Take-out Tuesday, Sheet Pan Smoked Sausage Supper

  Okay, is everyone “turkey tuckered” out??         This sheet pan dinner is not only totally different from Thanksgiving fare, it is incredibly easy to make!         I don’t know why it took me so long to try a sheet pan dinner, but now that I’ve tried it, I … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Fall Salad with Bacon, Brussels & Bleu Cheese Topping

  It’s finally feeling more like fall around here and the leaves are beginning to change         Temps have dropped a little, but we are still in the 80s, too warm for soup, but perfect for this easy salad of chopped romaine topped with a combination of warm bacon, Brussels sprouts and … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Mushroom Magic Pasta

  Okay, so what’s so magic about this pasta?       First of all, you make it with a no boil, “ready” pasta         It comes fully cooked in the package and all it requires is a quick 60 seconds in the microwave         It is coated with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Blueberry Chicken Salad Lettuce Wraps

  This really is a “Take-out Tuesday,” a wrap made with a favorite chicken salad from a local cafe         One of my besties brought over some of our favorite chicken salad, which we enjoyed on fresh brioche buns To my delight, she insisted that I keep the remaining chicken salad, which … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Fishy Fajita Buffet

As Labor Day approaches, the end of summer is not far away and I think we all anxiously await fall fun We actually have about 8 months of nice warm weather in the South, and we’ll be able to swim until mid October.  But when school starts, and football begins, aren’t you ready for pumpkins, … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Semi-Homemade Chicken Cordon Bleu with Zoodles & Pasta

Are grocery stores in your area offering more and more items that make fixing dinner easier?         Many stores now have a whole section of spirialized vegetables in the produce section In the butcher department I’ve seen complete dinner kits, with everything you need prepped,  plus a recipe, are boxed and ready … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Loaded Chicken & Vegetable Taco Bake

  These tacos are lighter than your average tacos because not only are they made with chicken, they are loaded with vegetables           I used onions, sweet peppers and celery, but you can use any vegetables you  like, clean out your fridge!         If you’re using leftover cooked … Continue reading

Holidays, February Menus

  Happy Valentine’s Day ❤️ This is a busy week!  HH is on the coast overseeing some construction       Replacing the pool liner is supposed to be a 2-3 day job, but the weather has been so rainy and cold it has morphed into several weeks         I’m in “the … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, 3 Way Tortellini, Soup, Stew or Pasta

With the onset of cooler weather I have been drawn to hearty soup recipes, such as this Slow Cooker Lasagna Tortellini Soup from Olla-Podrida     Because I am lazy always looking for short cuts, I decided to really make it easy and use bottled marinara sauce     With sauteed onion,       … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Easy Weekend Meal Idea

I have to share my new favorite find with you for this week’s Take-out Tuesday Trader Joe’s Tzatzki Creamy Garlic Cucumber Dip     It is so loaded with thin, fresh, cucumber slices you will think you made it yourself… Don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby?  No problem!     You can also easily make … Continue reading

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