Old Fashioned Snickerdoodles


I am not much of a baker at all. I love Christmas cookies and an occassional cake but it is the rest of my family who will make cookies or pies if they really want a treat. My partner has been wanting to make these cookies for about 20 years now. We never seemed to…

Cheeseburgers on Homemade Pretzel Rolls


Sometimes my family just wants plain old cheese burgers. I understand. They look at me and ask for no baby greens, diced jalapeno, cream sauces, or other weird ingredients on top. So, I made a point of making plain old cheese burgers. Of course I had to put them on pretzel rolls but still… Verdict:…

Million Dollar Spaghetti


This recipe has been all over Pinterest and Facebook for years. I have always resisted trying it or making a twist on it because it is so popular. I am an old-fashioned, easy, home cook. I am not about the popular. Although, I have wanted an Insta Pot to try but we are not quite…

Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


More of these little sandwiches. They are so versatile you can fill them with almost anything you can think of to get tons of different meals or hearty appetizers for a party. These can also be made with cold chicken salad but with the cold weather it seemed much nicer to me to have a…

Disney Planning, Again!


For many reasons we have decided to move our January trip to Walt Disney World to March. We swore we would never be those people who planned their trips around school breaks but now that both kids are in high school it is a bit tougher. Christmas break was later this year lasting until January…

Food Trends for 2018 – United States


As we move into January I have been researching where professionals see the food trends turning for 2018. Some of the trends are carrying over from 2017 and some are possibly new things we may see. These seem to be the things that most trend followers seem to see for the next year in the…

Soft Pretzel Bites with Beer Cheese


We love our appetizers. My family makes a meal of appetizers every once in a while. These are one of our favorite small bites. The pretzels are soft and flavorful. You can make the dough without a bread maker but if you have one why not let it do all the timing and stirring? The…

Cinnamon Roll Pancakes


There was a video on Facebook and on Pinterst last year showing pancakes similar to these that looked so simple to make. Now they were perfect little cinnamon roll looking but I haven’t been able to make them like they do. We adapted this recipe for us and it works. They are not beautiful but…

Herbed Roasted Shrimp with Homemade Cocktail Sauce


Looking for an appetizer that is simple yet can appear to be elegant? This can also be a simple entrĂ©e for a small group. Add some rice or quinoa salad and a green salad to create a super simple meal. Verdict: This was super easy to make and serve. The hardest part was getting everything…

Italian Sandwich Sliders (on Hawaiian Rolls)


I am going to be posting lots of foods you can use for football parties or for a hearty appetizer dinner. As I have said before my family loves these little Hawaiian rolls sandwiches, if you don’t like the sweetness of the rolls you can always substitute a nice package of heat and serve dinner…

Holiday Spiced Beef (12 days in the Making)


I make German food and German inspired food quite often. The joke in our house is that my daughter began eating sauerkraut from a jar with a fork by the time she was four. She cannot believe there was ever a time she did not love sauerkraut. But, we don’t talk about cooking much Irish…