Glazed Pork Chops


We don’t have pork chops very often. We eat so much chicken that I either just forget about it or I think it is going to be tough and flavorless so I skip it.  But, we had a package of mixed pork chops to use and I needed to find a way to get my…

To Go Meals: Pasta with Italian Sausage and Creamy Sauce


After a weekend of computer problems, while traveling, I think we have everything finally worked out.  We traveled to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to the Olympia Resort: Hotel and Spa for the Wisconsin Winter Feis and the Dairyland Feis. We had a great time with friends. The first day my daughter didn’t do as well as she…

Italian Stromboli


I had some frozen bread dough and needed something simple to make for dinner. My kids had a bit to eat at their choir rehearsal so they didn’t really want to eat a big meal and we had a large lunch so I was really not too hungry too. We needed something that was just…

Shrimp, Chicken, and Broccoli Stir Fry


Every time I make Chinese food I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is usually very easy to make and my family loves it. I am working on a “No Buy January.” This is the month I clean out the freezer and pantry. I try to make as many meals using only…

Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing


For those of you dieting in the New Year my apologies but these were too good not to share! I dusted off the breadmaker the other day to make these Cinnamon Rolls. Yes, I said dusted off. My breadmaker used to be the second most used small appliance in my kitchen after my slow cooker…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza


There was a restaurant back in Rochester, New York that we used to call for breakfast pizzas to be made for special occasions. We had them for teacher recognition breakfasts, family brunches and sleepover breakfasts. Since we moved we have not found anything similar. I have thought about making them several times over the years…

Another Disney Trip??!!


So, I have been planning another Walt Disney World trip in secret. We wanted to surprise the kids on Christmas Day with a trip for this year. They didn’t get to go last year and we had them convinced that we were going to wait until 2018 to go again. We actually booked the trip…

Life Lessons in a Snow Storm


As my daughter and I were driving home the other night through a pretty fierce snowstorm I began to think about how my driving through the storm was like my life. As I drove onto the highway I felt confident. It was snowing quite a bit but the blowing was minimal. The roads seemed slightly…

Slow Cooker Creamy Taco Pasta


I am aware that many people are starting all sorts of new diets and I am trying to keep that in mind as I am cooking this month. As I was making this dish I thought of how if you were cutting carbs you could leave out the pasta and serve it over greens as…

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with Potatoes


I am all about easy dinners. This was great because I made the chicken AND potatoes in the same pan. One pan for clean up? Yes! This was a fun dinner for us because I also got to try out my new Kitchenaid Food Processor*. Believe it or not I have not had a food…

What’s for Dinner Moms?


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After listening to “What’s for dinner Mom?”  every day, for the past 11 years, no matter what the answer I gave them, the reply is always the same, “Again?” I am not overly creative lately in my choices for dinner so I am going on a quest…

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew


Reality is setting in. Vacation is over.  A return to cleaning, cooking and chauffeuring yesterday made it all crystal clear. Of course I looked to my trusty slow cooker to help get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss. As you can see in the picture above I even pulled out the finest…