Butternut Squash Bisque

I love this soup.  It does not hurt my feelings that no one else in the family will eat it, because I make a huge batch and throw it in the freezer and have it for my lunches when I am home alone.  So good. I will give you the recipe then I will show […]

40 Simple Ways to Use Chicken

Looking for easy, tasteful, tested recipes for chicken?  If so, I have just the recipe book for you. For those of you that follow Frugal Living NW you will know that she has been working with a company that sells 40 lbs of chicken at a great price.  She did a giveaway to three lucky […]

Shoyu Chicken Easy and Delicious

This is going on my rotating list of “quick fix” meals.  It’s simple, easy and delicious. Shoyu Chicken 3/4 cup Soy Sauce 3/4 sugar or packed brown sugar 1/2 piece of ginger, peeled and sliced 2 garlic cloves minced 8 boneless skinless chicken thighs Hot cooked rice Put the first 5 ingredients in a skillet, […]

Menu Plan October 18

My menu plan this week will probably change since I am doing my shopping trip in a few days.  Last week was my first week trying a menu plan and for the most part I used it, that counts right?  I have to admit it was helpful, so I am going to try again this […]

Easy Carmel Apple Dip

This stuff is so good that I have caught myself over the years eating it without apples.  Like literally licking the bowl with my finger.  It’s more addictive than crack, so consider yourself warned. Easy Carmel Dip 8 oz package of cream cheese at room temperature 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup sugar 2 tsp. […]

10 Ways With Butternut Squash

It’s that time of year, so I am bringing this post back from last year.  Enjoy!! I am trying to like fall, I really am.  I do love the trees and the colors that they display, I just love summer so so much.  But I am moving forward, it is October after all, right? The […]

4 Ways with Rotisserie Chicken

I can make one chicken last through 3 meals for sure and sometimes I can push it to the 4th.  I have 2 high school aged kids, so it gets tricky, but trying to keep it from being the “main dish” and making it more of a side dish helps stretch it. I prefer to […]

Farmers Market Frittata

I loved grilled vegetables.  If you look through you see that I like to grill green beans and potatoes and summer squash.  I had gone to the farmers market and picked up quite a bundle of veggies.  After a busy week I realized I had not eaten all of them and they needed used. That […]

Get Your Grill On

I love summer and I love grilling.  Yep, you have heard me say that over and over.  I grill everything.  Mini pizzas, large pizzas, dessert, and whole meals.  I also grill fruit.  Check out this beauty I just found with vanilla sugar. Today I made Grilled Veggie Sandwiches with Marinated Mozzarella and some with Goat […]

Cooking on the Grill

Summer. One of my favorite times of the year. Grilling. One of my favorite summer activities I do everything on the grill.  I love to grill appetizers, pizza, and even any fruit you can think of for a perfect dessert. Today, I am doing Grilled Chicken with a Peach Salsa, Green Beans (from my farmers […]