Chicken and Rice Enchillada Skillet

One skillet is all you need for this hearty, filling dinner that has all the flavors of your favorite chicken enchiladas, but with rice instead of  processed flour tortillas.    I’ve been making this chicken & rice enchilada dish for dinner for so long I can’t even tell you.  It is one of the easiest […]

Chicken Piccata

A perfect weeknight meal if there ever was one.   A super simple recipe with browned chicken breasts in an easy sauce made with chicken stock, lemon juice, butter and capers. If you are looking for an easy weeknight meal Chicken Piccata has to be one of my all time favorites. There is something so […]

How to Make a Killer Baked Ziti

Baked ziti should be an easy dish to make but often times gets dried out … let us show you how to make the best, moistest baked ziti that is a foolproof winner every time!  If you love the taste of perfectly cooked pasta, marinara sauce and the ooey cheesy comfort of lasagna but not […]

Creamy Parmesan Risotto with Oven Roasted Shrimp

Creamy risotto with a slight saltiness from parmesan cheese topped with juicy oven roasted shrimp.  Perfect meal for guests or your family.  If you are looking for a meal that is both fancy enough to serve to guests, yet also lends itself to a weeknight meal for your family, then this creamy risotto with parmesan […]

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 […]