I am having a great time coming up with new 30 Minute Skillet Dinners to share with you! There is just something wonderful about a hearty meal that can be made (mostly!) in one pan and in such a short time. It seems that time is something many of us are in short supply of, dang it. Why is there alwa
Wow, I am excited about the recipe I have to share with you today! Not only is this Skillet Lasagna of Wonder ready in 30 minutes, but it has all of the charm and deliciousness of a lasagna that takes half the day to make. A flavorful meat sauce is layered between delicious lasagna noodles and a
I have a fabulous, succulent recipe to share with you all today. It’s a stunning treasure of a recipe, great to pull out if you are having company for dinner, making a special meal for your valentine, or preparing a take in meal to someone you care about. This chicken is a real crowd pleaser for
If you have read this blog for a while now, you know that sometimes I throw in a little family story or two. Not because I want to bore you with talk of piano recitals, parent teacher conference and bear lake trips! Heavens no. I just like to write about funny things, and cute things, and th
Delicious enough to serve to company and easy enough to prepare for an easy weeknight meal, these BBQ Country Style Ribs are fabulously tender, juicy and loaded with BBQ flavor. They simmer away in the crock pot for 6-8 hours, creating meat that is fall apart fabulous. The ribs are then transferred
Happy Monday, everyone!
Because that’s what Mondays are…
just happy, happy, kick back happy.
Mountains of laundry, dirty bathrooms calling my name,
5000 weeds growing by the second,
a sticky kitchen floor to mop
half a stick of butter
Last week my extended family and I enjoyed a “staycation” where we all stayed at our own homes and then met at different spots around the Salt Lake Valley to play and enjoy each others company. (7 Peaks, Curiosity Museum, Golf, Swimming, Salt Lake Temple, etc). It was a wonderful three days. I loved
Boy, do I have a delicious recipe for you all today. Biscuits and Gravy is one of those classic comfort foods, am I right? Hearty, satisfying and oh so delicious. This casserole version can be made for breakfast or dinner. It would be perfect to serve at a holiday brunch, or as breakfast on Christma
This fabulous Cheesy Ham, Chicken and Wild Rice Casserole is comfort food at it’s best. It’s packed with flavor, creamy in texture, is super easy to put together and makes great use of leftover ham and chicken (rotisserie chicken would work great).
Today, just for you…
The way I see it, you just might have one last holiday hurrah left to enjoy. This Creamy Sausage and Tomato Dip would be perfect for your New Years get together!
I also wanted to show you some other great recipes all ready on this very
I made this wonderful (SUPER EASY) Grilled Pork Tenderloin for Sunday dinner a couple of weeks ago and my kids downed it in record time. I don’t know if it was because they were STARVING from sitting in church for three hours (church is super exhausting, according to them), or if grilled pork is the
It is over.
Just like that.
Christmas has come and gone,
and has hopefully left you will some warm memories!
I hope you all had a marvelous time and
were able to spend the day with those you love most.
We are lucky to live in close proximity to our extended fami
I have some fine looking tasty Ham Fried Rice for you today. This dish is great with the Teriaki Chicken I posted yesterday, or just on its own. The recipe works best if you use cold left over rice. You can also make your rice fresh, but cold rice is better. I am getting hungry just looking at
It is a soup kind of day, here in Utah! Up until the past few days, our winter has been super mild here this year. My front yard tulips have started to poke out of the ground, I packed away the winter boots and actually wore flip-flops a couple of times during February. I know, crazy. Wiiiiiiiild,
This meal can really put a smile on my face.
A smile, because it just tastes so darn good.
A grin, because every person living under this roof loves it.
And when children enjoy the dinner handed to them…
the almighty dinner hour seems t
It’s Valentines Day, you know.
I sure hope you have a little (or big) someone you like to kiss and hug. Because hugging and kissing is pretty nice to do on Valentines Day, don’t you think? A long kiss on the lips of your sweetheart, a gentle kiss on the forehead
Do you love a good Grilled Cheese Sandwich? I bet you do. Pretty sure I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like grilled cheese. There’s just something comforting about it, yes? Today I have a twist on the classic version I hope you will love. I surely love it. Some of my kids love it. At least the
Several months ago, my dear friend Heather called me on the phone. She informed my that while on vacation she’d visited a cute little shop that served the most amazing soup. It was Italian in flavor, hearty in texture, and had big fat Lasagna noodles in it. She loved it, knew I would love it, and t
Post disclaimer: I haven’t had enough sleep. Read at your own risk.
Well Howdee there partner.
Brought me a nice little recipe to share with the lot a ya today.
A little old birdie whispered in my ear that some of ya’ll might be firing up the old grill this weekend.
So.I have to admit something to you.Right here and now.I have always struggled a bit with Lasagna making.It’s true. It seems to always turn out too runny or too dry. My family always gives it the “Yeah. So. Um……it was just ok, Mom but thanks for making it.”Until now my friends! I do believe I
Last week I went grocery shopping with the amazing Shandra Madsen from Deals to Meals. She helped me save a ton of money on groceries and gave me some great new recipes to try. (A post coming this week about our shopping trip and how you can save money on your groceries as well!)
I’ve had Chili Verde on my recipe bucket list for a good long while! I’ve purchased the ingredients several times and then ended up making something else all together, pushing this recipe down the list…far too many times, actually. What a mistake that was! This recipe is wonderful! It’s got layer
Here you have a fabulous,
meal for summer,
Pretty versatile, eh?
I found this great dish at Mels Kitchen Cafe. She’s got a great collection over there and I find myself browsing her site regularly.
These fabulous Pork Chops with Caramelized
This is the Pork Roast recipe I have been using for years. It has always been…pretty darn good. We have enjoyed it. Liked it a lot, even. Made it frequently. However, after I received a bottle of Newman’s Own Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing I wondered how it might taste in this recipe. I added it
Well, my friends.
I guess it’s official.
Officially soup season that is.
The Rocky Mountains have been dusted with snow and I’m trying really hard not to shed a tear each time I look at their
doomly covered winter approaching faces. That dusting of snow just seems to call out….get read
Pork chops are seared and then left to simmer away in a flavorful broth in an effort to make them tender and juicy. No body likes a rough and tough pork chop, right? This is sometimes tricky to achieve, indeed. Letting them simmer away on low hea
It gives a gal (or guy) a few more ways to solve The Dinner Time Dilemma, am I right? These Smokey Honey BBQ Pork Ribs were a big hit with my family. They are simple enough to make for dinner, and grand enough to serve to company.
I have recipe a little bit out of the ordinary and extra special for you all today. Because Easter is approaching, and because I don’t have a lot of “fancy dinner” recipes in my archives. Which is due to very simple fact that I am the Mom to many children who need more from me than a “fancy dinne
A couple of weeks ago my parents, sister Alli and her children came to stay with me at the lake. Man, we had a good time. I soaked in every minute of their wonderful company. My mom made a yummy breakfast skillet for us one morning and I loved it. I knew some of you would like this kind of recipe,
This is a recipe I received from my dear friend Teresa. I have added and changed a few things to fit my families tastes. It is super. My son Mark says “Mom this sauce is THE bomb!” I guess that means it’s a keeper. All of my kids like it, which means success any way you look at it. It’s tricky to fi
A version of this Sweet and Sour Pork recipe has been living in my archives for a long long time. It has been in desperate need of a photo make over, and is definitely worth being brought to the top of this recipe pile. It has been a family favorite for a long time! It can be assembled up to 12 hour
This yummy sweet pork shows it’s lovely face at our dinner table quite frequently. This is one of those great recipes that is put in the crock pot in the morning, and ready to eat in the afternoon. You do need to be available to take the meat out after 4 hours of cooking, shred it up and put i