Lemon Chicken Orzo Soup

  Oh my gosh!  I am so done with winter, aren’t you?  We are half way through April and the upper part of Michigan is still under feet of snow.  The end of my driveway has about 6 FEET that has been pushed by a plow. I think it will melt by June. I am […]

Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Soup (Keto Friendly)

  If you’ve ever had Panera’s Broccoli and Cheddar soup then you know how deliciously additive it can be.   As far as franchise based soups, this soup really isn’t horrible for you. But when you are watching carbs or eating very low carb (even keto) you want to keep these carbs as low as […]

The Only Creamed Spinach Recipe You’ll Need

Creamed spinach wasn’t something I craved growing up.  Spinach was yucky to me. It was green, it was slimy. It. Was. Weird. But my taste buds, thank goodness, have matured and I not only love spinach but it is great for your skin, it has Beta carotene your eyes.  The folate in spinach relaxes the […]

Mom’s Cranberry Walnut Bread

I don’t usually share family recipes on this blog.  But I wanted a way to hand them down to my kids and I plan on taking these treasured family recipes and making a book one day to give to each of them to have. One of those recipes is my mom’s delicious Cranberry bread.  There […]

Traditional Polish Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (no canned soup)

Stuffed cabbage, or Golabki, is a cabbage roll common in Polish cuisine made from lightly soft-boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice, which can be baked in a casserole dish, made on the stove top or even in a slow cooker. They are usually topped and served with a […]

Homemade Condensed Tomato Soup

I was playing around with Stuffed Cabbage recipes last week and the majority of the recipes I found online called for condensed cream of tomato soup which was very frustrating for me.  I spent half the day researching recipes WITHOUT it and kept coming up with alternatives that used gravy or a lemon sauce, which […]

Sensational Sesame Chicken (30 Minutes~1 Skillet)

I put out a survey on Facebook this week asking you guys what YOU wanted me to make.  I got lots of great ideas from football snacks, crockpot dinners, easy quick dinners to stir fries. I decided to go with the stir fry idea this week (thanks Jill) and go straight for one of my […]

Savory Mushroom & Barley Soup

  As I look through this website one thing becomes very clear. I love mushrooms.  I love mushrooms, chicken, and pumpkin. 🙂  I think I may need to broaden my horizons a bit. But I can’t help it, there is something about mushrooms.  They are so soft when cooked, full of flavor and what other […]

Swedish Meatballs with an Epic Sauce

If you’ve ever had the Swedish meatballs at IKEA then you will fall all over yourself when you try these!!!   I’ve been trying to recreate them for years and I think I’ve finally nailed it! What makes me so confident?   Because these meatballs are full of flavor, they are not bland like the […]

BEST EVER Meatloaf with a Brown Sugar Honey Whiskey Glaze

We have a great meatloaf recipe for you today and before you moan and groan let me first say something … this meatloaf recipe with this honey whiskey sugar glaze will rock your world! I don’t normally write this much on one of my posts, but I truly feel meatloaf gets a bad wrap.  It […]

Honey Wheat Bread

Have you ever had that amazing dark, warm honey wheat bread at Outback Steakhouse before? Oh my!  There was times (many!) that I ate that whole loaf myself.  It was so soft and warm and had this deep wheat texture to it ~ but guess what I found out a few years back? Do you […]

One Pot Lemon Pepper Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Risotto

Creamy garlic parmesan risotto with crispy roasted lemon pepper chicken on top ~ all cooked in ONE PAN ! Hi everyone!  With school coming up upon us I thought I’d share a one pot meal that will take about 20 minutes to get in the oven. It’s a very comforting dinner with a lemon pepper […]

Weeknight 20 Minute Mongolian Beef

Boy do I have a delicious, deep savory beef flavored dish for you tonite.  And it only takes 20 mintues to make! Mongolian Beef is a delicious, classic Chinese(ish) recipe that is so super simple to make you can make it on a weeknight! I say Chinese(ish) because Mongolian Beef really became popular at PF Changs.  It’s […]

White Bean and Ham Soup

From our humble hearts to yours, we hope you had a magical Christmas with love and laughter with family and friends. And ham.  We hope you had ham because we have ham. A LOT OF HAM.  I ended up making ham instead of turkey for a bunch of reasons but I won’t bore you with them […]

Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes

I don’t think I’ve come across a potato recipe that I haven’t fallen in love with.  Let’s face it, it’s very hard to destroy a potato.  But the addition of a warm cheesy sauce and then baking until it’s bubbly and hot is just magical!  That my friends is the definition of Potatoes Au Gratin. […]