Ranch and BBQ Red Chili Kielbasa # Quick and Easy Meal

If you like something quick and easy and really tasty….then this might be something good for you to try.  We serve this over rice and add broccoli on the side or you can even use this as an appetizer.  Either way I think you will really enjoy this!!


2 packages of Kielbasa

1 package of dry Ranch dressing mix

1 bottle of Red Chili BBQ sauce


Slice up the Kielbasa into bite size pieces

Dump into a crock pot

Sprinkle the ranch mix over meat

Pour the bottle of BBQ over top

Turn on High for 1 hour and low for 2 hours

Once done mix together well and enjoy!


Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother

Sausage Casserole (or AKA Hotdog Casserole) # Quick and Easy

Do you want quick and easy? Do you want simple and yummy? Do you want a crowd pleaser….try this yummy recipe!


1 package of Hotdogs, Kielbasa or Chicken Sausage

5 lbs. of potatoes

1 can or bag of sauerkraut

2 bay leaves

1 cup water

½ stick of butter

How to prepare:

I use a slow cooker (I have tried doing this in the instant pot but I didn’t think it tasted as good)

Potatoes – Wash, peel and cut in half and dump in the crock pot.

Meat – Slice the meat of your choice into bite size pieces and pour over top of potatoes.

Next take the sauerkraut and pour over the meat and potatoes and add butter and water too.

Add 2 Bay leaves on the top of the mixture and then cook 2 hours on low or 4 hours on high.

Before serving ….just remember to take out the Bay Leaves.

Oh soooooo good!!!


Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother



Mac & Cheese #quick and easy meal


Good old fashion Mac & Cheese…is there anything better?  Whether it is a cold rainy or snowy night or a beautiful summer night this is a good thing to make.  Mac & Cheese is always a crowd pleaser….and here is one of my favorite recipes.  Enjoy!!

  • 1 1b. of elbow macaroni (or the pasta you like)
  • 1½ cups of cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of queso fresco cheese
  • ½ cup of cream cheese
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ stick of butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Cook pasta to al dente, drain and rinse.

In a separate pot melt and mix together the butter, milk and cheeses.

Add salt and pepper to cheese mixture (to taste).

Place pasta in a casserole dish, pour cheese mixture over it and stir it in with the pasta a little bit.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.

Serve and enjoy!!


Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother


Quick and Soup /Cooking up a Storm

WOW…..on those days when life’s storms come and then chaos seems to follow do you just feel like you want simplicity to come?  We had one of those days this week and I found myself craving for a simple way of life and to slow things down so that I could think about what the next step would be to take.

For me soup is comfort food and since I work full time….I don’t s usually have the time to invest in an all-day prep for soup making.  So come and join me for this quick and easy soup recipe that will not only comfort your stomach but your soul as I share some ideas of how to get though life when you have days like this and also how to turn your soup into comfort for someone else.

Lynn A. C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother


Dollar Tree Self – Care Products: Yup, at the Dollar Tree

So many of us are on a budget and/or just want to save money. You can go to the Dollar Tree and find some great self-care products. Here are a few that I found that I am in love with:

Face Wipes – great for a quick wipe of the face for refreshment or a morning routine. I like to use them after I shower..  I find that I do not get an oily face and the makeup stays on nice all day.

Essential Oil Roller Bottles – yes from the Dollar Tree too.  I am not an essential oils snob. I use what I like and what works for me.  These bottles are great and really do work!

Use peppermint for a perk in the afternoon. I like it best for relief of headaches.  I roll it on my temples, wrists, and the back of the neck for some quick relief.

Use lavender for a calming effect and sore muscles.

There are so many other wonderful options there as well.  Like anything that’s less expensive, you get some good and some bad.  These items I have found to be wonderful.

Let me know in the comments below what you have found that you really like.  Share with us what we can be on the lookout for at the Dollar Tree.

Lynn A.C. Wilson – Resume of a Mother