Cowboy Baked Beans

It just wouldn’t be summer without a pot of these Cowboy Baked Beans on the table next to the grilled chicken and corn on the cob! Ya just gotta have some “stick to yer ribs” beans to make it a complete meal…at least at this nest ya do…

Norine’s Country Nest

I’m super excited today to share with you our big surprise! It’s the reality of a dream…

Chili Relleno Casserole

There’s no secret about my love of Mexican food! I seriously think I could eat it daily. One of my favorites…Chili Relleno’s. I’ve posted the recipe for the traditional way to make those little gems of happiness! However, sometimes time isn’t on my side and I need a “stand in” for the original. When that happens I turn to this amazing Chili Relleno Casserole! It is ready to pop in the oven in 15 minutes or less. Which is perfect on those super busy week nights. Careful…this one is a keeper…

Triple Berry Cream Cheese Shortcake

Sometimes I just cut loose in the kitchen! (Call me a wild woman!) That’s exactly what happened a few weeks ago when I had some left over sweetened cream mixture from one recipe and decided to add it to the shortcake I was making. Pretty much created the World’s BEST Shortcake…cause who wouldn’t want bits of cheesecake blended in with their shortcake and then smothered in all the fresh berries summer has to offer! Sing it with me…”You’re Welcome”! lol…

Orange Creamsicle Frozen Dessert

The lazy hazy days of summer! Remember being barefoot… dancing on the hot concrete… in front of the Ice Cream Truck to buy your favorite frozen treat? Me too! Mine was either a snow cone or a Creamsicle! They were magical! Ice cream stuffed inside that delicious orange popsicle. So what could be better? The grown-up version! This Orange Creamsicle Frozen Dessert is going to whisk you away to the summer days of your childhood. Come join me for a trip down memory lane…bring a fork…

Cherry Dr. Pepper Grilled Chicken

I L.O.V.E. Dr. Pepper! It’s my daily guilty pleasure. I also L.O.V.E. BBQ! So of course… I took the two and threw them together. What happened next was one big ol’ grill full of happiness, and a bunch of lip smacking, finger licking men! My husband couldn’t stop talking about this Cherry Dr. Pepper BBQ Chicken! I’m pretty sure the folks at your Nest won’t be able to either. Yep…it’s THAT good…

Shrimp Tacos With Cilantro Avocado Lime Crema Sauce

Growing up the only taco I knew was the “ground beef” taco! While I still love them it’s so much more fun to eat the “grown-up” tacos of the present day! Like these AMAZING flavorful, juicy, and tender Shrimp Tacos on a bed of colorful cabbage mix and topped with a lovely Cilantro Avocado Lime Crema Sauce! Yep…sometimes adulting is FUN! Sometimes… lol…

Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad

One of the best things about summer is all the delicious fresh fruits and vegetables available. I especially love fresh fruits…blackberries, strawberries, pineapple, apricots, peaches, and plums. So many to chose from. Not too many things better on a hot summer day than a bowl full of cold fruit salad. Each bite packed full of amazing fruity juices. So the last thing we want to do is cover up all that fruit in a blanket of cream dips and dressing. Let’s allow the fruit to be the star! It’s spent months growing into perfection…it needs to shine. The simple Honey Poppy Seed dressing in this salad allows that to happen splendidly! Wanna join me for a cup of this Honey Poppy Seed Fruit Salad…

Loaded Nachos

I am no different than any woman out there! Sometimes I don’t feel like cooking either. Sometimes I’m tired and trying to come up with something new is a challenge. Sometimes I just want a big ol’ plate full of crunchy cheesy fully Loaded Nachos! Crispy corn chips piled high with shredded meat, two kinds of melted cheese, black beans, fresh Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Fresh Guacamole, Olives…do I have your attention yet? Face it….Nachos are such a delicious guilty pleasure and a fun easy meal…sometimes! lol…

Frito Corn Salad

Friends this is the post I thought would NEVER happen! Not because it is earth shattering…it’s corn salad for Pete’s sake…but because I thought that nasty stomach bug had set up permanent residence here at this Nest! I’m still not 100% confident in saying it got the “evacuation notice”? I’m just happy to say this Frito Corn Salad is making it’s long over due Grand Debut!!! This salad is a MUST have for your recipe book. Once you make it…it’s here to stay…kind of like that dang bug! lol…