Top 5 Thanksgiving Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Mom’s?”


Halloween is over and it is now time to think about Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving and all the food. Even though we don’t celebrate with a traditional meal on Thanksgiving day (we travel for Mid-America Oireachtas, Irish dance regionals in Kentucky) we will be together eating appetizers somewhere enroute. It is about being together more…

Crispy Honey BBQ Chicken Bites


We are always looking for ways to make simple meals that are a bit different to add a little bit of something to our everyday dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breast cut into bites and tenders and am always trying different ways to cook them or top them. These would be great…

Baked Potato Chips


Potatoes are on sale this week so we are eating potatoes every night. Secret to having my kids not complain is making them differently so they don’t even realize they are eating potatoes again. Verdict: I used to make these potatoes all the time when the kids were younger. We haven’t has them in probably…

Potato Scramble Bowl with Variations


I hope you can all be a bit patient with me the next few weeks. I knocked my computer off my desk the other day and broke the point where it connects to the charger. So, until I can see if they can fix it I am learning to post on my phone and try…

Lemon Garlic Swordfish


You know life has been far too busy when your kids are upset because they are tired of buying their lunches because there have either been no leftovers or very little. So, we are getting back on track. Kitchen is cleaned, groceries are sort of purchased for the month but meals have been planned. This…

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! Chances are if you celebrate Halloween by taking your own children out trick-or-treating or just by passing out candy or treats to those that come to your house you may be having a dinner similar to the above. Pizza, spaghetti and sauce, or soup and sandwiches seem to be the dinners most are…

Popcorn Mix Ins: One of Those Days


We have been so busy lately that it feels like I have not been able to connect as much as I want to with my children. Last night after a meeting that ended about 7 pm I decided to see if my son was free to do something fun (and for me unusual). I called…

Philly Cheesesteak Pasta


This weekend we were in Detroit for a family wedding. It was such a wonderful (albeit far too short) time. I haven’t seen some of the family in years so it was nice to catch up with everyone. We ate far too much and far too much rich food so everyone is feeling sort of…

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin


The weather is amazing lately. Over the last two weeks there have been several days where the lake has been battering the shore. The first week up to 20 feet of shore was washed away by the waves. It is so powerful that you cannot believe that you are on the lake and not the…

Simple Shrimp Tacos


The weather is definitely turning! I love the maple trees around the area as they turn the beautiful shades of red and gold. The wind has been picking up and these leaves will not last much longer on the trees but they are so beautiful while they last. They are predicting low 30s for Halloween…

Chicago Again?


This last weekend was a super busy weekend. On Friday the organization that I chair was part of an Art Hop. In the  downtown area many of the local businesses were open with art displays, information on businesses and organizations, and snacks. It is lots of fun and the artist for this exhibit was super…

Breakfast Pizza with Hashbrown Crust


We have been having breakfast for dinner quite often lately. Eggs have been on sale from $.45 to $.88 a dozen.  Breakfast sausage was on sale a few weeks ago so I picked up several rolls and cheese has been $1.49 for 8 oz. Perfect! Lots of casseroles and now breakfast pizza. Verdict: I have…