Grilled Ham and Pineapple Skewers


This is not a great picture of this dish.  Our local grocery store had whole pineapples on sale for $1.49 this week.  I have bought 2 so far but am going back today for 2 more.  They are so sweet the kids were begging for fresh pineapple last night.   We are still in a No…

10 Hot Dogs – Beyond the Mustard and Relish


With summer just getting started we will be grilling more than ever. Here are 10 hot dogs that go beyond the mustard and relish toppings.  Click on the links for each hot dog below each picture. Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce     Pizza Hot Dogs   Pretzel Dogs   Tyler Florence’s Simple…

Taco Hot Dogs


This was a fun meal that turned out much better than I thought it would.  A few weeks ago our local grocery store had a sale on all beef hot dogs.  So, of course I bought four packages (won’t be on sale again for 4-6 weeks!).  Then I had to think of ways to make…

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas over Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Even in summer I love my slow cooker.  I am still trying to use it at least 2-3 days a week to avoid having to think too much about dinner. I met several people at The Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Chicago last week who when I told them about my blog gave me…

Better than Take-Out Orange Chicken


So, when chicken breasts are $1.99 a pound or less I buy them in bulk.   I cut some up into strips, some into cubes and leave some breasts whole.  I add marinate to some of the bags of chicken before I freeze them.  This way when I need cubed chicken, such as for this dish,…

Blackened Fish Tacos


This past weekend we attended an Irish Festival in Big Rapids, Michigan.  It was the first year of this festival and it was quite a bit of fun.  But we did not get back home until 1:15 am Saturday night.  It threw the rest of our weekend out of order and by last night I…

Grilled Marinated Chicken


One of the best ways I have found to save money (I love my Disney trips and need to save for them) is to try and buy all my staple grocery products when they are on sale.   Most sales happen every 4-6 weeks so when I find items such as chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks…

Pork Carnitas Tacos with Pickled Onions


Back from two evenings off of making dinner.  The conference I attended on Monday and Tuesday was fabulous.  I can’t wait to share more of it in the coming days. But, I still had to cook dinner last night.  When I explained my blog to people at the conference most asked me how I had…

Chicago Style Hot Dogs


I guess this is the perfect meal since I am heading today to the Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road even in Chicago today.  I am so excited yet feeling like a guppy in a huge ocean.  I LOVE Disney and will be spending this summer combining this blog with my Earning My…

Influenster Tender Lovin’ Care VoxBox


Okay, I have to say I was ecstatic when I received this little box in the mail.  It was sent to my by Influenster and had products that they were sending to me free to review.  I have never done anything like this before so I slowly unpacked each layer to see all the little…