Slow Cooker Chili Mac


When we are to the last day of the month I love making these dishes that pull all the odd cans or pieced of stuff you have to use from your pantry or refrigerator. The best part for me is that I made it in the slow cooker AND everyone could eat off it for a…

Simple Skillet Pineapple Pork Chops


One last pork chop recipe for August. We are nearing the end of using all of our $1.69 mixed cut pork chops that we bought a few weeks ago to help stretch our budget. Though my family has not complained, well too much, about the number of times we have had pork chops they have…

Buttermilk Pancakes – IHOP Copycat


When we get towards the end of the month and pay-day I am trying to stretch out all the things we have in the pantry and cupboards for just a few more days. That is why I always buy an extra bag or two of sugar and flour during the month so that I can…

Chocolate Lasagna


My daughter had a friend visiting the other day and I asked them to pick a dessert and make it for dinner.  I like to keep the kids busy and doing something productive when they have friends over (I have found it avoids those little squabbles and spats) so that was the best thing I…

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken over Roasted Potatoes


When my daughter has friends over to visit I often tone down the cooking and do “normal” family foods like chicken nuggets, french fries or hot dogs. But, my daughter has certain friends that I know are up for anything. So, as when we made the Moroccan Chicken for dinner the entire afternoon all the…

Creamy Ranch Slow Cooker Chicken


Notice a trend in my posts lately? Creamy. Slow Cooker, Warm. All the titles have fall like comfort words. Yes, we are getting (or have already started) back to school in many areas. This is my New Year’s Day when the kids head back to school. I always see the passage of time in school…

Creamy Warm Dried Beef Dip


Fall and football season are my favorite time of year. I have been following the preseason games wondering how this season will play out. Whether you watch college, professional, or high school games there are those times that you want a warm, creamy dip for snacking on before or during the game. This is also…

Pork Chops in Sour Cream Gravy


Did you get to watch the eclipse yesterday? Live? On the internet? We made viewing boxes but even though it was sunny when I took this picture there were only a few minutes when the sky was not fully overcast. We were able to catch a quick glimpse when it was at full eclipse but…

A Weekend in Toledo


Every weekend we have been away I plan on blogging about our adventures. They are pretty much the same each weekend that we go to a Feis (rhymes with mesh), an Irish cultural festival usually refers mostly to a dance competition now a days. This weekend the Glass City Feis and the Great Lakes Feis…

Mexican Pierogi Casserole


How much are we traveling this summer? Every single weekend, except for two,  from the beginning of June to the middle of September. The cat is even done with us being gone as you can see above. She sees the suitcases come out and she tries to climb in. We are not supposed to forget…

Ground Beef Packet Dinners in the Slow Cooker


If you have ever been camping you have probably had one of these or something similar for dinner. You can make them with chicken, pork chops, fish, etc… and the vegetables of your choice. I don’t know why I never thought of making them in the slow cooker before. These would be great on a…