chicken, soup, wintertime

White Chicken Chili

About a month ago a couple of girls and I did a freezer meal swap. One of the girls brought this soup. We aren’t big soup people in my house. Well…lets just say the husband isn’t a big soup person. But I popped this in the crockpot to thaw out all day and ate it for dinner. My husband said “wow this soup is so good is it homeade?” I told him yes but just left it there. I wanted him to think that I made it myself! Later that night I felt guilty that I had pretended like I …

cookies, dessert, mini, pizza, shower food

Mini Fruit Pizzas

I use to ask for a large fruit pizza every year for my birthday dinner. My favorite cookie is sugar cookies and I love fruit so it was right up my alley! But recently I have been making them mini for my cousins wedding and my sister-in-laws baby shower. They were a hit and very delicious! You can put you favorite fruits on them but my favorites are strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, fresh pineapple, blueberries, and kiwi! Sugar Cookie and Fruit Pizza Recipes: Sugar Cookie (This recipe is a great sugar cookie recipe that can be used for just making cookies …

cupcakes, fruit, shower food, summertime

Key Lime Cupcakes

These hands down might be my favorite cupcake out there! I think it might be because I rarely have anything that is key-lime. In fact as I sit here and type this blog post at 10:00 at night while my husband and boys are asleep in bed I am eating one of these cupcakes and enjoying every single bite! Im not exactly sure if its the cupcake itself, the sweetened condensed milk filling, or the toasted coconut that is my favorite…but all I know is that when you put them all together it is divine! Key Lime Cupcakes recipe from: …

chicken, main dish, mexican

Honey Lime Enchiladas

These enchiladas are a favorite in our house! And after I make them my husband takes the left over s to work the next day or two! They are yummy and even my little boys ask for seconds! Honey-Lime Chicken Enchiladas 1/4 cup honey (heaping) 2 teaspoons chili powder 2 large chicken breasts, cooked and shredded 12 corn tortillas 1/4 cup lime juice 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups shredded mexican cheese 1 cup heavy cream 1 large can of green enchilada sauce (my favorite is macayo’s) 1 Tablespoon cooking oil Combine honey, lime juice, chili powder and garlic in …

bread, breakfast, sausage

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy

Quick and Easy Biscuits and Gravy 1 bag Grand’s Buttery Tastin’ Biscuits (in the freezer section) or your favorite biscuits 2 Tablespoons Oil 1 lb. Jimmy Dean Sausage (in the tube) 1/4 cup Wondra (quick mixing flour for sauces and gravies) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Milk (enough to cover meat)   Bake biscuits, while baking put oil in saucepan, add sausage and brown; break into small pieces, when cooked add salt and pepper and sprinkle Wondra; mix (Wondra will clump around meat and absorb liquid, add milk (cover meat entirely) and stir constantly on medium until it boils. If …

main dish, pasta

Bacon Carbonara

This dish was a step up from your regular ol’ spagetti or alfredo from a jar pasta dish. But it totally a good week day meal. The sauce is creamy and extra delicious! I didn’t add any chicken to mine, but I am sure it would be great with it too! Bacon Carbonara 1/2 pound bacon 1 small onion, diced 4 mushrooms sliced 1/2 pound pasta sauce: 4 eggs 1/2 cup cream 2/3 cup parmesan (plus extra to sprinkle on top!) 1 teaspoon died parsley 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper flakes (be very careful with …

beans, sides, summertime

Baked Beans

This is my absolutely favorite thing to bring (and eat) at a BBQ, I can honestly eat a whole plate of these. And I do sometimes instead of eating a hamburger or steak. They are that good! Try them for your next BBQ!   Baked Beans 1 large can pork and beans (up to 52 ounces if you are feeding a crowd) 1 can kidney beans, drained (15 ounces) 1 can butter beans, drained (15 ounces) 1/2 lb bacon, cooked and diced 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lb hamburger or smoked sausage (13 ounces) 1/2 lb. brown sugar 1/2 cup …

freezer, pasta, sides, summertime

The BEST Macaroni & Cheese

 are you wondering how to make Patti Labelle macaroni and cheese Oprah Winfrey talked about her favorite things. One of them was Patti Labelle Macaroni. It is Oprahs favorite things and Oprahs favorite food. There is just something about Homemade Macaroni and Cheese! First of all, this recipe pleases both children and adults! Which in my book is worth twice as much as just a good recipe that only adults enjoy! My 2 little boys eat a full plate of this in a matter of minutes! We love it around here and I am sure you will too! **This recipe …

breakfast, dessert, fruit

Crepe trio

Crepes aren’t our usual Saturday or Sunday morning breakfast. Usually its french toast or pancakes. But these happen on occasion (usually when we have had breakfast for supper that week) and I love them! Fun and Classy!     Crepe Trio Crepe Batter 1 cup flour pinch of salt 3 eggs 1 to 1 1/3 cups milk 2 Tablespoons melted butter   Combine ingredients in blender and blend until smooth and lump free. Let sit for a few minutes. Add more milk if the batter isnt really thin. (like the consisency of light cream), This can be made ahead up …