Chicken Pot Pie

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Today is my little girl's birthday so we are having one of her favorites "pie". This recipe for "pie" is from our great friend Gina. It is an easy to make Chicken Pot Pie 8oz cream cheese, cubed ½ c chicken broth 1 can chicken (I use leftover ckn) Can or bag mixed veggies 1 packet Good Seasoning Italian Dressing Mix 1 refrigerated pie crust 1st: Preheat oven to 425. 2nd: Cook cream cheese and broth until cream cheese is melted, stir often. 3rd: Mix with chicken, ...

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Mussels Recipe

How to Cook Mussels

How to cook mussels What’s for dinners has become the most dreaded question after my crazy day balancing a newborn and a job. It is the first question our five year old asks and our almost two year old repeats when I pick them up from school. It is the question that I attempt to answer once a week with something different. I really try to make one new meal each week to keep it interesting. I decided I would learn how to cook mussels. I have to make dinners that are quick and it has to be ...

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Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe

Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe I was able to score Eggplant for $0.59/lb. at Kroger today! I will be making this recipe very soon! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Picnics and covered dish suppers are a fun part of early fall. When families and friends gather and share foods they’ve brought, I almost always enjoy one extra-special something. Maybe it’s a creamy, cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese or a perfectly seasoned vegetable or even an ...

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Baked Salmon Recipe

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  I guess I should share my recipe that my husband insists that I should send into the food network. He says watching all those shows have really improved my technique. I think he just wants me to cook a real meal every night.  I do try something new every week that is a start right? Here is what I did this week. I stole the recipe off the Bag of Frozen Salmon Fillets from Kroger and I made it my own. I look for inspiration everywhere. Set your oven to 400 degrees on ...

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Canning Salsa

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I have been researching salsa recipes for canning for a few weeks now. It turns out that tomatoes are one of those borderline foods on the acidity scale. Some recipes are fine for a water bath canner and others require a pressure canner. I recently bought an All American Pressure Canner but I still need to learn how to use it properly. I came across a great deal on organic tomatoes for $0.75/lb. and decided it was time to take the plunge into canning salsa. I bought both the red tomatoes and ...

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The Ultimate Leftover Makeover: Lo Mein Recipe

Lo Mein Recipe I love Chinese food! I often make Lo Mein with leftover tidbits of meat. It is a great way to stretch a small amount of meat! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Lo mein is the ultimate leftover makeover. You can use your family’s favorite meat and veggies to make this quick, one skillet meal. I typically use pork or chicken and the combination of vegetables varies throughout the year. In the spring and summer, use fresh ...

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Canning Peaches

Last week I canned peaches as I do every summer. If you have ever wanted to try canning, I wrote a guest post over at A Few Shortcuts on the process. Sliced peaches freeze well too! This is the perfect time of year to preserve fresh peaches for the winter months. Here are the Steps for Canning Peaches: 1. Firm but ripe peaches are perfect for canning. Here's a tip, Cling Free peaches are easier to can because the pit is easy to remove. 2. Wash the peaches properly and place them in ...

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less. I am still working and I know I have meeting until 5:30 tonight so I am putting together the easiest meal available. I take a whole chicken and wash it. Dry it with paper towel Place olive oil on the skin Literally throw in 1 cup of chicken broth, some carrots, celery, ...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe So I am really impressed! I am from California and eat and cook a lot of Mexican food. I have never attempted to make homemade enchilada sauce though! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! As I’ve mentioned before, I looooove Mexican food. I try to experiment with my favorite dishes making them leaner and healthier. I’ve been on an enchilada kick lately and decided to take a stab at making my own enchilada ...

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