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

Take-out Tuesday, Taco Bread Boat

This is what greeted me when I got home the other night 😋 A 2 foot long taco boat full of the last of the summer tomatoes Piled high on a bed of taco meat, refried beans, sour cream and cheese A blanket of green onions was scattered on top along with a few jalapenos, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas

HH went to the grocery store for me the other day.  Sweet.  I asked him to get me a small package of  boneless skinless chicken thighs… “You know what they look like right?” I asked…”Yeah, yeah…no problem” he said He came home with 2 family packages of boneless chicken breasts.   14 of the biggest chicken … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Uptown Patty Melt

Here’s an easy way to take the ho hum, uninteresting hamburger to an upscale, uptown, holy heavenly patty melt Start with an awesome artisan bread, like this Asiago Sourdough Slice and toast it Caramelize an onion, low and slow for about 30 minutes Grill or cook your hamburger patties and place on toast, top with … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Chicken Parmigiana Rolls

I am a huge believer in cooking chicken in a slow cooker, whether to put into a casserole, or for a complete meal. I have seen recipes for Chicken Parmigiana in the slow cooker floating around and decided to give it a whirl~ my main inspiration came from Plain Chicken, her method is so easy, … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Celebrate Spring with Ham and Asparagus Casserole

Nothing fancy here, just one of my very favorites. I made this the other night when the last thing I wanted to do was fix dinner But I did want to eat dinner! So I drug my weary self into the kitchen and 20 minutes later, DONE. Cottage cheese is the secret ingredient, mix it … Continue reading

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