Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole

School is starting! Yikes!!! How did that happen so fast? Seriously doesn’t it seem like we were just starting summer vacation? Ugh! Well…with school starting it’s time to get back into our dinner time routines. I know your family budget has been stretched to the limit getting those “little’s” ready for another exciting school year. Fear not…I’m the queen of budget meals and scouring the cupboards for one last meal before payday! One of my favorite dishes is this Classic Tuna Noodle Casserole I created years ago when things were a little tight…like my jeans! (How did they shrink that bad?! lol) This is 100% pure comfort food and a regular at this Nest during the “kid” years…

Blueberry Banana Belgian Waffles

Is there anything better than a hot, light, and crispy Belgian Waffle for breakfast? YES, there is! It’s this fresh Blueberry Banana Belgian Waffle. A fluffy light thick delicious waffle with hints of banana and fresh warm juicy blueberries in every bite! This is what happens when you have no patience to wait to make Banana Blueberry bread. I’m so glad I’m not a patient person. You will be too…

Homemade Garden Pizza

I love pizza. Hmmm…let me say that again. I LOVE PIZZA! I’m serious friends! However, I have struggled over the years to find a homemade crust recipe I love. So I resort to buying pizza from one of the pizza places in town. That’s okay every now and then, but sometimes I want to make my OWN pizza…at home. I finally found a solution and it means you can make a pizza ready to eat in under 20 minutes! It’s SO good!!! You’re welcome! lol…

Cherry Lemon Danish

Looking for a really scrumptious breakfast pastry that will feed a crowd? This is it! I’m having this love affair with Wewalkausa refrigerated puff pastry. It offers so many delicious options. Today I’m sharing my recipe for Cherry Lemon Danish. It may seem like a crazy combination…but the flavors are AMAZING together…plus there are those 64 flaky layers…

Crumb Baked Donuts

I love coffee cakes with that cinnamon sugar crumb topping! So, it would only make sense that I would LOVE a baked donut with that same yummy mouth watering crumb topping. I can’t claim this recipe as my own… because it isn’t. This one belongs to Ashley at Baker By Nature. I did do a little “tweaking” by adding chopped almonds to the crumb mixture and a splash of buttermilk to the dough for a little extra moisture. Who needs a donut shop when you can have these ready in a matter of minutes…

Mango Strawberry Lemonade

It’s Summer! It’s Hot! I just want to sit in a patio chair, with my feet in the kiddie pool, shades on, and multiple icy cold tall glasses of this AMAZING Mango Strawberry Lemonade! Cause it’s 100 degrees somewhere… and this is as close to a tropical island as I’m going to get this year! Keep reading to find out my secret to making this easy and luscious drink…

Steak & Mushroom Cream Sauce Tortellini

I love creating new recipes using leftovers. I hate waste…especially when it comes to food. I read some where recently that the cost of groceries has double over the last few years. I don’t think any of us can afford to throw good food away! So when we had some leftover steak a few weeks ago, I created this elegant and delicious creamy mushroom sauce with grilled steak and cheese filled tortellini. It’s Ah-mazing! A must try! I drool just thinking about it…course that could be an old age thing too! lol…

Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

I’m pretty sure we all have an “inner” Cookie Monster. Our love affair with Chocolate Chip Cookies start at a young age. There isn’t anything better than an rich and chewy cookie loaded with ooey-gooey melted chocolate and an ice cold glass of milk. I don’t like to brag about my recipes however…this is the exception. These cookies truly are the BEST! They’re perfection. Crispy and crunchy around the edges and chewy and moist in the center. This will become your “go-to” basic dough recipe. You can add anything you want to the mix…just be sure to use the basic mix…

Big 4th Of July Sale

To celebrate the 4th of July I’m having a one day only sale! 10% off your entire order at Norine’s Country Nest. Hurry items are going fast! These aprons and dish towels are original designs and super cute! Perfect for wedding gifts, shower gifts, birthday gifts or…”I’m so Awesome I deserve a gift” gifts! lol Just enter code USANEST10 at check out…

Pesto Stuffed Chicken Breast

They say necessity is the mother of invention. Nothing could be truer when it comes to this dish! My pantry was looking bare, and the last thing I wanted to do in this 90+ degree weather was head to town to shop! So I dug around and found that by combining four ingredients I could create an absolutely AMAZING grilled chicken recipe. This is my new favorite! I’m pretty sure it will be yours too…