Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


The kids start back to school next week.  It cannot be possible.  I swear we were just celebrating their being home for three months.  For us this was the summer that really wasn’t.  We are used to going to the beach 3-4 days a week and we went to the beach 3-4 times this whole…

Sloppy Joe over Cheesy Cornmeal Waffle


My new waffle maker came today so of course I have to immediately try it out.  I knew I wanted something unique and savory to try so this is what I created.  The meat of the day was the ground beef my daughter chose from the freezer and I immediately thought of Sloppy Joes like…

Salisbury Steak Meatballs


So we have returned from the last of our summer vacations.  It was a whirlwind tour back to New York to visit friends and family.  We returned home last night about 10 pm from:  in 86 hours we drove almost 2,000 miles in 24 hours of driving time;  slept in three different places; ate at…

Cod Au Gratin


This is another month of tight budgets.  With all the summer fun we have been having and back-to-school right around the corner I am ever mindful of money right now.  I am trying to use as many items as I can out of our freezer as possible. Recently I have been allowing my children to…

Slow Cooker Spicy Lime Chicken


We are two weeks from back-to-school time.  I can already feel the anxiety beginning to ramp up a bit around our house.  I am trying to start them on the school schedule now so that it is not such a shock the first week of school.  Things are going okay but I am trying to…

Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin


Sometimes bacon can just make everything better.  In our family we believe in the power of bacon.  I haven’t tried chocolate bacon, bacon doughnuts or bacon cupcakes yet but believe me they are on my radar.  But, we LOVE bacon.  We all needed some healing power from bacon after a busy week. Whole boneless pork…

Taco Cupcakes


As I said the other day I have been struggling with dinner ideas lately.   I have my monthly menu all set up but nothing on there is inspiring me right at the moment.  It has been chilly and dark for a few days here in Southwest Michigan so I am looking to curl up with…

Three Meat Pizza with Herbed Crust


There are nights I hate making dinner.  I don’t want to do it and I delay it as long as possible because I don’t even want to think about it.  I am even slowly teaching my kids to cook with the hope that they can take over a couple nights a week.  Tonight they both…

Tofu Pad Thai


I am still learning how to cook with tofu.  This is only my second attempt.  I am hoping to branch out more and more with the different flavors that I can blend it into.  I am thankful that my kids are up for anything. I can see my family starting to slowly embrace more meatless…

Hummus Crusted Chicken with Zucchini and Summer Squash


I needed inspiration for dinner.  Supplies are low this week so I needed to use things I had on hand in the refrigerator and pantry.  I was browsing through Pinterest because that is what I do daily.  I saw the title of a Pin that someone had posted and I knew right away I wanted…

Ham and Cheese Pizza with Pesto Crust


I decided to take last week off to maintain my sanity.  Last week was dance camp for my daughter, cello lessons for my son and getting us packed and the house cleaned for a double Feis in Milwaukee this past weekend.  So, life has been crazy but I was able to keep up with cooking…