Strawberry Shortcake the Easy Way


This was a great dessert to have while we were watching a movie.  Only took a few minutes to put together but was so good!!!


Strawberry Shortcake the Easy Way

Serves 4


4 cups sliced strawberries

6 tablespoons sugar

Whip Cream



Mix strawberries in a bowl with the sugar

Let stand about 15 minutes to allow the juice to form, stir often

Slice biscuits in half

Place the bottom half of the biscuit on a plate or bowl

Top with a spoonful of strawberries and whip cream

Place the top biscuit on the whip cream

Scoop another spoonful of strawberries with juice on top biscuit

Top with any remaining strawberries and juice



* You can use store bought or tube biscuits like Pillsbury Grands


Cheez-It Chicken


I had just enough leftover French Fried Onions from a Green Bean Casserole I had made earlier in the week to add to this Cheez-It Chicken.  It came out perfect!


Cheez-It Chicken

Serves 4


1 1/2 cups cheese flavored crackers, like Cheez-Its, crushed

1 1/2 cups French-fried onions, crushed

Salt and black pepper to taste

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut in half

3 tablespoons mayonnaise, may need more to coat chicken



Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Spray a baking dish with cooking spray

Mix Cheez-Its, French-fried onions, salt and pepper in a bowl

Set aside

Wash and pat chicken breasts dry

Scoop mayonnaise into a bowl

Coat chicken in mayonnaise bowl then press in the cracker mixture

Place chicken breasts on the prepared baking dish

Sprinkle remaining cracker mixture on top

Place a small pat of butter on each chicken breast

Bake in the preheated oven until the chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 35 to 40 minutes



French Onion Grilled Cheese


It’s National Grilled Cheese Day!  Here is a flavorful twist on an old favorite.  Make sure you get your grilled cheese today!


French Onion Grilled Cheese

Makes 2-3 sandwiches


1 tablespoon butter

1 cup sweet onion, thinly sliced

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/2 tablespoon red wine

Salt and pepper to taste


Italian bread

Swiss cheese

Softened butter for bread

Warm beef stock for dipping your sandwich


Melt butter in a medium skillet

Add onions and sugar, sauté over low-medium heat for 20 minutes

Add red wine, salt and pepper to the caramelized onions

Sauté for 10 more minutes and set aside

Butter each slice of bread

Place buttered side down on a large skillet or griddle

Add slices of cheese on each side

Place onions on one side of bread

When the cheese has melted put sandwiches together, remove from pan

Cut in half and serve immediately with a side of hot beef broth for dipping

Chicken Noodle Soup


Save the recipe for a rainy day, sick day or any day!

It was easy to put together and you probably already have everything to make it.


Chicken Noodle Soup

Makes 8 servings


2 tablespoon olive oil

1 cup onion, diced

1 cup carrot, diced

1 cup celery, diced

salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons dry ranch seasoning mix

4 cups chicken broth

1 (10.75 oz.) cream of chicken soup

8 oz. pasta noodles, uncooked

3 cups cooked chicken, chopped

1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 cup half-and-half

8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled


Heat olive oil in a large stock pot over medium-high heat

Sauté onion, carrot and celery until softened

Season with salt and pepper

Add dry ranch mix and cook for 1 minute, stirring until veggies are evenly coated

Add chicken broth and chicken soup

Stir together, mix in pasta and chicken, then bring to a boil

Reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes, or until noodles are cooked and veggies are tender

Stir in cheddar cheese and half-and-half

Cook for another 3-5 minute

Serve topped with crumbled bacon and enjoy

Antipasto Squares


I made this for a snack one night when we were watching a movie.  My husband kept saying how good it was!  This will be our go-to snack for movie nights!


Antipasto Squares


2 (10 ounce) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

1/4 pound thinly sliced ham

1/4 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami

1/4 pound thinly sliced Swiss cheese

1/4 pound thinly sliced pepperoni

1/4 pound thinly sliced provolone cheese

1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red peppers, drained, cut into thin strips

Fresh basil leaves, sliced

3 eggs

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


Preheat oven to 375 degrees

Unroll one package of crescent roll dough and cover the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan

Bake in preheated oven for 6 minutes, Remove from oven

Layer the ham, provolone cheese, Swiss cheese, salami, pepperoni, basil, and red peppers, on top of the dough

In a bowl, beat the eggs lightly, stir in the parmesan cheese, garlic powder and black pepper

Pour 3/4 of this mixture over the peppers.

Unroll the second package of dough, and place over the top of the peppers

Brush with the remaining egg mixture

Cover with aluminum foil, Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven

Remove foil, and bake another 15 minutes, or until dough is fluffy and golden brown

Remove from pan, cut into squares. Serve warm, or at room temperature


* Make sure the ham and peppers are drained well on paper towels before assembling

Chicken and Waffles


I have been making these for years. Such a great combination.  I hope you like it as much as we do!



Makes 12

2 cups Flour

4 teaspoons Baking Powder

1/2 teaspoon Salt

1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon

1 Tablespoon Sugar

2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar

2 Eggs

1 3/4 cup Milk

1/2 cup Oil

1 teaspoon Vanilla


Mix dry ingredients together

Add wet ingredients and mix well

Pour mix to preheated waffle iron. Do not overfill

My waffle iron takes about 6 minutes for a golden waffle

I mix my batter in a large measuring cup so it is easier to pour

Batter makes about 4 cups


Oven Fried Seasoned Chicken

Makes 4 servings

4 Skinless Boneless Chicken Breast

2 Eggs

2 Tablespoons Milk

1 Cup Flour

1 Cup Breadcrumbs

1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder

1 Tablespoon Celery Salt

2 teaspoons Italian Seasonings

2 teaspoons White Pepper

1 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1 teaspoon Garlic Powder

1 teaspoon Pepper

1 teaspoon Dry Mustard

1 teaspoon Paprika

1 teaspoon Ginger

1/2 teaspoon Turmeric

1/4 teaspoon Cayenne

4 Tablespoons Melted Butter


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Place a 9×13 baking dish in oven and preheat empty dish for 15 minutes

Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl large enough to toss the chicken around in

Stir together the eggs and milk

Dip chicken into wet mixture then coat well with dry mixture

Set aside until all pieces of chicken are coated

After pan has preheated, place butter in pan and let it melt

Add chicken pieces to pan

After 8 minutes flip pieces so they can also “fry” in the melted butter

Make for 8 minutes longer until the internal temperature is 160 degrees


Enjoy topped with butter and your favorite syrup

Cream Corn


This corn dish came out so good!  I will be making it again for our Sunday Family Get Together Dinner


Cream Corn

Serves 4


2 cups corn kernels

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup whole milk

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine corn, cream, salt, sugar, pepper and butter

Whisk together the milk and flour, and stir into the corn mixture

Cook stirring over medium heat until the mixture is thickened, and corn is cooked through

Remove from heat, and stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted



*To make heavy cream, whisk together 6 tablespoons milk with 3 tablespoons melted butter

Smothered Chicken Breasts #2


I served ours with a side of Creamy Garlic Pasta.  It was really good and I will be making it again soon.


Smothered Chicken Breasts

Serves 4


4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, pounded flat

BBQ Sauce

Lemon pepper seasoning

8 strips bacon, chopped

1 cup sweet onion, sliced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup shredded Colby Jack cheese


Marinate chicken in BBQ Sauce about an hour before cooking

Place bacon in large oven safe skillet and cook over medium-high heat, until evenly browned

Drain bacon slices on paper towels; reserve 2 tablespoons drippings

Cook onion, garlic and brown sugar in reserved drippings until onion is golden, about 5 minutes

Remove and keep warm

Sprinkle chicken with lemon-pepper

Cook the chicken breasts until no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, 13 to 15 minutes

Place bacon on each chicken breast half; top with caramelized onions and sprinkle with cheese

Place skillet into heated oven to melt cheese if needed

We enjoyed ours with a side of Creamy Garlic Pasta