Chicken Milanese


This is a favorite go-to meal of ours because it is so simple! Those days when you don’t know what you want for dinner or put off cooking hoping that they will all go get a bowl of cereal or pick at leftovers from the refrigerator, this meal could get you through those times. This…

Egg Sandwiches on Brioche Rolls


I am planning an August vacation for us. We are NOT going to Disney! (gasp). We have decided to combine a dance competition for my daughter with a trip to Branson, Missouri. I had won a contest for a couple of nights hotel stay, some concert tickets, and gift cards. Then I won a second…

Chicken Barbecue


With a busy schedule a meal with limited clean up and preparation is a must in your menu planning. During the summer next to our slow cooker our grill is the most used appliance we have. I love that I can marinate meat overnight and when we are ready to cook I can lay it…

My 18th Summer


Last year I wrote a blog about how we only have 18 summers with our children before they head out on their own. This is the year of my 18th summer with my daughter. I am happy. I am proud. I am sad. I am a little bit of every emotion depending on what is…

Yes, We All Have These Nights


  I keep repeating the mantra “Only one more party. Only one more party.” The problem with this one is that it is at our house. So we are spending all our free time doing a deep clean. I mean taking everything out of every cupboard and drawer, washing the baseboards, scrubbing every corner of…

Brown Sugar Pancakes


I love brown sugar. When I make Chocolate Chip Cookies I make them with only brown sugar (no white granulated sugar). I love the richer flavor from the brown sugar. We were talking about making pancakes for dinner and I thought why not try to make them with all brown sugar like I do my…

5 Summer Salads


It is the season of picnics, fireworks, and parties. I have picked out a few of our favorite salads for today and the few weeks ahead. We love Balsamic vinegar and one of our favorite potato salads is this Balsamic Roasted Red Potato Salad (click for link to recipe). It can be served warm or…

Slowing Down, Almost


Well, the first graduation party is over. It was a beast. We headed to Kalamazoo for the weekend so we could be with friends and family that were driving in and be near where the party was going to be held to make set-up and break down easier. We were holding the party in an…

Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta


This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta


I am always looking out different ways to serve “ordinary” foods. How to make a burger or hot dog seem like a special meal. This was a night where I had 30 minutes to get the meal on the table before the kids started gnawing on the table legs. I had thawed a package of…

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Taco Boats


We all love Buffalo Chicken. Anything Buffalo Chicken flavored is going to peak our interest. When I recently saw Buffalo Chicken Tacos on a menu I thought we could easily make something similar (or better!) at home.  That is the problem with our going out to eat is often we look at the menu or…

Southern-Style Potato Salad


Summer picnics will be in full swing soon and this is one of our favorite potato salads. Southern-style potato salad tends to be creamier, smoother, sweeter than regular potato salad. Did you ever notice everything that is described as Southern-style is usually described using those words? Creamy, smooth, and sweet. Macaroni and cheese, pimento cheese,…