Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

This is just a quick easy rendition of the classic Pot Pie.  Everyone in my family loves the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls so, I decided to make this recipe and it was a hit.  Even our picky eater loved it! INGREDIENTS 4 Chicken Breast (this amount should feed 6 people) 1/2 Chopped White Onion 3 tbsp Butter…

Sugar Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Cookies….. where do I begin?  I think I have finally perfected my sugar cookie dough.  Throughout this past holiday, I must have made over 6 dozen various cookies using several recipes.  I tweaked different ingredients until I came up with something my whole family enjoys.  I will say the extract makes all the difference and…

Poached Eggs over Spinach

We love poached eggs.  This is a very energizing breakfast meal.  It took me a while to perfect my eggs and I have a pretty fool-proof method of cooking them.  There is no need to add anything to the boiling water.  I was told “Add salt, Add vinegar, ect..” THINGS YOU WILL NEED: Large Soup…

Big J’s Cheesy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

When Josh and I started dating he would grill everything.  It doesn’t matter what it was he would grill it.  One day he decided he was going to bake us a casserole.  We went to the store and meandered around for what seemed like hours (I’m exaggerating) eventually he settled on a boxed chicken enchilada…

Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken and Brown Rice

A couple of years ago we decided to start eating healthier.  While most of the recipes we post are hearty this is more of what we eat on a daily basis.  It started with a simple boiled chicken breast, plain brown rice, avocado, and lime.  We have since tweaked it to be more flavorful! INGREDIENTS:…

Big J’s Cheese Steak Sandwich

It is no secret that we love steak in this house.  This is a dish we are very proud of and is quick and easy to make.  We drove through Philadelphia and HAD to stop at Pat’s and Geno’s. **These are 2 famous cheese steak restaurants** We were so excited because of all the hype…

Creamy Mac & Cheese

I love mac and cheese.  As a matter of fact… who doesn’t?  Well this is not a gourmet recipe.  I have tweaked it a bit but my mom used to take the block of velveeta and make the most delectable side dish.  I still remember the Thanksgiving she made a huge batch and dropped it on the…

Big J’s 3×3 Chili

My husband has absolutely mastered chili.  He refuses to even use chili powder anymore.  He likes to use fresh peppers to get that nice natural chili flavor.  It really does make a difference.  He has found a ratio that works very well together, he uses 3 types of beans to 3 types of meats.  Thus,…

Collard Greens

I honestly don’t know why I just decided to delve into the world of cooking collard greens.  It is such a tasty side dish.  Heck around here it is our new go to green! Ingredients: 6 Cloves of garlic minced 32oz Chicken Broth 1 yellow onion chopped 4-5 Dashes of Red Wine Vinegar 6 Dashes…

One Pan Garlic Pepper Chicken Pasta

This is just a good one pan meal.  Sometimes, I really just don’t want to do tons of dishes and being a family of 5, we pile dishes up.  I am not going to lie.  Cooking pasta like this kind-of made me nervous at first but it is super easy and flavorful. Ingredients: Chicken Breast…

Big J’s Chicken Soup

We love chicken soup on cold days.  When we are sick it is our go to comfort food.  This recipe is something that my husband makes a lot when the weather is cold and gloomy.  We usually make a large pot and eat on it throughout the day. INGREDIENTS: About 1 cup of chopped Celery…

Pulled Pork Tacos

We love being able to utilize left overs in our house.  You could always make pulled pork specifically for this meal but we usually use left overs (there is always an abundance of meat when we cook a whole butt).  This is fun because everyone can construct their own taco their own way.  It makes…