Homemade Almond Joys/Mounds


I am kicking off the Christmas season with some of our favorite cookie and candy recipes. These recipes over the next few weeks are mostly simple cookies and candy that freeze well and can be made in large batches to share with friends and family or at parties. I grew up baking our own cakes…

My Favorite Snack Place in All of Walt Disney World


Every trip we have to make a plan to stop in Epcot at the German Pavillion, at least once but usually twice,  to use some of our snack credits (and some cash) to get treats at Karamell-Kuche. If you have never stopped here, as you walked through Germany you could probably smell it. Just as…

Turkey Day Meet and Greet!


Originally posted on Dream Big, Dream Often:
It’s a Turkey Day Meet and Greet!!  Leave a link to your page or post and network with others!! I hope my fellow Americans have a safe and festive holiday.  To those of you in other parts of the world, I hope you have a great Thursday and…

Pork Stir Fry with Chow Mein Noodles


I served this dinner earlier in the week but left it to post today knowing that Thanksgiving Day would throw my schedule off a bit. Hope you enjoy! In cleaning out the freezer I found 4 boneless pork chops that needed to be used as soon as possible. The other night was one of our…

Thanksgiving Day


Over the years my Thanksgiving Day has changed in many ways. When I was young Thanksgiving Day was always my mother, father, brother, grandma and myself around the table. This was what we jokingly called a “large” family gathering for us. There was always the traditional dishes- turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls and salad….

Crispy Shrimp and Pasta


When I first started talking about making this dish the kids looked at me skeptically. They love shrimp but they usually have it cooked in garlic butter or maybe an alfredo sauce but when I said I was going to put a light coating on it before frying it I got, The Look. Neither one…

Italian Sausage Gravy


We are trying to spend as little money as possible from now until the end of the month. I have a budget for Thanksgiving that I don’t want to break by buying extra items that we don’t really need. I am trying to use everything in our pantry and freezer. We had a package of…

Spicy Thai Noodles


My son loves spicy food. The hotter, the better according to him. I truly believe it is part of his sensory issues with Autism.  Subtlety has never been his strength. When I first thought about making Spicy Thai Noodles the part that appealed to me the most was that I could make it lightly spicy…

The Versitile Blogger Award


I was nominated for this award by Emma from Shut That Negative Noise Off and Find Your Joy In Life! She brings a wide range of experiences to her writings. Hope you will check out her blog, link here. The rules: Thank the person that has nominated you & include a link to their blog….

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here. …

Eating Meals Out – Chain Restaurants


Yes, we really do eat meals out occasionally. My daughter and I took a trip last weekend to attend a Feis, Irish dance competition, in Kentucky this past weekend. Normally when we travel as a family we try to find little local joints to eat in. We ask locals or we scour the internet to…

Tortellini Pizza Skillet (One Pan Meal!)


Once again we are coasting towards the end of the month. With the extra expense this month of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, right around the corner, we are trying to use up the food in our freezer and only buying small amounts of groceries this month. The food for Thanksgiving that we eat – appetizers…