Christmas Cookies: Fairy Bites


Reblogged from 2016: Do you need a super simple cookie that tastes great and can be made in under 30 minutes? These tiny little cookies are perfect! They are tiny and offer a nice sweet bite. In February my daughter’s Girl Scout troop made Fairy Bites for one of their events. We loved these little…

Christmas Cookies: Chocolate Meatballs


reblog from 2016 This is a cookie from my childhood. I remember going to my grandmother’s house every Christmas Eve when we were young children. It was always the highlight of the year for me. I knew that the house would be filled with all the wonderful smells and foods that I loved. This was…

Simple Gingerbread Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting


I love the smell of gingerbread. Next to cinnamon it is the smell that makes me think of Christmas. I love gingerbread cookies, muffins, pancakes, you name it I will eat it! But, things have been so busy lately that I haven’t even had time to make cookies. I am hoping to spend some time…

Hot Brown Casserole


So, my son just asked me is there anything you cannot turn into a casserole? That made me laugh. It is true. I love taking sandwiches or pizzas and making those flavors into casseroles or soups. My son was so excited that we had some leftover turkey in the freezer to try this dish. Verdict:…

Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles


I have said before that the pictures I take of our dinner is often my plate as it gets to the table. I don’t use special lighting or tweezers to move my food around to make it look perfect. Although I do my best to make the food look appetizing there are still splotches of…

Cuban Hawaiian Roll Sliders


We have had some amazing sunsets lately! The waves have been wrecking the shores but the lake is almost 13 inches higher than the last few years so it is expected. Not wanted, but expected. The beach along this shore is gone and the metal wall can be seen all along the shore trying to…

Mexican Sour Cream Dip


In the season of family get togethers and last minute guests having a dip you can pull together in no time can be a life saver. This dip is best if it sits for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator but it can be served as soon as you make it. This would also…

Top 5 Recipes from November 2019


This recipe has been at the top of recipe lists for the past few months. It sounds like a weird combination but is works! I was amazed too. Give the Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) a try, Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to recipe)…

Salsa Chicken


I think this is one of the easiest dinners I have made in a long time.  Meetings, tax season (corporate extensions), school, and music classes are all keeping us running in different directions so we are adding more simple meals every day. Add a green side salad to this meal and you are ready in…

Onion Salad Burger


What is a super simple meal that you can customize in so many ways to make a new dish each time you serve it? Hamburgers! Don’t stick to just the American cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Mix it up and try all different things on it. This burger was built because we didn’t want to…

French Onion Chicken


Are you looking for lots of simple dinners this month? Stay tuned here because there are going to be lots of easy meals with TONS of flavor coming up in addition to dips, appetizers, and lots of cookies! I am trying to make the most of our limited free time so dinners are important to…

A Delicious Trip to Louisville, Kentucky


I fully intended to post this yesterday but I was so tired after the weekend. I couldn’t even get it done. The Mid_America Oireachtas was this past weekend. We left on Thanksgiving morning to travel to Louisville, Kentucky. The Irish Dance Regionals are held each year over the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving. Imagine thousands of…