• Baked Chicken Tacos

      I know that baked tacos aren’t new, but we finally tried them and I’m here to report they are no fuss and take tacos to a whole new level. I think I’ve told you before that I love Taco Tuesday and I’m talking, love, love Taco Tuesday. If you don’t believe me, just ask Mr. Sam.     This recipe calls for precooked chicken. I like to cook a couple chicken breasts in the crockpot and then shred and keep in the freezer for meals like this. Another option would be to grab a rotisserie chicken at the grocery store. To make these tacos I tossed cooked and shredded…

  • Quick Ground Beef Stroganoff

    Today I’m back with another quick week night meal. Yes, you can have a delicious homemade meal, with real ingredients, in a short amount of time. You start with simmering lean ground beef in a light and creamy sauce and then serve it over hot egg noodles.     I know some people serve it over mashed potatoes, rice, or even quinoa, but we are egg noodles all the way at our house. And also, why do egg noodles come in different sizes?! I never know what size to buy! I usually just stick with medium since that seems like a good middle ground. Ok, please excuse my bad pun.…

  • Slow Cooker Crispy Lime Chicken Tacos

      For the longest time, I was anti-slow cooker. But over the last 2 years I have done a complete 180 on my feeling about the slow cooker and I’m a total fan girl now! Once of the things that helped change my mind was finding some really great recipes that we love. I have a very simple 4 quart slow cooker that we got as a wedding gift six years ago, and while it works just fine for the recipes I like to make, it might be time to upgrade soon.     Now let’s talk about the reason you are here today, these amazingly flavorful Crispy Lime Chicken…

  • Honey Mustard and Rosemary Grilled Chicken

    Ya’ll it’s finally warm enough that grilling out has become a weekly occurrence. Actually, I’m enjoying the late afternoon sunshine from my back porch as I write this post!   Today we are talking about a fabulous and full of flavor grilled chicken recipe. It’s delicious on its own when served with veggies and rice or pasta. But it’s equally delicious when pilled on top of a big green salad and I might have used it as a topping on my pizza. And the last time I made this I might have snuck a few more bites as I was cleaning up the kitchen after dinner. It’s that good! I…

  • Beef and Broccoli

    I’ve been on the search for a great Beef and Broccoli recipe for a couple years. I’ve tried several slow cooker versions and the best way to describe them was mushy, bland, and overall not impressive. Then I came across this recipe that is made in a skillet in less than 30 minutes and it quickly became one of my husband’s favorite recipes! Boom! Don’t Y’all love it when that happens.   This recipe starts out with marinating flank steak in soy sauce, there is probably some science behind marinating beef in soy sauce, but I don’t know what it is. Because flank steak can be tough, make sure you…

  • Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

    Happy Monday! Today I have another recipe for you that helps me get a hearty meal on the table despite my crazy schedule. I think by now you should have figured out that most days I don’t have time for fussy recipes with long lists of ingredients and crazy prep times. For these Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches, I think the magic is in the sauce or maybe the fact that you can put it all in the slow cooker and forget about it. But Y’all, just putting chicken in the slow cooker doesn’t make me excited. But putting chicken in the slow cooker and smothering it with a delicious sauce,…

  • Shrimp and Broccoli with Cheese Tortellini

    Hope you had a great New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day! We have a horrible track record for NYE. One of us is usually sick and yep, it happened again this year. So being the party animals that we are, we stayed up until 10:30 pm, took cold medicine, and went to bed. We managed to get ourselves to church on Sunday, barely on time, but we made it. Then we rallied on Sunday afternoon and organized our main storage space, which included a trip to Target to get more plastic totes and an iced coffee…starting the year off right over here. Next on the list is organizing in the kitchen.…

  • Creamy Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

      Today I have a recipe for you that is warm and hearty and perfect to combat all of the sweets that we have been eating. This soup comes together quickly, so it is perfect for those busy days around the holidays when you don’t have extra time to spend in the kitchen.     Tender bites of vegetables, chicken, and gnocchi are all encompassed in a light and creamy broth. This soup is delightfully flavorful and creamy, while not being too heavy. Another great thing about this soup is that it can be made, start to finish, in one pot. Which means fewer dishes to wash and more time to…