• Turkey & Quinoa Tacos in a Lettuce Shell

    As a mama on a budget I am always looking for ways to stretch our food in the healthiest way possible. Tacos are a favorite for us so I decided to swap the shell out for a piece of butterhead…

  • Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

    This recipe was discovered when I cooked a 15-lb turkey for only three people. I had so many leftovers and had no clue what to do with them all! After having our fill of at least a dozen other turkey…

  • Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

        We woke up to pouring rain and a tornado watch here in South Western North Carolina. Whenever it rains I’m suddenly in the mood for some sort of soup or chili. My entire family loves a good hearty…

  • Maple Glazed Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

      Sweet potatoes are a staple in our house. My daughter loves to eat them raw and since they’re packed full of so many vitamins, I just can’t say no. This chicken and sweet potato concoction is perfect with the…

  • Italian Dunkers with Homemade Dipping Sauce

        This is one recipe that takes me back to my childhood. Italian Dunkers were almost a weekly staple at my school and the only day I took extra money so I could purchase a double lunch. They are…

  • Keto Breakfast Casserole

    Since it’s only my five year old and I during the week, I reserve my larger breakfasts for the weekends when my husband is home to enjoy them with us (he’s a HUGE breakfast guy). He could eat eggs, toast,…

  • Chicken & Bacon Pizza with a Garlic Cream Sauce

    I am always looking for ways to stretch our food budget. I stock up on shredded cheese when its on sale, use dried beans in lieu of canned, and am not afraid to make a meal entirely from scratch. Homemade…

  • Pasta e Fagioli Soup

    Olive Garden has to be one of my favorite restaurants. I could eat their endless soup and salad for days! However, eating there every night is not in our budget. Check out this copycat Pasta e Fagioli soup. You won’t…

  • Slow Cooker Chicken Taquitos

    Leave it to my husband and daughter to concoct the best food recipes possible! Their sense of imagination when it comes to pleasing the palate astonishes me at times! A few years back, my husband tweaked this recipe for chicken…

  • Penne Rigati and Meatballs

    It’s starting to cool down here in Northern Michigan so I figured it was time to pull out a pasta recipe. This Penne Rigati and Meatballs recipe is packed full of flavor, and really simple to make. Pair it with…