Cheddar Chicken

This is a huge favorite here at our house. So much better than any chicken nuggets you can buy also. My kids love to eat them with ranch dressing. Continue reading “Cheddar Chicken”

Pumpkin Honey Pancakes

This is a brand spanking new recipe in our house! It came about after I made some Pumpkin Muffins for our Pantry Challenge week. I was trying to use up some of the frozen pumpkins I had in the freezer. My 3-year-old fell in love with them and he insisted that on Thursday, Pancake day, we needed Pumpkin Pancakes.

He was up bright and early Thursday morning to help Momma. We made our basic Pancake recipe and then added the pumpkin. Added a little spice and it needed to be sweetened so he suggested some honey. (Yesterday was Winnie the Pooh day and we know what he loves to eat.) Below is the recipe that we came up and they were delicious! Continue reading “Pumpkin Honey Pancakes”

Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken

This is a family favorite. I wasn’t too sure about it when I first made it several years ago but my oldest son fell in love with it. We usually eat it over a bed of rice but you can also eat it over noodles. Continue reading “Crockpot Cream Cheese Chicken”

Popover Pizza

This is a favorite of my second oldest. It is pretty simple to make and you can add a variety of meats and/or toppings to it to make it even better. I usually serve this with a simple salad to complete the meal. Continue reading “Popover Pizza”

Chicken in a Biscuit

This has been a winner since the first time I made it here. It is fairly simple to throw together and sometimes I let the kids help with rolling up the ‘biscuits’. I think the first time I saw this was on a TLC show. Continue reading “Chicken in a Biscuit”

Poppy Seed Chicken

This is a recipe from the Real Mom Kitchen Cook Book although we have made some slight alterations to it, This is so easy to make and everyone really loves it. I normally double the recipe for my family and we rarely have leftovers! We usually eat it over a bed of rice with a side of green beans. Continue reading “Poppy Seed Chicken”

Peanut Butter Bites

I don’t remember where this recipe came from but peanut butter and chocolate are almost always winners here. The kids have fun rolling the balls and dipping them in the chocolate. Eating them is lots of fun too 🙂 Continue reading “Peanut Butter Bites”

Taco Ring

This is a great meal that works well for parties and get togethers as well. I need to start making two of these as it disappears really quickly around here.

There is a link to the original recipe below.

Taco Ring


Taco Ring:

  • 1 lb lean ground beef, ground turkey, or ground pork
  • 1 package taco seasoning mix
  • 1 c shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 T water
  • 2 – 8ct packages refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 medium bell pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 3 cups lettuce, shredded
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup pitted ripe black olives
  • sour cream
  • avocado, chopped


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Cook ground meat in large skillet over medium heat until no longer pink; drain.
Remove pan from heat.Stir in taco seasoning mix, cheese and water.
Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles.
Arrange triangles in a circle on pizza pan or cookie sheet with wide ends overlapping in center and points toward outside. (There should be a 5 inch diameter opening in center.)
Scoop meat mixture evenly onto widest end of each triangles up over filling and tuck under wide ends of dough at center of ring. (Filling will not be completely covered).
Bake at 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.

If you want to do something fancy, scoop out a bell pepper and fill with salsa and put into center of ring.
Add your toppings to top of ring and finish with more shredded cheese and sour cream.

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake

My kids love pizza but with so many kids it can get rather expensive. This is a treat they like and it doesn’t cost me an arm or a leg to make. Add a salad to make it a filling meal.

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake


  • 3 1/3 c. Original Bisquick™ mix (from a 2 lb 8 oz box)
  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 jar (14 oz) pizza sauce
  • 1 package (7 oz) sliced pepperoni
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, or the pizza blend


Preheat oven to 375°F.

Spray 13×9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray.

In a medium bowl, mix the Bisquick and milk until soft dough forms.

Drop half of the dough by spoonfuls evenly in the bottom of the baking dish (dough will not completely cover the bottom of the dish).

Drizzle about 1 cup pizza sauce over dough.

Arrange half of the pepperoni slices evenly over sauce.

Top with 1 cup of cheese.

Repeat layers with remaining dough, pizza sauce, pepperoni, and cheese.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown, biscuits in the center are cooked, and cheese in the center is bubbly.

Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

This is one of my favorite cakes! I love the combination of pineapple and brown sugar together. I set this up to have every year as part of our New Year’s dinner. We also have it a time or two during the year.

This can also be made in cupcake pans for individual servings. Continue reading “Pineapple Upside-Down Cake”

Red & White Pasta

This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks. It is a winner every time I make it although we have made a couple of changes to it.  Continue reading “Red & White Pasta”

Creamed Peas or Creamed Corn

I can remember loving these from an early age. My kids also love them, especially when poured over a helping of mashed potatoes. Yum! Continue reading “Creamed Peas or Creamed Corn”