dinner Archive

Spicy Barbeque Sliders

This Spicy BBQ recipe is so amazing and easy. I love throwing a pork shoulder in the oven with just a few other ingredients. This time I made the BBQ and made them into Spicy Barbeque Sliders to switch it up a little. My guys love to put down some sliders and how can they …

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Breaded Chicken & Garlic Butter Sauce

Looking for a little fancier chicken recipe? Maybe for a nice date night just you and your sweetie. Or you’re just tired of the same old chicken recipes. My family adores this Breaded Chicken & Garlic Butter Sauce recipe. Servings: 4 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes Ingredients: Breaded Chicken: 4 chicken breasts …

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My Happy Plates

One of the biggest things in my daily life I struggle with is knowing what to cook for dinner. I think for most busy folks we’re constantly on the go and meal planning is something that gets pushed aside. I’ve had a few stretches where I’ve done a good job with it, but I get …

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Mini Cheese Stuffed Meatloaves

I love this recipe. I’ve actually been making mini meatloaves for awhile, so when I saw this recipe to add cheese. I knew it would be great for the mini ones as well. What I also love about this is that you can make it ahead and even freeze them if need be. You can …

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Hamburger Pasta Soup {Crockpot}

I love when I’m scrounging around in the kitchen for something for dinner and the ingredients just fall into place. That’s what happened the other night when I was looking for something to make in the crockpot for the next day. Lately I’ve been on a quest to buy 1 new ingredient once a month …

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Sausage and Rice Stuffed Peppers

I don’t know about you, but I occasionally get a serious hankering for stuffed peppers. Lately I’ve been wanting to try something a little different. I found a recipe by Martha Stewart and I while I’m not a huge fan of hers, I decided to give it a try with a few alterations. This turned …

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Frito Pie

One of my favorite dishes that my Granddad made growing up is Frito Pie. I mean how can you turn down seasoned ground beef, cheese, and Fritos! This is one of those meals I also used to help Granddad make. This is a great meal to prepare with your kids, because it’s easy to prepare …

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Baked Cinnamon Apples

Cooler weather, leaves beginning to change, football… It is officially fall and I’m loving it! I love seeing the large bushels of apples at the market during this time of the year. This recipe is one of my favorite standbys. I used these Baked Cinnamon Apples as a side dish, a dessert (just add some …

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Cheesy Hamburger Potato One-Pot Dish

I recently had a week, where I decided I was not going to the grocery store. What we ate for dinner would come only from ingredients we had in the pantry/fridge/freezer. One of the nights, I looked in the fridge and saw a pound of ground beef, an onion, and about a half of red …

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Monterey Chicken {Chili’s Copycat Recipe}

I posted this on my old blog way back in 2009, but recently made it again and decided to post it here. This Monterey Chicken is similar to the one that Chili’s serves. It’s got bacon, cheese, and BBQ sauce which creates lots of layers of flavor. You wouldn’t think something this good would be …

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Bar-B-Que Chicken

The other night I had planned to make Buffalo Chicken wraps, but then I realized I was out of Buffalo sauce. I had already cooked the chicken and had already shredded it, so I was kind of left to figure out what to do with the shredded chicken. I had a bottle of Sweet Baby …

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Pretzel Breaded Chicken Fingers

A couple weeks ago I posted the Cheez-It Breaded Chicken and it was so good, so now I’m on a quest to try all sorts of different breading. This Pretzel Breaded Chicken is crunchy and flavorful. My family loves pretzels and go through several bags of pretzel every month, so I was pretty sure this …

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Unfried Chicken

I’m always looking for easy ways to make yummy food a little healthier. I recently watched an episode of Trisha Yearwood on Food Network and decided to give it a try with a couple differences. If you’re kids need something to dip this in, you whip up some Fat-Free Honey Mustard Sauce or Chick-fil-A Honey …

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Shepherd’s Pie

It’s about that time to pull out all those Irish meals to enjoy on St. Patrick’s Day. One of my all time favorites over the last few years has been Shepherd’s Pie. It’s so easy and such a great comfort food. Perfect for those still chili nights! Servings: Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 20 …

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Chimichangas

This is a recipe for one of my favorite Mexican dishes, Chimichangas. I could totally eat tacos or burritos once or twice a week with no complaints. However, the fam is not huge fans of tacos. With that being said, I’ve had to come up with some new Mexican dishes. I always know that a …

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Tater Tot Hamburger Pie

The other night I found a package of tater tots that I had forgotten about. Since I had forgotten they were in there means, they had been in there too long. I decided I needed to use them. I was able to whip up this Tatortot Hamburger Pie, which my family enjoyed. Servings: 4 Prep …

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Sloppy Joe Pasta

Servings: 6-8 Prep Time: 20 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbs. dark brown sugar 3 tbs. red wine vinegar 3 tbs. Worcestershire sauce 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 tbs. minced garlic 1 diced small green bell pepper 1 diced small …

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Raviolo Soup

I’ve tried my hand at Ravioli soup and finally after the 3rd try I think I nailed it! This is so easy. Done in less than 30 minutes as long as you don’t have to thaw the meat. A true crowd pleaser. Servings: 6 Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: 1 tbs. …

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Bacon Pizza {Homemade}

The other night, I had some cooked bacon that I needed to use before it went bad. I also had some homemade dough in the fridge, so this homemade bacon pizza came to mind. It turned out amazingly! Who doesn’t bacon? Who doesn’t love bacon? I put this pizza down, turned around to get a …

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Sausage, Shrimp, And Spinach Bowl

While in Atlanta a few weeks ago, Rob and I enjoyed a meal at Steamhouse Lounge. We got the Sausage, Shrimp, And Spinach dip, that was absolutely killer! That dip inspired this meal. After my initial time making it, I plan to tweak it, which I’ve noted in the directions below. Servings: 4 Prep Time: …

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