Posts Tagged ‘main dish’

Grilled Cheese for a Crowd

posted by Andrea | 10/9/2017 | 17 comments

If you are looking for a super quick weeknight meal, a fun appetizer for an upcoming party, or just a really easy way to make grilled cheese for a crowd, this recipe should work well for you!

It’s so soft, cheesy, gooey, and delicious — not to mention it takes less than 30 minutes from the time I pull the ingredients out of the fridge until food is on the table! 

Pizza Stuffed Shells

posted by Andrea | 09/22/2017 | 11 comments

Pizza and pasta are 2 of our kids’ most favorite foods — so any time I can combine the ingredients from pizza and pasta, I know it will be a huge hit!

Today’s recipe for pizza stuffed shells is very basic, very tasty, and super easy to make ahead or freeze. It’s such a great weeknight meal when you just want to shove something in the oven and eat 20-30 minutes later! 

Fiesta Chicken Salad

posted by Andrea | 09/13/2017 | 14 comments

I know the summer is quickly winding down, but with fresh produce still readily available… there’s still time to enjoy those delicious farm-fresh veggies (and yummy grilled chicken) in this fantastic Fiesta Chicken Salad! 

It’s one of those salads that has more “stuff” than lettuce — so it’s a real crowd-pleaser with TONS of color, flavor, and texture!

Chicken, Zucchini, and Corn Pasta Bake

posted by Andrea | 08/9/2017 | 6 comments

It’s August — which means “zucchini season” is here!

Today’s recipe is such a quick and easy meal to whip up — I can literally have it in the oven within 15-20 minutes. It’s a great way to use up some of those delicious late-summer veggies in a comfort food sort of dish the whole family will enjoy.

Easy Cheesy Pesto Chicken

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2017 | 23 comments

I’m always a fan of recipes where the most time-consuming part is preheating the oven — so of course, this super easy, cheesy pesto chicken was a winner for me.

Thankfully the whole family loved it — even Simon who initially wasn’t so sure about the green sauce 🙂

Easy Make-it-Your-Way Chicken Salad

posted by Andrea | 05/24/2017 | 21 comments

One of my most favorite lunch options is chicken salad. It’s just so delicious — and it can easily be made with various ingredients I have on-hand.

Today, along with sharing my own personal favorite recipe for chicken salad, I’m also sharing some basic guidelines for making chicken salad — which will hopefully enable you to find your own “perfect” recipe!

Chicken Spaghetti

posted by Andrea | 05/4/2017 | 17 comments

A few weeks ago, I had a craving for chicken spaghetti. I searched Pinterest, mashed a few recipes together, and substituted with the ingredients I had in my house… in my opinion, the results were a pretty solid success!

If you’d love another quick and easy recipe to add to your weeknight roundup, give this one a try!

Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes With Ham

posted by Andrea | 01/26/2017 | 11 comments

One of the things I love most about scalloped potatoes is that it’s a delicious MAKE-AHEAD side dish that can instantly be transformed into a MAKE-AHEAD main dish with the addition of some chopped ham!

If you’re looking for a hearty winter meal (or yummy potato side dish) this is the recipe for you!

50+ Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

posted by Andrea | 11/23/2016 | 6 comments

While I’m not trying to rush my most favorite holiday away, I also know that by tomorrow evening, some of you might be stranded in your kitchen with piles and piles of delicious Thanksgiving leftovers — and no desire to spend hours in the kitchen dealing with them all.

Today, I’m sharing a bunch of simple recipes and ideas I use to repurpose our Thanksgiving leftovers!

Taco Casserole {Kids in the Kitchen}

posted by Andrea | 09/28/2016 | 14 comments

Taco casserole is one of my favorite quick-meal options for busy weeknights, and the kids love that they can help.

Since I usually have taco meat ready to go in the freezer, I can easily have this entire meal ready for the oven in less than 10 minutes — which means I can have dinner on the table in 30 minutes!

Easy Pizza Sliders

posted by Andrea | 08/9/2016 | 23 comments

Today’s recipe is a family favorite, and I’m asked for the recipe almost every time I make these pizza sliders.

They are absolutely delicious, super frugal, and so ridiculously simple to make… thankfully, my family doesn’t get tired of me making them over and over again 🙂

Three Cheese Lasagna Roll-ups (With Zucchini)

posted by Andrea | 08/4/2016 | 16 comments

This time of year, I’m ALWAYS looking for ways to incorporate our garden-grown zucchini into anything and everything… and today’s recipe for three cheese lasagna roll-ups are one of my trickiest hiding places for shredded zucchini.

They are so yummy, they might even fool your pickiest eaters!

Mango Salsa Chicken (In the Slow Cooker)

posted by Andrea | 05/25/2016 | 15 comments

Although slow cooker meals are often perceived as those “comfort foods” we tend to make in Fall or Winter months, I use my slow cooker ALL year long!

Today’s recipe is a perfect slow cooker meal for Spring or Summer — it’s fast, it’s easy, and it won’t heat up your kitchen!

Crispy Cheddar Chicken Bake

posted by Andrea | 04/28/2016 | 7 comments

The recipe I’m sharing today is one of our family favorites — even the kids gobble it up!

If you’re looking for a new baked chicken recipe with simple ingredients, minimal prep work, a yummy crispy shell, and juicy meat with every bite, look no further!

Chicken and Wild Rice Stew

posted by Andrea | 02/18/2016 | 2 comments

Since my kids LOVE rice, I’m always searching for new rice recipes to try. In a recent search, I learned that wild rice is very nutritious and packed with protein! I experimented with a few different recipes and am excited to share this chicken and wild rice stew with you today.

If you’re looking for an excuse to eat wild rice, a new recipe to add to your winter menu rotation, or a delicious way to get your kids to eat a few more veggies, this recipe is for you.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

posted by Andrea | 02/10/2016 | 19 comments

Our entire family loves the frozen, pre-packaged Chicken Cordon Bleu entrees. However, since one of the “healthier habits” I’m working on in 2016 is to eat less processed meats, I’ve been making this extremely simple Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole instead.

The results are 2 thumbs up from Dave, a voluntary compliment about how yummy my food is from Nora, and a cheesy grin from Simon — I’d say that’s a winning recipe!

Tasty Turkey Tortilla Bake

posted by Andrea | 12/8/2015 | 8 comments

Today’s recipe is a fabulously simple meal for busy weeknights! It’s also a great dish to bring to a potluck, give to a new mom, or just stockpile in your own freezer.

Now you have no excuse to let any of that leftover Thanksgiving turkey go to waste!

Cranberry Pork (or Chicken)

posted by Andrea | 12/2/2015 | 21 comments

Today’s recipe is another one of those ridiculously simple “non recipes” that I almost feel silly posting here on my blog.

If you love a good slow-cooker pork or chicken recipe, and have a little extra cranberry sauce to use up after the holidays, you’ll definitely want to give this Cranberry Pork (or Chicken) recipe a try!