#NaBloPoMo – Never make that again.

Today’s prompt for #NaBloPoMo was to talk about a dish I’ve attempted to make that ended in disaster. As soon as I saw this, I knew it needed to be about the time I attempted a seafood casserole. It was the 1st year my husband and I were married, and I was attempting a new Read More …

#NaBloPoMo – Cheesy Chicken Croissant Pockets

One of my least favorite things to do is to make dinner. It’s not that I don’t enjoy cooking. It’s that my husband can’t ever give me a straight answer about what he wants for dinner. I get a lot of “I don’t know.” and “I’m not hungry yet.” It’s hard to make dinner when Read More …

Let’s Talk Turkey (Leftovers)

Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start talking about Turkey, and all the other things that go with Thanksgiving. So today, I’m sharing with you a great way to use some of your Thanksgiving leftovers. Remember my recipe for Chicken and Gnocchi soup?  Have you considered making it with some of the leftovers Read More …

Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

I originally found this recipe in the 2011 Taste of Home Summer Slow Cooker publication, and love it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb Italian sausage 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 jar marinara sauce 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 cup (4 oz) Read More …

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

This is the recipe for Chicken Pot Pie that my mother-in-law makes.  It’s based on the Betty Crocker recipe, with a few variations.  The crust I use for this is her mom’s. Filling Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chicken pieces ( I boil mine, but Mary Kay pressure cooks hers.  You could also just use a Read More …

Crispy Herb Fried Chicken

This is another great recipe that was advertised in the Nov. 1979 Cuisine.  I’ve been thinking about attempting to fry my own chicken for a while now, and this recipe might just get me there. Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup fine dried bread crumbs 1/4 teaspoon tarragon leaves 1/4 teaspoon chives 1/4 teaspoon parsley Read More …

Zucchini Cakes

This recipe for zucchini cakes is super good.  It comes from my KitchenAid Recipe Collection – though there’s not a thing in this recipe that really requires a mixer.  At my house this recipe is super great this time of year, because with Lent, Matt & I aren’t supposed to eat meat on Friday, and Read More …