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

Tablescapes, Mexican Buffet

When you’re serving a simple meal you can always crank it up a notch by setting a fun table or buffet.  I think decorating is a lot more fun than cooking, so I use this little trick often when I want it to look like I went to lots of trouble…EYE CANDY if you will…a … Continue reading

Tablescapes, Easy Steak Autumn Dinner

Have you ever had a Garage Sale?  I swore I would NEVER do that, I had heard the nightmarish stories and generally tend to donate things when they stopped being used…But after 20 years and raising children in this house, our basement was a disaster.  DD [darling daughter] felt generally responsible since most of the … Continue reading

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