easy dinner

Simple Supper: Turkey Roll-ups

by Marie on September 27, 2013

I’m all for quick easy, especially when it comes to cooking dinner. And if I can make something with 5 ingredients or less, I’m a happy mom! So I’ve partnered with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe that makes mom happy… Turkey Roll-Ups with only 5 ingredients. A Turketarian’s dream dinner. Hooray! This is a great dinner for […]

We are big fans of mexican food. My kids gobble up tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For today’s dinner, I’ve partnered up with Butterball to bring you another family favorite recipe for our Turkey Taco Pie. It’s a great way to serve up everyone’s favorite food in a new way, helping to spice things up. Yes, […]

We’re a big camping family. We love the outdoors, sleeping in tents, and cooking up yummy camp food! Planning meals for camping can be a bit tricky, especially with kids. So I like to make it as easy as possible while still eating something really yummy. Chili is the perfect meal for camping and I’ve […]

Summer is a-comin’, and you know what that means? I’m always on a big push to eat healthier and get this body into summer swimsuit shape! I’m actually hosting a “biggest loser contest” with my family – siblings, cousins, etc. So I’m on the road to kick it up a notch -  I’ve got to win […]

I am feeling rather lazy in the kitchen these days.  The thought of a gourmet meal each night does sound dreamy…when someone else washes the dishes or does the actual cooking.  A lot of planning and thought goes into fancy meals.  Lately I’m just not up for it.  Spring is around the corner, and who […]

Ever since I saw a Blendtec blender in action at a local event, they really blended a rake in front of my very own eyes, I’ve been dying to get my hands on one of these. So I was thrilled when they sent me one to try. And can I just tell you, I’ve used […]

I am a meal planner. I refuse to go grocery shopping without my week’s worth of meals planned out and list made. (It’s either that or wander aimlessly around the grocery store for two hours and then make ten more trips back during the week to get things I forgot.) Once I get the groceries […]

Creating a Good Green Salad

by Lindsey on September 30, 2009

(Mixed greens with strawberries, cashews, feta, and chicken.) I never thought I liked salad because all I ever saw when I was growing up was insipid iceberg lettuce, dry preshredded carrots and gloppy ranch dressing. Now that kind of salad has its place, just not in my kitchen.  Salad can be much more adventurous and […]

Fresh Tomato Pesto Salad

by Marie on September 2, 2009

As our garden is blooming and overflowing with tomatoes, I’ve been looking for some good recipes to use them with. My mother-in-law brought over this fresh Tomato Pesto Salad dish the other night. It was so yummy, I had to share it! Recipe: Tomato Pesto Salad 4 large tomatoes, cut into small chunks with their […]

My father-in-law is quite handy on the grill! He’s always testing out fabulous food to BBQ. I have to thank him for sharing this delicious recipe with me. These Grilled Portabello Mushrooms are so easy to make with only 3 main ingredients. Recipe for Grilled Portabello Mushrooms: 2 portabello mushrooms 2 slices of a large […]

One Chicken, Two Meals

by Lindsey on July 22, 2009

This is a fabulous recipe my good friend Liz gave me 5 or 6 years ago.  It’s great for summertime when you don’t want to heat up the house by turning on the oven.  Plus it’s easy, fast, and really good.  My husband frequently requests this.  Oh, and it can feed your family for several […]

Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin

by Marie on February 18, 2009

Don’t you just love these cute Mini Meatloaves? I love cooking things in muffin tins. It makes everything so tiny and cute to eat. Remember these Pop Up Pancakes? Yum! Well, these Mini Meatloaves in a Muffin Tin are perfect for dinner served with little mini carrots and baby asparagus! This idea came from the […]

Homemade Basil Pesto

by Marie on August 6, 2008

I’ve been growing Basil in the garden for one purpose, Pesto! With only 4 ingredients, this yummy green sauce is so easy to make. It goes great with pasta, pizza, sandwiches, and is perfect as a dip for a crusty bread. I could probably eat it for every meal, it’s that good. I’ve been excited […]

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

by Marie on April 3, 2008

Thanks to my sweet sister-in-law, Cathy, I have been making these easy Enchiladas with this can of sauce for a few years now. The recipe is right on the back. With only 4 ingredients, it feeds my family of 4 for 2 separate meals. You only need tortillas, enchilada sauce, cooked and shredded chicken, and […]

Tortilla Pizza

by Marie on January 11, 2008

I have left over pizza toppings from last weeks homemade pizza making. There’s a bottle of pizza sauce and a big package of pepperoni in my fridge that I know is going to go bad by the time we make pizza again. So as I was looking for ways to use them up, I opened […]

This brown succulent bird, living in a plastic domed palace, is just waiting for me to buy him pre-cooked and ready for eating. With a Costco right across the street from my house, how can I beat buying their rotisserie chicken? It is just too easy. At $5 a chicken, one feeds my family for […]

I worked at Tony Roma’s when this song came out and we all sang it in the back kitchen. I don’t think the managers liked that. This job is where I learned to loooooove pork ribs. The cook would give me the extra little bits that they couldn’t serve to the guests, so ate them […]

I make Taco Soup at least once a month. It is easy on the paycheck and quick in the kitchen. I first got this recipe from my darling friend, Becca. Of all the recipes I use, she has given me almost all of them. Thank you, Becca! Taco Soup: 1 lb. ground beef, cooked 1 […]

No Soup For You!

by Marie on October 4, 2007

I have learned to eat my tomato soup. I never liked it when I was a kid. But now I love it when a few extra things are added to it. This is a simple recipe that gives plain tomato soup some pizazz! The Soup Nazi would be proud. Creamy Tomato Soup 1 can tomato […]

Dinner for the Week

by Marie on August 27, 2007

I have always struggled with what to make for dinner, but who doesn’t. I open the fridge and it’s a big blur. If I don’t already have in mind what to make, then it is the first thing that I can grab, like eggs, hot dogs, mac n cheese, grilled cheeses, tuna, and cereal. Those […]

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