chicken · Dinners

Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken Breast

Click Photo to enlarge I’ve been trying to lose my last 10 pregnancy pounds, so we’ve been eating a lot of grilled chicken at my house lately.  Today though, my husband informed me he was “sick” of chicken breasts, so I tried this for him (I still had grilled chicken) and it turned out delicious!… Continue reading Tortilla Chip Crusted Chicken Breast

Appetizers and Dips

Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Click photo to enlarge A delicious appetizer that is always a crowd pleaser.  These are great for big parties, but elegant enough for a dinner party. INGREDIENTS: About 50 white button mushrooms, stems removed 1 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature 1 pound of sausage 1/2 C of mashed potatoes (optional) 1/2 cup… Continue reading Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

Appetizers and Dips

Potato Sliders

A great appetizer for a party! INGREDIENTS: 5 potatoes, sliced about 1/4 inch thick 1 1/2 C shredded cheddar cheese 1 bunch of green onions, diced crumbled bacon (about a cup) Salt, pepper, garlic powder Sour cream for topping DIRECTIONS: Slice potatoes and place on a baking sheet with some olive oil.  Season with garlic… Continue reading Potato Sliders

Dinners · Soups

Black Bean & Suasage Chili

I hate cumin, so I love this chili.  It’s delicious! INGREDIENTS: 1 pound sausage (you can also use ground beef) 3 large garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup chopped green pepper 1/2 cup chopped onions 1 15oz can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can of whole kernel corn, drained 1 14oz can diced tomatoes, undrained… Continue reading Black Bean & Suasage Chili

Drinks · Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)


This spiced cider always feels like fall. It makes your house smell amazing while it’s simmering away, too! INGREDIENTS: 1 container of apple cider the peel of one orange 1 C apple juice 3 cinnamon sticks DIRECTIONS: Add all ingredients to a large stock pot and simmer on low.  I usually simmer about 2 hours before… Continue reading Wassail

Fall (Halloween & Thanksgiving)

Pumpkin Roll

Click photo to enlarge I have always wanted to try one of these because I think they’re so pretty, but it looked like it would be hard.  It really isn’t.  Anybody could make one of these! Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup white sugar 2/3 cup solid pack pumpkin puree 1 teaspoon lemon juice 3/4 cup… Continue reading Pumpkin Roll


Marbled Brownies

Click photo to enlarge A cheesecake brownie… And so pretty! INGREDIENTS: One package of brownie mix (I use Betty Crocker 9×13 size), prepared One 8 oz package of cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup of white sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 egg DIRECTIONS: Prepare brownie mix and pour into greased pan.  In a mixer, combine… Continue reading Marbled Brownies