Chicken & Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere.  It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare.  There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few.  Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month.  Fettucine alfredo is another popular meal since it can be prepared … [Read more...]

Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I love Shepards Pie! Like Connie, I often use my leftovers for this recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that you can modify it quite easily to what you have on hand. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This week was St. Patrick’s Day, and so we were all a little bit Irish.  I hope you wore green so you didn’t get pinched, ate a serving of corned beef & cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread, and said “Blarney” at least once!  I recently discovered that my husband … [Read more...]

Pork Barbecue and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw Recipes

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Pork Barbeque and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw can be made in a variety of ways. Thanks to Connie for these recipes. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Pork barbecue is very easy to make when you make it in your slow cooker.  There are many, many bottled barbecue sauces out there with lots of wonderful flavors and varieties.  You can get North Carolina-style barbecue sauce that is vinegar-based with a tangy, spicy kick.  Another favorite is Honey Smoked, a flavor that is thick … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

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Boneless chicken has been on sale for the last couple of weeks. This is a great recipe to use and make ahead a time and freeze.  Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Kids love chicken fingers.  What’s not to love?  Moist white-meat chicken encased in a crunchy, crispy crust and dipped in your favorite sauce.  But, honestly, I can’t afford the fat and calories that go along with these little strips from heaven.  So, oven-frying the chicken is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Stew beef is on sale at the local grocery store this week.  You can make a number of things with this cut of beef including, vegetable beef soup, beef burgundy, beef stroganoff, beef pot pie, and beef hash, just to name a few.  But, my favorite is Beef Stew.  It’s an easy, slow cooker meal and can be doubled to feed a crowd.  Slow cooker meals are really great this time of year because we want comfort food … [Read more...]

Crispy Roasted Chicken Recipe

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Chicken has been on sale at most stores so this is a perfect time to try this recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This week, I had lunch out with my friends.  We ate at a local restaurant that serves the moistest, most tender, classic Southern fried chicken.  I really wish I could fry chicken like my grandmother did.  She would soak the chicken in buttermilk and then coat it with a magical seasoned flour that I can’t seem to … [Read more...]

Cooking with Connie- French Toast and Fruit Salad

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! We have had quite a bit of snow lately.  And, each time the weatherman says, "snow is coming," everyone dashes to the store to stock up on milk, eggs, and bread.  Why is that?  Does everyone hear "snow" and have an immediate craving for French toast?  I love French toast, but I don't just serve this treat for breakfast.  My kids absolutely love having breakfast for supper.  And, let’s face it, sometimes … [Read more...]

Game Day Chili Recipe

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Super Bowl is this Sunday AND we have a big, fat snowstorm going on. So, warm, comfort food is on the menu. Chili can be easily made in your slow cooker and then served three different ways. Make a big pot of chili and warm up with this homey soup after being out in the snow. Then, use the leftovers to make nachos and chili dogs for the big game. Once you’ve eaten the chili as a soup, take the lid off the slow cooker and leave it on “low”. The chili will cook down and thicken as the liquid … [Read more...]

Cooking with Connie: Salisbury Steak

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Steak on a Hamburger Budget For many families, ground beef is a favorite.  It’s quick to prepare, quite versatile, and can be inexpensive.  For the most part, ground beef is a kid-friendly meat that can be the center of many classic meals: cheeseburgers, spaghetti & meat sauce, tacos, just to name a few. Salisbury Steak is an oldie-but-goody, ground beef dish that is making a comeback. This dish was … [Read more...]

Cooking with Connie: Mexican Pork Roast

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Below she has fabulous tips for using a slow cooker. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I love a good and easy slow cooker meal.  It's the perfect supper for busy families who need a quick-to-serve meal or a meal that will be eaten in shifts.  I'm always trying different recipes in my slow cooker.  Many recipes can be cooked in the slow cooker with just a few alterations to the original recipe.  When trying a stove top or oven recipe in … [Read more...]