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

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

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