Cheesy Lemon Chicken Orzo


So as you read this today....I am knee deep in cleaning my kitchen. I got a call on Monday morning that a major network wanted to come and "scout" our kitchen for a series. Yikes! We are so flippin excited...but trying to not get too excited. The producers are looking at a few other homes in our neighborhood...and we are by far not the grandest … [Read more...]

Weeknight Beef Tenderloin


Hi all! Welcome to the GETTER-DONE week!! My kiddos are thick into their first experience with high school exams. Fun right?! But the nice thing about it is they are basically done school….they just have to show up to take the exams. It is like I have 2 college students…but they can’t drive:) We are all excited to have a couple weeks off….with lots … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Barley Soup


I bet the Pilgrims would have loved a good slow cooker recipe….after long hard day…building a house and pillaging for food…probably would have been real nice to come home to hot cooked meal. I often think….geez-Louise we have it good….I mean we can plug this device in…throw some food in…and it cooks for us…all day long…so that all we have to do … [Read more...]

4 ingredient Baked Ziti


A cozy rainy Monday here.....we have had a lot of rain lately....but for some reason...I kind of love it. It tends to keep me on task and productive for some may be because of yoga pants....because rainy days=yoga pants...always:) I hope you had a great weekend. Hubs and I did a fun quick project on Saturday...that will post soon on the … [Read more...]

Easy Oven Baked Babyback Ribs


Yes....I am sharing ribs on Ash Wednesday....but you can go buy the ribs and have them tomorrow for dinner:) (Plus... I know not all of my readers are the non-meat-eating days of Lent don't apply to you) Anywho, these ribs are a real crowd pleaser...and they couldn't be easier! Babyback ribs used to be one of those meals that I … [Read more...]

Healthy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe


Your favorite comfort food is often times laden with unnecessary fat and calories. I set out to make my favorite comfort food, Chicken Pot Pie…and make it less fat…but still really tasty. I have shared with you a more traditional version of this recipe a long time ago. This recipe cuts a lot of the fat out…but none of the taste. It is just as … [Read more...]

Simple Roast Chicken


Clean, simple, homemade eating. This is a mantra for most everyone in January. The holidays and all the sweets they bring are gone and it is time to start eating food again. This is one of those recipes that really isn’t a recipe….and it fits the bill for being simple, homemade, and yummy…. We have a roasted chicken probably 3 to 4 times a … [Read more...]

Sticky Chicken Legs (slow cooker chicken legs)


I’m recouping today after a fun fall break. Lots to share with you…but today…I am going to share a really easy recipe that would be perfect to whip up for Halloween night. Yet another slow cooker recipe that I promise will not let you down. If you want to be all gory you could call these “Sticky Bones”….up to you;) Whatever you call them….call them … [Read more...]

Shrimp Scampi with Puff Pastry


This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick & Company for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Garlicy, lemony, buttery goodness. Shrimp scampi was my very first love for any kind of seafood. I felt like such a grown up the first time I ordered it at a restaurant. I was such a picky eater growing up…I thought only … [Read more...]

Easy Chicken Casserole (no canned soup) Recipe


Hi all! I am back from my trip...and I will be sharing a lot of fun details mid week. I hope you had a beautiful fall weekend where you live:) Starting off the week with this really yummy chicken casserole. It is creamy and tasty...and quite healthy too! Usually the word casserole and canned soup go hand in hand. I love this recipe because it is … [Read more...]