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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

I don’t like the word casserole. My experience with casseroles is that they include overcooked meat, no distinct textures, and bland ingredients. However, while reading Cooking Light, I found a recipe for Chicken Enchilada Casserole. This is a great way to use up leftover chicken (or turkey). If my husband makes beer can chicken on […]

Easy and Delicious Marinara with Meatballs

Pasta with meatballs is the one meal I can make for my kids and never get a complaint. Sadly, this is not a recipe that I learned from my family, who is Italian. My grandmother, who was a working mom long before it was the norm, prefers jarred sauce. My mother never made meatballs claiming […]

Brownie Muffins with Hersery Kisses

I am not a baker. I prefer salty snacks to sweet. If I am going to consume extra calories, I would rather they be in a wine glass. My kids do enjoy sweets and every once in a while, I find myself baking something for them. The other night, my husband and I had plans […]

Pork Tacos with Jicama and Black Bean Salsa

Yesterday was another gorgeous day in Chicago. My husband, Mark, and I have flexible work schedules so we try to make time to get away for a bike ride when the weather allows. The kids were off of school for Election Day and our son had a birthday party to go to. We took our […]

Easy Homemade Croutons

What do you do with day (or two) old bread? I hate throwing out food. I have tried to break it up for the birds, but my two black Labs usually find it first. Last week we had bread to go with our pasta and we only used ½ the loaf. I kept the other […]

It Wasn’t Supposed to be Hot Sauage and White Bean Chili

On Tuesday I got up early and ran to the grocery store. I was going to try a new recipe and needed a couple of ingredients. My plan was to put the meat in the crockpot at 1:00 while I worked and cut up the other ingredients closer to dinner time. Mark and I work […]

Swai Fish with Vegetable Kabobs

Mark and I are always looking for new recipes, unusual vegetables and a variety of meats. This week, we tried a fish called Swai. Mark headed out to the store with a plan to cook fish. Fish is normally expensive and not as filling as beef or chicken. We always talk about adding more fish […]