Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli and Rice Casserole

I swear that dinner this week has been the last thing on my mind. As convenient as digging into my growing Freezer Meal selection for December would be, I know I am going to appreciate that way more in December.

This casserole is easy and quick to put together and might very well be a new addition to your comfort food list this coming winter season!


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Buffalo Chicken Chili – In the Crock Pot

I’ll admit, I was a little bit leery about making this.  Chris isn’t always the biggest fan of anything cooked with cream cheese in it but I needn’t have worried about it…. both he and Dillon were big fans of this chili!

I saw a recipe for this a while back in some magazine and thought I would try a batch from what I could remember and what I thought would taste good in it.  It is a sort of throw everything in the crock pot and let it cook sort of meal which is perfect for busy days!

The newest addition to the comfort food roster!



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Hamburger Hash – in the Crock Pot

No, this isn’t really a summer recipe, but it is nice to just throw something in the crock pot earlier in the day and know you will have a delicious dinner waiting for you when it’s time to eat with minimal effort on your part.

This quick and easy dinner makes for a good stick to your ribs, comfort winter time food but it was just as good on a cooler day this time of year!



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Our Baked Macaroni


I will admit, this is not a fancy dinner.  I was having a bad “head” day yesterday and really wanted some good ole comfort food, and this is it for our family…. well, that and my Potato Soup lol. (I will have to make that and post it as well!)

In our family, this has to be one of the most requested “birthday” dinner meals, even from when I was a child!.  And it has to have Double Tomatoes according to Chris, my husband, and chief guinea pig lol.  He loves it too.  He and Dillon, my son, will usually say “Baked Macaroni again?” but then never fail to clean (and almost lick) their plates each and every time.

Now just last week Kim and I were discussing options for adding things to this recipe to test out but I just couldn’t bring myself to alter from our tried and true method…this time!

I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as we all do!

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My Lasagna Recipe

This is an easy, well loved family recipe (Just ask Kim, it is one of her favourites).

The key ingredient to my lasagna is using Fresh Lasagna noodles.  None of the hard, boil forever noodles.  Not that they aren’t good, especially if you are in a pinch, they just aren’t anywhere near as good as when you use fresh pasta!

Below is my step by step recipe for how I make lasagna, and I can tell you that it doesn’t last long when it comes out of the oven!


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Salisbury Steak


I sort of borrowed part of this recipe from Kraft’s Easy Pleasing meatloaf recipe ( and then made it my own.  Then I added a quick “Salisbury” gravy and we had a Salisbury Steak recipe that my “boys” love!

It is very easy to put together and freezes very well.  I usually make 4 patties from 2 pounds of ground and I generally use 1 pound of lean ground beef and 1 pound of ground turkey instead of all beef.  It’s better for them and doesn’t affect how it tastes at all… it probably makes it taste better… but you can use 2 pounds of ground beef if you prefer!


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