Category Archive: Family Dinners

Mar 15

Pantry Sugar Cookie Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Bars

These bars are a snap to make with pantry ingredients. By using a cookie mix, you save so much time not having to sift and measure flour and all the other ingreidents that go into baking cookies and bars. Don’t get me wrong, I love baking from scratch. But, sometimes we are in a rush …

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Mar 07

Shortcut Meatball Pasta Bake

Weeknights can be hectic around many households. Sometimes we just need convenient foods but, we still want to feed our family healthy meals without spending too much time in the kitchen with all the other things that have to be done like homework and shuffling the kids here and there. I have found a few …

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Mar 02

How To Make Perfect White Rice

With these few simple steps, you will have perfect white or brown rice every time. I have tried many times starting with cold water. It just wasn’t the right texture. Then, tried with boiling water,  it came out perfect. Rice is so versatile, goes with almost any main meal. Try this easy method out and taste …

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Feb 23

Jazzed Up Canned Cream of Chicken Soup

Some days we just don’t have the time to make homemade soup. This is when we grab the can of condensed soup. I personally don’t really like the taste of most of the canned soups. I do like them in baked recipes. The one soup I have used in a few recipes is cream of chicken. …

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Feb 10

Roasted Seasoned Chicken Breasts and New Potatoes

This simple and delicious chicken dish is one I serve regularly for my family. It’s also a dish I serve at many holiday dinners. As easy as this recipe is, it also looks and tastes divine and is perfect for a dinner party or potluck dinner.  

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Jan 17

Crockpot Tuscan Vegetable Beef Barley Soup

Soups are a staple in my house. We have soup for dinner at least twice a week. And, that for every season. Especially when I make the soups in my handy dandy crockpot. It’s so easy. No fuss and always delicious. Here is our newest version of barley soup. This time I added beef. You …

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Dec 30

Chickpea Feta Salad with Red Wine Vinaigrette

Here’s a quick and tasty salad that I prepare regularly during the week for lunch or dinner. The chickpeas adds a nice amount of protein and fiber and the feta gives this salad a nice zing of added flavor. The dressing is also a quick recipe that keeps in the fridge for up to a …

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Nov 30

Crispy Baked Chicken Cutlets

Chicken is so versatile and relatively inexpensive. It’s nice to always find new recipes to make at home. I love this recipe because, not only is it delicious but, it’s fast, easy and healthy since it’s baked not fried. Perfect for a weeknight meal. Add a veggie and starch and you have a delectable dinner …

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Nov 29

Simple Baked Chicken Thighs With Noodles and Peas

This chicken dish is a great weeknight meal since it’s so easy to throw together. I buy the chicken thighs already skinned and boned so that saves time on busy nights. I used yolkless noodles for a healthier version with some frozen peas. In no time at all you have a delicious dinner your whole family …

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Nov 15

Simple Rigatoni with Light Creamy Tomato Sauce

This recipe has been a favorite for many years. I got the recipe from a friends mom. She is a fabulous Italian cook. Makes the most amazing dishes but, this one I find is the most simple and most delicious.  The subtle small touch of cream gives the sauce a velvety texture that’s just delectable. Try this soon, I bet you …

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