March 29, 2014

Revolutionize Your Week: Power Cooking Hour

Mar28
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 […]

Crockpot Angel Chicken (Cook Once, Serve Twice)

Feb24
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

Jan10
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

Nov3
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

Mar4
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

Jan30
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

Jan14
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

Oct23
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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. […]

Cheesey Cheddar Ranch Chicken

Aug23
Cheesey Ranch Chicken

In my world, I can never create enough recipes that use chicken, and when I make dishes the kids all declare as winners, they don’t mind chicken often. From the first time I made this, it definitely received high ratings, […]

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings – Just Like Mama’s

Mar28
Chicken and Dumplings in Crock pot

What is it that draws us all to go ‘ole comfort food? When our family has bowls of these super easy, Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings in front of us, we do a collective sigh. Well, I do, my teens […]

Taco Casserole Recipe (Our Kids’ Favorite Family Casserole)

Mar2
easy taco casserole

This easy Taco Casserole recipe is one of those melt in your mouth goodness recipes that I could make continuously, and my family would never complain. I first shared this recipe a few years ago in my Mexican Freezer Recipes […]

$2 Dinner for our Whole Family: Crock Pot Turkey

Feb9
crockpot turkey legs

Over the years, I’ve shared many ways that our family saves money on meats without sacrificing taste or my sons’ need to feed their carnivore selves, but one thing I have never implemented outside Thanksgiving week was to purchase turkey […]

How to Cook London Broil?

Jan26
London Broil

London Broil creates a sense of wonder for my food budget. Often, it’s  marked down due to a short dated sale, allowing me to prepare a carnivore’s dream for only a few dollars. The problem? For years, I’d grab it, […]

Cheesy Chicken (3 ingredients)

Jan21
3 Ingredient Cheesey Chicken

When I first got married, I was continually looking for easy and quick recipes that caused my hubby to think I might possibly know what I was doing in the kitchen. Quite ironically, it’s eighteen years later, and I still […]

Ten Minute Easy Dinner Ideas: Share What You Do

Mar21
how to stock your freezer

One of my goals this summer is to create a master recipe list containing twenty five sure-fire recipes that I can have prepared, start to finish, in around ten minutes. Don’t worry, I definitely plan on sharing that list, and […]