Chicken and Rice with Roasted Vegetables


I am still loving our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share each week. We have been getting lots of great organic produce like summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic and blueberries each week. Every Wednesday we get a new box of produce and I had a few leftover items I wanted to use before  the new box…

Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas


Frugal. I love that word. I choose to spend my money on certain things and not on others. We love our vacations and having our children take a wide variety of classes and lessons. They are not free. So, I choose to not have new furniture, carpeting or the most up-to-date seasonal clothing. It’s my…

Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken


There was a television show when I was a child that I would watch in the afternoon after school. It was called “Get Smart.” There was a bumbling agent, Maxwell Smart or 86, who battled KAOS with Agent 99.  He was always getting himself into situations that he needed saving from and one of his…

10 Skills I Want My Children to Have Before They Leave for College


Today is Sunday, the day I post about our family and our lives. My children are growing up.  We cannot deny it, we have to support them and help them be the best people that they can be.  I have read several memes on Facebook lately and several posts from parents and community members asking…

Poutine Baked Potatoes


When we were in Wisconsin recently we visited our favorite cheese store. We always pick up Basil Farmers Cheese and Fresh Cheese Curd. One bag of Cheese Curd was quickly eaten by the time we got home. But, I still had 3 lbs. of it. Of course the kids were thinking of Poutine all the…

Turkey and Honey Ham Cheesy Biscuits


I dread the start of back to school each year.  It is so much fun having my kids home but the one thing I will enjoy is being back on a regular schedule. I have been driving to cello camp every morning, dance classes two or three days a week (never the same days week…

Berrien County Michigan Youth Fair – Fair Food


This week is our local County Youth Fair. Last weekend we were at the Wisconsin State Fair in Milwaukee. This is a very different kind of fair. They have the rides, food and animals but they also have tractors, tractor pulls and lots of Country Music.  For our area this is a nice little fair….

Old Fashioned Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa


There are times you have to make due with what you have on hand. We are still trying to be frugal as we still have half a month left before payday and there is still so much we want to do before school starts. And there are all those pesky things you have to buy…

Slow Cooker Cowboy Beans


My slow cooker and grill are our saving grace right now. The heat is breaking and at night you can almost begin to feel that fall cooler air will be arriving soon. I love fall and all that it brings (except pumpkin spice flavored items, but that is for another day). With all our traveling…

Irish Dancing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin


We are on the road again this weekend for Irish dancing. We love Milwaukee, Wisconsin! We were in our hotel room last night when some one let us know about the shooting by the police officers, the protest and the fires. We were 20 miles away and we’re safe but it all makes us sad….

Thank You!


On January 16, 2016, I had my 500th follower on WordPress. This week I have my 1,100th! Thank you to each and every one of you that read or follow my blog, it truly does mean so very much to me. I love reading all your blogs too and find so many of them interesting…

Chicken Spiedies


*I receive no compensation or any free products for my review of this item.  The product was purchased by me solely for the review of this product. These are my own thoughts and opinions and should be read as such. Spiedies are a sandwich from the Binghamton area of New York. Though the sandwiches are…