Choose Your Topping Pork Chops


We made a deal that if we were done before dinner before the ice cream shop closed we would get ice cream and head to the beach. It was already 8:00 pm so we weren’t sure if it was possible. This meal made it possible. Super simple and we were to the beach before sunset!…

Grilled Sausages with Grilled Onions and Peppers


I am still keeping my trip report going on Earning My Disney PhD (click for link to blog posting) if you are interested.  Since it is supposed to be SUPER hot this week our grill is the perfect way to cook right now. By Friday and Saturday they are expecting the heat index to reach…

Crostini with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts


One of the things we like to do, other than grilling in the summer, is have appetizers and a drink before dinner.  Sitting out with a glass of wine or sangria and a few simple bites can almost be a complete meal on those super warm nights. This is a simple bite that is one…

Loaded Potato Salad


My family does not care for potato salad with mayonnaise. I love it but it is difficult for me to eat enough to want to make it for myself. We had bacon in the refrigerator the other day and my kids wanted loaded potatoes. Well, why not make it loaded potato salad? Both kids were…

Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce


Still on the grilling kick. Usually for my birthday dinner I will choose steak but this year after eating lots of beef in Disney World it didn’t seem as festive as it did there. So, I decided to go with fresh grilled salmon with dill sauce. Similar to what we had at Akershus in the…

Cheeseburger Foil Packets


Hot weather? Use that grill! That is my motto recently. Also that dinner cooks in a little foil packet doesn’t hurt on clean up either. There are so many dinners that you can make in little foil packets but I had ground beef out and we hadn’t had cheeseburgers in ages it was time to…

Disney Hollywood Studio – Day 3 (Part I)


Today is the last of my travel report on this blog. I will keep writing on my Earning My Disney PhD blog about all our adventures and the pictures of our Disney trip. But, here is my post on Disney Hollywood Studio and our trip to Toy Story Land. (Click for link to blog post.)

Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom (Part III)


The end of our first full day ended with a magical dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table. We watched the fireworks, had a great meal, and a leisurely stroll out of the park when it was done. Click here to go to full blog post and pictures. (Click for link to blog post.)

Festival of Fantasy Parade – Magic Kingdom (Part II)


Thank you all for indulging me with my Disney photos. As I am also reviving my second blog, Earning My Disney PhD, (click for link to post about parade) after the end of this week I will be back to all our favorite meals! Hope you all have a terrific day!