Country Sweet Oven Fried Chicken

Things are moving along. We are in our second week of school and there have been some bumps and groans but so far things are going okay. Now comes the real work. The first week back is always this lovely dance of getting to know you and now the real personalities on both sides will…

Liberty Tree Tavern

Liberty Tree Tavern is closed right now for some much-needed renovations. On our last trip my daughter and I went there for dinner. It had been at least 6-7 years since we were last at this restaurant. It is amazing how a few years and a much different perspective can make you see something in…

Shrimp Quesadillas

The first day of school started off at a run, literally. My son slept through his alarm. ┬áThirty-five minutes of a loud beeping alarm, he slept through. Of course we also overslept until 6:30 am. Oops. He needs to be at the bus stop by 7:05. This is a kid who needs at least an…

Faux Vegetarian “Big Macs” with Homemade French Fries

We eat at fast food restaurants about 8-10 times a year. Mostly we stop when we are traveling and need something quick while we are driving. Rarely do we stop at one to just have dinner. One of the things that my partner likes is a Big Mac from McDonald’s. Every time she eats one…

Vegetable and Shrimp Enchilada Verde

We have some new followers to a bit about us. I am trying to make a different meal each week night for my family. I have been on this quest for about 2 years. My son decided last month that he was going to be a vegetarian so I am trying to now balance his…

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes over Corn Bread

I love Fall. It is my favorite season. I always think of Back to School time as the real New Year’s Day. We get to start all over again. It is a new school year with new teachers, new clothes and a hopeful feeling for a great year. It transfers over to our house too….

Teppan Edo – Japanese Habachi Grill

We have never eaten in Japan other than at the counter service restaurant, Katsura Grill, which we try to stop during every trip for a combination platter. We have made reservations in the past at Teppan Edo and ended up canceling because they never fit into our plans. I thought my children would love it…

Stir Fry with Asian Brown Garlic Sauce

A few weeks ago I hurt my knee. Nothing big but it takes 6-8 weeks of resting it to heal. If it does not heal after that then we start talking surgery. It will heal! I am trying to stay off it as much as possible which is difficult. In and out of the car,…

French Bread Pizzas – Make Your Own Pizza Buffet

We went grocery shopping last night, $544. Ugh. Yes, most of it is stock-up for the month but I still have to buy fresh vegetables and fruit, which we are eating a TON of right now, and some milk each week. The part that gets me is everything has gone up again. I was looking…