Easy Recipes

  • Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

    This past Thursday I got hit with the Flu Truck and was in bed all day Friday and all weekend.  So, needless to say I didn't have time to whip up a yummy recipe for today.  Unless you wanted my top-secret ...

  • Crockpot Carnitas

    A few days after New Year's, all the pork was on sale at the grocery store, so I picked up a couple for just a few bucks and threw them in the freezer.  Last week, I decided to use one of them to make ...

  • Bacon and Tomato Shells

    Mmmmm.  Bacon and tomato shells.  If you are like us, you eat a lot of macaroni and cheese.  The kids love it, will eat it without complaints and it is quick and simple to make.  But, we are so tired ...

  • Turkey Lasagna Rollups

    Our recipe for turkey lasagna rollups is one that is easily adapted to your tastes or whatever fillings you would like to include.  Truly, anything goes on this one... ground beef, sausage, ricotta cheese, ...

  • Cowboy Casserole

     My recipe for Cowboy Casserole is my go-to recipe for carry ins, get togethers, holidays, and any other excuse I can come up with to make it.  It is so darn good... its good hot, cold, and even better ...

  • Chicken Enchiladas Penne

    Don makes the best enchiladas... me, not so much.  I am not sure why his are so good... maybe because I am not the one making them!  I created this chicken enchiladas penne dish as a delicious alternative ...

  • Bleu Cheese & Buffalo Burger

    There are very few grilling days left... so grab your apron and spatula and get to grilling!  Try this deliciously creamy and spicy buffalo burger tonight! This recipe is scrumptious!  Bleu cheese ...

  • Chicken Burrito Bowl

    One night when Don and I were at dinner in Sandusky, I had this delicious chicken burrito bowl that was so fresh and yummy... I knew I had to figure out how to recreate it at home.  The best part is ...

  • Creamy Buffalo Chicken Sandwich

    I have been craving a creamy buffalo chicken sandwich.  These are made with buffalo sauce, chicken and bleu cheese crumbles.  That's right... I added bleu cheese crumbles into the chicken and buffalo ...

  • Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins {Repost}

    I came across this recipe for Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins in my recipe box this weekend and thought I'd share.  These muffins are delicious and sweet - they don't taste healthy at all!  In fact, the ...

  • Tomato Pesto Fettuccine

    Happy Tuesday!  Fettuccine is the strangest words to spell.  It doesn't look right... but I checked it in the dictionary (yes, an actual dictionary) as well as online.  So, if it is wrong, I apologize. ...

  • Baked Apple French Toast

    Sorry this is so late and that I was MIA yesterday.  The life of an accountant who doesn't remember to plan ahead her posts... I got home so late last night, poor Don had to eat pizza rolls for dinner! ...

  • Enchilada Pasta Bowl

    Don kept telling me about this delicious pasta he would get at work in the cafeteria.  He described it as being an enchilada in a bowl.  But, of course they stopped serving it.  I kept telling him ...

  • Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

    I love a good donut.  Throw in a delicious, sugary topping and I am all for it!  Of course, donuts are usually fried and really aren't that good for you.  But, my recipe for baked cinnamon sugar donuts ...

  • Barbecue Ham Sandwich

    Today's barbecue ham sandwich recipe was one of those ideas - "Hmmm... wonder if that would be good."  So, I tried making it and oh my... was it delicious!  The best part is, there is no right or wrong ...

  • Best Darn Baked Beans

    I made these delicious baked beans for the 4th of July bash we have at our house every year.  Everyone said they were the "best darn baked beans," so I decided to call them that.  They started more ...

  • Jalapeno Popper Dip

    If you are looking for something fun and spicy to take to your next get together... look no further.  My jalapeno popper dip is the answer to your prayers.  This amazingly gooey and spicy dip is perfect ...

  • Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese {Repost}

    It's month end, Vacation Bible School Week and I am sick... sinuses are whackado.  So, I am sharing a repost from several months ago featuring my Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. We had these ...

  • Lemon Garlic and Onion Chicken

    This recipe for lemon garlic and onion chicken started out as a recipe for pork chops.  In a hurry earlier in the week, I used the pork chops and only had chicken left.  So, my recipe turned into Lemon ...

  • Zucchini and Onions

    Today, I am sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes - Zucchini and Onions.  This is one of my go-to recipes when I am looking for something filling to round out dinner.  The basic recipe below can ...

  • Cheddar Bacon Egg Salad

    Today's recipe for Cheddar Bacon Egg Salad is to die for!  You can't beat egg salad on a summer day, but add in bacon and cheddar cheese.  Oh my!  Its perfect on toasted bread, crackers, or even on ...

  • Cajun Fish Tacos

    We always hear how we need to eat more fish, but I get tired of just a piece of fish on my plate.  I decided to create fish tacos that were delicious and spicy.  This recipe for Cajun Fish Tacos is ...

  • Creamy White Cheddar Grilled Cheese

    Having kids, we eat a lot of grilled cheese sandwiches.  Since Nana bought us a panini maker, I have been experimenting with different "gourmet" grilled cheeses.  When I sampled a creamy grilled cheese ...

  • Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu Sandwich

    Hello friends!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful Tuesday.  I wanted to share my quick, easy, and delicious grilled chicken cordon bleu sandwich with you today!  Definitely a must-try now that ...

  • Chicken Tomato Basil Pasta

    Happy Tuesday!  Today's recipe is for Chicken Tomato Basil Pasta and it is amazing!  Fresh tomatoes, fresh basil and delicious chicken. You can't deny your tastebuds this one! Chicken Tomato Basil Pasta ...

  • Greek Spaghetti with Brown Rice Noodles

    After a couple of bad doctor's appointments and Don reminding me I said I was going to stop drinking diet soda made me decide to eat healthier again.  Part of having PCOS is needing to watch your sugar ...

  • Gourmet Grilled Cheese

    If your family is like our family, we eat a lot of grilled cheese because they are easy and the kids love them.  But, Don and I are so tired of boring, old grilled cheese.  So, I created my version ...

  • Oven Baked Ravioli

    I'm not going to lie - I love quick meals that I don't have to baby sit while they cook.  We love Italian food, but we get so tired of eating spaghetti each week (or some other variation) and lasagna ...

  • S.O.B. Panini

    I'm alive!  Barely!  I have been fighting an ear infection since early Friday morning.  I can't remember the last time I was this sick... I slept all day Friday and all day Saturday.  The only reason ...

  • Tex Mex Mini Turkey Meatloaves

    Who doesn't love meatloaf?  The best part about meatloaf is that you can make it different with just a few tweaks and have a completely different meal.  I've shared mini meatloaves on the blog before, ...

  • Strawberry Crepes

    Since Valentine's Day is on Saturday, you might be considering breakfast in bed for your sweetie.  Check out my healthy strawberry crepes!  These would be perfect for breakfast or brunch and taste amazing! ...

  • Chuck Wagon Beans

    Now, don't be turned off by the fact that this has beans in it... it is truly delicious!  This is perfect to throw together on a chilly night.  Serve it with some garlic bread and you have a meal! Chuck ...

  • Steak and Bleu Cheese Wraps

    This delicious recipe for steak and bleu cheese wraps combines thinly sliced steak, tomatoes, and bleu cheese all in a wrap that is out of this world. It can easily be packed and taken to work and is ...

  • Three Bean Burritos

    I love Mexican food, but it seems like most of it is just filled with cheese and grease and not very healthy.  I created these Three Bean Burritos to be a healthy alternative bean burritos using refried ...

  • Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches

    Oh my!  Did you think I was lost in cyber space?  I've been one busy accountant.  But, I am here today and sharing my delicious Spicy Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwiches.  These aren't too spicy, they ...

  • Egg White and Turkey Bacon Muffin

    This delicious Egg White and Turkey Bacon Muffin is a quick breakfast and is perfect to grab-and-go on the way to work.  In less than 10 minutes, you can have these assembled for the week and in the ...

  • Easy Swiss Steak

    Happy Tuesday! Today I am sharing a super easy and delicious recipe for Swiss Steak.  Now, there are two "schools of thought" when it comes to Swiss Steak - red gravy and brown gravy.  This recipe calls ...

  • Zesty Chicken

    This delicious Zesty Chicken recipe has got to be the best chicken I have had in a long time - moist, tender, and yummy.  It is a twist on a recipe I found in an old Simple & Delicious magazine ...

  • Cheesy Chicken and Rice

    First, I want to begin by saying a HUGE thank you to all of you who have linked up with Tickle My Tastebuds over the last 6 months!  But, I am leaving the hop due to time constraints and other fun things ...

  • That Green Bean SNAP!

    I love fresh green beans.  The feel of them in my hands as I put them in my basket or bag, the fresh smell of them, and the texture of the outside skin.  I have been known to eat them raw right off ...

  • Buffalo Bacon Ranch Chicken Wraps

    I had scheduled a post for Easy Chili Cheese pizza, but a friend of mine said it looked horrible.  So, alas, I changed the post.  It was really good, just not much to look at!  Anyways, I decided to ...

  • Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

     We had these jalapeno popper grilled cheese sandwiches Sunday for lunch and I couldn't wait to share the recipe!  Well, that was after my eyes stopped tearing up from the pepper capsaicin.  When they ...

  • Pulled Pork Quesadilla

    Oh my, this pulled pork quesadilla recipe is the best ever.  This is one of those recipes, after you taste it, you wonder why you never thought to make them before.  It's just that good.  And quick. ...

  • Open-Faced Garlic Bread Sandwiches

    These open-faced garlic bread sandwiches were a "creation" that I came up with walking through the grocery store.  I wasn't even sure they would be good... but, oh my!  YUM!  These are so simple and ...

  • Feta and Olive Chicken

    Today's recipe for feta and olive chicken was literally dinner last night.  It was so good, that I decided to share it earlier than I had planned.  I love feta cheese and while we were at Trader Joe's ...

  • Queso Blanco

    I love queso blanco or cheese dip.  However, I hate that it normally contains that processed brick cheese.  I swear, that stuff is too similar to plastic to be good for you.  I thought I would see ...

  • Beefy Fettuccine Skillet

    Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!  We are sharing an easy and delicious recipe for Beefy Skillet.  This one is definitely a keeper and perfect for a quick, throw-together meal when you are running out of time ...

  • Salisbury Steak With Gravy

    Welcome to week #44 of Tasty Tuesdays!  Last week, we had 231 link-ups - and some delicious looking recipes!  In fact, I had a hard time deciding what to feature!  But before we start partying, make ...

  • Peanut Butter Cookies

    Mmmm... peanut butter cookies.  Most of us in the northeast are trying to keep ourselves warm and digging out of the latest winter weather.  Almost all the schools are closed and some businesses.  But, ...

  • Meatball Stroganoff

    Today's recipe for meatball stroganoff is a simple and delicious recipe. Perfect for a chilly night and fancy enough to serve to company. It's quick and easy to throw together and so very yummy. Enjoy! ...

  • Cajun Egg Salad

    My Cajun egg salad recipe is a twist on my regular egg salad.  The beauty of Cajun egg salad is you can make it as hot or as mild as you want - you control the heat.  This is a perfect recipe to throw ...

  • Tuna Patties with Mushroom Sauce

    Tuna patties with mushroom sauce is a quick, delicious meal that can be on the table in less than 20 minutes.  While this recipe is to eat with a fork, you could easily omit the sauce and eat the tuna ...

  • Tuna Noodle Casserole

    Tuna noodle casserole is simple to make, but the twist on this old favorite makes it amazing and even easier!  You can't believe how gooey and delicious tuna noodle casserole can be... and you don't ...

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Bake

    Today's Tasty Tuesday Recipe is Bacon Cheeseburger Bake.  Very similar to my Cowboy Casserole, which is a side dish, this recipe stands on its own for a one-dish dinner.  Super simple to throw together ...

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Wraps

    This is one of the yummiest and quickest recipes yet.  You know the Hubs and I love chicken cordon bleu... but, this is the best one yet!  We are talking gooey and yummy and under 20 minutes.  Someone ...

  • Crab Alfredo

    This recipe for crab alfredo was originally going to be pancetta alfredo because pancetta was on sale.  Except, when I got to the store I couldn't find it.  (The perils of living in a small town.)  So, ...

  • Buffalo Chicken Grilled Cheese

    This buffalo chicken grilled cheese sandwich is a little bit of heaven.  By now, you should know I like me some spicy foods-- especially buffalo anything.  So, combine buffalo chicken with a grilled ...

  • Chicken Dumpling Casserole

    This week's recipe is Chicken Dumpling Casserole.  And, I am sure my grandma is rolling in her grave... but, I almost think this dish is better than "regular" chicken and dumplings.  It is just as creamy ...

  • Julia’s Chicken Salad

    Chicken salad is probably my all-time favorite cold sandwich recipes.  Every time I make it, the ingredients change based on what I have in the kitchen.  The "bones" of the chicken salad is always the ...

  • Mexican Pasta Toss

    This Mexican Pasta Toss dish is so easy and delicious, it isn't even funny.  A definite must try for a busy school night.  It is not very spicy at all, unless you decide to make it that way-- so it ...

  • Easy Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

    I have to give all the credit for this recipe for Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake to the Hubs!  I told him the ingredients and he went to town with it and made it himself.  Long grain rice, chicken, ham, Swiss ...

  • Italian Tomato Chicken Sandwich

    This is another one of those thrown-together recipes.  I didn't have all the ingredients I needed to make chicken parmesan, so I improvised... and the result was this sandwich.  A little bit of a twist ...

  • Sausage Pasta Toss

    My sausage pasta toss is another recipe I just threw together one evening for dinner.  Very yummy and perfect for using up extra veggies from your garden!  This would be delicious with squash or zucchini ...

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta

    I thought I would share a second recipe this week for Bacon Cheeseburger Pasta in celebration of Red Gold's Sweepstakes.  If you don't know anything about Red Gold and their products, they started in ...

  • White Chicken Enchiladas

    I think white chicken enchiladas is one of my favorite make-at-home Mexican dishes.  It is so simple and delicious.  I'd probably eat them once a week if I could get away with it.  You can make these ...

  • Cheeseburger Joes

    Welcome to Tasty Tuesday!  Today's recipe is Cheesburger Joes.  Super quick, super delicious, and super cheesy.  Can't beat that?  This sandwich would be perfect for a busy school night or for a quick ...

  • Baked Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

    Mmmmm.  Donuts.  Baked cinnamon sugar donuts, to be exact.  These are to die for and they don't even taste like they are baked.  I will warn you-- these do take a while to make.  But, they are SO ...

  • Deep Dish Cheeseburger Pizza

    Today's recipe for deep dish cheeseburger pizza is one of my faves.  We make it a lot because it is so easy and so yummy.  You can mix it up and throw some bacon for bacon cheeseburger pizza, or even ...

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake

    Ooh lah lah!  It's Tasty Tuesday time again and I am bringing you Chicken Cordon Bleu Bake.  This easy recipe is a cinch to make-- and tastes like you spent hours upon hours in the kitchen-- pounding ...

  • Philly Cheese Steak Stuffed Peppers

    Philly cheese steak stuffed peppers-- the best of both worlds.  I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew I had to give it a try.  The original recipe came from Peace Love and Low Carb.  Of ...

  • Mexican Pizza

    This isn't a copy-cat Mexican pizza.  This is MUCH better than what you get at that fast food place.  And, I am pretty sure this one is healthier for you too... especially since the "crust" isn't fried ...

  • Savory Chicken and Rice

    Savory Chicken and Rice - a delicious and quick busy weeknight dinner.  Super easy and a sneaky way to get some vegetables in your family's diet.  (Not that you have to sneak, right?)  You can even ...

  • Julia’s Egg Salad Recipe

    There is nothing like a delicious egg salad recipe.  This recipe is one that I have tweaked over the last few years, until it reached perfection.  Okay, maybe not perfection, but the Hubs likes it... ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Honey Mustard Chicken Sandwich

    A honey mustard chicken sandwich.  It always amazes me that something as simple as a chicken sandwich is  so yummy.  I always tend to bypass the easier recipes in my recipe box when deciding what to ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Nacho Surprise

    I was at a loss for a recipe for Tasty Tuesday today.  I hadn't had a chance to even think about something to cook... this weekend was crazy.  I was on the phone after lunch with one of our branch managers ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Easy Stuffed Peppers

    This is a quick and easy recipe for stuffed peppers-- super delicious and chances are you have the ingredients already on hand.  I adapted this from another recipe I had-- this one doesn't have a sauce ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: The Hub’s Taco Pizza

    The other day, the Hubs asked if he could make a taco pizza.  I told him sure, and if it made "the cut" he could be the Tasty Tuesday recipe for this week.  Well, as you can see by the title of this ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Cheesy Oregano Chicken

    This chicken recipe is not what I had planned on sharing today.  I had come across a recipe in my recipe box for a Creole Beef Casserole.  Had the Hubs buy everything at the store and I made it Saturday ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Tuna Skillet Supper

    This Tuna Skillet Supper recipe is total comfort food, but healthy.  Yeah... no joke.  The only "bad" thing in this twist on a tuna noodle casserole is the pasta... but you could easily swap ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Pizza Joes

    As fast as you can fry up some ground beef or ground turkey... you can have this quick and yummy sandwich on the table.  Throw it together with some green beans and call it a meal.  Easy peasy and yummy. ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Cajun Stir Fry

    This past weekend was not fun at our house.  The Hubs came down with the flu Thursday afternoon.  The kids and I didn't get to go to his work to each lunch with him because he stayed home Friday.  I ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Quick Salsa

    I love salsa-- on tortilla chips, tacos, pretzels, eggs, even with chunks of cheese. Seriously, I think I could eat salsa at every meal. I get tired of the boring salsa at the store-- I can never find ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Chili

    This is a delicious and easy cheesy chicken recipe. Prepare it the night before and place it in the fridge-- the next morning, just drop the crock into the Crockpot and turn it on. Super simple. Enjoy. ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: SOBs

      Okay, so there is a story behind this delicious sandwich.  The March after my dad died, Nana and I went to Phoenix for Spring Training.  Part of the deal was, I would suffer through a baseball ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: North Woods Bean Soup

      This is a delicious and easy bean soup that the whole family will enjoy.  Feel free to mix it up and use different vegetables or meats-- anything goes with this one.  I'm not really sure why ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Shrimp with Garlic Oil

    This recipe comes courtesy of eMeals. This is a sampling of the Paleo menu. Looks delicious! Bacon, shrimp, and garlic.... don't think you can go wrong with any of those!

  • Tasty Tuesday: Outback Omelet

    This is a quick and easy breakfast-for-dinner recipe. The Outback Omelet combines the deliciousness of an omelet with sausage and chili to make a great meal! Feel free to add any additional toppings to ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Five Bean Chili

    This is a great chili recipe, kinda different than a normal chili due to all the beans.  But, its a nice change from the standard chili recipes.  Serve it with some garlic toast and a smattering of ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Cacciatore

    This is an easy chicken cacciatore recipe. Oh-so-delicious. Herbs, tomatoes and chicken. I have also made this one just in a large skillet, using cut up pieces of chicken and then simmering everything ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Deep Dish Pizza

    This is a quick and easy pizza dish.  You can easily customize it with your own toppings.  We used to sometimes have all the toppings ready and would make it when we got home from the race tracks on ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Southwest Goulash

    This is one of those recipe creations I tend to come up with in a rush.  I had gotten home late from work one day and just started throwing stuff in the pot... boy, was I surprised!  Enjoy!   Tasty ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Country Fried Steak

    This is my new recipe for country fried steak.  Oh so yummy.  Total comfort food. Country Fried Steak Recipe Type: Main Dish Cuisine: American Author: Julia - Mom on the Run x2 Prep time: 10 mins Cook ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Not Your Mamma’s Veggie Soup

    Right after the Hubs and I got married, I went into Susie Homemaker mode and decided I was going to make him homemade vegetable soup.  So, we went to the store (back then, we used to go together) and ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Taco Bake

    This is a recipe that I originally found in Kraft's Food and Family magazine in Winter 2007.  (I can't believe I actually wrote down on the recipe card where and when I found it!)  We have adapted it ...

  • Tasty Tuesday! World Food Day! Lots of Recipes!

      Happy World Food Day! A few days ago I sent out a "call" for recipes... So, for today's Tasty Tuesday edition, I am going to include the recipes I have received.  If you have one that you haven't ...

  • Jalapeno Cheese Rolls

    These jalapeno cheese rolls are amazing and so easy to make.  I came across this in my recipe box and decided to share.  Enjoy. Jalapeno Cheese Rolls Recipe Type: Appetizer Author: Julia - Mom on the ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Easy Snickerdoodles

    It looks like this week on Mom on the Run x2 is shaping up to be Amish Week.  Nana, the kids and I just got home from Berlin, Ohio and I've been trying to get posts done for this weekend while I am at ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Chili Mistake

    This is one of those creation recipes.  I had sent Don to the store for the ingredients-- one of these being sausage.  He brought home sausage links... and I figured "what the heck?"  So, we dubbed ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Pumpkin Muffins

    This is one of my favorite things to make when the weather starts to get cooler.  They are perfect for a snack or for breakfast.  My kids think they are cupcakes... so, they think they are getting treats ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Alice Springs Chicken

    This chicken recipe is DELICIOUS.  Super easy to make (notice the theme in all my recipes?).  Enjoy! Tasty Tuesday: Alice Springs Chicken Recipe Type: Main Dish Author: Julia - Mom on the Run x2 Serves: ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: S’mores Mix

    This week, I am sharing a S'mores Mix recipe.  Delicious and yummy.  Okay, let's be honest... this is the BEST.  SNACK.  EVER.  My kids love it.  Nana loves it.  My husband loves it.  I love it. ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Poor Man Apple Dumplings

    My kids love these little dumplings.  They are great warm or cold, for breakfast or just a snack on the run.  They can get rather sticky, so have plenty of napkins.Poor Man Apple Turnovers2 packages ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Blue Angels

    This is a quick, easy recipe-- great for carry-ins, cookouts, or just something special to have around.  We will make a pan of this and just use it for dessert or snacks through the week.Blue Angels1 ...

  • Tasty Tuesday: Buffalo Chicken Pizza

    This is one of my family's favorite recipes.  We tend to mix it up with different toppings, depending on what we are in the mood for.  Buffalo Chicken Pizza4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cooked ...

  • Cowboy Casserole

    This one is a blast from the past... enjoy.  (Originally posted June 19th, 2012). I have this really cool (and free!) blog planner I downloaded from Confessions of a Homeschooler's website.  It's with ...