October 6, 2015

10 Minute Cheese Ravioli Bake

This Easy Ravioli Bake guarantees just five minutes of prep time @10minutedinners

There are moments in life when you just need to believe you are a rock star in the kitchen. With that believing, the old adage, “Fake it till you make it” may just come into play. Am I even allowed […]

10 Minute Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders

These delicious Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders whip up in minutes. Such a family favorite!

Every once in awhile, a little small miracle occurs around the dinner table. (Well, in full confession, it happened around the TV, but since I recommend fighting for family dinners around the table, we’ll just pretend for the sake of […]

Easy Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

Easy Crockpot Chicken Teriyaki

If you haven’t pulled out your crockpot in a while, tonight is the night. I’ve had this Easy Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken recipe sitting on my computer for ages because I needed to take better pictures. I wanted better shots that accurately portray just how […]

Easy Elegant Chicken in Minutes

Easy Elegant Chicken - this delicious recipe tastes gourmet without the work

Every once in awhile when I cook, I accidentally mix unique flavor combinations that become a family favorite. Sometimes I’m really not even sure how it happened. Well, I know how it happens, but often, it stems from cleaning out […]

Chicken Pizzeria

The best flavors for the pizza lover mixed with chicken.

Our family eats a lot of chicken breast and our family eats a lot of carbs. I started playing around with this recipe when I was eliminating various carbs from my diet, but my family still wanted meals packed with their […]

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Revolutionize your Week with a Power Cooking Hour!

It’s been an incredibly busy and full week. Sometimes there are just days that we pack in more than any one person should and then we asked ourselves why we are stressed. Sound familiar? Why do we do that to […]

Quick & Easy: Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada Recipe

Quick and Easy Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

I still reach for them often; those dog eared, dripped on, food stained recipe cards that symbolize a gift of years gone by. Those precious ladies took pity on me, the soon to be, new bride with not a lot […]

Grilled Veggie Pizza – your new grilling “Go To” recipe

Grilled veggie pizza - there's just nothing quite so delicious!

Fresh Basil, garden tomatoes, sliced peppers in my stir fry, and the grill cranked all summer. Can you hardly wait? I can almost smell and taste them right now. Our North Carolina ice and snow-mageden is finally over and yesterday’s […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Angel Hair Chicken made in the crock pot

With basketball season in full gear, the crock pot has been getting an extra workout. It’s always such a challenge to get meals on the table during this time of year because practices and games fall right during the dinner […]

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Easy Homemade Taco Seasoning Mix

Learning to mix and match spices becomes one’s foundation for good eating in the world of cooking. When we learn to combine flavors, we start on the road of taking otherwise basic meals and really creating something special. I will […]

One Dish, Mock Chicken Pot Pie

So creamy and delicious Mock Chicken Pot Pie

It’s always fun trying to recreate our good ‘ole favorite comfort foods with a slight twist. There’s just something about these meals that just make me want to hunker down and stay at home. Our family loves every variation of […]

One Skillet, No Flipping, Potato Lover’s Pancake

One Skillet, No Flip Potato Pancake @beautyandbedlam

Whenever my grandpa came over to eat, my mother served Potato Pancakes with applesauce. I remember her spending all afternoon grating potatoes for this special German delight, and my grandfather always said it reminded him of the old country. It […]

Mom’s Homemade Sloppy Joes

Homemade Sloppy Joes made with Ground Turkey @beautyandbedlam.com

There are just a few choice recipes that when I close my eyes, I’m  transported right back to my childhood kitchen. This Homemade Barbeque is definitely one of them. We know them now as Sloppy Joes, but as a child, […]

Turkey, Ham and Cheese Ring

Turkey, Ham and Cheese ring @beautyandbedlam

  We love to open our home to friends and family, and since we live on some acreage in the country, fall is a perfect time to host our guests outside. Our home is set back in the woods, so […]

10 Minute Dinners: It’s a Good “enough” Thing


Anyone who has been reading Balancing Beauty and Bedlam for awhile, has heard the phrase 10 Minute Dinners in numerous posts. In fact, I’ve used that phrase for years and have mentioned launching my new site for nearly as long. […]

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