Salsa – Restaurant Style

Salsa – Restaurant Style Makes: 2.5 Quarts Ingredients -1 can whole tomatoes (I don’t drain mine) -2 cans Original Rotel -1 chopped onion -1 1/2 tablespoon fresh lime juice -1 bunch of cilantro, chopped (I cut off hard stems and leave the rest) -1-2 teaspoons minced garlic or to taste (I use bottled, it’s less…

Easy Spanish Rice – Only 5 ingredients!

Our family loves Mexican food and to go out to eat with a family of 5 it can be very expensive! We have found ways to eat what we love on a budget. This recipes pairs well with Enchiladas, our Carne Asada tacos, or Chicken fajitas. It’s very easy and hard to mess up! Enjoy!…

Carne Asada or Chicken Marinade -Tacos/Fajitas

  Being raised in California we had the opportunity to experience Carne Asada that was out of this world. Problem is that now we live in Georgia and good Carne Asada is hard to come by. After a bit of tweaking we finally settled upon a recipe that reminds us of home. Enjoy! Carne Asada…

Easy Bread Machine Rolls

Sometimes there is that spur of the moment idea… “Hey, I think I am going to make soup for dinner!”… then you realize.. “Geez, it would be great to have some rolls to go with it but I REALLY don’t want to go to the store”… this was so often the case for us. Not…

Zuppa Toscana Soup – Spicy/Mild Version

It may not be winter but sometimes you just crave a good soup to fill you up. We absolutely love the Zuppa Toscana soup from a popular chain restaurant but can’t justify driving the 30 minutes to get there. Here is our version we hope you enjoy! Zuppa Toscana Soup and Homemade Bread Machine Rolls…

Meaty Lasagna or Veggie Version

Forget the grab and bake frozen pizza when you can have ingredients for this on standby. Soo easy and flavorful! Meaty Lasagna The kiddos dug into it before I could get the picture, it smelled that good! Ingredients: 1 roll Jimmy Dean original sausage 2 jars your favorite pasta sauce (Mine is Ragu Garden Style,…

Salsa Chicken in the Slow-Cooker or Oven

Throw it in and forget about it! I love this recipe, it’s very flavorful! I’ll start it in the morning and it’ll be ready by the time dinner rolls around. If I’m short on time I will just bake it, very versatile! Pairs with my Easy Spanish Rice recipe. Salsa Chicken Ingredients: 4 – 6…

Hula Shredded Chicken with Pineapple in a Slow-Cooker

  A little sweet and spicy over a bed of rice! Hula Shredded Chicken with Pineapple Ingredients: 1 cup pineapple juice 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 2 cloves fresh garlic, minced 1 tablespoon grated ginger root (I used 1 teaspoon ground ginger instead) 1…

Pumpkin Pie with No Crust

  Pumpkin season is here!! I love this time of year! I’ve never been a fan of the crust that goes along with traditional pumpkin pies so I found and tweaked this recipe to suit me. It’s very easy to make, just remember to stock up on your 100% pumpkin now before the holidays! Pumpkin…

Baked Chicken Thighs with a Crispy Skin

I love this recipe because it can be put together so quickly AND the mere fact that chicken thighs are inexpensive. I paired this with some homemade mashed potatoes and sweet corn. Delish! Ingredients: 8 bone-in chicken thighs with skin cooking spray 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2…

Baked Penne with Ground Sausage – Easy Recipe!

  Healthy sized portions make this a must for a hungry family!One of my go to recipes for days that are super busy! Goes great with a side of vegetables like sauteed yellow squash or steamed broccoli! Ready in less than an hour! Baked Penne Ingredients: 1 roll Jimmy Dean Original Sausage (or substitute turkey…

Taco Casserole with Black Beans – Ready In Less Than An Hour!

This is very easy to put together and I love how you can play with the ingredients! Pair with my Easy Spanish Rice recipe for a quick lunch or dinner! Taco Casserole Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef or turkey 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce 1 cup salsa (I used my favorite for cooking, PACE…