Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”

Chicken BLT Salad with Garlic Croutons

While making the monthly dinner menu for our calendar, I decided to try a new salad. Child #1 mentioned it and it sounded really good. I did add chicken breast (that we had already cooked for a previous dinner!) and garlic croutons. Yummy! Here’s what you will need to make this fabulous salad: Chicken BLTContinue reading “Chicken BLT Salad with Garlic Croutons”

German Farmer’s Breakfast

When I was a child, my mother used to make this breakfast on Sundays once in a while instead of cooking dad’s favorite “sunny side up and smiling” eggs with sausage or bacon and toast. This is a heavenly combination of bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns. Why it was a breakfast for a German farmer, IContinue reading “German Farmer’s Breakfast”

My Tuna Fish Casserole

Tuna fish casserole. Yum. I have loved this dish since I was a child. My mom didn’t make it much as both my sister and dad hated it. Once in a while, however, usually during Lent, we were treated to it. I had a hard time waiting for it to be done and invariably burnedContinue reading “My Tuna Fish Casserole”

BBQ Chicken Packets

Want a simple dinner? Maybe just one you can toss in the oven, set the timer and go about your business for an hour and come back to deliciousness? Your prayers are answered! This is one of my favorite easiest dinners ever! You will need: As many boneless, skinless chicken breasts as you have peopleContinue reading “BBQ Chicken Packets”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”