Stove Top and Slow Cooker Taco Soup Recipe

30 Minute Taco Soup Recipe

I am a compensated “Cans Get You Cooking” ambassador. This morning our family woke up to a picturesque winter wonderland. Since we're seriously considering moving to Florida within the next 1-2 years, I couldn't help but take in the beauty of everything around us covered in soft, white snow.  Living in Illinois for most of my life, it's something you tend to take for granted since it's part of every winter here.  This could very well be our last … [Read more...]

Maple Dijon Baked Chicken Legs and Potatoes Recipe

Maple Dijon Chicken Legs and Potatoes Recipe

During the cool, winter months in Illinois, I tend to utilize my oven and slow cooker the most for cooking meals. Stove-top skillet dishes are great for the summer and keeping the house cool but they don't always deliver the tenderness and concentration of flavors that only the oven can do. That's even more true when it comes to chicken. In my book, there's nothing more delicious than baked chicken legs. They're a favorite among the kids, mostly … [Read more...]

Dinner Made Easy | Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast with Kraft Recipe Makers

New England Pot Roast Kraft Recipe Makers #Shop

The first quarter of the school year is just about finished for our three kids. I'd like to think I've found my groove when it comes to managing our often very busy schedule. I still have those days, you know, the ones where you find yourself completely exhausted by the time the kids get off the school bus. On days like those, the last thing I want to do is stand over the stove cooking. I often know when a day like that is coming and plan ahead … [Read more...]

Feed a Crowd with this Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Shepherd's Pie Recipe

I am a compensated “Cans Get You Cooking” ambassador. This weekend we made our weekly stock-up trip to the grocery store. While there, I saw the canned veggies were on sale and decided to stock my pantry up with enough canned food essentials to last us several months. During the winter months we use a lot of canned vegetables because they make homemade cooking easy and the canning process locks in foods’ freshness. We can enjoy our favorite … [Read more...]

Supreme Pizza Pockets Recipe with Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Pizza Crescent Pockets Recipe

Dinnertime during the weeknights in this house can only be described as chaotic. Like many families with children in school, we face our own share of busy schedules from homework to football practice. Some nights I find that I have less than a half an hour to squeeze in a meal before it's time to get the kids showered and tucked into bed. On those nights I look into the fridge for products that are quick, easy and delicious. One of those … [Read more...]

Step by Step Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana Sandwiches Recipe |

When my husband and find ourselves incredibly bored, you might find us having morbid discussions. Not weird or creepy but more like planning strategies ... where do you want me to put your ashes?, will you remarry?, who will go first? ... semi-normal stuff. Sometimes we even talk about the last thing you would want to eat before you die. His answer changes often but for me, it's a big bowl of pitted black olives and the best chicken parmigiana … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas Recipe with Step by Step Photos

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

In the past, every time I've made chicken fajitas at home, the chicken always seems to come out dry. Rather than give up a dish I love because I can't cook the chicken right, I turned to my slow cooker. It never fails me when it comes to keeping meats moist. I'd probably cook every meal in the slow cooker if I could ever get up early enough to go to the store. But now that school is back in session, I'm enjoying my lazy, sleep in week … [Read more...]

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

Mexican Stuffed Peppers Recipe

I am a compensated “Cans Get You Cooking” ambassador. Now that we're finally getting some cooler evenings, I find myself itching to start using the oven again for meals. One of our long-time favorites is stuffed peppers. It's also a go-to recipe now that I've got an abundance of fresh bell peppers in my backyard garden. I don't like the idea of anything I've grown going to waste. We're very much apart of the 73% of Americans that throw away … [Read more...]

Tyson Project A+™ Program and a Skillet Chicken Lasagna Recipe for Back to School

Skillet Chicken Lasagna Recipe

I was compensated by Tyson Foods to produce this post. School started for our kids this week and with all of the usual duties I have as a mom, I'm also asked to volunteer at my child's school. Unfortunately, many of the volunteer opportunities aren't an option for me with our youngest child still at home. That's doesn't mean I can help in other ways. One of my personal favorites is through fundraising efforts. We always work hard to support our … [Read more...]

National Grilling Month Spicy Mustard Chicken Kebabs

Spicy Mustard Chicken Kebabs Recipe

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Pompeian Olive Oil. Did you know July is National Grilling Month? It shouldn't be a surprise since July is typically one of the hottest months of the year making it the best time to cook outside. In fact, we spend most of the summer months cooking our meals outside on the grill. The biggest problem we face is lack of variety. Our grilled meals all seem to rotate between hamburgers, hot … [Read more...]