My Baby Isn’t a Baby Anymore…


Well, he will always be my baby boy. My youngest child.  Today he turns 13! I can’t believe my big baby boy is 13! Where did the time go? I swear he was just born yesterday… This baby was going to be a breeze because I had all the answers. His sister had been the…

Shrimp and Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce


This is our go-to meal when time is tight and I have put off making dinner so long that most of my options are no longer an option because we would be eating dinner at 11:00 pm.  Yes, there are nights even I don’t want to cook! I always have a few pounds of frozen…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders


My family is big on flavor. They like spicy, bold, and even vinegary flavors. It doesn’t matter as long as it has lots of great flavors going on. This meal fit the bill perfectly. As we were shopping for rolls and crumbly blue cheese my daughter picked up two packages of blue cheese. I told her…

Ranch Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy (No Canned Soups)


I love my slow cooker but I don’t like that many recipes call for canned soups. I don’t like the flavors and they are so icky to me. So, I have a recipe I use instead of any canned soups it is so simple even my daughter, who helped make dinner last night, said, “If…

Baked Turkey Sloppy Joe Egg Rolls


So Feis (Irish dance competition) season has officially started for us. We attended the Dayton Feis in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first time for us attending this Feis. It was in a large airport exposition warehouse which meant there was lots of room and it didn’t feel crowded at all. We didn’t get to…

Roasted Herbed Honey Chicken


It is Saturday . We made it! (Cheers!) This is a late post because I write in real-time and yesterday was crazy! If you haven’t added your Social Media links to Thursday’s post, please do (click for link to post). I would love to follow you and I am sure others would too! I don’t…

Chocolate Strawberry Trifle


This is a great dessert that is so easy and light for Spring and Summer. The sunsets lately have been so beautiful. You can feel the weather changing so quickly.  I know we are looking forward to fresh fruits and vegetables.  The great thing about this is you can use whatever berries that are in…

Garlic Butter and the First Outdoor Grilling of the Year


So, the weather has finally turned here in Michigan to the mid 70s. It has been gorgeous the past few days and has allowed us a chance to finally start grilling outdoors. We love to grill out but it always takes a few times to get back in the groove. Where are the tools? How…

Buttery Coffee Cake


Looking for something to brighten up your weekday breakfasts or Sunday brunch? For the most post we are not big breakfast eaters. Once in a while we will do a big breakfast on the weekend but during the week my son is really the only person that eats breakfast. Usually it is cereal or oatmeal….

Cordon Bleu Pasta


So, a Mommy moment. As part of his Autism my son struggles with vocal issues. He has trouble realizing how loud his voice is, his inflection tends to be very flat and monotone and he has never been able to sing, at all. He could technically “sing” but it wasn’t very good as he couldn’t…

Roasted Potatoes with Pastrami Ragu


I realized last night I am not a normal mom.  It’s okay, really.  What is normal? Conforming to a standard, usual,typical or expected according to Google. Is that what we want? I don’t. The best parts of life are when we are not looking and things just “happen.”  Sometimes my dinners just “happen.” This dish…