Ham & Gravy Potatoes Au Gratin

I had a lot of gravy leftover from dinner the other night and I wondered how it would go if I used it instead of the white sauce in potatoes au gratin. It was a hit! Any gravy will work, but this time I used roast chicken gravy. 2 lbs Potatoes; peeled & thinly sliced ¼Continue reading “Ham & Gravy Potatoes Au Gratin”

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

Andrew and I went to a German butcher last weekend and they had jalapeño cheddar burger patties that really intrigued us. They were $6.50 a burger, so I wanted to see if I could recreate them just a little cheaper. I made some everything bagel seasoning buns to go with them. They were really delicious!Continue reading “Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers”

Creamy Italian Chicken Thighs

 I wanted to make an Italian chicken dish that didn’t have much dairy in it. This really hit the spot! I made cinnamon candied carrots, sautéed mushrooms and green beans to go with it. I got a thumbs up for dinner! Chicken: 5 large Bone-In Skin-On Chicken Thighs 1 stick Butter; softened ⅔ teaspoon DriedContinue reading “Creamy Italian Chicken Thighs”

Sweet & Sticky Chicken Drumsticks 

I found a really good deal on chicken drumsticks so I snagged a pack. The meat was so incredibly tender and delicious! This recipe would also work great with chicken thighs or wings.  Chicken: 4 lbs Chicken Drumsticks 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice 1 teaspoon Turmeric 1 Tablespoon Smoked Paprika 1 teaspoon Ancho Chile PowderContinue reading “Sweet & Sticky Chicken Drumsticks “

Cajun Fried Cabbage Soup

This soup was a hit! It’s low carb and packed with vegetables. You can use chicken or turkey instead of ham if that’s your preference. Definitely adding this to my go-to winter soup recipes! 1 Tablespoon Bacon Grease 1 large Onion; chopped 1 cup Carrot; sliced 4 cups Cabbage; shredded 1 cup Zucchini; chopped 1Continue reading “Cajun Fried Cabbage Soup”

French Onion Chicken Skillet

French Onion Soup is one of those dishes that I didn’t like as a kid but I love it now. It sounded really good for dinner, but I also wanted chicken. French Onion Chicken Casserole, it is! You can make the caramelized onions in a crockpot or InstaPot if you don’t want to babysit themContinue reading “French Onion Chicken Skillet”

Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake

I love this dish! It’s easy to make, quick and packed with flavor. I originally made it with kielbasa that I rendered in the oven until crispy, but my husband was adamant that it would be way better with shrimp. Wouldn’t you know it, he was right! I had some leftover country style gravy thatContinue reading “Cajun Shrimp Pasta Bake”

Chili Smothered Twice Baked Potatoes

Anyone ready for a carb load? The red and green make it festive and Christmasy! These were a major success with Andrew polishing off half the batch in record time. Chili: 1 ½ lbs Ground Turkey 1 cup Zucchini; cored & chopped ½ cup Red Onion; chopped ½ cup Yellow Onion; chopped 1 cup BellContinue reading “Chili Smothered Twice Baked Potatoes”

Rigatoni with Turkey Bolognese 

I love bolognese sauce! I normally add different veggies to it to up the vitamins and fiber. Zucchini’s a favorite of mine, but I didn’t have any on hand. My grandma makes her sauce with black olives and it is so stinking good! • 1 lb Ground Turkey • ½ lb Italian Sausage • 1Continue reading “Rigatoni with Turkey Bolognese “

Cheesy Bacon & Broccoli Stuffed Chicken

This is absolutely delish! It uses humble ingredients, but packs a ton of flavor. If you’re not a fan of broccoli then asparagus, green onions and zucchini make great alternatives. Or, you can omit the veggies altogether and make it a cheesy masterpiece! Chicken: 4 large Chicken Breasts Salt and Pepper to taste ½ cupContinue reading “Cheesy Bacon & Broccoli Stuffed Chicken”