Monday, July 7, 2014

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

I'm back with a great dish I have been wanting to try forever, Chicken Parmesan Casserole!  This recipe was a cinch to make and so good!   

I have seen this recipe a number of times over the years and decided to try a version from  You can check out the great reviews here.    

With just a few ingredients and only minutes to throw together, dinner was ready in about an hour....winner!  It was gobbled up tonight, with only one serving left that my husband is more than happy to take to work tomorrow for lunch.  

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
Olive Oil
Minced Garlic
Hot Red Pepper Flakes
Spaghetti Sauce
Fresh Chopped Basil
Mozzarella, Shredded
Fresh Grated Parmesan Cheese
Garlic Flavored Croutons

Head to for the full recipe!


I cut my chicken breasts in thirds.  I've seen other recipes that cut the chicken into bite size pieces.

I decided to cover my casserole 10 minutes into baking because the cheese was starting to brown and I didn't want it to burn.  I have a brand new oven and I'm still getting used to it - I'm also getting used to cooking and baking in high altitude.   You may want to check your casserole while baking, to make sure your cheese doesn't burn.    

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hi Everyone!   

We made it Colorado and are slowly getting settled.  Moving is never easy, we are really missing our family and friends.  With views like this just steps from our front door, it has made it a little easier...

(Photographs courtesy of my very talented 17 year old daughter)

I'll be back soon...very soon, with recipes and lots more to share - PROMISE!  

Cheers!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Egg Free Chocolate Chips Cookies made with Cream Cheese!

Today is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and I could not let it pass without making a batch!  I am married to Cookie Monster after all!

We are still in the process of relocating - counting down the last couple of weeks until our big move to Colorado.  Over the last month, I've been trying to use up all the food in the pantry and things are getting pretty bare.  Tonight I wanted to make cookies the whole family could enjoy, so the recipe needed to be egg free and include ingredients I had in the house.  I found a great recipe on Jen's Favorite Cookies Blog - WINNER!!! The recipe called for cream cheese - CHECK - I had that!  The recipe also only called for 1/2 cup of brown sugar...whew, that's all I had! husband loved them and my girls said they were awesome and asked if I would make them again.  These will be the last homemade cookies baked in our home in Ohio, and will be the first cookies I bake in our new home in Colorado!  Thanks for the great recipe, Jen!

Egg Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • butter
  • cream cheese (real stuff, no reduced fat or fat free)
  • sugar 
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla
  • salt
  • baking soda
  • flour
  • chocolate chips (I used an entire 12 oz bag of Toll House semi-sweet choc chips)
Head to Jen's Favorite Cookies for the full recipe!  

I'll be back soon with new recipes once we're settled in our new home!
Thanks for stopping by! 

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Is Here!

Hooray for Spring!

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I'll be back soon with more recipes to share!  In the meantime, I'll be sharing some great recipes from Sweet Little Bluebird and my favorite food bloggers on my Facebook page and Pinterest!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

We're Moving!

I want to sincerely apologize for not having new posts the last several weeks - but I have a very good excuse...we're moving to Colorado!  All of my time has been spent getting our home ready to sell and all the work that goes into moving a family cross country.  Once things calm down here, I'll be back to posting on a regular basis.  Until then, be sure to follow me on Pinterest and Facebook, where I'll be sharing wonderful recipes from my favorite food bloggers!  

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Easy Raspberry Sauce (Jalapeno Popper Dipping Sauce)

With today being Super Bowl Sunday and all the jalapeño poppers being made, I thought I would share how to make quick and easy raspberry sauce, my favorite dip for jalapeño poppers!  This sauce is ready in under a minute! All you need - seedless raspberry preserves and water, that's it!  It's great over ice cream and pancakes, and wonderful for dipping jalapeño popper grilled cheese and monte cristo sandwiches!  

Easy Raspberry Sauce

In a small microwave safe bowl, take 4 heaping tablespoons of Seedless Raspberry Preserves and 4 teaspoons of water, mix well with fork.  Heat in microwave for 20-30 seconds, or until warm - adjust time depending on your microwave.  Remove, mix again and it's ready to serve.  Enjoy!  

For single serving - 1 heaping tablespoon of raspberry preserves and 1 teaspoon of water.

Grilled Jalapeño Popper Sandwich with Raspberry Dipping Sauce

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Tried and True - Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

If you are looking for a wonderful bowl of comfort food to get you through a winter day, or any day for that matter, look no further!  Better Homes and Garden's Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut Squash will warm you up in no time!

This recipe was shared by my good friend, Mrs. S, a few years ago.  I was lucky enough to score a bowl the last time she made it!  She was even sweet enough to take a picture for me to share with all of you!  I've made this once and it was amazing!  Mrs. S has made it several times (she always shares) and it always gets rave reviews - especially from me!  It's one of my all-time favorite stews!   

Aromatic Beef Stew with Butternut Squash

  • olive oil
  • stew beef (round or chuck) cut in chunks
  • onion
  • fresh ginger, peeled, minced
  • butternut squash (shortcut tip, buy it pre-cut in the produce section)
  • diced tomatoes (no salt)
  • tomato sauce (no salt)
  • low sodium beef broth
  • ground cumin
  • ground cinnamon
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • cooked whole wheat couscous
  • sliced toasted almonds
  • chopped fresh parsley
Head to Better Homes and Gardens for full recipe and directions.  Be sure to print extra copies, you'll need them to pass out to family and friends!  

Thanks for stopping by!