Entrees

Chicken Fried Chicken Dinner

Chicken Fried Dinner

The problem with making a good chicken fried dinner with steak, mashed potatoes, and cream gravy is that it is not an exact science. This type of cooking is something probably learned while standing beside your grandmother or your mom. Fried Chicken can be made with flour and milk or […]

Simply Maurie Kay

Taco Soup

This Taco Soup recipe is for those nights that you want something really easy to make! I use the word soup lightly because it isn’t soupy at all. I love to make this on cold nights and serve it with shredded cheese, Tostada chips, and some avocado. Taco soup is […]

Creamy Cajun Pasta

Cajun Pasta

This is possibly the most requested recipe from my seventeen-year-old and his friends. The recipe is easy to make! I have added an instructional video to show you just how easy! You can find variations of Cajun pasta, but my recipe has the perfect balance of spice and cream for a great pasta experience.

Mexican Pork Chops

Mexican Pork Chops

When I was a little girl my mother used to make Mexican Pork Chops.  They were always one of my favorites but I have not made them in years. Recently, I came across the recipe in my old recipe box and started craving them.  So, tonight I decided to make […]

Easy Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

Easy Cajun Parmesan Tilapia

The other night I got home late from a school event, and my family was starving! I had not planned, and I was in a big rush to get some dinner on the table. So – I went to one of my favorite 20-minute recipe which I call my Easy […]

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Just recently my mom called me to tell me she had pneumonia!  Scary, right? Well, after I made sure she was taking care of herself, my next thought was to make her some chicken noodle soup.  So, I made up a pot full and took it to her. This is […]

Easy Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Ziti

To me, this Easy Baked Ziti is an example of how cooking doesn’t have to be complicated.  When I was cooking every day in the restaurant I loved it, but when I was at home with no sous chef and no dishwasher (my husband always complains about the number of […]

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

This chicken and spinach lasagna dish happened because I had a bag of mozzarella cheese leftover in the fridge and had no idea what I was going to use it in. We already had my homemade pizza a few nights ago, and I didn’t feel in a baked ziti mood […]

Chicken Pot Pie From Scratch

Chicken Pot Pie

How about some Chicken Pot Pie?  At the restaurant, Sunday lunch was huge, and one of the most popular menu items was the Chicken Pot Pie.  Made from scratch and served on top of my scratch buttermilk biscuits, it sure does hit the spot.  We call this “southern comfort food” because […]

Steak Dinner with Cream Suace

Beef and Cream Sauce

Recently, my husband (Jim) and I celebrated 33 years of marriage. Our children treated us to a home-cooked steak dinner, and we ended up with leftover steak, which was almost as amazing as 33 years of marriage! So, I made a cream sauce and some potatoes to go with the […]