A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

A Healthier Casserole – Cheesy Chicken Broccoli Quinoa

Many of us are tryig to eat healthier in the new year. Chicken can be a very lean meat for us but it is important to realize all the extras you put into it, especially in casseroles (or hot dish). I’ve been working with #SandersonFarms for  few months now and currently we are focusing on healthier eating. (Disclosure: I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for my recipes and sharing.) Casseroles are a truly American classic comfort food but we all know that typically they aren’t the healthiest meal even though they are filling. I decided … Continue Reading →
Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Classic Beef Pot Roast in Under an Hour in Power Pressure Cooker

Recently I received a Power Pressure Cooker to review. I have never used a pressure cooker before so this was all totally new to me. Hubby has more of an old fashioned pressure cooker that he uses for canning, but I don’t mess with that one at all. Honestly, I was a bit skeptical that the Power Pressure Cooker could cook food as fast as it says – but I was willing to try. My first use was actually to try and make brown rice to go with my Pepper Steak recipe. I followed the instructions, but it was still … Continue Reading →
National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month [Infographic]

National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month [Infographic]

January is both National Soup Month and National Slow Cooker Month! I love soup always and I love the ease of using my slow cooker (I actually call it a Crock Pot still). For this week’s infographic I found this fun one that is all about making your own homemade soup in your slow cooker. Yes! One note about adding pasta though to the slow cooker is that it can get mushy after cooking a long time. I would wait until the last hour or two of cooking to add that in. Think about having some fresh toppings to add … Continue Reading →
Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice One Skillet Dinner

Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice One Skillet Dinner

Since I am without any back teeth right now during all my dental work I need soft foods to eat. Last night I tried to make up something new, Salsa Verde Chicken and Rice. This was super easy to make and all in one skillet in less than 30 minutes. Hubby and I like different spice levels, I prefer hotter, he prefers milder, but this was just right for both of us. For me, the rice and chicken were all soft enough that I could still easily eat this but it was still real food! The salsa adds just the … Continue Reading →
Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

Oven Roasted Potatoes, Green Beans, Mushrooms and Onions with Thyme and Garlic

I really love veggies! Tonight for dinner I combined lots of yummy vegetables and roasted them since it is still cool enough to have the oven on in the house. This savory mix of baby potatoes, fresh green beans, sliced mushroom, and onion are flavored with fresh thyme and garlic. Roasted veggies caramelize a bit and that brings out those pretty brown colors which are actually the natural sugars coming out. There is a sweet nuttiness about them that is such a comforting flavor. I hope you will give this recipe a try and let me know what you think. … Continue Reading →
Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

Cheesy Chicken, Rice and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

A classic dish that is easy to make and actually great to make ahead and freeze for an even easier meal on a busy day. You can really adjust this recipe as much as you like to match your own tastes. This was the first time I had made it and Hubby loved it, I thought it could use more of a “kick” – I like spicy food though.   A great thing about this recipe is you can throw all of the ingredients into the casserole pan and just mix it up right in there. No need to dirty … Continue Reading →
Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Cheddar Drop Biscuits Recipe

Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Cheddar Drop Biscuits Recipe

  My latest recipe is for Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Cheddar Drop Biscuits. This was dinner last night, and lunch today, and is so comforting and warm. The soup is also pretty easy to make and drop biscuits are super simple. I originally found this recipe for Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Soup with Parmesan Drop Biscuits from Cooking Classy and adapted her recipe to this one. Chicken pot pie has always been a favorite comfort food of mine. When I was a kid we had the Banquet frozen ones regularly. As an adult I now keep the Marie Callender’s … Continue Reading →
Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Hard Apple Cider Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Whisky Sauce Recipe

Recently I went to O’Charley’s Restaurant and they had a new drink specials menu that had pairings of of beers and ciders along with shots. One jumped out at me, Angry Orchard Hard Apple Cider with a shot of Fireball Cinnamon Whisky. Yes, please. It is a fabulous combo and that same night I picked up some of both at the store so I could have it at home. A few days later a thought popped into my head to use this new combo to make some homemade bread pudding with hard sauce. What a great thought it was! I … Continue Reading →
Homemade Chili Recipe

Homemade Chili Recipe

Today is the first day of the fall season that has really felt autumnal here in St. Louis. Yesterday we were in the mid 80’s but then a cold front came through overnight and now it is only 49° F today. That means it is the perfect weather for homemade chili. Everyone seems to have their own special chili recipe so I have decided to make this a linkup so that you can add a link to your own special chili recipe. Robyn’s Homemade Chili Recipe What finally clicked for me is to use beef broth when I make homemade … Continue Reading →