Easy Taco Bake

Every week there seems to be one day that time seems to slip by like sand in an hourglass, the days of our lives. Yeah sometimes it is a soap opera. It’s good to have a recipe that is simple to throw together at the last minute, that’s when this Easy Taco Bake would come […]

Last Minute Holiday Recipes

While it’s great to throw a huge spread out on the table every night, with the last minute rush to get shopping done or just getting ready for another party we don’t always want to take the time or have the time to spend in the kitchen. And let’s face it, we’ll probably be spending […]

Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Making a satisfying meal for a busy family doesn’t need to take the entire evening. I’ve learned over the years that it’s more important to spend what little time we can carve out of our busy schedules with our family. And with Doug still learning the in’s and out’s of cooking (even if he won’t […]

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili

Fall is definitely here, the temperatures are falling as well as the leaves. When the weather turns as it has we start to add more soups and stews to our menu, we have a favorite Chili that has been in our recipe box for several years and gets made alot. But every now and then […]

General Tso Chicken

We have been planning to share this General Tso Chicken with you for a couple weeks, but the first batch we made disappeared so fast that we didn’t even have time to take photos for you. So we tripled the batch this time to make sure, and ended up having to take a picture quickly […]

Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp: Food on a Stick

If you love seafood, or love Red Lobster’s Shrimp Scampi, you will love this Grilled Lemon Garlic Shrimp! You don’t typically think of shrimp when you are planning your budget friendly meal, but actually most seafood including shrimp is a good frugal option. You can find the Shrimp for this delicious treat for under $7.00 […]

Pork Fried Rice

Rice is one of the most budget friendly ingredients you can cook with. Whether you are making an easy side dish or a main dish, it’s quick, easy and taste great too. One of our favorite dinners is Take-Out from our local Chinese Restaurant, but to feed the whole family, it can cost around $35. […]

Easy BLT Pie

A Bacon-Lettuce-Tomato Sandwich is one of the first sandwiches I learned to make while growing up, and this has remained one of our family’s favorites. There is something about the combination of the crisp lettuce, a perfectly ripe tomato and the crunch of bacon that has made the BLT Sandwich a go to recipe in almost […]

Easy Barbecue Chicken Salad

With only 3 ingredients and a couple optional ingredients, you can put together this Barbecue Chicken Salad in a flash. I usually make my own Barbecue Sauce {recipe below} but you can certainly use bottled sauce as well. We like the added crunch and flavor of the french fried onions and the bite of the […]

Chicken Lo Mein

Need a quick and easy meal with very little clean up? Stir-Fry is the way to go! I have been fixing stir-fry for years now, but had never tried Lo Mein before. Essentially it’s stir-fry with noodles. I first spotted this recipe in a Kraft Food & Family magazine, and was drawn to it with […]

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