Casseroles

Italian Sausage and Peppers – Easy One Pot Recipe

Italian sausage and peppers oven baked casserole

This recipe for Italian sausage and peppers is oven baked in one dish for a really easy week night meal. Flavorful whole sausages are combined with tomatoes, Italian seasonings, sweet peppers and onions for a tasty dish that is really simple to prepare. It is one of my favorite 30 minute meals. One of our…

Spaghetti Recipes – Easy Ideas for Spaghetti Sauce

Spaghetti recipes for Italian night

Spaghetti recipes are always a big hit at our house. They are cold winter comfort food at their tastiest. There are literally dozens of ways to incorporate a tasty spaghetti sauce into a quick and easy weeknight dinner sensation. One of my earliest spaghetti recipes was a combination of both beef and pork that became a…

Crustless Chicken Quiche

Crustless chicken quiche on a pretty plate

This Crustless Chicken Quiche is loaded with the amazing flavors of eggs, bacon, and cheddar cheese. The recipe is my gluten free version of the classic Cheese Quiche, but without the crust, which saves a lot of calories.  Most of the time, at breakfast, there are also bagels, muffins or rolls, so why add a crust…

Skinny Ground Turkey Enchiladas

skinny ground turkey enchiladas

It’s pretty much guaranteed, in our house, when I ask the question of my husband “where would you like to eat out tonight?” that he will pick one of his favorite Mexican restaurants.  So, it’s also pretty much guaranteed that I have a long list of Mexican recipes that I will be trying at home,…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is the perfect idea for a busy week night meal. Getting something on the table in a hurry for a hectic weeknight can sometimes be a challenge.  I normally like to cook everything from scratch but there are times when I just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan…

Southern Chicken Pot Pie with a Cotton Country Shortbread Topping

Southern Chciken pot pie with cornbread crust

Mmmm…mmmmm.  Southern cooking and some country music. What a great combination.  When I think of Southern food, I think of hearty dishes cooked with a lot of love (and a bit of butter!)  This Southern country pot pie with a cotton country shortbread stuffing is the perfect way to celebrate the 49th Annual Country Music…

Loaded Potato and Pulled Pork Casserole

Loaded potatoe and pulled pork casserole

This Loaded Potato and Pulled Pork Casserole is the Ultimate Comfort Food. I love making new recipes from things that I have on hand. It makes me feel frugal, and insures that I end up wasting very little food.  Luckily for me, the main ingredient in this loaded potato and pulled pork casserole is some…

French Toast Breakfast Casserole

French Toast crock pot breakfast casserole

This recipe for French Toast breakfast casserole combines cinnamon and brown sugar with a maple syrup drizzle tastes just like French toast made on the stove top. Prepare it before you go to bed and cook it in the morning for a great crock pot recipe to start the day. There is nothing quite like…

Beer Braised Pork Roast – Crock Pot Recipe

Beer braised pork roast

There is nothing like coming into your home after a long day at work to the aroma of a pork roast that has been simmering all day long.  And if it has simmered in beer…all the better!  This Beer Braised Pork Roast is my latest in a long list of crock pot recipes.  Beer Braised…

Mexican Vegetable Casserole with Black Beans

Spicy Mexican vegetable casserole

Enjoy the spicy taste of Mexican Vegetable Casserole This spicy Mexican vegetable casserole combines a host of nutritious vegetables with a blend of spices and cheese to make a hearty and healthy main course dish. Add a tossed salad or some avocado slices and you are done.   I love recipes that make use of what…

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chick Peas

slow cooker vegetable curry

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas is a perfect recipe for a busy week night. It is warm, comforting and packed with nutrients.  The recipe will work with just about any vegetables you have on hand. I make this dish all the time and rarely make it with the same ingredients twice for that very…

11 Recipes for a Slow Cooking Summer

These 11 recipes for the slow cooker will save you cooking time and keep your kitchen cool this summer.

I don’t know about you, but i love making crock pot recipes all year round.  In the winter I normally make casseroles and stews in it. During the summer, I still make these recipes but also make all sorts of main courses. side dishes, BBQ food and desserts in it too. Join me for recipes for…

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Noodles with Wine & Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Wine

This recipe for Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Noodles with Wine and Tomatoes is full of flavor.  I used boneless skinless chicken thighs because they give me the most tender results. This is nothing like crock pot recipes to make meal prep easy. Crock pot meals are a big help to any busy cook. But wait…

Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

This savory slow cooker pot roast has a flavor that cannot be beat.  The meat cooks beautifully, and ends up being fork tender and full of flavor. There is nothing quite like crock pot recipes for easy cooking and superb flavor. Plus the house smells great while the meal is cooking.     Crock pot…

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

I’m in the mood for Mexican tonight.  Well, I am in the mood for Mexican every night, but tonight I am doing something about the yen. Mexican food is so rich and delicious.  I love cooking it because I can adjust the spice exactly the way I want it, instead of letting a cook in…

Ground Beef Stroganoff Recipe

Ground Beef stroganoff

Beef Stroganoff has proven itself again and again to be a classic, well loved and tasty dish.  This recipe uses ground beef instead of sirloin strips for a less expensive version.  But don’t let that fool you.  The taste is all there! This recipe is as easy to make as one of your packaged hamburger…

Cheesy Pasta with Mushrooms and Ground Beef

Cheesy Hamburger and Mushroom Casserole

Forget Hamburger Helper Casseroles.  Why put all those chemicals into your body when you can make a hamburger casserole that is almost as fast and twice as delicious. (and to say nothing about how much more healthy it is for you. Let’s face it. Some nights are not made for long involved recipes.  This fast…

Viva Italia! Favorite Italian Recipes

Viva Italia! Round up of 11 delcious Italian recipes

Some of my Favorite Italian Recipes. I am very fond of Italian cooking. It is hearty and delicious and the recipes are normally fairly easy to do.   Since I cook with fresh herbs most of the time, I can make use of the  oregano and basil that I have growing on my patio as much…

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine – Moroccan Delight

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor.  Normally, Chicken Tagine uses dried apricots but I did not have any on hand right now.  I did, however, have a jar of home made pear preserves and substituted them.  The dish came out with the traditional…

Raspberry Chicken with Roasted Rosemary Squash

Raspberry Chicken with Roasted Rosemary Squash

Printable recipe  Raspberry Chicken With Roasted Rosemary Squash This recipe for raspberry chicken with roasted rosemary squash is full of flavor.  The chicken has a delightful sweet/savory topping and the onions and squash are infused with the flavor of rosemary, balsamic vinegar and olive oil. The dish is easy to do and perfect for busy…

Turkey Parmesan with Home Made Marinara and Sartori Cheese

Turkey Parmesan with Sartori Cheese - made the healthy way!

Printable Recipe – Turkey Parmesan with Home Made Marinara and Sartori Cheese This recipe for Turkey Parmesan uses healthy, low fat turkey tenderloin cutlets, coated in Panko bread crumbs and topped with a home made marinara sauce and grated Sartori cheese. Don’t let the fact that it is baked keep you from trying it. The…

Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms

Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms

Printable recipe:  Rotini Pasta & Beef Sauce with Mushrooms I am fond of any type of pasta with meat sauce.  I try different varieties all the time and they all taste just a bit different depending on what you put into the sauce. Most of the time I use a basic marinara sauce, which uses…

Slow Cooker – Crock Pot Recipes – My Favorites

Slow cooker recipes

Putting everything in a pot, turning it on and coming home hours later to a dinner all made.  Sounds like heaven, right?  If you prepare slow cooker recipes, that is what happens.  My slow cooker is used year round, but I particularly love to cook in it for the cooler weather. These delicious crock pot recipes…

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole

I was born in Maine and had never heard of this version of a sweet potato casserole until I moved to North Carolina.  I went to a pot luck dinner at my daughter’s school and took one taste and said “what is this?  It is delicious.”  Everyone was amazed that I did not know what…

Buffalo Chicken and Spicy Baked Potato Casserole

Loaded potato and buffalo chicken casserole

Printable Recipe:  Buffalo Chicken and Baked Potato Casserole. This great recipes combines the taste of two favorites in one great dish.  The casserole features loaded backed potatoes and buffalo chicken together! I decided to make this dish with boneless chicken thighs. They are so flavorful and I thought it would give the casserole a great…