Chicago – Blogapalooza Event!


Hi everyone! I hope all is well! I just wanted to remind those who want to attend the U.S. Blogapalooza in Chicago on Aug. 26…I need to pay the deposit to reserve the restaurant by early next week. I will need $5.50 for every guest attending by Monday, May 1. I can accept payments via…

Michigan State Science Olympiad


My son celebrated not only his birthday this weekend but competing in the Michigan State Science Olympiad with his middle school science team. When I start to get down about the state of the world I remember looking around at his team mates and their families. A diverse group of people who are all there…

Via Napoli


Hope you enjoy this post about Disney World while we are at the State Science Olympiad Competition this weekend. My son is competing in Fast Facts, Crime Busters, and Rocks and Minerals. GO SCIENCE! For some reason this is the first time we have really explored the Italy area in Walt Disney World. I don’t…

Black Bean Burgers with Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Aioli


Isn’t that a beautiful sight? I drove down by the beach while I was out running errands and the winter snow fencing is down. Here that is a sure sign summer is coming! Already the nights are getting longer – because we live so close to the Central Time Zone but are still in the…

Spiedie Chicken


What is Spiedie Sauce? This is Spiedie Sauce. A Spiedie is a sandwich that is popular in the Binghamton, New York area. It has a Mediterranean/Greek flavor to it. It is meat marinated in a sauce of oil, vinegar, Italian spices, and mint. The ingredients vary slightly but are pretty similar. I bought a few…

Beefy Burrito Casserole


Simple is the keyword right now. My family loves burritos but it is just not something I think of making on a regular basis. I don’t know why because they are so easy to make. Add some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream and guacamole and I feel like I don’t even need to add a…

White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich


All this traveling has really thrown me off my menu planning. I had to sit down last night with my calendar and a grocery list. We went through the pantry in the basement to see where we were with our groceries. We have been trying to eat as much as possible out of the pantry…

Super Simple Parmesan Fish


We finally arrived home yesterday. It certainly has been a crazy month! First our trip to Walt Disney World then home for four days and then to visit my parents in North Carolina. We arrived home for about 20 minutes and then I had to drop her off at work. I needed to get a…

Irish Dance Camp Competition


Hi All! If you have followed me for any length of time you know my daughter is crazy for Irish dance! My daughter is in a competition to win an Irish dance camp scholarship. This is like her dream camp. The scholarship would pay the almost $1,000 tuition for the week long camp in New…

Spring Sugar Cookie Bars


Being with my family I am not cooking much at all this week but here are some cookies we made. This is the recipe that I used for the St. Patrick’s Day cookies (click for link to original recipe) only with Spring colors. I love the addition of the sprinkles into the batter to add…

Standing on the Edge of the Sandwich Generation


I don’t talk much about my family (other than my immediate family). My daughter was born when I was a bit older so I am getting to be of the age where I still have my children at home and parents who are aging and will be in need of some “assistance.” So I am…