Fast Fajita Salad

Grilled Fajita Salad

When trying to eat healthier, salads are a “Go To” option, but why is it that salads always taste so much better at the restaurant? The ingredients are the same, but there’s something about enjoying without having to chop, dice, mix etc. Restaurants fill the salad bowl with a variety of creative ingredients, so I […]

Mexican Style Pot Roast

Mexican Roast

Our family loves roast. I love roast. I love the multiple meal possibilities that come from a huge roast and dream of the C.O.S.T. (Cook once, serve twice) meals that can be made from doubling up that roast. (Is love an appropriate verb to use for meat?) With all those multiple meal ideas comes the […]

Whip It Up Quick Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Too easy Lasagna @10MinuteDinners

With five children, four of them teenagers (3 big boys), feeding this crew dinner, and actually filling their bellies so they aren’t reaching for a cereal bowl at 10pm, is a full time job. Rarely does it work (the not reaching for cereal part), so I have kind of given up on that, but one […]

Terribly Terrific Taco Ring

Easy Taco Ring @10minutedinners.com

Jostling around, I worked the room. Yes, with new born babe carefully snuggled on my back, a cheese grater in hand, and a Pampered Chef Round baking stone underneath me, I shared with ladies far and near my love of all things “Rings.” No, not diamonds, even though I hear they are a girl’s best […]

Mini Biscuit Meatloaves (& tons of variations)

Mini Biscuit meatloaves

Long before that Extreme Couponing show came into existence, I have been a couponer – a Realistic Couponer.  One who uses that kind of food savings to benefit my family, but not one that goes overboard. With five children, four of them teenagers, it’s important for me to stay on top of my Grocery Guru […]

Dump & Run Taco Soup

easy taco soup

For years, this easy taco soup recipe has been a staple in our home. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most requested recipe by our kids, and the fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together makes me “Mother of the Year” quite often. They don’t need to know just how simple […]