Slow Cooker Mexican Spiced Boneless Pork Ribs


We’re having a heat wave!  Well, it really is 10 degrees out but the sun is shining!  That makes all the difference in the world.  Everyone I have met today seems in a good mood.  Usually people have their heads bowed and their hands shoved in their pockets and are doing the quick shuffle as…

Skillet Chicken and Broccoli with Cheese


The weather still is yucky here and it seems like it is not going to return to “normal” any time soon.  The high temperatures don’t even break half of what the average normal temperatures are supposed to be this time of year.  Each day I hear the meteorologist say, “There is no end in sight…

Italian Sausage Patty Melt


The “Winter Blues” have definitely taken over.  I hate being cold.  The perfect temperature for me is between 67 and 72 outside.  The -4 degree temperatures are awful! I don’t like snow, other than at Christmas.  Even two weeks in Florida did not help as we came back to record cold temperatures. So, the desire…

Chicken Stir-Fry with Garlic Sauce


Still dealing with the fall-out from the stomach flu in our house.  I thought mine would be gone in about the same 24-48 hours as everyone else.  Of course not! I am now going on my sixth day.   I do not want to feel queasy all the time. I started this post last week but…

All-Star Music Intermission Food Court – Breakfast


It has been several years since we have stayed at the All-Star Music Resort in Walt Disney World. As our family has grown and changed so has our choice of resorts.  This year we decided to host a family reunion in Walt Disney World and All-Star Music seemed the perfect fit for everyone.  My parents…

Slow Cooker Gumbo with Quinoa


I missed a whole day yesterday.  Because of a perfect storm of events I ended up staying in bed all day yesterday.  Which sounds perfect to most moms but the stomach flu that accompanied the day was awful. I was the last to get it in our family and actually thought my Super Mom powers…

Biergarten – A 50th Anniversary Dinner


What I love, and sometimes hate, about Walt Disney World restaurants is that no matter when you go if you have been to it before you pretty much know what you are going to get.  They may tweak dishes from time to time or slightly change the menus with the seasons but especially in the…

Slow Cooker Korean Pork Tacos


Getting back into the “real” world after vacation has been tough.  The bitter cold and snow is just making things worse.  I don’t like being cold so I tend to hibernate unless I really have to go out.  I needed to pick up my son at school so I stopped at the grocery store for…

A Valentine’s Day Dinner with Love


When you think of Valentine’s Day dinners you do not typically think of pancakes.  Normally, we don’t either.  But, this dinner had great significance for us.  This was our 20th Valentine’s Day together. Twenty years ago we were young, broke and incredibly in love.  For our first Valentine’s Day my gift was a box of…

Tuscan Chicken Skillet Dinner


So after vacation my cupboards are still pretty bare.  I have some meat left in the freezer but as it has been about 10 degrees most of the day I have not wanted to go out grocery shopping.  We picked up a few things on the way home but I need to get creative for…

Chicken St. George


We have been on vacation for the past two weeks and just arrived home last night.  It was a beautiful two weeks with only 1 1/2 days of rain and temperatures in my favorite area of 70 to 75 degrees just about every day.  Sunshine was plentiful and I felt amazing. This is what we…

Still eating out…


Food, food, food…. My review of 12 Disney restaurants will begin late next week.  Until then we are still busy eating, and eating, and eating.