Easy Casserole Recipe

This casserole is ultra easy! I mean it, I have no idea how anyone would mess this up. I’ve changed it up and added broccoli or peas, even chopped up celery with the onions. You can add sour cream if you want, you can even mix up the soups. Don’t have beef on hand? Not a problem, use either turkey or chicken. It’s the go to casserole for leftovers and a no fuss what so ever kinda recipe you don’t want to lose. My kids like this no matter how I make it, and that’s a winner right there.


1 tablespoon oil

1 onion chopped

1lb ground beef

1 package of wide egg noodles (16 ounces)

1 cup or one can of mushrooms (rinsed and drained)

1 can of condensed cream of mushroom soup (or any other condensed soup you have on hand)
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Dill Pickle Tartar Sauce Recipe

We love fish in our house and we try to have it once a week. There’s never left overs, and rarely do I get seconds. My kids eat it so fast I’d be lucky to finish my own plate before they are already asking for more.

An easy way to change up fish in our house is trying different sauces to go along with it. It’s easy to make Tartar sauce, and really all you do is add things in there till it’s to your liking. The basic tartar sauce is mayo, mustard and some sort of juice, whether it be lime or lemon, even pickle juice. Your seasoning is hot sauce or pepper or capers. All you would do is mix it up gently and chill it before you serve. Pretty easy to dress up some fish and each time you make it you can spice it up to what you want that day. This is one of my kid’s favorites.

Dill [Read more…]

Pear Upside Down Cake Recipe

I love making this cake, it’s easy and my kids always enjoy it no matter which fruit I choose to make it with. Whether it be pineapples, apples, apricots even or pears, this cake is sure to please! There’s never been left overs so don’t ask if it keeps well, we’re lucky it lasts fifteen minutes after it’s pulled from the oven. This is the basic recipe for Pineapple Upside Down cake, so if you want the pineapples, just sub the pears and add maraschino cherries along with pineapples slices. Just don’t count on having leftovers!

Pear Upside Down Cake

2 tablespoons butter

1/3 cup packed brown sugar

2 ripe pears, sliced

1 1/3 cups flour

2/3 cups sugar

2 teaspoons baking powder

2/3 cup milk

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350F

In a round cake pan (9 in) or even a 8×8 square pan melt the 2 tablespoons butter. Simply place it in the preheated oven at 350 and wait till the butter melts. Take the pan out and stir in the 1/3 cup brown sugar along with a tablespoon [Read more…]

Spinach Quiche Recipe

This is a very versatile recipe. You can add pretty much any vegetable you want and it will come out great. My favorite thing to do is use up left over vegetables, this way I’m not wasting any food but we’re also not eating the same old thing. I cook this in a cast iron skillet but you can transfer the mixture into a pie pan or even a baking dish.

Spinach Quiche

2 teaspoons olive oil
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/4 cup chopped onion
6 egg whites
3 eggs
2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil
1/3 cup shredded cheese of choice
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350F.

*if using a pie pan or baking dish grease it

In a skillet heat the oil. Add onions and cook till just see through. Add mushrooms and spinach. Cook till spinach is wilted, it should only be five minutes tops if that at [Read more…]

Apple Bread Recipe

My kids go nuts over this Apple Bread! It makes a great afternoon snack or even a weekend morning treat. It’s moist and bursting with fresh apples but not too sweet.

My favorite thing about this bread is, it’s diabetic friendly. There’s no added sugar to this, the sweetness comes from 1/4 cup apple juice, and the apple itself. Other Apple breads usually ask for a whole cup of sugar! We can all use a little less sugar in our day, so this is a wonderful bread to make. It’s delicious and quick. You can also add chopped up pecans, or walnuts to this if you wanted (about 1/4 cup) .

This is made with cranberries for added flavor!

Ingredients for Apple Bread

1/4 cup raisins
1 egg
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 cup white flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
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A&P Supermarket- Meal Planning with #Cbias

So now that the hubby is back to work all day and I am working from home, it is time for me to start making some dinners. This is a daunting task indeed. I have never cooked- I know. Don’t laugh. I cook on occasion, but not daily, no mean planning, etc- and I have no idea what I am doing.

He has always been home before me, and he likes to cook, sooo…..He tries his best and makes good food, most times, everyone has an off day or 2. Now its my turn to step up to the plate and I have no idea where to start. I want to make meals that are easy, delicious, nutritious and will get everyone’s seal of approval- even the biggest of critics the husband! (UGH. he’s such a brat.)
A&P is here to help me out a bit. A& P supermarkets are everywhere in my area, so finding a well stocked store is very easy and always convenient. Most of them are also 24 hours, which I LOVE.

Before my big trip to the store, I always do as Santa does: made a list, checked it twice. After that compare the list to the circular we get in the mail and to our coupons and figure out what we are getting in addition to our meal ingredients. Oh I forgot, we are making an American classic- Tuna Noodle Casserole. Can’t mess that up, right? Please? LOL.

Here is the recipe we are using:

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regular or 98% Fat Free)
1/2 cup milk
1 cup Frozen Sweet Garden Peas
2 cans tuna, drained
2 cups medium egg noodles, cooked and drained
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
1 tablespoon butter, melted

  • Heat the oven to 400
  • Vegetable Medley Pasta Recipe

    This pasta recipe is super easy. The best part about it is you can change it up however you want. I like tossing in different vegetables whenever I make it. Spinach one night, next time broccoli, maybe peas and carrots. Don’t have any of those on hand? Have asparagus? Add that in! Really simply, really quick and let’s not forget the kids love it too.

    Vegetable Medley Pasta
    2 cups dry whole-wheat bow tie pasta

    1 tablespoon olive oil

    1 teaspoon garlic minced
    16oz of vegetables. – This can be a frozen bag of peas and carrots, frozen broccoli, fresh asparagus or spinach
    2 cups chicken broth low sodium or homemade,
    2 tablespoons cornstarch
    1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley
    1 teaspoon lemon zest
    1/4 teaspoons pepper
    Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile heat the olive oil and garlic over medium heat in a large sauce pan. Cook until [Read more…]

    Quick Dinner Rolls- Recipe

    This recipe is pretty fun to make with the kids. It looks like a biscuit, cooks fast like a biscuit, yet isn’t a biscuit at all. It’s called a Quick Dinner Roll. You can whip this up in under twenty minutes and serve it along with dinner not ten minutes later. Fast enough for you?
    Not only is it quick to throw these rolls together, they taste great and all you really need to know how to do is mix. It’s that easy! Have the kids help mixing it up and drop spoonfuls into muffin tins for a really quick addition to the dinner table.

    My kids adore them so much I always make two batches!

    Quick Dinner Rolls


    1 package of active dry yeast