easy, Recipes, soup

Pantry Chili (GF, DF)

This recipe is from my early marriage.  It's quick and easy to whip up and requires ingredients from your pantry. It's a very forgiving recipe so you can use whatever ingredients in your pantry. Once or twice a month, I bulk cook hamburger so that I can use it in recipes.  I then freeze it… Continue reading Pantry Chili (GF, DF)

breakfast, easy, I'm Hungry, Recipes

Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

I've got this recipe in an email a few years ago.  I made them that Christmas.  We loved them then so I decided to make them again this year. The majority of the ingredients were bought at Save-A-Lot or Aldi's which are discount supermarkets.  The selection is limited there but you can save money while shopping.… Continue reading Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

easy, Recipes, secret recipe club

Ginger Pineapple Smoothie – Back to School (Secret Recipe Club)

#Secret Recipe Club Every month, I’m assigned another blog to check out.  After checking out their blog, I’m to find a recipe to make, photograph, and then post the recipe with the photograph of the recipe.  August has five Mondays so we are posting a family friendly meal for the fifth Monday. This month I’ve… Continue reading Ginger Pineapple Smoothie – Back to School (Secret Recipe Club)

easy, Recipes, side dish, Side Dishes

Honey Ginger Carrots

These carrots are made using the same process as my brown sugar carrots.  However, I changed the recipe just a little bit because we were eating an Asian main dish. The Wee One saw me preparing the carrots so he decided to help me with these carrots.  He peeled the carrots, cut the carrots into… Continue reading Honey Ginger Carrots

easy, Pasta, pasta, Recipes, side dish, Side Dishes

Cheesy Orzo Pasta (Simple Side Dish)

The Imaginative One turned 13 last month.  A tradition in our house is for me to cook one of the birthday boy's favorite meals for their birthday.  We had the Imaginative One's dinner the day after his birthday because we had planned to be out on his birthday. So what is one of the Imaginative One's… Continue reading Cheesy Orzo Pasta (Simple Side Dish)

easy, Recipes, Salad, side dish, Side Dishes

Asian Cole Slaw

I started back to work last Wednesday.  Since I know life can get crazy when I'm at work, I decided I needed to make some freezer meals.  I cooked up some hamburger in the slow cooker.  Some of the cooked up hamburger became taco meat for the freezer.  The Wee One loves tacos so he's… Continue reading Asian Cole Slaw

easy, Recipes, side dish, Side Dishes

Skillet Corn

I found this recipe a few months ago.  Since then, I've made it several times for our Sunday dinners. I love the recipe because it takes about 25 minutes to cook.  Most of the time cooking is hands off so you can work on other parts of the meal. The ingredients for this recipe are… Continue reading Skillet Corn

Chicken, dinner, easy, Recipes

Oven “Fried” Chicken (Gluten Free Option)

My family loves fried chicken especially Kentucky Fried Chicken.  It's not healthy to eat KFC though.  So when I found this recipe back in February, I was super excited.  It's a little bit healthier because you bake the chicken instead of frying it in oil.   Prep is quick.  There are very ingredients used in… Continue reading Oven “Fried” Chicken (Gluten Free Option)

Dessert, easy, Fourth of July/Memorial Day, Ice cream, Recipes

Mint Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream

The Imaginative One loves the color green.  Once he was old enough to chose his own ice cream flavor, he would chose mint chocolate chip ice cream.  For five or so years, he would only eat with mint chocolate chip ice cream.  In recent years, his choice of ice cream flavors is more diverse. The… Continue reading Mint Chocolate Chip No Churn Ice Cream