Home Cookin’

This collection of recipes is full of hearty, belly-warming dishes that taste like home. Nothing makes the dinner table feel like family more than Home Cookin’.

Parma Rosa

This meal is a staple in our home. What started out as a way to liven up pasta and sauce, turned into a creamy cheesy dream on a plate. The red peppers add just the right amount of sweet to counter the extra saltiness from the Parmesan cheese. Serve it up with a simple green salad or some fresh garlic bread, and your family is sure to be part of the clean plate club every time!  

Chicken & Sausage Skewers with Baby Potatoes

Kids love to be served their dinner on a stick – so why not give them something a little better than a hot dog? And building the skewers is the perfect job for the kids to help out with. Chicken sausage, bell peppers and some onion all come together for a delicious grilled dinner.

Weeknight Jambalaya

On the weeknights, there is not always enough time to make a full of flavor meal. This quick version of jambalaya gives you the flavors without the fuss. By using Chicken Sausage, you get the flavor of both while cutting the cook time way down.

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

The combination of Chicken, Bacon and Ranch has become a real favorite across the world – and especially in our house. The casserole is so simple  to put together and just put in the oven so that you can get other things done before dinner time.

Garlic & Parmesan Turkey Meatballs                         

Meatballs are so very versatile – you can use any type of ground meat, you can add cheese, or not, and they work in almost every style of cuisine. For this recipe, it is ground turkey with lots of garlic and Parmesan cheese for an Italian flare. A simple Parmesan cream sauce over pasta rounds out the dish deliciously.

Beef Stroganoff

Stroganoff is a tried and true hearty meal that is sure to feel the bellies of your family. What elevates this dish is the choice of ingredients. You can make stroganoff with ground beef and simple white button mushrooms but using flank steak and baby Bella mushrooms are what makes this recipe sing.

Ooey Gooey Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Orzo

Who does not love cheesy goodness? Adding the spinach makes sure the kids are eating their veggies and orzo is a fun pasta to eat. My kids – and husband – always eat every last bit of this meal. It is quick, it is easy, and it is ooey gooey cheesy goodness.

Cheesy Hash Brown Waffles Breakfast Plate

Breakfast dishes are not just for mornings – especially in our house. We love having breakfast for dinner. The cheesy hash brown waffles are a fun way to use your waffle maker for more than just sweets. And a full breakfast plate has something for everyone to enjoy.

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Meatloaf

This is not your grandmama’s meatloaf! Meatloaf sometimes has a reputation for being a bit boring or “old-fashioned” . But the combination of ground beef and sausage is the big difference adding depth of flavor to the cheese and spinach. This recipe is so easy to create, you will impress everyone at the table.  

Chicken Bacon Ranch Wraps

If you need an on-the-go meal, this wrap going to be at the top of your recipe list. The flavor combo of chicken, bacon and ranch has become an American Classic and are just delicious in wrapped up in a tortilla. The breaded chicken in  these wraps can be used for lots of other meals too.

Baked Macaroni and Cheese with Sausage         

Mac and Cheese is always going to be a favorite in our home, and with this recipe, it is likely to become one in yours too. Adding the chicken sausage makes it a hearty meal to fill your family’s bellies

Cheddar Fried Chicken

Most everyone loves fried chicken and most everyone loves cheese – so why wouldn’t you combine the two? The crispy edges of cheese are sure to have your family gobbling up every last bit of this chicken.  Served with a simple pasta salad or some roasted cauliflower will really round out the family meal.

Cheesy Chicken Sausage Pasta                

This one pot wonder packs so much flavor and a little kick of spice. The diced tomatoes and red pepper flakes combined with the cheesy goodness over pasta make a great weeknight dish. It is simple to pull together and done in less than 30 minutes.

Sheet Pan Steak Dinner

Asparagus and Steak is a classic combination for a delicious dinner. In our house, any meal that can be put in the oven while we get a few more things done for the day, is a win!  Cooking them together on a sheet pan, makes for easy prep and clean up too.

Bacon & Egg Quiche

Quiche is basically just egg pie and most kids really like it once they give it a try. This crustless version makes it an extremely easy meal to make. And you cannot lose with cheese and crispy bacon. The simplicity of this recipe makes it a perfect weeknight meal.

Jalapeno Popper Chicken

This chicken is stuffed full of jalapenos, cream cheese, and shredded cheese – giving you all the flavors of a jalapeno pooper without the deep-fried part. You can control the spiciness of this meal by removing the seeds of the jalapeno or putting in more or less jalapeno to the cheese mixture.

One Pot Sausage & Peppers Pasta

Taking classic flavors and putting them into one pot pasta dishes is really what Homemade on a Weeknight is all about. Sausage and peppers with a creamy cheese sauce over pasta is filling and comforting all at once.

Cheddar Bacon Pork Chops              

So much of Homemade on a Weeknight, is just adding something extra to a simple dish that you already know how to make. Like taking a regular baked pork chop and piling cheddar and bacon on top of it to make a for a delicious entrée. Serve it with some Roasted Potatoes & Cauliflower for a perfectly balance meal.          

Stuffed Meatball Pasta               

Take Spaghetti and Meatballs to the next level by adding the greatest food surprise ever – CHEESE! The simple additional of a chunk of cheese in the middle of the meatball makes this recipe just feel like you did so much more. And string cheese comes in the perfect size to chunk up and build the meatball around.

Bacon & Bleu Steak Stuffed Potatoes

Bleu cheese and bacon goes together so well, and add it to steak and potatoes? Forget about it! This dish is twice baked potatoes kicked up several notches. Flank steak is a cut of meat that make serving up “Steak on a Budget” super easy, because it is so tender and tasty on the grill.  

You can purchase the Homemade on a Weeknight Cookbook in Paperback or Kindle (eBook) versions through Amazon to get all of the recipes from the Home Cookin’ collection.

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