Slow Cooker Butter Style Chicken

Branching out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Wether it is trying a new fashion trend (No, not everyone can wear skinny jeans.) or talking to people you don’t know at a party (The weather is a safe topic…) or reading a book from a section you don’t normally pick from…

Chicken W/Sweet & Zesty Raisin Sauce

I have mentioned before that sometimes, you can find fantastic recipes in unusual places.  One of my favorite spots to search and skim for hidden ideas are product websites.  For example, the Land O’Lakes site is loaded with anything and everything you ever wanted to do with butter!  And did you know…

Sweet & Spicy Shrimp

I am pausing in the middle of my Back To School Series and my self proclaimed honey phase, to post this recipe.  We have ben devouring it at our house.  And I do mean devour, with no conversation and just the sounds of lips smacking and forks hitting the plates echoing off…

Carrot & Ginger Rice W/Lime

A year or two ago, a good friend of mine told me that even though she cooked all kinds of recipes from this blog, she spent the most time finding side dishes and new ways to cook vegetables than anything else.  This was kind of interesting to me and I thought about…

Baked Garlic Brown Rice

I have a confession to make. I’ve been holding out on you.  (Ooo…this is hard to say…) OK.  I’ll just type it really fast!  Sometimes I make food and I don’t blog about it!  Phew!  I’m glad I got that off my chest… In truth, its good food.  Food that you would…

My ‘Go To’ Sloppy Joe

One of the reasons I started blogging was because people would regularly ask me to pass along the recipes that I make all the time; recipes that were my ‘go to’ recipes because they were simple, straight-forward, and tasted good.  Well, BEHOLD!  This recipe is just that.  Classic and great using regular…

Fried Rice Scramble

Without really meaning to, I have been making some gradual changes to the weekly menus that I plan for my family.  Over the last several months, in the interest of time, money, health, and wanting to use up those items exiled to the bottom corners of my chest freezer, I have been making two meals a…

Mexican Rice W/Black Beans: Mexican Food and Marriage

There are certain compromises that everyone makes when they get married. For example, my husband folds his T-shirts a certain way and when our households merged, I was expected to comply with this strange, and to me, ridiculous, rule.  He in turn, hand washes all our knives separately and without complaint because…