Cinnamon French Toast Bake


We love our breakfast casseroles.  I love that I can make it the night before and just pop them in the oven the next morning.  This is our favorite for New Year’s Day because no matter what time we get up breakfast can be on the table in about an hour. My kids love this…

Making the Perfect Blend of Reservations at Walt Disney World


  We are having a mini-family reunion at Walt Disney World later this winter.  So, I am planning meals and fast passes for my father (75, mostly wheelchair bound and unable to walk more than 2-3 steps), my mother (72 and just coming off a knee replacement and a second that needs to be done),…

Veggie Pizza Appetizer


Between now and Super Bowl Sunday I am planning on making and tasting quite a few appetizers.  For us New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl Sunday are all about the food.  Oh, and isn’t there a ball dropping and a game we are supposed to be paying attention to?  But, for us we start weeks…

Hot Italian Sandwich Bites


I have recently been trying to rely more on my old cookbooks and recipe cards (what we used in the days before Pinterest).  I love my cookbooks.  I have many from the 1950’s, 1960’s and little pamphlets put out by companies to promote their products.  I love reading them.  Some of the recipes especially the…

Season’s Greetings


Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. Goran Persson Whatever holiday you celebrate I wish you happiness and health in the coming year. I am making my grandmother’s recipes for German Pigs in a Blanket and…

Delicious Steak


Steak is a rarity in our house.  I don’t often want to spend $5-$7 per pound on meat my family will eat in one bite.  They LOVE steak but for me to spend $10-$15 on one piece of meat for dinner it has to be a special occasion or on sale. That’s exactly what this…

Sesame Noodles with Pork


Being as frugal as I am, I wanted to use up the last bits of Glazed Pork Roast from the other night.  But, dinner also needed to be on the table fairly quickly. If you have not used Chinese Chow Mein noodles before try them!  They are better in Chinese noodle dishes than spaghetti and…

Nestle’ Easy Chocolate Fudge


My daughter came to me at 2:00 and said she needed a treat with her to her teen library group’s Christmas party.  Um, I have 90 minutes to come up with something quick and in that time I need to accomplish the other 20 tasks I had originally scheduled during this time.  Google is king….

Glazed Pork Roast and Mashed Cauliflower


So, I have been trying to take better pictures lately but I don’t have a light box like most bloggers and I am trying to snap pictures as my children are grabbing plates to eat.  Sometimes like this picture they are a bit fuzzy or the lighting in our kitchen is poor. But, you get…

Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry


It’s almost Christmas and I am still trying to keep our food budget from breaking the bank this month.  I am trying to save money to use towards nice Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch and dinners. I still need to buy wine and meat for those meals and don’t want to dip into the…

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna


I have been trying to get my family to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat, cookies, and candy.  Now, that it is the holiday season getting them to eat less candy and cookies is almost impossible but I am giving them more fruits and vegetables.  I bought 2 small spaghetti squashes thinking I…

Hershey Kiss Chocolate Snowballs


  I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. I love Influenster.  I have received products from Fekkai, Breyers, Puffs, Ivory and others to test and give my honest feed back on.  This past week I was sent a bag of Hershey’s Kisses to use for #Kissmas. If you are interested in joining…