Eat It: Open-Faced Hamburgers

Ah, Sunday afternoon. The sounds of football fill the house, leftovers get eaten and we prepare for Monday.

If you’re anything like me, your Sunday is filled with family visits, laundry, last-minute shopping and cleaning before heading back to work. Luckily, this super easy burger recipe pleases the whole family, and takes just about 15 minutes!


Cinco De Mayo: Homemade Burrioto Bowl a la Chipotle!

There are a few facts one must know when it comes to Mexican food: Queso is king; Chipotle can’t be beat, and no matter what anyone tells you, tequila is NEVER a good idea.

While Chipotle can’t be beat, it can be copied. After all, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and until a Chipotle opens up within the 63129, flattery will have to do. Honestly, this is the easiest dinner you’ll make all week.


Nom Nom Nom: Salsa Chicken

I’m not a master chef. But, every once in awhile I find something delicious AND easy! Yippee! This salsa chicken is delicious, simple, and only three ingredients!

Salsa Chicken


  • Frozen Chicken
  • Salsa
  • Cream Cheese


Throw ingredients in the crock pot for 2 hours on high. Shred chicken, and serve!

See? EASY!

As far as how much of each – I used two big chicken breasts, half a container of cream cheese and just dumped salsa on top of it all! It was more than enough for two of us, with leftovers.

I served it as a burrito/taco thing with cheese and lettuce, but it’s also delicious on top of rice! (Yes, I used 90 second microwavable rice!)


Nom Nom Nom: Buffalo Chicken Pizza

For me, the best recipes are those you can use over and over again. I absolutely love Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken, (seriously – three ingredients, 5 hours on low and magic!) but after my initial meal, I have SO many left overs! So, after a delicious grilled buffalo chicken & cheese sandwich (my classic grilled cheese with the chicken spread in between) and some delicious buffalo chicken rolls, I was left with a massive container of leftovers.

Since it was going to snow today, Andy suggested I make Buffalo Chicken Pizza. I figured sure, I’ve got the pizza crust and plenty of cheese (if you didn’t know, I’m somewhat of a cheese-a-holic). What I didn’t assume was how delicious it would be!

Buffalo Chicken Pizza:

For the chicken:

  • One bag frozen chicken breasts
  • One container hot sauce (I used Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Sauce, but I’m definitely trying Sybergs next time)
  • One packet Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

Dump all ingredients into the crock pot (the chicken can stay frozen!). Cook on low for 5 hours. After 5 hours, shred the chicken with two forks (it should fall apart) and cook another hour.

If you’d like, you can prepare this the night before since the chicken will be reheated later.

For the Pizza:

  • Pillsbury Thin Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 Bag Pizza Cheese (provel or a mix)
  • 1/2 Bag Kraft Triple Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon Bits (optional)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough onto greased pizza pan and precook for 5 minutes. In the meantime, mix your bacon bits with the buffalo chicken. Once the dough has precooked, layer chicken on. Add pizza cheese, then Triple Cheddar on top. Bake for another 6 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.

This is definitely a new favorite in our house, and hopefully it will be in yours, too!

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