Tofu, Black Beans, and Veggie Quesadillas

Say what you want about tofu, but to me, it is a blank slate of perfect protein. You can complain about it all you want, but you have to know how to handle it. In this preparation,  I added all the flavoring of chorizo with none of the sausage. I think I made one of…

Beef and Pork Chili

It is super cold here in the south! I made this a couple of days ago to help warm us up. We loaded it up with cheese, sour cream, crackers, and Frito scoops. Delicious! Ingredients about 1 1/2- 2 pounds ground meat (I used ground pork and chuck) 1/2 onion 1 can of pinto beans…

Beefy Mushroom Mozzarella Lasagna

Just an ordinary Monday using my fridge and cabinet without going to the store on the way home… Ingredients- No boil lasagna noodles, 1 pound ground beef, 1 container of sliced mushrooms, 1 large can of Italian diced tomatoes, 1 jar marinara, 1 mozzarella ball shredded, 1 bag of Italian cheese blend, and seasonings… Directions-…

Marinated Skirt Steak Fajitas

Hey guys! I made this the other night for a fast weeknight meal. Fajitas are always a hit in this house, particularly steak fajitas. You can use a skirt or flank steak for this recipe; whichever is on sale!  The veggies and toppings can be added to or changed depending on what your family likes….

Cheeseburger Quesadilla

Hey guys! Happy Sunday! Why does the weekend always have to go by so fast? For lunch today, I made these for the girls. They both have been sick this weekend, so I let them watch TV and have an indoor picnic. I made double hamburgers so I could have leftovers this week, so I…

Crispy Chicken Thighs with Squash and Peppers

Happy weekend! Man, this past week was rough! It was the first week of school here in Georgia, and it was super exhausting. But we made it (with a bunch of naps and early bedtimes)! I made this easy dish on Thursday night when the girls were at cheer practice. I had defrosted the chicken,…

“Fried” Chicken (in butter and wine)

Evening friends! I hope you are all doing well. My mom was awesome and took the girls to cheer practice so I could stay a little longer at work. Most of you already know that I am a teacher, but may not know that the first week of pre-planning is brutal. I was in the…

Summer Poppy Seed Salad 

Hey guys! I hope everyone had a great 4th of July! We decided to change it up and make something besides burgers and hot dogs this year. Instead I made two big pans of lasagna. I have made many different kinds of lasagna before on the blog, but these were pretty basic like this. I…

Crockpot Salsa Chicken Taquitos

Happy Saturday! The girls and I took a little trip to the Farmer’s Market this morning and got a few treats; blueberries, squash, tomatoes, honey, apple butter, purple potatoes, and some pork (kielbasa, pork butt, and bacon)! I got my delicious iced coffee and the girls got to pet a lot of really cute dogs….