Category Archives: Weeknight Meals

quick dinners

Pork Tenderloin with Orange Glaze

My family is definitely not as critical about homemade treats as I am… however, when it comes to dinner entrées, my four children are not easy to please. Ranging in age from 8-14 their taste buds are at various stages … Continue reading

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Roasted Garlic-Potato Soup {15 Minute Recipe}

I hesitated to share this soup with you because it’s sort of a cheat. However, I’ve already made the soup twice this month and it’s simply too easy & delicious not to share. It’s also cold here. Below freezing cold … Continue reading

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Corn Tortilla Soup

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My family had the pleasure of tasting this soup for the first time while attending a potluck celebrating the end of my daughter Isabella’s soccer season. So, I know that it both travels and keeps well in a slowcooker. Until … Continue reading

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Tortilla Soup via Vivian

It was definitely love at first bite with this soup. It’s warm & comforting, as spicy as you want and can definitely be described as a “soup that eats like a meal”… about as easy to make, but definitely healthier … Continue reading

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Chicken Divan

The back corner was left purposely without cheese for my daughter. This quick, easy week-night dinner is a family favorite – it’s also a perfect recipe for giving new life to left-overs (think Thanksgiving turkey). The main ingredients: chicken, broccoli … Continue reading

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Pizza Rolls ~ {100% whole wheat}

You’ve heard the saying, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover?”… Please don’t judge this recipe by the picture. These are so good that I didn’t want to wait to share this recipe.  (I added some-what better photos.) So,what are … Continue reading

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Hamburger Buns

Back to school already and I was just getting into summer-mode. *sigh~ I made lots of plans for this summer. The kids were going to have their beds made & be fully dressed and ready to go before 10am every … Continue reading

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Grilled Pizza {& Going Ovenless for a week}

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Wow… grilled pizza is good, really GOOD. And easy, oh so EASY…. and totally QUICK, and completely PERSONALIZED and I should have been grilling pizza years ago!!  So, what led me to finally try grilling pizza? The story goes like … Continue reading

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Pasta Sauce {3 Ingredient}

My family LOVES to eat pasta. We eat it every week; winter, spring, summer and fall. It’s the one meal that the 6 of us can agree on. Over the years we’ve gone from using pasta in the red package, … Continue reading

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Baked Chicken Strips – EASY as 1, 2, 3 (4)

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According to my teen, we eat “too” much chicken. As she ages, her palette is maturing – and she enjoys more “adult” style foods; aka “not chicken strips/nuggets”.  Even though I thought I was being clever when I served this … Continue reading

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