Cowboy Meatloaf with Cheesy Mashed Potato Casserole


I am contemplating buying my first glue gun. I have never been really big into crafts. Oh, I have all the different things I bought to try new crafty projects such as knitting, scrap booking and jewelry making. But, I never actually purchased a glue gun. To me that was for the people who wore…

Old Fashioned Banana Bread


Growing up we had a few cookbooks. One which I remember clearly to this day is the 1972 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook. This is the cookbook that I learned to bake from. If we wanted cakes or cookies growing up we baked them from scratch. Whenever I mention this cookbook everyone says, “We had that too!”…

Buffalo Tofu “Wings”


Even though my son has given up on his vegetarianism for now I am still trying to do 90% or so vegetarian diet for all of us. We do dairy, eggs and seafood. But, even the egg consumption has dropped way down. We used to use 2 dozen eggs every 10 days or so. Now…

Tortellini Caesar Salad (with homemade Caesar Dressing)


CHANGE! This has become my motto lately. I get frustrated when I go into an office or a business to speak with a manager or someone in charge and about an issue I have with customer service or a product and they give me the answer, “But, we have always done it this way.” That…

Chicken, Green Bean and Stuffing Casserole (no creamed soups!)


Casseroles never photograph well, unless they are whole. But, boy do they taste great. I think it is the whole comfort food thing that we are all seeking right now. My entire family has been fighting a cold for about two weeks now. No one has been horribly sick but everyone is just feeling blah….

Three Generations at Walt Disney World


The first picture is 2007 and the second is 2015. This is my father, my brother and my son who all share the same name. I have lots of reasons to love Walt Disney World. But one of the main reasons is all the memories we have tied to it. We have traveled with grandparents,…

Perfect Oven Roasted Chicken


Lately it seems that I cannot get it together enough to cook on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are the worst because from 1:00 or 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm we are in meetings, lessons, after school activities or on the road somewhere in between. Thursdays are okay, but we do not get home until 8:00…

Rachael Ray Inspired Moussaka Sloppy Joes


As I was driving around town today I noticed all the signs for $5 lunches. I thought, “Hmmm, that’s not bad.” But, then the other side of me kicked in. That is lunch for one person. Could someone take that money and make dinner for their family with it? Of course. I started to think…

4 Cheese Tortellini Pizza


I was thinking about creating a Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner but my ever fiscally responsible son reminded me we would need to buy turkey, ingredients for stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. He was right. We should use what we have on hand first. So, we went searching through the freezers to see what we…

Tostachos (Tostados Nachos)


I am all for using up every little piece of food in my refrigerator and freezer before it goes bad. Every time I grocery shop I notice how all the prices across the store are rising so nothing irritates me more than when I have to throw away a vegetable or leftovers that got pushed…

1900 Park Fare – Breakfast Buffet


This is a picture of three generations – my father, my brother and my son. All have the same name. So this was a really special picture for us. We love Walt Disney World dining because we can always find someplace where we are all happy to eat. All three families were traveling together and…

Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops


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I finally forced my daughter to take a few nights off from dance class.  We have been making the hour trip for the past 5 nights and I needed a couple nights off.  She also needed to get some homework done as we are now 9 school…