Spicy Sausage and Rigatoni Bake

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I’ve been getting requests for more casserole recipes on the blog so I’m going to deliver all week long! Yes folks it’s Casserole Week! All week I’ll be sharing some great casseroles and dutch oven bakes.  I’m starting with a simple Italian casserole that will please the spouse and the kids and won’t break the [...]

Reuben Sandwiches with Spicy Reuben Dressing

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We’re still saving money by using one large cut of meat for multiple meals throughout the week and I’m here with another “leftovers” recipe! Corned beef is usually an expensive cut of meat but this time of year it’s easy to find on sale, so buy yourself a great big one! I started off my corned [...]

Baja Pork Tacos with Sriracha Cream

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Budget week continues and I’m still using up that Mojo Marinated Pork Roast! Yesterday I shared a Cubano Sandwich with you and today I’m making pork tacos! I wanted to keep it simple and fresh since we’ve eaten two pretty heavy pork dinners and these tacos are perfectly light and so easy to make in hurry! [...]

Cubano Sandwiches

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It’s budget week! Whoop! Whoop! All week long I’ll be sharing recipes that will help you stretch that weekly grocery budget! I used to spend double what I do now to feed our family each week, and there were only four mouths to feed back in those days! My biggest mistake was spending way too [...]

4 Ingredient Baklava Cookies

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I just love love love Baklava… but making it is another story. I’m not sure why but I hate hate hate working with Filo dough. I mean I just can’t stand it! Which makes these incredible 4 Ingredient Baklava Cookies all the more greater! These were born out of frustration. I was trying to put [...]

Taco Stroganoff

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Here is a fast and easy dinner for the family! This Taco Stroganoff comes together quickly and tastes just like tacos, minus the mess! I found the original recipe over at The Recipe Critic, she used cream cheese to make her stroganoff meat sauce, I chose to keep it traditional and used sour cream. I [...]

Easy No Bean Chili

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A strange thing happened the other day, Julian requested chili on the weekly menu! Say what young boy? The kid that would rather not eat dinner than eat chili every time I make it. They never cease to confuse the hell out of me, at least once a day. After asking what he was up to [...]

Gooey Funfetti Cookie Bars

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Oh my garsh y’all! These damn cookie bars… I ate 1/4 of the pan before they had cooled enough for me to cut into them… with a fork… right out of the pan. Then told the kids I had to test them before I could serve them any when they noticed the huge corner missing. [...]

Teriyaki Chicken Skillet

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Ever since making the amazing Italian Lemon Chicken Skillet a few weeks ago I have been wanting to expand on the whole chicken and rice skillet idea, creating more flavor combinations. It was just such a simple and delicious dinner and I knew I wanted more options for in the future, this family gets sick and [...]

Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie

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Valentine’s Day may be long gone but it’s always a good day for a Strawberry Cheesecake Smoothie!  My latest recipe for Living Litehouse is a simple one that will help kick start your day! A few simple ingredients make up this fun and beautiful breakfast smoothie that I originally created for Valentine’s Day. I figured [...]

Triple Chocolate Banana Bread

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Ok so like I told you a few weeks ago in the Butterscotch Banana Bar post, we are still trying to use up these frozen bananas. I’m making a pretty good dent in them but everything I’ve made since those bars didn’t go over well. It all tasted like too much banana. Then I made [...]

Italian Lemon Chicken and Rice

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This is my new favorite chicken dinner! Oh my goodness this simple one pot meal tasted so darn good! I was weary of the recipe at first, it seemed a little too simple with only 5 ingredients but I was so surprised! This Italian Lemon Chicken and Rice comes together so easily and only takes a few [...]

BBQ Sloppy Joe Macaroni

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My kids love Sloppy Joes but the last time I made them was not so enjoyable. Suddenly the boys forgot how to eat. There was sloppy joe filling on the table, on the chairs, on the floor, on their clothes and I’m pretty sure a couple of meltdowns over the sandwiches falling apart… Yes meltdowns. [...]

Coconut Lime Chicken Thighs

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Today is a busy day. I’m kind of in freak out mode. I’m trying to get Jon and I ready for vacation (by the time you read this we will back all tanned and well rested… and a little hungover still), I have a TON of blogging to do (which means I have a TON of [...]

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

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I’m just loving the color pink this time of year, Spring is coming back soon and love is in the air. Pink just perfectly represents where my mind is at, happy and filled with love! Valentine’s Day is literally right around the corner and as soon as I saw these Pink Velvet Cupcakes I knew [...]

Strawberry Milkshake Cookies

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How is Valentine’s Day Sweets Week treating you so far? Hopefully you’re getting some good ideas for classroom treats, or made with love desserts for the love of your life! Today I’m sharing with you a simple dessert recipe that you can have ready in 30 minutes! It’s a little bit homemade with a little [...]

Homemade Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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For Valentine’s Day I’m showing my family how much I love them by no longer including chemical laden store bought foods in their diets. I vow to be a better mother and start caring about what we all ingest. It’s the responsible thing to do. Teehee, just kidding. I just thought making homemade Oreos would [...]

Butterscotch Banana Bars w/ Brown Sugar Icing

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This house is in banana overload mode! I keep buying them and nobody’s eating the damn things! My freezer is now FULL of frozen bunches of bananas. The kids are sick of banana bread, I’m guessing because they are sick of tasting banana, so I need to start finding ways to use these things up [...]

Guinness Beef Stew with Cheddar Herb Dumplings

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We had another cold week here in South East Texas, hopefully that’s the last one. Christmas is gone and I’m over the cold. We complain when there is frost on the ground… How did we ever survive living in Maine during this time of year?? We’ve turned into cold sissies and I’m ready for singing [...]

Sticky Jerk Chicken Wings

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Oh these wings… Oh man these garsh darn wings! They are so good! I love any kind of chicken wing, but these Sticky Jerk Chicken Wings take the cake. They take the cake and smash it into any other chicken wing recipe out there. This is my latest recipe for Living Litehouse and it’s is [...]

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad w/ Chicken

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I’m not a huge lover of peanut butter. I’d rather eat my celery plain, I’d rather have a ham and cheese sandwich, and I’m never one to dip my finger in the jar for a “just a taste”. My kids do though, I feel like I’m constantly finding peanut butter on their hands, signs of [...]