Aug 062016

My husband and I usually sit down on Sunday afternoon and do a rough meal plan for the week.  It makes it easier for me because it cuts down on multiple trips to the grocery store.  It also keeps us from saying “so… what do you want for dinner?” 15 minutes before dinnertime.

Ultimate Stuffed Shells recipe - pasta shells stuffed with cheese, beef, mushroom and olives

While discussing this past week’s meals I suggested maybe we do stuffed shells.  My husband reported that he didn’t recall ever having them.  That response sealed the deal for me, and I decided that stuffed shells would definitely be on the menu. Continue reading »

Apr 172015

Easy Family Dinner + Skillet Cornbread Recipe

Since marrying a southern boy I have been doing my best to learn more southern cooking.  One of the first things I made sure I learned was how to make cornbread, as he likes it with almost anything.  And because everyone said it was the “real” way to do it, I learned how to make a skillet cornbread recipe.

Easy Family Dinner + Skillet Cornbread Recipe

A homemade skillet cornbread recipe is great because it only takes about five minutes to mix up and then you toss it in the oven.  Then about twenty minutes later you have golden brown cornbread with those crispy edges and crunch bottom.  So, so delicious. Continue reading »

Aug 232011

I realized the other day that one of the things I enjoy most – cooking and baking – is one of the things that I rarely share.  So I’m going to change that!  Each Tuesday I’ll try and share (at least) one of the meals I’ve made that week.

My first recipe is one that hits three major themes that I think a lot of home cooks look for: tasty, easy and inexpensive.  My Mom would make this occasionally when I was a kid.  I wasn’t much of a fan of tomatoes back then so I didn’t really appreciate it at the time.  But one night after I was married I asked my husband if there was anything in particular he had been craving and he mentioned American Chop Suey – something his Mom had made, too.  So I called my Mom up to get the recipe.  I hadn’t made it in awhile but we had it for dinner last night.

Quick & Easy Dinners: American Chop Suey Recipe

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