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Chicken Paillard –  A Quicker Chicken Dinner Winner

Chicken Paillard –  A Quicker Chicken Dinner Winner

  “What’s for dinner?” That’s always the question, isn’t it? It’s like they expect to eat every day, right?   Would you like a one pan, quick as a flash way to prepare chicken? Yes? Good! I’ve got you covered, it just takes a trick …read more

Simple Polenta

Simple Polenta

      What’s delicious, easy to make and totally cheap? Polenta! Polenta is a versatile staple made from ground corn that can serve as an appetizer, side or main dish, for breakfast, lunch or dinner.   It can be seasoned to be sweet or …read more

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats – This’ll float your boat!

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats – This’ll float your boat!

  Be it carbs, gluten or calories – lots of people are trying to cut down on pasta Especially, my family. So, I’m always playing with recipes that give us all the familiar flavors of the pasta dishes we love, without the pasta. This recipe …read more

London Broil – Are you cooking it wrong?

London Broil – Are you cooking it wrong?

  The Ultimate Guide to Cooking London Broil   At least once a week I get an email that goes something like this; “My family loves a good steak but it’s out of our budget. When I buy cheaper steak, like London broil, it always …read more

The perfect autumn meal – Pumpkin Chili and Corn Bread Waffles

The perfect autumn meal – Pumpkin Chili and Corn Bread Waffles

  As soon as the chill of autumn hits the air I feel compelled to make soups. I drag “the big pot” out of the back of the cupboard and it stays handy until the end of spring. Usually, I’ll make some kind of soup, …read more

Budget Shepherd’s Pie

Budget Shepherd’s Pie

  This is how we’re dishing up comfort for under $2 a serving   Growing up as I did, with a very British mother, shepherd’s pie was regular fare at our dinner table.    But most memorably, it became a tradition that Mom would make …read more

Lasagna with a twist? Diva’s Meatless Mexican Lasagna

Lasagna with a twist? Diva’s Meatless Mexican Lasagna

  You know I love recipe mash-ups! I was thinking – what if lasagna and an enchilada casserole had a baby?   The answer – I’d eat it!    And so, I made it.   Imagine, all your favorite Mexican flavors, chili and cumin, hearty …read more

The Best Un-fried Chicken

The Best Un-fried Chicken

    Let’s compare, shall we?   Fried chicken – makes a splattery mess, you have to constantly adjust the oil temperature, and you have to stand there while you fry a few pieces at a time then keep the first pieces warm while you …read more

When In Doubt, Roast a Chicken.

When In Doubt, Roast a Chicken.

  In a world filled with recipes, it’s still every cook’s dilemma – what to make?   When you need something easy yet delectably delicious. Quick enough for weeknights yet fancy enough for company.   Absolutely elegant yet agreeably inexpensive … roast a chicken!   …read more

Tuna and Mushroom Tetrazzini

Tuna and Mushroom Tetrazzini

  Are you kidding? A canned tuna recipe good enough for company? Why, yes!   Spaghetti baked with a creamy, buttery parmesan sauce with flakes of tuna and sautéed mushrooms takes canned tuna to a whole other level of goodness.   This is not your …read more

Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

Quick and Easy Sloppy Joes

      This is the easiest Sloppy Joes recipe! Ready in 20 minutes – super inexpensive – and it’s SO good! The secret is the canned pork and beans, they add the perfect sweet tang that makes this recipe a huge hit. Tuck in …read more

Quick and Easy Meatloaf Muffins

Quick and Easy Meatloaf Muffins

      Want something quick and easy for dinner? Something crazy good? Here’s a delicious dinner, lunch or tasty snack the whole family will love- Meatloaf Muffins.   The best part? They’re ready from pantry to table in less than 45 minutes. The recipe’s …read more