Going Home – It’s All About the Food Edition


If you have ever lived near Wegman’s grocery store and then moved away you will probably understand this. We went back east for a family wedding thus weekend. In the four days we were in town we made 2 or 3 trips to Wegman’s. One was to get prepared food such as subs, pizza and…

Sweet and Sour Spam


Sweet and Sour Spam. Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. Sweet and Sour Spam. This is one of those foods that most people have some sort of love/hate relationship with. It may stir up bad memories of childhood dinners or good memories of grandma frying a slice for breakfast. Wherever you fall on the…

Ground Beef and Broccoli


Back to ground beef again. Don’t have leftover beef for beef and broccoli or just have some ground beef in your refrigerator and still want the flavor or Beef and Broccoli? Ground beef and broccoli is the perfect substitute. It gives you all the flavor of Beef and Broccoli without the expense of the steak….

Picnic at the Beach


With only about a month or so left in beach season I had the urge the other night to squeeze in a quick evening trip to the beach. Because the sun sets at 9:30 pm we were able to grab subs, soda, and chips before heading out at 8:00 pm. I love that the beach…

Reuben Pizza on a Pretzel Crust


I found a corned beef in the freezer! Yes, this is super exciting for my family. It means a break from chicken and ground beef for dinner. I try to only do a big shop once a month. So as we start to get to the bottom of the freezer I am looking for different…

Chicken Shawarma


My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the chicken this way but for the price of $.77 a pound versus $2.29 a pound I decided we could do it…

Changes at Walt Disney World


Sunday is my fun day! I write about my family or something that is going on in our world. Lots of changes to the Walt Disney World theme parks were announced at the D23 Expo, a conference for those who love all things Disney, in California last week. I LOVE Disney. Let’s start with that….

Johnny Appleseed Burgers


The meat items that have been on sale around us recently have been chicken thighs and drumsticks for about $.77 a pound and ground beef for $1.99 a pound. For our area those REALLY good prices. You will notice quite a few of my recipes have had one or the other items in them lately….

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


Lately chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks have been super inexensive in our area – $.77 a pound. I only buy meat when it is on sale and then tend to stock up with 20-30 pounds at a time. So, you will be seeing lots of chicken recipes the next few weeks. I love Buffalo flavored…

Maple Glazed Tea Donuts


I am not a fan of breakfast. I like breakfast foods for dinner but I am not a breakfast eater. A cup of coffee and maybe a piece of toast, once in a while, and I am happy. But, occasionally on the weekends we make something special for breakfast. These Maple Tea Donuts are fairly…

Yummy Roasted Vegetables


We have been getting quite a few beets and heirloom zucchini in our CSA (Community Shared Agriculture) box. My family loves roasted beets so I decided to try a dressing to coat the vegetables as they roasted. Verdict: My family gobbled this up. They love their veggies and this sauce gave it just a bit…