

Creamy Chicken and Ziti Made from scratch…yup…I did make this from scratch.  What?  I do that every now and then.  Sometimes you just havta. I made a creamy white sauce and combined it with chicken and Ziti. What is Ziti you ask.  Well, it’s pasta. That’s all.  I used to think that it was a name of a dish or something.  Then when I grew up, well kinda,  I went

Loaded Tater Tots

Loaded Tater Tots Loaded Tater Tots is another way to eat a loaded baked potato.  Except the potato is in tater tot form.   If you love loaded potatoes, then you love loaded tater tots as well. If you prefer Loaded French Fries <- click here. These are a quick and easy snack to make, or if you’re like me and can’t eat a huge portion of food at one time,

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips

Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips Crispy Parmesan Crusted Turkey Strips is a mouthful, huh?  In more ways than one. 🙂  I decided to use turkey instead of chicken to see how it turned out.  Using Turkey Breast Cutlets was a great idea if I say so myself. I the crust.  It turned out tasty and crispy, hence the name.  I was eating the crumbs of the crust that would

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole by

Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole Chicken Broccoli and Rice Casserole is one of my dishes that my oldest daughter would always request when I would go to her house to help her after having one of her babies.  I would always help with laundry, dishes, cooking and any other chores that I could to keep her from having to do anything but sleep and take care of her baby. Talk

Pressure Cooker Roast Beef by

Pressure Cooker Roast Beef Have you ever cooked in a pressure cooker?  My Mom gave me a pressure cooker and while she was here visiting, we made a few things. This roast beef being one. If you haven’t ever cooked in one, the deal is, that you cook your foods in 70% of the normal cook time.  Speeds things up if you are looking for that.  I’m always, ok, not