Bacon and Mushroom Mac n Cheese and a Mac n Cheese Tip From Our Mom
Appetizers / Cook / Dinner / Lunch / One Pot Meals / pasta

Bacon and Mushroom Mac n Cheese and a Mac n Cheese Tip From Our Mom

Okay, I know, it’s from a blue box, but even pre-packaged foods can  be elevated and made more nourishing with some imagination and a handful of stuff from your fridge.  Today I had what was left of some sad looking mushrooms and a few strips of bacon, all of which had to be eaten.  Enter … Continue reading

Homemade Smoked Turkey Breast Lunch Meat
Chump Change / comfort food / Cook / Dinner / Grill / Lunch

Homemade Smoked Turkey Breast Lunch Meat

Packaged lunch meat is one of our country’s modern conveniences.  Not too long in the distant past, leftover meat, the star of the noonday pause, was replaced with a shiny-packaged, pre-sliced and vacuum sealed convenient version of its former self.  But if you carefully examine the price of what you pay per pound, you can … Continue reading

Togo’s Chili Cheater Recipe
Cook / Crock Pot / Dinner / Lunch / Main Dishes / One Pot Meals / Side Dishes / Soups

Togo’s Chili Cheater Recipe

Many years ago, my husband worked for the sandwich chain Togo’s.  Although I’m sure the actual recipe is probably proprietary and locked in some vault somewhere next to KFC’s secret blend of eleven herbs and spices, he has come up with his own Togo’s chili cheater recipe that rivals the real deal.  Good on its … Continue reading

Caramelized Onion and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
Appetizers / Dinner / Lunch

Caramelized Onion and Mozzarella Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  Happy National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day! Whether you reside in the US or not, join us in celebrating the simplicity and yumminess of a grilled cheese sandwich. This recipe isn’t for a quick grilled cheese, only because I filled it with caramelized onions! Oh yes, I did!!! Ingredients: 1 medium onion finely diced (yellow, … Continue reading

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 2 – Chicken Taco Meat
Appetizers / Chump Change / Cook / Dinner / Hispanic / Lunch

Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers – Part 2 – Chicken Taco Meat

Those who loved Chicken Tortilla Soup Leftovers Part 1 are going to love this.  This is a good make ahead recipe for chicken taco meat that can be warmed and served as needed.  Best of all, I repurposed the Chicken Tortilla Soup Juice, leftover chicken breast and a few onions and tomatoes from the other … Continue reading