Butternut Squash and Turkey Chili

Knowing we were going to be experiencing freezing cold temperatures last week I decided to cook up a huge batch of chili last Sunday for us to eat on during the week.  When it comes to making chili you really can’t go wrong. You simply throw in the basic ingredients add in your favorite beans, meat and veggies and walk away to let the flavors work their magic. You can alter the ingredients based on what you have on hand and customize it based on your families preferences. Not a meat eater? No big deal, just leave out the meat and add in more beans....more

Cut the Carbs: Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini 'Pasta'

Hey everyone!I wanted to share a delicious recipe that we made at home right before I moved out. We bought a julienne peeler and made zucchini noodles for the first time!First, we used the julienne peeler to create noodle strips out of the zucchini....more
this recipe makes me want to try it. https://www.facebook.com/MomsPreneursSuccess?ref=hlmore

Meatballs with Slim Jim!

I know what you might be thinking, "Yuck". But I promise you that I would not be posting this  recipe unless it was tested by an abundant amount of mouths and taste buds. I recenetly concocted this meatball recipe for a holiday party, and did not disclose that Slim Jims were the main ingredient. Much to my suprise, everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. When I told them about about the Slim Jims, they didn't believe me. Take my word for it... or try for yourself:...more

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

While most casserole recipes call for a can of mushroom soup, I believe that using a can of chicken pot pie soup not only taste better, but is also less expensive because veggies are already included. This family recipe is one that my mother used to make for me and my siblings, and I finnally got around to asking her the secret ingredient. Enjoy!Ingredients:...more

Soups and Breads that Love Them

When I woke this morning the temperature was much below my comfort level. Not much of a sunrise either, replaced by a cloudy, dreary dawn: the kind of day that begs for hot soup. I pulled my robe tighter and as I settled into my daily routine, my catalogue of soup recipes started pestering me: each one arguing its case to create a hot, vibrant antidote to such a colorless day. The best persuasion came from one of my favorites: Taco Soup....more

Red Rice and Quinoa with Orange and Pistachios

 In my quest for healthier carbohydrates, I decided to try quinoa. I wish that I had done it sooner because it is delicious. I read that 2013 was the International Year of Quinoa, so that makes me somewhat late. This is when I must say, “better late than never.”In a recent article, The Huffington Post listed some interesting little known facts about quinoa....more

Taco Egg Rolls

Twice a year, in my home, we make appetizers the main meal, New Year's Eve and the Super Bowl. (Three times if you count spending Christmas Eve with my in-laws.) I look forward to those meals every year....more

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup

Mother Nature has reared her head letting us know, undoubtedly, that winter is here. With the polar vortex and lots of snow and ice, I know I have been spending time at home snuggling up in a blanket to get warm....more

Crock Pot Iowa Maid-Rites

Loose Meat Sandwich.If you know what this is, you must be from the Midwest.  Here in Iowa there is nothing quite like a loose meat sandwich, or Maid-Rite, as many of us grew up calling them.  This delicious sandwich with meat messily spilling over the edges of the bun is a staple for many Iowan meals....more
thebitchinwife and I agree, they are messy...but so worth it :)more