Posts Tagged ‘main dish’

Easy Cheesy Pesto Chicken

posted by Andrea | 06/13/2017 | 21 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 | 19 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!

Why I Roast My Turkeys Breast DOWN

posted by Andrea | 11/11/2015 | 15 comments

While I would never consider myself a “master chef” or even a “really amazing cook”, I do enjoy being in the kitchen and trying new recipes and ideas.

I also like finding simple solutions to improve the taste of my food… and since Dave and I are hosting our first Thanksgiving dinner this year, I figured it was the perfect time to share one of my super simple tips to assure my turkey meat comes out extra juicy every time!

3 Ingredient Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

posted by Andrea | 11/4/2015 | 19 comments

Today’s recipe is so ridiculously simple I almost don’t even consider it a “recipe”.

Not only does it taste great, it requires virtually no prep work of any kind, and there is almost no clean up!

10-Minute Homemade Lasagna

posted by Andrea | 09/22/2015 | 29 comments

I’m excited to share today’s recipe for 10-minute lasagna (yes, I really did time myself!)

It’s so simple and quick to throw together — perfect for rushed school nights!

Chicken Quesadillas

posted by Andrea | 09/9/2015 | 15 comments

With Dave back in school again, I’ve resurrected several of my most simplified weeknight meal ideas in attempts to get dinner on the table with all 3 kids scrambling around the kitchen!

These chicken quesadillas are definitely a family favorite — especially for me as I can get them on the table in 10-15 minutes flat!