Easy Chicken Dumpling Soup

I consider this a great cheater recipe.  One that can easily be made on a weeknight and still be in bed in time for a good night sleep.  The base is going to be the same as other chicken soups, but the dumpling is really the cheater part of it.  Instead of making your own…

Browned Butter Chicken

About six months ago, we were trying to figure out what was going to be for dinner, but I was feeling uninspired.  Maybe that isn’t something that I should admit on this blog, but it happens to the best of us.  Days can get long and balancing everything from work to home to cleaning to…

Fool Proof Risotto

Are you looking for a staple side dish that can be adapted to go with your entrees?  Look no further, this fool proof Risotto is simple to make, creamy and good, not to mention kid tested and approved for meals on any night. The question is do you use Chicken Broth or Chicken Stock in…

Strawberry Triffle

I’m going to start out with saying that there are about a thousand different ways that you can make a trifle – and would bet that about 90% of them are delicious!!!  This one absolutely falls in that 90%. No one component in this is hard to make or difficult to put together – so…

Sweet Baked Pineapple

Ever looking for a simple dessert or a topper for a creamy cheese…look no further…this is it!  There is not too much to say about this tasty treat, besides it’s simple to prepare and you’re kids will like this sweet treat.  The most difficult thing about this recipe is cutting up the pineapple…unless you buy…

Sloppy Joe’s

‘This house makes the best Sloppy Joe’s!’ That is a comment that makes me the happy creator of the Sloppy Joe’s.  It is always good to get the thumbs up from the kids.  I made this for the small Super Bowl swaray at our house and there are no pictures during the process because I…

Brown Sugar & Garlic Chicken

Vow to myself…try to use the slow cooker more.  Yes, it does take some planning, but it is soooooo easy and makes the week nights so much more productive for other things…like looking for more recipes to try out.  hehehe  But really, I don’t know that I have had a slow cooker recipe not turn…

Lemon Bars

There was something in the air on Sunday…you know what it was?  That’s right …it was snow!   I am torn on the subject right now.  I love snow because it makes everything seem soft and beautiful all wrapped up in a white blanket, but sometimes after Christmas is over, it’s more like, ‘Stop snowing!  I…

Home Made Pasta

So…confession time…this is not my first attempt at home made pasta.  The first attempt was over a year ago and…as the kids would say these days…it was an epic fail.  It resulted in me taking some time away from the idea of making my own pasta.  That first attempt was brought on by this beautiful cookbook on…

Baked Eggs

When you are cooking for company and easy is the name of the game, this recipe kicks it.  Some of my family came into town for a few days and I wanted something easy for Thanksgiving breakfast.  Easy was NEEDED because right after breakfast, the dessert making commenced for the large Thanksgiving dinner that we…