Lettuce Wrapped Tacos


I love this picture. I can tell we are in Spring and Summer mode for dinners as we start to look for more vegetables and less meat in our meals. I went to the grocery store yesterday to pick up the lettuce and a pepper for dinner and everything looked so good. I was sticking…

Riverdance: Dinner Out


First, I would like to thank you all for the very kind words and encouragement after yesterday’s post. I LOVE physical therapy and my good days are starting to out number my bad days. Onwards and upwards! I am going to get through this and be stronger on the other side! One of my daughter’s…

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Walking Again


As I started this year I pledged to myself to try to present the truest picture possible about our life. Everyone has struggles and things to get through and as we read these blogs sometimes we forget that we are reading about real people and their lives. Sometimes things look so fairy tale like that…

Cleaning Out the Freezer: Meals from the Bottom of the Freezer


This has been a busy month. Lots of great things but just quite a bit of cash going out at once. I spent a week in hotels with my daughter for St. Patrick’s Day. Then this past weekend we headed to Madison, WI to celebrate the 50th birthday of a dear friend.  We all arrived…

Country Crock – Make It Your Own, Mix-Ins Cookies


I received this product free from Influenster in exchange for my unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I remember Country Crock from when I was a kid. We had big giant brown tubs of it in the refrigerator and ate it on toast and bread every day.  About 10 – 15 years…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef Stew


Using up my frozen Corned Beef leftovers from St. Patrick’s Day I made a simple stew in the slow cooker.  It was nice to come home to the smell of corned beef filing the house and knowing with a nice loaf of crusty bread and some butter dinner would be ready! Verdict: Corned beef is…

Easy Barbecue Chicken Nachos


“Some days are like that, even in Australia,” is a sentence that is said around our house on bad days. It is from the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Everything goes wrong for Alexander all day long. Maybe things are better in Australia?  At the very…

Broccoli Tots


I have seen Broccoli Tots on tons of blogs and a video or two. The videos always make things look so easy but they tend to make things look a little too simplistic at times. I wondered if it would be as tasty as they looked and if they were really as easy to make…

Stuffed Tilapia


You know I try to use up everything in my freezer and pantry. Throwing away food bothers me. Not only for the amount of money I am wasting but I feel guilty about the energy, animals and everything else that went into making or growing the food I bought. I was cleaning up the freezer…

Pepperoni Pizza Burgers


Life is settling back down again. Well, as much as my life can settle down. Being done with St. Patrick’s week is a huge relief. Now, we have illness running through the house but I figure with yesterday being the first day of Spring we can’t be too far from being able to open all…

Wow! Ore-Ida Shared One of My Recipes


The other day I took a quick look at my stats and thought, “That can not possibly be correct!” My page views were 500% higher than normal. I looked a little deeper and saw that most of it was attributed to one post “Greek Totchos with Homemade Tzatziki.“(click for link to post)  I wrote this…

Rigatoni with Zesty Pasta Sauce


St. Patrick’s Day (week) is now over. My daughter and I have been gone most of the past week so she could dance in nursing homes, schools and a few bars for charity. It was fun but TIRING! I never seem to sleep well in hotels and we were eating out every day so my…