Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken Thighs are marinated in herbs and spices and then grilled to perfection. Great alone, in burritos, bowls, or tacos.

Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken


Chipotle Style Grilled Chicken is marinated in spices and then grilled to perfection. Great by itself, but exceptionally delicious in burrito bowls and tacos. This recipe is like many recipes I make. It is a type of food that we eat out sometimes, and we make at home sometimes. I make this at home because I can change-up how I serve…

Italian Roasted Broccoli features broccoli tossed in Italian dressing, roasted to perfection and then topped with Parmesan cheese crumbles. So simple!

Italian Roasted Broccoli


Italian Roasted Broccoli features broccoli tossed in Italian dressing, roasted to perfection and then topped with Parmesan cheese crumbles. So simple and delicious! I am so excited to announce that my 16 year old daughter will now eat broccoli! She has never liked it, but now she will eat it every way I make it (so far). Even this Italian…

Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner combines chicken breasts, broth, rice, and frozen mixed vegetables and is so fast it can be ready in about 25 minutes!

Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner


Chicken Rice Vegetable One Pan Dinner is an easy, delicious and comforting one pan meal that is on the table in about 25 minutes! I have made a chicken over rice kind of dinner for several years. It was fast, but I made the sauce in one pan and the rice in another. I wanted to make a chicken and…

Hummingbird Cake (without nuts) has banana and pineapple, and does not have nuts. Topped with traditional cream cheese frosting.

Hummingbird Cake (without nuts)


Hummingbird Cake (without nuts) features bananas, pineapple and a simple and delicious cream cheese frosting. Brought to you by my 16 year-old daughter. My daughter found this recipe for Hummingbird Cake on Pinterest. It comes from the website Yesterdish. We changed it up a bit because she doesn’t care for nuts in cake, and I wanted it to be a…

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots combine carrots, butter, and honey to make a delicious and healthy 3 ingredients vegetarian side dish the kids will love.

Honey Glazed Baby Carrots


Carrots, creamy butter and sweet honey are all you need to make these delicious and healthy Honey Glazed Baby Carrots. A vegetable side dish even the kids will love! These Honey Glazed Baby Carrots couldn’t be any easier! We basically love just about every vegetable at our house. I mean, they are so versatile and good for us. We make them…

Super Easy Taco Pizza: Premade pizza dough, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. Quick, easy and kid friendly.

Super Easy Taco Pizza


Super Easy Taco Pizza features pre-made crust, refried beans, seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa. It is, as the name implies, super easy! Lee and I absolutely love taco pizza. We usually order it out and it is somewhat pricey. So I decided to make this Super Easy Taco Pizza at home to save us some time and money. There is…

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts combine Brussels sprouts, olive oil, garlic, salt, pepper, and water to make a healthy and easy side dish.

Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts


Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts: a healthy and quick side dish! This is another one of those super simple dishes that I love so much to make. So, my kids won’t touch Brussels sprouts with a ten foot pole, but they are one of Lee’s favorite vegetables (really!). So these Super Easy Pan Fried Fresh Brussels Sprouts make him and me…

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta features olive oil, butter, ziti, chicken broth, Ricotta, Parmesan, frozen peas, lemon, shallots and garlic.

Pasta with Peas and Ricotta


Pasta with Peas and Ricotta is a quick and delicious meal. I have teamed up with some fellow Instagrammers for this post. The theme is pea recipes for spring. So, in light of that I decided to make Pasta with Peas and Ricotta. After deciding what I wanted to make I got on the internet to get some ideas and found a…

BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are nearly 4 inches around! They are thick, yummy and stay together very well when you pick them up. So easy to make.

BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies


BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies are nearly 4 inches across and thick enough to actually stay together when  you pick them up! I can’t take credit for this recipe for BIG Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, I adapted it from The Pinning Mama. I can, however, take credit for making them with chocolate chips instead of raisins (I also omitted the cinnamon). Raisins are…

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes features pancake batter with the addition of brown sugar, cinnamon and apples. A great way to add fiber to your pancakes!

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes


Apple Cinnamon Pancakes transform ordinary pancakes into delicious fruity yumminess that is higher in fiber than traditional pancakes. It doesn’t have to be morning for us to enjoy a nice stack of pancakes at our house. In fact, we probably eat them more for dinner than we do for breakfast. We don’t just eat ordinary pancakes, we like to make…

Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are so yummy! All you need is store bought crescent rolls, pie filling, powdered sugar and milk to make this easy treat.

Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers


Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers are flaky goodness with a yummy fruit filling. I love recipes like these Blackberry Crescent Roll Turnovers because I can whip up something yummy just about any time. These are great for breakfast, brunch, dessert or a snack. The best part is that it takes less than 20 minutes! Some days I love being in the kitchen. But some…

Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits combine flour, buttermilk, grated butter, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Brush with milk and bake to perfection!

Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits


Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits are soft and they have yummy layers of flaky goodness. No biscuit cutter or pastry blender required! Can I just tell you that I love biscuits?! They are so easy to whip up. No yeast is involved, so you can have warm biscuits to eat in about 25 minutes. This Super Easy Buttermilk Biscuits recipe is my most favorite.…

Chicken Salad combines chicken, cucumber, yogurt, avocado, salt, pepper and lime juice to make a dish with no mayo that is quick, easy and super healthy!

Super Healthy Chicken Salad


Super Healthy Chicken Salad is quick, easy, and mayonnaise free! I am always looking for ways to make dishes lower in fat and calories, allowing us to eat better overall. So when I was coming up with this recipe for Super Healthy Chicken Salad I decided to substitute the mayonnaise with a mixture of mashed avocado and plain yogurt. We…

Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy) only requires 5 ingredients. Bacon, fat, flour, milk, salt and pepper is all you need to make this classic comfort food!

Bacon Gravy (Country Gravy)


Bacon Gravy only requires 5 ingredients and is super easy to make. We don’t eat bacon all that often, but Bacon Gravy is one of my most favorite ways to eat it. When I first got married I wasn’t sure if you could make country gravy with bacon instead of sausage. So I called my mother-in-law and asked her, she told…

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy and cake-like. I was inspired to change the traditional chewy cookies into cake-y cookies that are so delicious!

Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies


Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are fluffy, cake-like, and so delicious! I love cookies, they are the perfect little treat! Chocolate chip cookies are ond of my favorite and I love that I can change up the texture and appearance by tweaking the recipe a little bit. These Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies are one of my favorite, because I love cake-like anything!…

Turkey BLT features bacon, lettuce, tomato, Swiss cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, and Italian dressing on a hoagie bun. Simply the best Turkey BLT!

The Best Turkey BLT


A few special ingredients makes this The Best Turkey BLT you will ever eat! The Best Turkey BLT is the king of all sandwiches! I usually don’t get so hyped up about a sandwich, but it has three different kinds of cheese! That reason alone would make this a great sammie, but there’s more. There’s bacon on there! I was inspired…

Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie combines Greek yogurt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping in a chocolate crust. A healthier version of pie!

Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie


Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie: Greek yogurt, cream cheese, powdered sugar, and whipped topping inside a chocolate crust, topped with chocolate covered cherries. We love easy desserts! We also love it if they are at least a little better for us than traditional desserts. This Cherry Yogurt No Bake Pie is made with Greek yogurt, so it is actually not…

Italian Style Salad: Romaine mix, butter, and baby red lettuces, radicchio, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons.

Italian Style Salad


Italian Style Salad features Romaine salad mix, Roma tomatoes, red onion, pepperoncini, Parmesan cheese, and croutons. It is so simple and so flavorful! I really like salad, and we usually just eat an iceberg blend. But every now and again I like to mix ip up a bit. If I really want to dress up the salad I am serving as an…

Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is healthier and only requires ground beef, macaroni, tomatoes, tomato sauce, chili seasoning, milk, and water.

Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac


Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just as easy and quick as the popular boxed dinners, but better for you. You can also tailor it to your personal taste. We love quick and easy dinners, and this Homemade Hamburger Helper Chili Mac is just that. I really hit a home run with this one because you only need 7 ingredients…

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat) transforms store bought salad dressing into a creamy and tangy dressing like the popular restaurant.

Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing (copycat)


Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing is tangy and creamy, just like the dressing that is served at the popular restaurant. I found this recipe for Olive Garden Creamy Italian Dressing on several websites. There were slight differences in the recipes, but they were all pretty much the same. I went from blog to blog to blog,and about 5 blogs later, I ended…

Classic Chicken Pot Pie features store bought crust, cooked chicken, peas, corn, carrots, green beans, and potatoes in a creamy sauce.

Chicken Pot Pie


 Chicken Pot Pie features chunks of roasted chicken, corn, green beans, carrots, peas,  potatoes, and a creamy sauce in between layers of crust. Classic comfort food! This Chicken Pot Pie takes me back to when I was a little girl. I remember eating the chicken, turkey and beef varieties. Chicken was always my favorite. I have fed the little frozen ones…

Almond Joy Cookies feature a light and fluffy chocolate cookie baked to perfection, topped with sweet gooey coconut candy then drizzled with chocolate.

Almond Joy Cookies


Almond Joy Cookies: Light and airy chocolate cookie topped with ooey gooey coconut candy and then drizzled with chocolate. Oh, so yummy! These cookies! I love Almond Joy candy bars, they are one of my favorites. The only problem with them is they are so small, and they only come two in a package. If I eat more than one…

Mediterranean Fish Stew features cod, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, garlic, anchovies, and fresh herbs. It is a flavorful and healthy dish.

Mediterranean Fish Stew


Mediterranean Fish Stew is a hearty, flavorful and healthy dish. Looking for a way to use the odd sized pieces of cod I had in the freezer led me to this Mediterranean Fish Stew. It is from the New York Times website.   I bought some frozen cod, the kind that comes in a bag, and you really can’t see what the pieces look…

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes feature thinly slice layered potatoes topped with a cheesy béchamel sauce made of milk, butter, flour, onion, and cheese.

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes


Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes: Layers of thinly sliced potatoes with a creamy, gooey, cheesy sauce poured over them and then they are baked to perfection. So delicious! You may be thinking, another potato recipe?! Yep. I just love ’em. Throw in some cheese and I am in love. These Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are one of my favorites. Oh, who am I…

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups combine broccoli, cheese, eggs, salt, pepper, and a splash of milk to make an easy breakfast, brunch, lunch, or even dinner!

Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups


Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups only require 6 ingredients and are ready in under 30 minutes. They are perfect for any meal or even a snack! I really like that these Broccoli Cheddar Egg Cups are so easy. You just blanch the broccoli then mix all the ingredients together, divide the mixture into muffin cups, pop them into the oven and…