Chicken/ Tuna Noodle Casserole

My mom makes the best tuna noodle casserole in the world.   I still crave it. But hubby is not a tuna fan.   So I replace the tuna with chicken.   You can use either. You’ll need: 2 cans of tuna -or- 1 medium sized chicken breast-baked 1 can of cream of mushroom soup 1…

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Chicken Taco Salad

(stock photo) Chicken taco salads are a staple in our house!   You can serve these in any bowl but I love using my tortilla bowl makers for this. I no longer purchase frozen chicken.  It’s a waste of money. Kroger has fresh, juicy chicken breast at the meat/seafood dept for just $1.99 a pound. For…

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Turkey and Gravy, Oh MY!

This a favorite of my oldest daughter.  It’s comfort food at it’s finest.    So simple, cheap and great for a cold night. You’ll need: Bread 2 cans of turkey gravy Your fav mashed potatoes- whether that be from the Kroger deli, a box or home made (always homemade mashed potatoes in this house!) Turkey-…

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Pizza Stromboli

Quickest, most simple meal to make!!!   Great for a ‘no brainer’ dinner; super easy to take to a party and awesome when your teen has friends over!! For the dough: You can use a refrigerated pizza crust.  you can even use a loaf of the frozen bread. (Usually comes in a pack of 5)…

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Chicken Caesar Wrap

YUMMO!!!!    Awesome dinner night!   (Can you tell from all my exclamation marks that I heart chicken caesar wraps?!?)   (*stock photo of course) The beauty of Chicken Caesar wraps are: 1. It’s simple 2. It’s healthy 3.  it’s light 4. quick 5.  it’s damn good! I start out with simply baking a couple…

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Deluxe Chicken Nachos

     This is a super fun, super easy thing to serve while watching your fav football team (or in my case, favorite NBA- GO CAVS!) Sometimes, on a lazy night, we even do this for dinner.   You can make it this as small or as big as you like. I like to make…

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Beef pot pie

I have been making chicken and turkey pot pies for years.  Simple, inexpensive and filling.   Last night I attempted my first beef pot pie and I loved it.      The difference?   Chicken and turkey pot pies have more of a cream soup base so I was unsure about going for the beef…

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Sports and snacks

  I have a high schooler involved in sports and always on the go.   High school students involved in extra activities get up VERY early and have a very hectiic schedule. My daughter sometimes has practice at 5:30am before school and then again right after school.   It’s not unusual for her to be…

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Grilled Gourmet Sammys

Created some grilled cheese works of art this weekend. So good it would be illegal not to share.   Used sliced italian sliced bread for both sandwiches. 1st grilled sammy: Have some chicken salad on hand that needs to be eaten up? Chicken salad (your recipe or whatever you have on hand) Fresh mozzarella Fresh basil…

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All things potato!

We’re a potato family; we have some form of potatoes with dinner, at least a few nights a week.  And for my hubby, he insists on “real” potatoes. No flakes in a box in this house. But don’t we all get tired of going from mashed to baked? Here are just a few simple ways…

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