Top 13 Recipes from 2013 & Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from the Chases

{Photo by Karinna Rachelle Photography} Good evening friends...It's a quiet evening at our house...2 of the boys are already asleep...the other 2 are watching "Tooth Fairy 2" (because it's the 'funniest movie ever because he farts out sprinkle dust'...SIGH!)...and our new boy dog is sleeping at my feet. {Anyone have a daughter or girl dog I could borrow?!? I'm drowning in … [Read more...]

72 Reasons Why I’ve Been MIA Lately


Behind the scenes peak. So this is my June 2012 photos folder for the blog in Photoshop. The only food I've taken photos of in all of June were these Chicken Pineapple Kebabs. And I'll confess that Steve assembled them and cooked them. And I just took the photos. So why haven't I been cooking? There's really only one reason that a food blogger (who really really really … [Read more...]

Chicken, Pineapple, Pepper Kebabs


This weekend I was really craving some teriyaki kebabs...I knew I had the canned pineapple (new coupon out for and use with $1 sale for $.50 cans!), the chicken and we had a few peppers in the fridge that we didn't use last week. So I thought teriyaki kebabs would be perfect. I figured I had some teriyaki sauce on hand...because I usually keep some, "just in … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Goulash – $5 Dinner Challenge

Slow Cooker Goulash

Last week I decided to tack onto my batch cooking plan...doubling up on browning some ground beef. I ended up doing spaghetti for dinner one night and saved the other half of the beef I ground. I thought I'd use it later this week or next week...but ended up making this goulash over the weekend. I had all the other ingredients on hand...and it was perfect for a chilly, dreary … [Read more...]