Crock Pot Italian Chicken


We recently made a pretty big switch to our dinnertime routine that has been awesome in the execution but a little difficult in the transition, at least for me. We bumped our dinnertime up an hour. Eric and I realized that if we did this, he could eat dinner with the family 5 nights a … Read more

Taco Soup


Taco soup is one of those recipes that I’ve seen in countless places over the years. Every recipe is always a little bit different than the last. To me, that just shows it’s a soup that can be played around with for endless possibilities. I tend to like soups filled with lots of different stuff … Read more

Mexican Lasagna


I think the thing I love the most about Mexican Lasagna is its versatility. There are probably almost as many recipes for Mexican Lasagna as there are food blogs! And honestly, I’ve probably made nearly every variation. For the most part, every different way I prepare it seems to be a hit with the family … Read more

Skillet Smoked Sausage & Garbanzo Beans


I love garbanzo beans. Honestly, I think I could eat them every day. In fact, my favorite way to eat salad is a small bit of lettuce, a huge scoop of garbanzo beans and some dressing. YUM! So, I love cooking with them too. There are so many skillet dishes, casseroles or soups that are … Read more

Homemade Taco Bell Mexican Pizzas


I have a confession to make – I like Taco Bell. We eat it very rarely, maybe once every 3 months or so, but I always look forward to it. And it’s kind of funny. I don’t know why I look forward to it. Every time we get it I’m disappointed. It just never tastes … Read more

Sausage Smothered White Beans


You know when that craving hits? The one that’s seeking out a warm, hearty comfort food? Well, that’s when my Sausage Smothered White Beans recipe comes to the rescue! I must confess, I’ve got a special love for beans which goes back to my childhood. I’ve loved beans since I was a kid. My mom … Read more

BBQ Beef & Bean Cornbread Casserole


This recipe is a favorite with both my husband and my father-in-law. It’s a great meal to make ahead of time because the extra sitting time allows the flavors to blend nicely. This casserole freezes well as is (after being baked) or you can just freeze the beef and bean combination in a freezer bag … Read more

Black Bean & Ham Soup


This recipe is a favorite in our house. I only make it twice a year because I like the authentic flavor of using a ham bone. So, after each Christmas and Easter, we all get excited because we know what’s coming! Fortunately, this recipe makes a huge batch and provides enough soup to freeze at … Read more