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…

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,…

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…

Potato Bar

This was a fun thing I created to entice my children to try something new….. Yes a potato.  I know you parents out there feel our pain.  There was a short time there where our children were fickle about what they ate.  So one day we decided to make some baked potatoes and lay out…

Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas

It is no secret, Mexican food is so good!  I am always trying to find my own variation to recipes.  This one I just winged and it turned out great! 1lb Ground or shredded Chicken 1 can of black beans drained and rinsed 1 can of Rotel drained 1ts Taco seasoning 1 small container of…

Tailgate Spicy Cheese dip

I grew up in a family that lived for football and nascar weekends.  So that means I was taught about tailgating food early in life.  This is a BIG staple for a casual social get together. You can always throw this in a crock pot and take it with you. Ingredients: 1 Can of Rotel (I…

Pecan Pie

Oh boy, do we love pecan pie in this house!  I love how easy this pie is to bake.  Not to mention it is just sooooo tasty.  I live in the south and this is one of the few southern staples that is liked by pretty much everyone.  My husband loves to put a scoop…

Cold Corn Bean Salad

This is a very easy and good side dish!  It pairs well with almost any meal.  We usually have it when we grill meals or with tacos.   Ingredients: 1 Can of Great Northern Beans 1 Can of White Hominy 1 Can of Light Red Kidney beans. 1 Can of Black Beans 1 Can of…