• Ranch Chicken Fajita Salad Wraps
  • Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Tatertot Casserole
  • Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup

Weekyl Menu Plans 4/14/14

Piggy Cake

What a week of excitement this has been! I got my stairs repainted! I love, love, LOVE, painting and these nasty things really needed a fresh coat. After several hand scrubbings the only thing that cleaned off of the staircase was the years of hand grime left on the railing by the previous tenants. It [...]

Ranch Chicken Fajita Salad Wraps

Ranch Chicken Fajita Wraps

My latest recipe for Living Litehouse focuses on making fun pub foods at home! I love going out and ordering fun salads and wraps, unfortunately budgets and diets don’t always work with pub menu items.   So I’ve made my own fun wrap/salad combo. Perfectly seasoned and marinated chicken is combined with fajita fillings, and a ranch [...]

Black Bean and Corn Enchiladas


I love some good enchiladas. After making a big batch of home made enchilada sauce yesterday I knew a casserole dish full of saucy enchiladas was in my future. Usually when making the dish I don’t put too much thought into it. Whatever veggies I may have laying around will make their way into the [...]

Enchilada Sauce

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Enchilada sauce is so incredibly easy to make and is well worth the little bit of effort required. If you’ve ever tasted homemade enchilada sauce you know how much better it is than the canned stuff. You actually taste the tomato, and spices used to make the sauce rather than just glopping some overly salted [...]

Tatertot Casserole

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This recipe is put to use when I’m feeling like a junk food casserole. Maybe I’m a bit hungover, maybe I’m sad and need to drown my sorrows in tatertots, maybe I’m just feeling like a naughty good treat for dinner… Whatever the case Tatertot Casserole is always a winner in my house, in my [...]

Homemade Cream Of Chicken Soup

Homemade Cream Of Chicken

Every night there are thousands of home cooks across the country making casseroles. Everyone love a good casserole. Meats and veggies combined in some sort of saucy goodness then baked until hot and bubbly. What’s not to love? I sure do love and appreciate not only the wonderful flavors from a good casserole but the [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 3/24/14

Chicken Fajita Wraps! My most recent recipe for Living Litehouse!

Another week, another menu…. Why oh why must my children demand I feed them every night? I’ve been kind of tired the last couple of days and really am not up for much cooking. Every night would be a pizza night if I didn’t have a conscience… I’ve decided to fall back on some old [...]

Perfectly Baked Meatballs

Perfectly Baked Meatballs

We celebrated the boys 4th Birthday this weekend. Being only weeks after a really big move (from Texas to Maine) I really did not have the energy to plan a big party or bake a big cake. Instead we had a weekend full of family fun exploring our “new” town and topped it all off with their [...]

Taco Casserole

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How many ways can you transform the taco? Turns out there are quite a few ways! Our new favorite dinner recipe is this Taco Casserole! Not only is it much easier to eat than a taco but it is better suited for these cold winter months. I’d much rather eat a warming hearty casserole when it’s [...]

New England Boiled Dinner

New England Boiled Dinner

A very popular winter meal up here in New England is a boiled dinner. Around St. Patrick’s Day all the fixin’s for a good old fashioned boiled dinner go on sale and cooks all over the North East pull out their big boiling pots. Being “new” to New England I naturally couldn’t wait to have a [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 3/17/14


What a week it’s been! I started work at my little part time coffee shop and loved it! I’ve worked for the company before but always in their bigger café location. This time I’m spending 2 days a week at the Roaster’s location.  How cool, a coffee lover working around roasting beans, packing up freshly roasted [...]

Old Fashion Chicken And Dumplings

Chicken And Dumplings

How do you make your chicken and dumplings? Until our first Thanksgiving in Texas I had always had the creamy soupy chicken bottom with biscuits dropped on top then cooked. Meh… Never my favorite. The biscuit bottoms always got too soggy for my taste so I never really made the dish. While in Texas my Mama [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 3/10/14

The Bes Beef Stew In The World

We made it to Maine! I am so excited to be settled into our new home and getting back to work! Our house turned out to be just wonderful and much more spacious than we imagined it would be. It definitely has that old home “quirkiness” to it but it isn’t anything we can’t handle! [...]

Cranberry Almond Poppyseed Chicken Salad

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Ok who loves a good chicken salad? I’m jumping up and down screeching “I do I do” over here. Unfortunately I cannot stand mayonnaise. In anything. On anything. Near anything… It just grosses me out. Yeah yeah, I am aware that it is made of the simple egg and oil combo. I don’t mind either [...]

Weekly Menu Plans 2/24/14

Weekly menu plans are non existent this week. I have 4 days to finish packing, organizing, and cleaning. Then we have 1 day to load all of our stuff into a massive truck. Then we pull out and begin our 3 day trip to Main. I will not be cooking. If it takes more effort [...]

A Great Collection of 24 Pizza Recipes

Try adding chicken, ground turkey, or turkey bacon to your pizzas! Or real bacon... Lots of real bacon...

It’s Friday! In our house this means Pizza and Family Movie Night! Yep, every single Friday we eat pizza. Sometimes it is very healthy homemade pizza, sometimes it’s takeout from a local Pizza Shop, and sometimes I buy a couple of frozen pizzas to cook up at home. No matter what route we decide to [...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta Bake

Digging in!

Winter doesn’t seem to want to leave this year does she? Winter storm after storm has the North East ready to call it quits and the south has seem more wintery icy days in one year than it has in a really long time. My most recent recipe for Living Litehouse is just what we [...]

weekly Menu Plans 2/17/14

This Apple Bacon Mac N' Cheese was delicious! Be on the lookout for the recipe!

Well we are closing in on moving time! Last week I wrote about our moving troubles, we lost the house we were so sure we had already. Last minute it was taken right out from under us. We reached out to the community up in Maine and boy did they show us some outreach! Leads [...]

Valentine’s Caprese Salad

Love Salad

It’s easy to come up with the main dish when cooking a romantic meal for a loved one. Salmon, steak, chicken, pork, pasta… You most likely decide what you want to cook within the first 3 minutes of planning a romantic meal at home, but what about sides? How about an appetizer to munch on while you [...]

You Make My Heart Skip A Beet Appetizer

Love You Heart Beet Salad

Looking for a fun, easy, delicious, and incredibly cheesy Valentine’s Day appetizer? Look no further my friend, I’ve even given this one a perfectly corny name for you! I love beets but this particular beet gave me hell during the roasting process. It took FOREVER! I kept poking at it and checking it and after [...]

Moving Update!

Look out Rockland Maine! The Hersey family is coming home!

You know the saying “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch”? Well that saying is applying to our life right now. We lost the house last minute. Oh my gosh what are we going to do? The Whole Story: A week ago we found the perfect house for our family up in Maine. Perfect part [...]