Dulce de Leche in the Slow Cooker

I have been reading about this for years. Every so often I think, oh I should try this to see how it tastes and if it really works. The other day was a perfect lazy day with the kids so I decided to give Dulce de Leche in the slow cooker a try. Verdict: When…

Roasted Vegetable, Pesto and Chicken Pizza

Pizza is a great simple dinner when I don’t have a lot of time to get dinner on the table. I love the variety of topping you can put on it too. Our CSA share has been full of zucchini, summer squash, egg-plant, tomatoes, and large red peppers. I hate having anything go to waste…

Cheeseburger Tortellini Casserole

Whenever anyone asks how I come up with different meals I tell them take the things you like and the flavors you like and turn them into something else. Sandwiches turn into casserole or pizzas can be turned in soups. My kids ask for simple meals like a hamburger or hot dog every so often….

Breakfast Sliders

My family loves breakfast for dinner every once in a while. I like breakfasts for dinner because they tend to be super easy and everyone loves it! These sliders are a take off on several other sliders I have made including Meatball sliders, Reuben sliders (one of my most popular recipes to date), and of…

Beer Battered Cheese Curd

  Every trip to Milwaukee, Wisconsin we stop at a local cheese store. Very rarely does our order change. Three blocks of basil farmer’s cheese and three large bags of fresh cheese curd. If you have never had cheese curd when it is fresh it “squeaks” as you eat it. It slowly loses that sound…

Mexican Coleslaw

Some days the side dishes are the star of the show. I am always looking for something new. When I first mentioned this both of my kids groaned when I said coleslaw. They both don’t care for the mayonnaise based sauce. But, I told them this had more sour cream than mayonnaise they were interested….

Garlic Potatoes Au Gratin

Having lots of computer problems in our house. My laptop is out to  be fixed so I writing on my tablet. Something that I am not used to at all. So please be a bit patient with me. Yesterday was the first day of school for both kids. Today my daughter has her first college…

Pizza Sliders

It’s back to school in most parts of the Northeast and Midwest this week. Both of my kids start today. It will be a long day until my son gets home so I can hear about how his first day in high school went. I have a 9th grader and a senior. Where has the…

Hello to New Friends

Last Saturday I attended the US Bloggers Bash in Schaumburg, Illinois. It was only 90 miles away and I was excited to attend. I have followed  the UK Blogger Bash for the past several years and I was hoping to meet new bloggers, get some ideas of how they blog, and maybe make a friend…

It’s Not Really the End of Summer, But it is

The calendar says that fall starts on Friday, September 22nd. My heart says it starts on Tuesday. The kids start back to school on Tuesday. This is the day I dislike most every year, next to New Year’s Eve. My kids are ready to go back. They are ready to start all the new exciting…

New York Style Coffee Cake with LOTS of Crumb Topping

My daughter had her annual back-to-school sleepover the other night. This will most likely be the last one as they are all going into their senior year. I am holding out hope for one last one next year before they all go away to college but they just don’t know. The nice thing is that…