Game Day Roasted Corn Nachos

My wife had her second knee surgery on Wednesday so we are spending this week laying low. That means I get to watch all kinds of football games this week. I love to make nachos for the game because they are so easy to make and you can add just what you like to them….

Patti LaBelle’s Over the Rainbow Macaroni & Cheese

With both of my kids coming home this past weekend. They spent a total of 9 hours in the house together. My daughter had an Irish dance competition in Chicago so she got home at 10 pm and left the next morning at 7 am. By the time she got back on Sunday my son…

Apple Cinnamon Muffins

In adjusting to cooking for two we are relying on our freezer. There is no way we would eat a dozen muffins but we froze 6 of them to eat on busy mornings. We can pull one of the muffins (individually packaged) from the freezer in the morning and head out the door. By the…

Cheesy Turkey Meatloaf

We are excited the kids are both coming home this weekend! My daughter has not been home in two months and my son in 5 weeks. They will only be home together for one night as my daughter and I are going to an Irish dance competition (Feis) in Chicago over the weekend. My son…

Sausage and Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes

I am ready for the soups, stews, and hearty casseroles but the weather says otherwise. This recipe uses the extra sausages leftover from our Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions (click for link to recipe). Cooking extra meat makes cooking two meals much easier. The hardest part of this meal is cooking…

Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage Onions and Peppers

Our Community Support Agriculture (CSA) farm share is ending in a few weeks. We are mostly getting apples, pears, peppers, and squashes from local farms. We had a spaghetti squash this week and I remember the last time I made a spaghetti squash parmigiana my family almost revolted. They wanted meat with the dinner. Being…

Hot Shrimp Dip

Edit Post Preview(opens in a new tab) Hot Shrimp Dip We are back to watching football on Sundays. I love watching the Buffalo Bills. No, I am not a bandwagon fan but have been a fan going back to the Flutie years. Good and bad the Bills mafia is there for it all. So, we…

Beef on Weck

Since we spent a few weeks in Buffalo/Rochester, NY this summer we got to have all our favorite regional foods. One of the items from the Buffalo area is Beef on Weck, which is short for Beef on a Kimmelweck Roll. A Kimmelweck Roll is a hearty roll topped with coarse salt and caraway seeds….

Grandma’s Ring Shrimp Salad

Do you have one of those dishes in your family that is the stuff of legends? This recipe is one for our family. It is the dish Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma would bring to picnics and summer holidays. It is the one recipe that makes all of us smile as we remember. It is a super simple salad…

Grilled Reuben Wraps – College Style

With both kids in college we spend quite a bit more time than usual at restaurants. I am still hesitant about eating in so we order out most often. We then “picnic” nearby and enjoy our time together. One of the places we have tried is a local college “joint” that specializes in wraps with…

Saturday Musings: Nothing Ever Looks the Same

Both kids are now at school. My daughter has been there three weeks and my son for 1 1/2 weeks. Each has their own path. My daughter seems to be having fun and said last night that she finally feels she is finding her people. She has met some wonderful people along the way but…