Buffalo Chicken Pizza


I thought once school ended things would slow down and we would have leisurely dinners in the evening on the patio under little umbrella lights.  Who was I kidding?  I think things are busier than ever.   I am still having to create dinners to go at least once a week.   We are spending a great…

Cheesy Hamburger Casserole


So this was definitely a I am really not too sure what I am making but our refrigerator contents are getting low and all I have is ground beef, meal.  My children do not like plain old hamburgers or cheeseburgers and I was running out of time to get dinner on the table. Then the…

Cheeseburger Frittata


As we are finishing eating out of our pantry, refrigerator and freezer to clean them all out it is getting harder and harder to come up with meals.  The only thing I am buying is a few fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy.  Other than that ingredients must all come  from staples found in my…

16 Month Into the Game – Where are we…


Sometimes life gives you lemons.  I think we got oranges.  Really, I do. Oranges have a fairly thick outer skin.  There are bumps all over the outside.  You have to sometimes dig through the peel and pith to get to the good stuff inside.  Once you get there you are happy you went through all…

Modenese Pork Chops


I think I need to change my blog from “What’s for Dinner Mom?” to “Dinner on the Run.”  It seems like I am rushing all the time lately to either get dinner on the table or to get it in a bowl so we can rush out the door and eat in the car. With…

Tater Tot Taco Casserole


So lately dinner has been taking a “surprise” meat, I didn’t label anything in the freezer (oops) and we are in the process of cleaning out the freezer and pantry by eating only from them for a few weeks, no new groceries except for fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and milk; then opening it the next…

Marinated Feta over Greek Hamburgers


My family LOVES Greek flavors in food.  Lots of oregano, parsley and garlic are in many of our dishes.  One of their favorites is our version of Greek Hamburgers (recipe at bottom of page). When I saw a recipe on Pinterest for Marinated Feta I knew it would be a hit in our family.  My…

Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken


As a busy mom I really try to use my slow cooker at least once each week.  If you really want to use your slow cooker often I highly suggest a programmable one.  That way the cooker can turn itself to keep warm or change from high to low as you need it to.  My…

Taco Salad (includes recipe for Taco Seasoning)


This recipe is part of one of my favorite memories from when I was in college.  We were all poor college students who were running out of money on their meal cards at the end of the semester.  We received an invitation to a dinner party where we were each to bring one fairly inexpensive…

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf


Recipes for bacon wrapped meatloaf have been all over Pinterest for about a year now and I finally decided to give it a try. My family loves all things bacon.   Or so I thought…. I think I may have finally found the one item that contains bacon that my family did not LOVE!  They liked…

Ham and Swiss Quiche II


So another day of me not thinking about dinner until just about 30-45 minutes before I need to have something on the table.  I stood in front of the dwindling refrigerator wondering what I can have that will not be a repeat meal for my family.  I came close. Not a great picture but this…

Ham, Wild Rice and Spinach Casserole


Still trying to clean out the 2 freezers and pantry by instituting a No Buy Month.  I have a bunch of ingredients to make things but finding new ways to combine things is getting tougher. This is another version of a recipe I made about a week ago.  I had leftover ham in the freezer…