Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have strange food things. Like I don’t really care for chocolate chip cookies. I like the dough without the chocolate chips or nuts in it. I prefer all brown sugar. But, give me these big bakery style cookies that are solid and heavy and I love them. Strange I know but they are so…

Grilled Chicken Taco

Yes, we grill even in winter. The temperatures have moderated into the 30s with no snow and wind so it is perfect to grill. Last year’s year of grilling has slowed down and I am still trying to figure where I am headed with this year. I am thinking next year will be the year…

Some Days are Like This

Yes, it is cereal, milk, and bananas. Honey Nut Cheerios to be exact. We hit the wall. The almost year anniversary, ten more days, of the Covid-19 shutdowns are hitting my family hard. Though it is becoming the new normal for us there are still days that my kids struggle and we all are tired….

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup: Revisited

Last Sunday I posted 5 Soup Recipes for Simple Dinners (click for link to post) and this Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup was one of the soups. We haven’t had this in ages and it stuck in my head so that I finally went out and bought a container of ricotta cheese to make the soup….

7 Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day other than Corned Beef and Cabbage

A kind of St. Patrick’s Day Mommy Brag first. My daughter’s Irish dance trophies (1st and 3rd) from yesterday at her feis in Dallas, Texas. She was so happy just to dance! Our family’s holiday of holidays is coming up soon! We are an all out St. Patrick’s Day family. Our little world closed down…

Check In: Day 343

Week 49: As we creep closer and closer to the one year mark things are starting to feel more “normal.” I think it is because we are starting to accept what “normal” will be like. We don’t think so much about Covid every day. I don’t know it is a good thing or not. The…

Pickle-Brined Fried Chicken Sandwich

I saw this recipe a week or so ago on Cooking at Clark Towers (link below) and knew my family would love it! Pickle-brined chicken is THE thing at this time in every restaurant and fast food place. Click below to see the original recipe and give it a try! Verdict: As always I encourage…

My Kids First Casserole – Easy Baked Ziti

This recipe is a standard in most homes. It is simple and can be made with jarred sauce if you like rather than mixing up a quick sauce. I love this recipe because it gives the kids lots of cooking techniques in one dish. Dicing, browning meat, boiling pasta to al dente, and baking the…

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

I love getting the cheaper cuts of beef and slow cooking them to make them super tender. My family doesn’t miss the more expensive cuts for roasts if I cook them this way. For steaks you will want a more expensive cut such as sirloin, skirt, or flank. But, for this dish a bottom round…

Chicken Scallopini

Can we be honest here? I am struggling with dinners. I don’t want to make them. My standbys are even too difficult to think of making. I was chatting with a friend who told me she gave her kids bowls of cereal the other night and I thought it was perfect. We had popcorn the…

5 Soup Recipes for Simple Dinners

I love soup! Add a crusty loaf of bread and a simple green side salad and you have a delicious meal. So, simple to make too. Most of these soups can be made in the slow cooker, my preferred way of making soups, or on the stove top. Lasagna Soup (click for link to recipe)…

Check In: Day 336

Week 48: Every day feels like it is a bit closer to the “end” of Covid-19. I see more friends getting vaccinated. My mother had her first shot with no side effects. I know it is going to take time to get to where we can feel safe going out into large groups but at…