Category: Main Course

quick, easy and salmon

I don’t know about you but my schedule is so crazy right now.  There are some days that I don’t get home until  super late and I am hungry and The Hubby is super hungry.  To be honest I just don’t want to take a ton of time to fix …

a mac-n-cheese treat for all ages…

Comfort food is always a treat and when we were growing up mac-n-cheese & sausage was a a treat for sure.  Back then my dad was the master of mac-n-cheese.  He would make it on the stovetop with noodles, velveeta and cheese and we thought this was the best mac-n-cheese EVER. …

quick, skinny and oh so good fajitas

I have a confession (one I have made several times before, but it probably needs to be made again) I LOVE MEXICAN FOOD!  I am not overly picky…I love tacos, burritos, enchiladas but I especially love fajitas! I love that you get all the yummies that Mexican food has to …

ham, ham, beans & more ham…

Easter has come and gone, and if your refrigerator looks anything like mine it loaded with tons of leftovers.  I have some au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, pistachio fluff and of course ham…tons & tons of ham…so why not add some beans to the mix?   It never fails, …

smothered burritos

I just love the idea of anything smothered.  I mean I did grow up in the south where we have smothered pork chops, smothered beef tips, smothered chicken…really anything that will sit still we will smother if given the chance.  It just sounds so decadent and bad for you…but the …

Chicken with some Mexican flair

Spring break has started here in my part of the world and I know everyone’s calendar is booked solid wth super fun activities with the kids, & making a super delicious slow cooker meal is a perfect option for this week (or any week)…plus check back tomorrow for a 2nd …

get up & smell the bacon

Spring Break is here and that means it is time to relax, have fun and EAT…& I say lets eat some bacon!! There is just something so indulgent about bacon that makes you feel like your doing something a little naughty…and trust me this sweet & spicy version is a …

kicky shrimp on the grill

I love shrimp!  There I admit it…I L.O.V.E those cute little things!  Since I was a little kid I have always been a fan.  One of my earliest memories involves this favorite treat.  There was a restaurant in Houston that I loved, JoJo’s.  It was a family type of place that …

Orzo in the making…

Soup is a comfort food for The Hubby and I try to have it for him as often as possible…but in Half Baked Land it is already getting warm outside so I am not in much of a soup mood, until I remembered a recipe I have been waiting to …

chicken chili? yes, please

The Hubby LOVES chili.  He loves it so much the very first party we ever had as a married couple (over 10 years ago) he made chili for 30 people with all the toppings…and everyone loved it.  Ever since then we have been making chili for lots of get togethers …