Quick Meat Sauce

I like to make large batches of spaghetti sauce so I always have some in the freezer ready to thaw for a busy school night dinner. This quick meat sauce lives up to it’s name. It goes together quickly and is tasty as well. I prefer to make marinara for my batch cooking days, but…

Homemade Shake-n-Bake

I love making oven fried chicken and before developing my food allergies loved the ease of using shake-n-bake. So after playing around in the kitchen I came up with my own version that is tasty and family approved. I hope you like this recipe for homemade shake-n-bake as much as my family does. Homemade Shake-n-Bake…

Easy Mexican Stewed Chicken

I know you feel it too – that moment of panic when you realize that you have to cook dinner but just can’t seem to put it together fast enough. That dreaded mom guilt. Hits you in the gut every time. Do I work, or do I stop what I’m doing to slave in the…

Lemon Chicken

The other night I made a variation of lemon chicken that was so yummy. However the mushrooms that were in it turned out fabulous I plan on keeping the marinade recipe and using it just for the mushrooms! Lemon chicken is delicious and fun to cook for a crowd. I grew up on a 50…

Best Ever Chicken Salad with Grapes

Do I have a recipe for you. The best chicken salad you have ever tasted. How many of you find yourself with left over chicken and ponder what creative dish you can make for dinner? Do you find yourself wishing there were other things you can make? Do you like me go to Costco and…

Rosemary Chicken with Rice

Many years ago, the start of 2009 to be exact, found me in a frugal frame of mind – probably brought on by a spending spree on clothing. As a result I found myself buying one of those giant “max pack” packages of chicken breast. Of course these packages have an amazing price per pound,…

Copycat Can Chili

I am obsessed with eating chili, and had a craving for my favorite can, but really didn’t want to go to the store. These days I’m still trying to limit my trips out and about, and decided to hunt the internet for a copycat can chili recipe. I’ve put my own personal tweak on this…

Adventures with a Deep Fried Turkey

Deep fried turkey is not for the faint of heart or those afraid of scalding hot oil. A few years ago the hubs decided that he had to do this at least once. After doing much research online, including watching many videos on YouTube on how this cooking technique can go wrong, this is what…

How to Cook a Turkey

The other day I posted up some very helpful phone numbers and websites where you can get help should you need it on Thanksgiving Day, but what you really need to know is how to cook a turkey. Cooking a turkey isn’t very hard. In fact, I’ve watched my husband cook it every year since…