Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Kale and Spinach


Things are a bit hectic this week. My daughter left for camp yesterday. I took her up and dropped her off. It was a bit bitter-sweet as I realized that this would probably be her last summer at this camp (even thought she could attend one more season after her senior year) but I know…

Walking Tacos


I forgot I had a 5:15 pm meeting yesterday afternoon so as I was rushing out of the house at 5:00 pm I was thinking that I haven’t even started dinner yet. I knew I had some ground beef and chicken breasts thawing in the refrigerator. What was I going to serve my family though…

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


This weekend was super busy so it is time to pull out an old favorite recipe. It’s not pretty but it is oh so good! This recipe was AMAZING!  I knew what I wanted to make but when I saw the recipe for Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese on Foodnetwork.com my menu changed quickly. I followed…

Irish Fest – Part II


Someone asked me to share a video of the Irish dancers. This is the school’s newest Treble Reel that they did for Irish Fest and their recital two weeks ago. Not all the dance students were at this performance but it is very impressive with 22 dancers. Hope you enjoy!

Irish Fest


We are spending the weekend enjoying the Irish Fest. Lots of Irish dancing, music and well, beer. We love it! Hope you all have great weekend! Slainte!

Slow Cooker Spicy Corn Dip


With a long holiday weekend coming up soon I am always looking for something different to take to parties. We actually have an appetizer/dip dinner every once in a while. This was perfect for dinner because it was only 2 hours in the slow cooker and my son could get dinner started when he got…

Simple Chili Cheese Dog Pizza with Herbed Crust


The first day of summer is usually a day to celebrate for us. The longest day of the year is a day we generally go to the beach or watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Yesterday was cool and cloudy so those things were not going to happen. Changes in traditions are tough for my…

Enchilada Verde Nachos


I was looking for a simple bar food type of meal to serve the other night. I was thinking enchilada verde but didn’t want to take the time to roll all the enchiladas and bake them. So, we did a nachos version! Verdict: These nachos take a bit more work than regular nachos to make…

Farmers Casserole


Trying to keep these long days free and avoiding the kitchen as much as possible? This casserole is great! You can make it in the morning (or the night before if you want to cook it for breakfast). Let it rest while you are at work and pop it in the oven 55 minutes before…

Chocolate Chip Pancakes


As things wind down to the end of the month we are all hoping that life will finally slow to a dull roar. We have Irish Fest next weekend and then just our usual summer business. We are all hoping for some rejuvenating rest before gearing up for the heart of summer. My daughter has…

Happy Father’s Day!


I wrote this post about my father last year and feel it is even more appropriate this year as my children are starting to navigate the political, social, and human aspects of life. Extremely grateful for the spirit of volunteerism and ethics both of my parents instilled in me and I am passing down to…

Lasagna Bread – Revisiting an Old Favorite


This was one of my first recipes posted and one of my families favorites. Quick, easy meals are always tops on my list. This meal can be put together and baked in about 30 minutes. Just enough time to have the kids help you put together a salad and vegetable while the bread is baking!…