Loaded potato soup, salad club & Biggest Loser recap

I made this last night and it is by far the best potato soup I’ve had. I’ve made it dozens of times over the years and I never get tired of it. It’s from Cooking Light Magazine. Click Here for the recipe This time I forgot to add the cheese in the soup and it…

Home made pitas!

I’ve made home made English Muffins, home made crackers, artisan bread, home made tortillas, home made pretzel rolls, but never have I made pita bread! Last week, my bother in law Jim sent me a recipe that he made for home made pitas. I thought I had printed out the recipe, but when I checked…

Crock pot chicken enchiladas

This is the first time I’ve made enchiladas this way, and I think I’ll make them this way again they were so good! I started with 4 frozen chicken breasts (boneless and skinless), an enchilada sauce packet, mixed with a can of tomato sauce. Cook on low all day. When I got home from work,…

Great lunch – Biggest Loser recap!

My niece Hannah – and my sister Biz. Even though it was drizzly and cold out today, lunch with my sister, Mom and niece Hannah was super fun! We had a great lunch at a Chinese restaurant in my town followed by some thrift store shopping. We love getting good bargains for things. We stopped…

Skillet Soda bread

This was my first try making soda bread for St. Patrick’s day – and it is SUPER easy to make, even if you’ve never made any kind of bread before. There is no kneading involved and no yeast! My mother-in-law always made this for St. Patrick’s day growing up and since she recently passed away,…

It’s my birthday!!

So far this month, I’ve had my wedding anniversary on March 11th (16 years!), 2 nieces birthday’s – Happy Birthday to Hannah (19!) and Sarah (18) and my son Paul’s birthday yesterday, and Biz and I’s birthday today! It’s a little bit of March Madness! 🙂 The picture above is from our first birthday –…

Happy 15th birthday to my son Paul!!!

Today is son Paul’s 15th birthday!!! 🙂 Actually the night I went into the hospital to have him, my husband and I were having a St. Patrick’s day party at our house. His due date was April 16th, so when my water broke, it was quite unexpected! Needless to say, we had to tell our…

Black rice

Have you ever had black rice? Me either until tonight. In fact, I don’t ever recall seeing it at the store before. I was in the rice section looking for quinoa, and the bag of quinoa they had at my local store was almost $7! I knew I could buy it cheaper at Trader Joe’s….

Chicken chili with hominy

I had a pound of Purdue Ground Chicken in my freezer that I hadn’t used in the last few weeks and I couldn’t decide what to make with it. I sometimes add it to pasta sauce, make chicken meatballs, add it to a stir fry. I was looking in my pantry to see what I…

Jenn’s breakfast skillet

I’ve made this breakfast at least 4 times in the last week and I’ll tell you why: It is mighty tasty – under 500 calories and it keeps me full for hours and hours! I don’t know if its the protein from the egg/egg white or what, but it takes me a long time to…