Mexicorn Chicken Casserole


It has been awhile since I posted a dinner recipe, but this one is a winner!  I posted a great recipe for Creamy Mexicorn Risotto Yesterday that was based on a recipe that green giant sent me. I also happened to make this yummy Citrus Chili Chicken in my crockpot at the same time.  So […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Penne with Chicken & Asparagus

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I feel like a mess lately!  There just aren’t enough hours in the day to do it all.  I think I am running in so many directions that I just don’t have time to focus my energy on one thing for long.  So when I find a recipe for a quick, nutritious meal that I […]

Turkey Pot Pie Pockets


Ok, let me see if I can stop smiling long enough to type this.  Pillsbury invited ME to help them host their Pillsbury Rookie Bake Off Challenge this year.  Yep…me!  I think I have been smiling for weeks about this one. Basically they are looking for people to come up with recipes that are 5 […]

Honey & Hot Sauce Chicken Strips

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I am always looking for kid friendly meals that will please the whole family.  Let’s admit, there are only so many times a year you can eat chicken nuggets without turning into one.   So I figured I would experiment in the kitchen this afternoon.   I started pulling out some easy ingredients for a chicken dressing […]

Chicken Arroz Con Queso

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I originally posted this recipe as a side dish on Moms With Crockpots the other day.  The thing is, I wanted to turn it into a meal.  It was so good as a side dish I knew it could be easily transformed into a dinner.  I added 2 cups of cooked diced chicken breasts, but you could […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Taco Pockets


I am always looking for kid friendly recipes.  My children are my biggest food critics.  I can make the fanciest dinner and be so proud…just to hear, “Do we have any chicken nuggets? I don’t like this.” ~sigh~ This is one of the hardest tasks a mom faces. Finding a meal that the whole crew […]

Italian Sausage and Potato Roast

I am getting all in the Fall mood.  We are going Apple Picking this weekend, I bought burlap to make a table decoration, I am thinking pumpkins, and trying to get used to this cooler weather.  When I saw Italian Sausage on sale a Target this week I knew that this meal was on the […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Cheesy Chicken Empanadas (Revisited)


I am a busy girl this week.  My son turns 7 tomorrow and I have a party in the works for Saturday.  Birthdays are a big deal at our house so I have surprises and a cake planned for tomorrow and then the festivities Saturday.  Plus, I have all of my regular work that is […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Meatball Pizza Pockets


A Few Short Cuts started over 2 years ago to share simple, family friendly recipes, that use ingredients that are currently on sale in the store.  This week is a meal that does exactly that.  I think I love this Meal Deal so much because you can really prep ahead for a second meal with […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Stuffed Bell Peppers (Freezer Cooking)

School is starting soon for some!  My kids start back in a couple weeks.  I know I am going to be really busy for the first few weeks trying to get back into the swing of things.  So I am trying to make it easy on my self, and plan ahead. The best way for […]

Weekly Meal Deal: South of the Border Stuffed Chicken

I have about decided that Summer time is the worst time to save money on groceries.  The sales have been less than spectacular here, which is ok.  I have been so busy with the kids I haven’t had the amount of time I usually do to clip coupons and plan my trips. That is why […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Chicken Panzanella (revisited)

We got out of the house today and ran some errands.  I love the ease and slower pace of summer time.  This Chicken Panzanella fits right in.  With the bright fresh tastes of the tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese.  It is the perfect meal for the end of a long summers day! If it isn’t […]

Weekly Meal Deal: Grilled Lime Chicken Tacos


It’s getting hot outside.  Too hot to cook, too hot to do many things except for lay with my feet up watching the kids playing in the sprinkler. Target played right along with my plans this week by have a great deal on taco shells. I grabbed my ingredients and turned my hubby loose with […]