• Cheesy crunchy mexican casserole

    Cheesy Crunchy Mexican Casserole

    My family LOVES Taco Bell, so my mission is to recreate similar flavors at home. Cheesy Crunchy Mexican Casserole came from their love of nachos, crunch wraps, and Mexican pizza. It is a simple recipe, full of yummy flavors, and…

  • cheese and mushroom stuffed meatloaf

    Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

    Meatloaf screams comfort food to me. At this time of year, I am all about the comfort food. Gray skies, cold temps call for warm comforting food on the dining room table. Because I never leave well enough alone, cheese…

  • crockpot chicken chili

    Crockpot Chicken Chili – A Simple Midweek Meal

    Chicken chili is one of my favorite comfort foods. Using my crockpot ups the game making it one of the easiest busy weeknight meals. Any recipe that allows me to make dinner anywhere from 7am to Noon and have people…

  • butter parmesan crusted tilapia with pesto sauce

    Butter Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Pesto Sauce

    Butter Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with pesto sauce came from my hubby’s New Year’s resolution for the whole family to eat more fish. Something happened while I was pregnant with my second child and I am no longer a fan of…

  • pot and potatoes

    3 Venison Recipes to add to your Collection

    Your husband, brother, sister, or cousin goes deer hunting and now your freezer is full of Venison meat. What do you do with it? I get this question a lot and would like to share three of my favorite venison…

  • Homemade Taco Spice Blend for Taco Tuesday

    It is said necessity is the mother of invention. Never is this more true than in my kitchen. The feeling when dinner is all planned out and I suddenly make the discovery that an important ingredient is missing is devastating.…

  • Orange Chicken Thighs & Drumsticks

    Inspiration for recipes can come from the strangest places. During my kiddos 24/7 Disney Channel stage, there were commercial breaks that went through recipe ideas with their favorite stars.  The idea behind the commercials was to encourage kids to try…

  • Quick and Easy Ramen Noodles

    By popular demand, I would like to give you my Quick and Easy Ramen Noodles recipe. Ramen is not a recipe I planned to share, so pardon the lack of pictures in the instructions. I simply was not prepared. I…

  • Italian Chicken Tenders

    Who loves Chicken Parmesan? I know I do.  It is delicious! I have one kiddo who does not like sauce or noodles of any kind. Needless to say the idea of chicken covered in sauce next to spaghetti covered in…

  • Creamy Garlic Chicken and Vegetables

    Earlier this week, I was cruising YouTube looking for inspiration. I put chicken in the search bar and found Creamy Garlic Butter Chicken and Potatoes. Garlic, butter, chicken, potatoes – how can this possibly go wrong? Since it is impossible…