Easy Recipes

  • Easy White Chicken Chili

    Today's recipe for easy white chicken chili is so easy and perfect for a chilly night or when you don't have time to throw together a full meal.  I love when recipes are quick and easy - almost faster ...

  • Easy Ham and Beans

    Before making ham and beans, I really didn't realize how easy it truly was.  I wasn't going to share the recipe, but I thought maybe I wasn't the only one who didn't realize how easy it was!  So, I ...

  • Saucy Turkey Burger with Pico

    Oh my!  You have to try this Saucy Turkey Burger with Pico.  This delicious burger is on the table as quick as it takes you to cook the turkey burger!  Really.  I was walking through the grocery store ...

  • Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops

    You know how some days you just get tired of chicken?  And plain pork chops are so boring!  I decided to kick it up a bit and came up with these Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops.  I mean... bacon, ...

  • Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo with Cherry Peppers

    My smoked sausage penne alfredo with cherry peppers is a twist on traditional alfredo.  It combines the smokiness of sausage with the creaminess of alfredo sauce and the spiciness of cherry peppers. ...

  • Air Fried Chicken Legs

    People, go buy an air fryer right now.  I LOVE MINE.  I have never, ever, ever been able to make fried chicken... until now.  Grab your air fryer and make these healthier air fried chicken legs!  ...

  • Swiss Cheese Rosti

    Swiss cheese rosti potatoes is one of my favorite Swiss recipes.  Whenever we go to Amish country, we always stop at the Chalet in the Valley for a meal - and the first thing I order is Swiss cheese ...

  • Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

    Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing my healthy buffalo chicken pizza.  Yummy!  This pizza is so delicious and easy.  If hot wings aren't your thing, you can easily use a healthy barbecue sauce or ...

  • No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls

    I think these No Bake Oatmeal Power Balls are my new go-to snack!  So delicious and, if you eat them frozen, they are a perfect snack for that afternoon sweet tooth!  Plus, they are a cinch to make ...

  • Layered Salad

    This layered salad has to be one of my favorite picnic foods.  Usually I make a ton of it so there are leftovers... so much I get sick of eating it!  Its so simple to throw together and serve at your ...

  • Chicken Fiesta Salad

    For today's delicious recipe, I am sharing my quick Chicken Fiesta Salad.  This is perfect on a hot summer day and easily made to your specific tastes.  It's even good in a packed lunch!  All the toppings ...

  • Weeknight Beef and Noodles

    Weeknight Beef and Noodles is one of my quick, go-to meals when I am short on time.  Throw it together with some instant mashed potatoes or a vegetable, and you have dinner on the table quickly.  It ...

  • Chicken Quesadilla and Pico de Gallo

    There is nothing like a chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo.  This chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo is delicious and quick!  I have literally been perfecting my pico recipe for years... and I think ...

  • Healthy Strawberry Crepes

    Tomorrow is Valentine's Day and today we have a yummy and easy recipe for healthy strawberry crepes!  This delicious and light recipe would be perfect as a special breakfast for your sweetie or as a ...

  • Turkey Panini Rustico

    Recently, I tried the turkey panini at a local coffeehouse chain.  Loved it and wanted to try to recreate it at home.  With some trial and error, I created my Turkey Panini Rustico.  This delicious ...

  • Low Carb Taco Pizza with Cauliflower Crust

    About two months ago, I joined MacroEd and began eating a macro-style diet.  While not for everyone, eating to my macro nutrients (fats, carbs, and proteins) and not just to calories has helped me lose ...

  • Memories of Grandma & THE Apple Dumpling Recipe

    My Grandma (dad's mom) died when I was six.  I don't remember much of her, just bits and pieces.  I don't honestly know how much I remember and how much has been told to me through the years.  The ...

  • Pepperoni Pizza Chili

    Pepperoni Pizza Chili-- the best of both worlds.  You can't beat a good pot of chili or a pepperoni pizza.  This recipe for pepperoni pizza chili is both... perfect for football season or a cool fall ...

  • Cabbage Roll Casserole

    Oh yum!  Cabbage roll casserole.  My mother in law use to make the best cabbage rolls.  As much as we love them, I just don't have time to roll a bunch of cabbage rolls and allow them to cook for hours. ...

  • Easy Lemon Bars

    Today's recipe for Easy Lemon Bars is delicious! And, so very simple. I think I ate two straight from the oven... burning my mouth in the process. If you are looking for a simple dessert addition to the ...

  • Roast Beef Hot Shots

    Today at work, the girls and I were talking comfort food.  We were trying to explain to my friend (who grew up out west) about our foods in Ohio... chicken and noodles, beer hot shots, buckeyes... Whenever ...

  • Fall Off the Bone Wings in the Instant Pot

    Do you want fall off the bone wings in less than 15 minutes?  Amazingly juicy, tender, saucy... great for dipping in ranch dressing?  Then, grab your Instant Pot and get to cooking!  Chicken wings ...

  • Carnitas with a Twist

    A couple of weeks ago, I was cleaning out my recipe box and came across a handwritten recipe for carnitas.  I am not sure who gave it to me or where it came from.  But, I had a frozen pork loin in the ...

  • Black and Bleu Quesadillas

    Today's Black and Bleu Quesadillas is one of those recipes that when you try it you think, "Why didn't I ever think of that?"  I can't take all the credit though, I was flipping through a cookbook and ...

  • Italian Stromboli Pocket

    Happy Tuesday!  Today's recipe for an Italian Stromboli Pocket is delicious and super simple!  Feel free to use whatever ingredients you want inside... the sky is the limit!  Enjoy! Italian Stromboli ...

  • Chicken with Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

    Our recipe for chicken with tomatoes and goat cheese is amazing.  The creaminess of the goat cheese paired with the tomatoes and seasonings is delicious.  While this recipe was baked in the oven, it ...

  • Oven Fried Zucchini

    There is nothing I love more than zucchini, especially garden-fresh zucchini.  Usually, I just saute it with some onions and garlic and chow down.  This time, however, I thought I wanted to come up ...

  • Arroz con Pollo

    My sister-in-law wanted to compare recipes for Arroz con Pollo - and trust me, I am sure hers is MUCH better.  Maybe she will let me share hers sometime soon... That being said, however... this is a ...

  • Grilled Chicken Street Tacos

    These grilled chicken street tacos are simple to make and delicious to eat.  I happened upon the street taco shells at the grocery store and knew I had to come up with something yummy to go in them. ...

  • Easy Patty Melt

    Grab your lemon-lime phosphates, Cats... we are are sharing a retro favorite today - patty melts!  These ooey, gooey burgers are amazingly delicious and so easy to make!  You can even sing along to ...

  • Easy and Quick Shredded Beef Melt

    Our delicious shredded beef melt is an amazing mix of Swiss cheese and roast beef with au jus.  The flavors combine into an amazing, gooey mix of beef and cheese.  It's comfort food in your hand in ...

  • Zombie Eyeballs

    Are you looking for a fun finger food for your next Minecraft or Halloween party?  Or do you just want to freak out your kids at snack time?  Then try our Zombie Eyeballs!  They are creepy, creamy, ...

  • Famous Leaky Cauldron Butter Beer

    Some days, a girl just needs to have a Harry Potter day with her best friend.  And what better way to enjoy the movies than with a big mug of frothy butter beer!  This simple recipe is quick to make ...

  • Taco Spaghetti

    It's Taco Tuesday today but if you are tired of tacos, then check out our easy Taco Spaghetti for a fun twist.  This recipe combines normal taco flavors with the spaghetti that creates an amazing flavor ...

  • Pulled Pork Waffle Fries

    Our Pulled Pork Waffle Fries are super easy and super delicious.  These are perfect for busy days when you are running around crazy and trying to get dinner on the table in a jiffy.  Plus, it is ...

  • Baked Cuban Sliders

    These baked Cuban sliders are amazing!  Especially since they feature Hawaiian-style rolls.  You can throw these together in just a few minutes and have dinner on the table in less than 20!  Toss in ...

  • Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

    Oh boy, do I have a little bit of Heaven on earth in this recipe.  Chocolate chip cookie bars.  With a cake mix.  No kidding.  So very, very good and gooey and yummy and chocolatey.  The simplicity ...

  • Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa

    There is nothing better than Vidalia Onion and Peach Salsa with pretzels.  I first tried this lovely, sweet salsa in Amish Country.  I fell in love.  I actually called and ordered a case of it from ...

  • Easy Carrot Cake

    It's funny how certain foods or recipes bring back memories of a time or loved one.  That is how the easy carrot cake recipe below makes me feel.  It brings back memories of sitting at my mother-in-law's ...

  • Philly Chicken Sausages

    Our recipe for Philly chicken sausages are perfect on a busy weeknight or hot from the grill on the weekend.  By combining several different flavors you might not normally put together, you come up with ...

  • Easy Chicken and Dumplings

    I love chicken and dumplings, but who has time to roll out dough and cut dumplings on a busy weeknight?  Not this girl.  My friend taught me how to make these easy chicken and dumplings several years ...

  • Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

    Our Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore is comfort food at it's best.  You can throw some of the ingredients in the Crockpot in the morning, add a few more in the evening and dinner is served.  And, trust me... ...

  • Italian Chicken Tenders

    My Italian chicken tenders are a recreation of a delicious staple on a local buffet.  Everyday at lunch a local Italian place hs a lunch buffet that is to die for.  The first time I ate there I fell ...

  • Easy Chocolate Pastries

    These easy chocolate pastries were a favorite of my brother's when he was in high school.  While in French class, the students had to bring in a treat for the class to try that was French.  Jeff couldn't ...

  • Valentines Day Easy Strawberry Crepes

    These delicious and easy strawberry crepes are perfect for serving your love breakfast in bed.  They are perfect for breakfast or brunch.  Valentine's Day is on Tuesday this year, so feel free so surprise ...

  • Easy Chicken Burrito Bowl

    This delicious and easy chicken burrito bowl is a recreation of a a meal we had on vacation.  It was so good I knew I had to recreate it at home... and here it is.  This will soon become a family favorite ...

  • Philly Cheesesteak Burgers

    These Philly cheesesteak burgers are amazing and an interesting twist on boring old burgers.  We made ours on the stove but they'd be delicious on the grill too!  Enjoy! Philly Cheesesteak Burgers4 ...

  • Delicious Chicken Mac Sliders for Kids

    My kids love these chicken mac sliders. Even Bo, who is super picky when it comes to dinner. Quick and easy to throw together and are perfect for your next party with kids. Want something a little more ...

  • Simple and Delicious Tomato and Spinach Pasta

    If you are a long-time reader, you know my specialties are recipes that are simple and quick to make.  My tomato and spinach pasta is great for a busy school night or when you just don't want to spend ...

  • Easy Chicken Enchiladas

    Don's grandma shared this recipe for easy chicken enchiladas several years ago.  I have tweaked it a bit through the years but for the most part it is the same recipe she shared with me.  You can have ...

  • Delicious Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

    This week is orientation for my new job and it has been nuts!  So, for today's post I am doing a reshare of our vegetarian stuffed peppers that are amazing!  You don't even miss the meat!  Enjoy! I ...

  • Bacon and Bleu Burger

    For lunch, my bestie and I sometimes go to a local wing place.  A few weeks ago, I tried out their new bacon and bleu burger and said to myself, "Self, I need to recreate this."  So, here it is for ...

  • Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta

    This recipe for our Easy Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Pasta is amazing.  Do you remember having Sizzle and Stir meals?  They came with the pasta and seasoning and all you added was chicken.  Don and I used ...

  • Pork Enchiladas

    Do you ever have those meals where you kind of throw everything together and hope for the best?  That's how these pork enchiladas came to life.  I had some pork loin chops that I bought on sale and ...

  • Fettuccine with Creamy Tomato Sauce

    Our fettuccine with creamy tomato sauce is perfect when you want an Italian-style meal but don't want spaghetti again.  While simple and delicious, boring old fettuccine gets kicked up a notch with some ...

  • Nacho Noodles

    Do you ever have one of those days where you don't know what to make for dinner?  You know those days when you stand in front of the cupboard and none of the ingredients you have on hand lend themselves ...

  • Baked Whole Wheat Strawberry Donuts

    I love fresh strawberries and fresh blueberries.  I am always trying to find new ways to use them.  Last year, while in Amish Country, I bought a doughnut baking pan at Lehman's.  Brought it home and ...

  • Shredded Chicken Teriyaki Sandwiches

    When my boss comes into town, occassionally over lunch we will begin talking about the blog.  She will ask where I get my ideas for the various recipes...  I laugh and say, "Well, most of them are ...

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Rolls

    Do you remember having "pigs in the blanket" growing up?  I had a hankering for something similar to that - preferably without the hotdog.  I combined two of our favorites to make Chicken Cordon Bleu ...

  • Cajun Chicken and Potatoes

    Today's recipe for Cajun Chicken and Potatoes is amazing!  Growing up, we used to have these packets of potatoes on the grill that my family called potato surprises.  This recipe reminds me of those, ...

  • Easy Beef and Vegetable Ragout

    The last couple of months, I have been seeing recipes in magazines and on cooking shows for "ragout" (pronounced like "ragoo").    I had no clue what this was so I did a little search and found out ...

  • Chicken and Broccoli Gratin

    A very good friend of mine is trying to eat healthier and I started thinking to myself... I am too dang old to not be eating healthy.  So, I am back on the bandwagon again. I rejoined Weight Watchers ...

  • Julia’s Egg Salad

    Are you wondering what to do with those dozens of colored Easter eggs in your fridge like we are?  Make egg salad!  Of all my egg salad versions, I think this "regular" one is the best!  This is one ...

  • 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 ...

  • Chicken Tortellini Soup

    Today's recipe for Chicken Tortellini Soup was one of those grocery store creations that I come up with standing in the aisle.  I was hankering for homemade chicken noodle soup, but I wanted something ...

  • 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 ...

  • Cheesy Crockpot Potato Soup

    Baby, it's cold outside.  And, nothing is better on a chilly winter day than potato soup... and absolutely nothing beats not having to stand over the stove all day to keep an eye on it!  You can throw ...

  • 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! ...

  • Chili Pockets

    My poor family... I make them eat things out of season all the time in the name of blogging.  Last week, thankfully it had cooled off some that trying these delicious chili pockets wasn't too crazy. ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tilapia with Olive Salsa {REPOST}

    As you know, I am in Wisconsin for work.  Yesterday, I overheard some of my cube-mates discussing tilapia and how they don't know what to do with it.  I told them about this recipe and thought I would ...

  • 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 ...

  • Bacon and Roasted Pepper Penne with Feta

    My recipe for Bacon and Roasted Pepper Penne with Feta is amazing.  It's delicious hot or cold and would be perfect as a summer salad at your Memorial Day picnic!  Enjoy! Bacon and Roasted Pepper Penne ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

    I am a big meat eater (heck, look at me...).  I am not big on vegetarian fare, but every once in awhile I like to try something new.  I have never made stuffed peppers without some sort of meat... but, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Steak Fajita Pasta

    Happy Tuesday all!  I am in the midst of a crazy month-end at my new job.  But, I wanted to share this super quick and super delicious recipe for Steak Fajita Pasta!  When things get crazy at work ...

  • Tomato and Spinach Pasta

    My tomato and spinach pasta that I am sharing today was one of those creation recipes.  I wanted pasta and wanted to put some spinach in it, along with turkey... and this delicious recipe is what came ...

  • Pizza Panini

    I love paninis, especially since I now have a panini maker.  We have made several different kinds, but this was a new creation I threw together - Pizza Panini!  Yum!  The sky is the limit ...

  • Cheeseburger Cups

    If you have ever wanted a quick and easy, finger-food for football Sunday or any other party, then this recipe is for you!  You get the cheeseburger "taste" without having to fork out dough for ground ...

  • Cowboy Bake

    This Cowboy Bake is a twist on my carry-in standby, Cowboy Casserole.  While Cowboy Casserole is delicious by itself, I wanted a meatier option that could be a complete meal in and of itself.  So, I ...

  • Bacon Ranch Burgers

    Summer is over, but I wanted to share one last burger recipe that can easily be thrown together on the grill or on the stove.  This is a fun and unique twist on the same old-same old burger.  Feel free ...

  • Cheddar Bay Biscuits

    There is nothing like cheddar bay biscuits.  Especially hot from the oven with the butter oozing off them.  My mouth is watering just thinking about them.  The best part is, they are so easy to make! ...

  • 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 ...

  • Sausage, Mushroom & Swiss Pizza

    Today's recipe is what I call a "grocery recipe" - I didn't know what to make for dinner and just started grabbing things at the store on Sunday and this is what I came up with.  Sausage, Mushroom & ...

  • Slow Cooking with Red Gold Tomatoes

    Brrrr.  I don't know about you, but today I could feel the chill in the air when I left the house this morning.  Autumn is on its way.  Football games, tailgate parties, cozy blankets, and crisp air. ...

  • Pizza Chicken

    Happy Tuesday!  Today's recipe is a twist on a kabob recipe that I found in an old cookbook of mine.  This delicious recipe for pizza chicken gives you the pizza taste without all the carbs.  Chicken, ...

  • Individual Meatball Pizzas

    Can you guys believe it is September already?  The kids informed me yesterday that it is now fall and it is almost Christmas.  Today, I am sharing a delicious and easy recipe for individual meatball ...

  • Apple Sausage Couscous

    My recipe for Apple Sausage Couscous evokes the coolness of fall, the crispness of walking in leaves, and the yummyness of apple pie.  Except, its supposed to be 90 degrees today and I am so over summer ...

  • Chipotle Chicken Sandwiches

    Do you get tired of eating the same old lunches every day at work?  Do you find yourself going out to grab fast food because you can't stand the thought of eating another lunch meat sandwich?  Put down ...

  • Company Tuna Salad

    This delicious tuna salad started as a joke somewhat.  Don, the kids and I had made "fire pies" (or hobo pies) on Saturday night out back on the fire.  Don put pepperoni on his and I teased him calling  it ...

  • Crispy Oven Chicken

    You know when you are eating healthy, sometimes you just get a hankering for something "bad" like fried chicken.  I love fried chicken, but I can't make it to save my life.  So, in my search for healthy ...

  • Fish and Chips Sandwich

    Fish and chips?  Yes please!  Fish and chips sandwich that is healthy?  Sign me up!  Don saw a recipe similar to this in a magazine and suggested we tried to recreate something a little more yummy ...

  • Creamy Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

    By now, you probably know how much Don and I love anything spicy.  I always say, "If I am not crying, its not hot enough."  (Just for the record, this is the fault of my brother-in-law Steve... he got ...

  • Baked Asiago Chicken

    Today's recipe for Asiago Chicken is one that I made awhile ago.  This recipe is so quick and easy, but it tastes like you spent hours slaving over a hot oven.  And, to me... that makes it a perfect ...

  • Orange Beef and Broccoli

    The hardest thing about eating healthy is when I get a hankering for Chinese or Mexican.  I threw this orange beef and broccoli together the other night and it is definitely a keeper!  Much healthier ...

  • Red Gold Fourth of July | Italian Turkey Burgers

    Tomorrow is 4th of July!  Are you looking for something different, healthy, and delicious to serve for your backyard barbecue?  Well, look no further!  This week, you are being treated to a bonus recipe ...

  • Southwest Pizza

    Today's recipe for southwest pizza is a quick and hearty meal for busy nights.  If you know you will be short on time, you can throw the chicken in the crockpot in the morning and for dinner, all you ...

  • Glazed Salmon

    This glazed salmon recipe is absolutely mouth watering.  And, so very simple.  It gives boring old salmon a little bit of a kick and the taste is out of this world.  Today is also the 5th week for ...

  • Healthy Chili Cheese Fries

    Don't fall into the trap of thinking you can't have your favorite foods while eating better.  These healthy chili cheese fries pack a comfort-food punch and are only 411 calories for a HUGE serving. ...

  • Tilapia with Olive Salsa

    Tilapia with Olive Salsa tastes so heavenly, you will forget you are eating healthy.  You can have it on the table in less than 20 minutes, yet it is fancy enough to be served at a dinner party or for ...

  • Healthy Parmesan Chicken

    Today, I am sharing a healthy and easy recipe for Parmesan Chicken.  I am also launching a new blog hop for Tuesdays called Tickle My Tastebuds.  Several of my friends are joining in to host this fun ...

  • Whole Wheat Blueberry Muffins

    You have got to try these whole wheat blueberry muffins!  One of the hardest things for me, the last month of eating healthy, is coming up with breakfast recipes that are unprocessed and don't involve ...

  • Omelet Muffins

    This week, you are getting a bonus recipe!  Omelet Muffins in my new OvenArt Bakeware Silicone Muffin Pan!  I was asked to review the OvenArt Silicone Muffin Pan recently.  I have never used silicone ...

  • Parmesan Zucchini

    Today's recipe for Parmesan Zucchini  is delicious and so easy.  I eat this about 3 times a week and usually take leftovers to work for lunch.  It pairs perfectly with my Bacon, Onion & Swiss ...

  • Bacon Onion and Swiss Pork Chops

    Today's recipe for Bacon, Onion & Swiss Pork Chops is delicious - and made of whole, healthy foods.  Like I promised, my recipes are going to begin to reflect Don and I's commitment to eating healthy, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Nacho Noodle Casserole

    Today's recipe is the best of both worlds - comfort food and nachos.  You cannot go wrong with this one!  Plus, it is a cinch to make... you will wonder why you never thought of mixing these ingredients ...

  • Creamy Pepperoni Pasta

    Creamy pepperoni pasta is a fun twist on traditional pasta with red sauce.  The white, creamy sauce has amazing flavor with garlic, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, green peppers, and pepperoni.  Sophisticated ...

  • Chicken Broccoli Bake

    The recipe I am sharing today - Chicken Broccoli Bake - is so yummy and gooey. It was comfort food at its best.  We can't wait to have it again.  Since it's Tuesday, it is also Tasty Tuesday party time ...

  • Jambalaya

    I had a major hankering for jambalaya this week.  Not the "add sausage to rice mix" but the real deal.  I threw this together and called it amazing.  You can beat how easy it is - throw everything ...

  • 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 ...

  • Breakfast Lasagna

    Breakfast lasagna?  Uh... hello.  I am one of those people who love breakfast for dinner.  The hubs, not so much.  But, every once in awhile I convince him to let me make breakfast for dinner... okay, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Vegetarian Fajitas

    How about some vegetarian fajitas?  Yum, right?  Today's recipe for vegetarian fajitas is so simple and delicious.  I am also super excited because is the first week I am co-hosting Tasty Tuesday with ...

  • 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 ...