Entrees

Pepperoni Pizza Pasta Bake

We have a new favorite pasta dish in this house! I know I said recently that I was cutting back on carb consumption when I posted my Chicken Parm with Veggie “Pasta” recipe, but this Pepperoni Pizza Pasta recipe is totally worth the  extra carbs. Hey, I don’t make it every night! It’s totally fine […]

Low-Carb Chicken Parm with Veggie “Pasta”

I’m trying to cut back on my carbs. I absolutely love pastas, breads, rice, etc. but I know it’s not the greatest to eat them. Plus, I’ve been hearing a lot about the advantages of going gluten-free. So even though my taste buds are crying a bit, I’ve been trying to replace at least some […]

Chicken Bruschetta Bake and My Love Affair with Basil

I’m having this love affair with basil. Yes, the herb. That’s not the milkman’s name or something! I just love the sweet, pepper taste of fresh basil leaves, especially pair with chicken and tomatoes. My mouth is watering just thinking about it! If you’ve only ever used dried basil, you are MISSING OUT! Fresh basil […]

Fancy Mac and Cheese with Apples

I love mac and cheese. Not the crappy boxed stuff that I liked when I was a kid…real, adult mac and cheese. Okay, I still eat the crappy boxed stuff from time. But I drink wine when I do, so that makes up for it, right? Anyway, when I saw this pin, a recipe originally […]

Spicy Salsa Chili

Most of my best recipes are born out of creativity, made necessary by poor planning and laziness. I’ll get a hankerin’ for something – like spicy homemade chili, but I’ll realize that I don’t have all of the ingredients in my pantry. So…rather than running to the store (because y’all know my hair is NOT […]

Semi-Homemade French Bread Pizza

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been posting about my adventures in cheese-making. Let’s be honest, most of that cheese goes straight into our tummies without ever making it into a recipe. It’s just so darn good! But I have had a chance to make some really yummy dishes with fresh mozzarella, including one of […]

Poppy Seed Chicken Bake

One of my very favorite blogs is Six Sisters’ Stuff. I love their recipes because they’re tasty but also doable. So often, blogs have great recipes that just aren’t cost- or time-effective for the typical person. But on the Six Sisters’ Stuff blog, you always know you’re going to get a great recipe that doesn’t […]

Crockpot Apple Honey Pork Loin

Pork recipes make me happy. Apple recipes make me happy. So what could be better than a recipe that combines the two? And as you may know if you’re a regular reader, I love easy peasy recipes that I can get ready in the morning, stick in the crockpot, and forget about until dinnertime. So, […]

Low-Carb Crustless Pizza

I’m always looking for some low carb recipes. My husband is diabetic and has to watch sugar and carbs.  He LOVES pizza and pizza has a lot of carbs, especially in the crust, so I’ve been on the lookout for alternatives I pinned a Crock Pot Pizza recipe from Your Lighter Side that sounded pretty […]

Pulled Pork Enchiladas

I love, love, love anything with pork in it. Pork roast is probably my favorite meal, and whenever I see pulled pork on the menu, I have a hard time ordering anything else. So, when I saw this pin for pulled pork enchiladas, I had to try it out. While my pictures didn’t turn out […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Chicken Pot Pie

If you think pot pie is a baked vegetable and meat dish topped with a pie-like crust, you’re wrong. Sorry. Hehe, just kidding. Where I grew up, though, pot pie was something very different. It’s not a baked savory pie, it’s actually a very thick stew-like meal with huge noodles, potatoes, meat, and veggies. It’s […]

The Best BBQ Meatball Recipe of All Time

These BBQ Meatballs are our favorite meatball recipe of all time. I usually make three or four batches at once and vacuum pack them for the freezer. It’s nice to be able to get some out whenever you need an easy meal. My husband really enjoys this meal, so we made them fairly often. Allison’s […]

“OMG” Sour Cream Chicken

For those nights when you just don’t know what to make or are dealing with picky dinner guests or just don’t feel like spending hours in the kitchen…this is the perfect recipe. When I saw this recipe on Pinterest, it was simply called “OMG Chicken.” I’ve taken to calling it Sour Cream Chicken, since that’s […]

Mild Stuffed Peppers

When I was a young girl I enjoyed collecting recipes and I still do. I subscribed to the Betty Crocker Recipe Card Library. Each month a new package of about 24 recipe cards would come. That was in the early ’70s. The stuffed Green Pepper recipe comes from that box of recipes. Stuffed Green Peppers […]

Crisp and Creamy Fillo Chicken Packets

I absolutely love fillo dough. As you may remember, I used it in the spanakopita recipe we tried a few weeks ago, and today we’re using it in a similar technique to make crispy, buttery, creamy, perfect fillo chicken packets. They’re like little gifts on your plate. This recipe isn’t one I learned from Pinterest. […]

French Cheeseburger Loaf

This French Cheeseburger Loaf almost turned out to be a Pinter-Mess. Thank goodness my daughter Jessica was in the kitchen with me. An extra pair of hands helped me save it from being an absolute diaster. I found this recipe on Taste of Home’s website and pinned it to test out. This recipe is ok, […]