One of Those Days – Papa Murphy’s Pizza


Papa Murphy’s All Meat Pizza Note:  I received NOTHING from Papa Murphy’s for this post. I purchased my pizza myself with my coupon(!) from our Superbook.  This is my opinion and I have not in any way compensated by anyone. I surrendered tonight.  I try to cook dinner at least 6 if not 7 nights…

Potatoes au Gratin with Ham


I love comfort food.  I would eat mashed potatoes with gravy and meatloaf every day for dinner for weeks on end if the rest of the family would let me.  The rest of my family are dessert eaters.  I hardly ever eat ice cream or cookies.  I would far prefer a side of corn casserole…

Pork Chops and Potatoes – One Pan


I love the end of the school year.  It cannot come soon enough for us.  We love being home together for three months.  But, for the next 7 school days life is hectic. I am doing the big change over in clothes, coats and shoes.  I put everything in bins sorted by person.  So when…

Chili Fritos Walking Tacos


Chili Fritos Walking Tacos – without toppings This Memorial Day weekend was a busy one in our household.  It was our 18th anniversary.  We always have dreams of spending it in some exotic place or even just having dinner together.  But, we usually end up celebrating similar to the way we did the year our…

Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops


I finally forced my daughter to take a few nights off from dance class.  We have been making the hour trip for the past 5 nights and I needed a couple nights off.  She also needed to get some homework done as we are now 9 school days from the end of the school year….

Cheese Tortellini and Ravioli in Tomato Cream Sauce


Yes, that does say Cheese Tortellini AND Ravioli.  I bet you can all guess what happened.  I remember I had bought two packages of tortellini back a few months ago when they were on sale because I try to only buy items when they are on sale.  What I didn’t remember is making another dinner…

Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road Chicago


I am so excited!  I have been invited to participate in Disney’s Social Media Moms on the Road Conference in Chicago, Illinois.  All right, let’s get to the truth, I am terrified. This is a conference with many Social Media specialists that I have been following for quite a while.  I am a little fish…

Slow Cooker Chicken Cheesesteak


I have been reading quite a few blogs lately and some of them scare me a bit.  I am a bad mom.  I didn’t know it before I read all these blogs.  I let my children eat candy.  I don’t buy organic vegetables.  I don’t check their homework every night.  I may be negligent because…

Easy Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls


Unfrosted Cinnamon Roll I don’t bake.  I love to cook but baking is too exacting for me.   You have to be precise in your measurements or it doesn’t rise or completely crumbles. For my daughter’s slumber party I wanted to make a special breakfast so I found the EASIEST Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls I could find…

Birthdays – German Dinner


It’s not every day you turn 14!  The only time of year that I intentionally repeat dinners is on birthdays.  In our house you are allowed to choose whatever you want for dinner on your birthday.  My son chose pasta and meatballs last month.  This month my daughter wanted a German dinner.    Specifically, German potato…

Barbecue Cowboy Casserole


After a doctor appointment we needed to decide if my daughter was going to dance class last night.  She had just been seen by our pediatrician who diagnosed her with problems in her Flexor from overuse.  The pediatrician recommended physical therapy and to cut back a bit on dance class.  The doctor told her that…

Emeril’s Seafood Mac and Cheese


Our lives are undergoing another shift soon.  My children will move up from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high school.  I don’t know how this could be happening.  I swear they just entered pre-school yesterday. Another shift is that my daughter, the one going into high school, has decided to…