Chicken with Leeks and Apples


It was a chilly, rainy day around here today and I wanted to make something to suit the weather. This chicken with leeks and apples is the perfect blend of fall flavors. This was the first time I’ve ever cooked with leeks. I’m not really a big onion fan, although I’ve gotten much better about … Read more

Meatloaf Pie


I am always trying to come up with new ways to use ground beef. It is one of the most frugal dinner options and it is so easy to stretch, making it even more frugal. But sometimes we get tired of having it the same few ways, so I play around with it, always hoping … Read more

Bananas Foster Sauce

This is one of my favorite, most versatile recipes to have on hand. I call it a Bananas Foster sauce because that’s what it reminds me of, although I know it’s not necessarily authentic. It is still delicious though, and it tastes great with so many things. Bananas Foster SauceThis recipe adjusts very easily, so … Read more

Blackened Chicken Caesar Sandwiches


I don’t know why I don’t make sandwiches as a main course more often. We all really enjoy them and the options are endless. Plus, they’re so easy! These Blackened Chicken Caesar Sandwiches turned out to be a huge hit with everyone. As I was making them, I started doubting my choice of combining the … Read more

White Chicken Chili Enchiladas


I’ve been craving white chicken chili for awhile. Finally last night I decided enough was enough. I didn’t care that it 85 degrees outside. I was going to make chili. Except I hadn’t planned on making chili. So my supply of white beans was less than what I needed for a full pot of chili. … Read more

Country Breakfast Casserole

I really love a good breakfast casserole. However, until a few years ago, I believed that the only way to make a truly good breakfast casserole was to use canned, cream of mushroom soup and boxed croutons. As I started getting more and more comfortable in the kitchen and with cooking from scratch, I began … Read more

Top 10 Freezer Cooking Recipes


Freezer cooking is probably my most valuable use of cooking during stolen moments. There is no better feeling than knowing that I have a whole host of meals to choose from in my freezer. I always slack off a little (okay, a LOT) with my freezer cooking habits in the summer. Partially it’s because the … Read more

Taffy Apple Salad


This Taffy Apple Salad is a great side dish for this time of year. It’s still a cold salad, which is so appreciated when it’s hot outside. But it also has a fall-ish flavor with all the apples. The recipe I share below comes from my grandmother. She used to make this all the time … Read more

Pain Au Chocolat – The Cheater Version


When I was growing up, one of my favorite treats was the chocolate-filled croissant from Vie De France bakery at our local mall.  When I moved to Michigan, I was sad to realize that the Vie De France chain did not have any stores in the area. So I quickly realized I’d have to come … Read more