German Oven Pancake


I did a bit of digging to find out what is the difference between a Dutch Baby and German Pancakes. This is more a hybrid between the two dishes. The Dutch Baby has the same basic ingredients as this dish but is to be prepared in a special pan. The German Pancake is similar but…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


The lower the pantry cupboards and freezer gets the harder it is to come up with quick easy meals. I am scouring the cupboards and freezer trying to put things together that make sense. We have quite a few cans of beans, tomatoes, and corn left from the November canned goods sale at our local…

Southern Fried Pork Chops


My children tend not to really like pork. They will eat it if it has enough sauce – garlic, soy, or even A-1. But, if I gave them a choice I think this would be the last choice of meat they would ask to have for dinner. I don’t over cook it. It is not…

Wow! What I Have Learned in 5 Years of Blogging


I actually began this blog in 2012 but didn’t really start writing until the following year. 2012 was a year of turmoil for us. We got married (again, legally this time), my partner lost her job in a company buy-out, she got a new job in Michigan, we moved 600 miles to a super small…

My Top 5 Recipes for January 2018


Every last Saturday of the month I gather my top 3-5 recipes from the month. Sometimes they are older recipes that people have come back to look for or new ones that I have made during the month. This month definitely had a comfort food feel about it and my top recipes are definite comfort…

Pork Medallions Piccata


We are still working our way through the freezer in “No Buy January.” That means quite a few larger cuts of meat that I am finding. I am cutting them down to make smaller cuts such as the pork loin that I bought on sale a month or two ago for $1.59 a pound is…

Barbecue Hawaiian Pizza


The ham is going away. I have used three meals from it – ham and baked potatoes, ham and cheese hashbrown casserole, and now barbecue Hawaiian pizza. My family isn’t tired of it because each dish has highlighted a different flavor and is something completely different. But, before they do tire of the ham I…

Sunday Cinnamon Rolls


Why do I call these Sunday Cinnamon Rolls? Because that is the day we always make them on! We don’t often have a lazy Sunday morning to make these but a couple of times a year we spend the couple of hours to make the dough, roll it out, make the filling, bake the rolls….

Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Casserole


It is not often I use canned cream of anything soups. Then tend to look and smell funny to my children so I usually make my own cream sauce from butter, flour, and cream or half and half. But, we were cleaning the pantry up and I had two cans of cream of potato soup…

Teriyaki Chicken Bowl with Roasted Vegetables


How easy is this dish? Both of my children worked on dinner together and there was almost no arguing! Really! My son made the rice and the sauce while my daughter put the vegetables on to roast and cooked the chicken. While my daughter was serving my son put out water and toppings such as…

No Buy January!


So, we are one week from the end of our No Buy January! If you haven’t done this before you may want to consider giving it a try. Other than some fresh produce, dairy, and a few staples you eat out of your freezer and pantry. This uses up all those bits and pieces that…

How are Your New Year Goals Going? Determination!


So now that we are a three weeks into January how are those goals going? Have you totally abandoned them yet? Now is the time to adjust and make them something you can live with rather than far-reaching unrealistic expectations. Writing your blog every single day? Increasing your presence on social media? Facebook? Twitter? or…