Moving Into the Sandwich Generation


About a year and a half ago I wrote a blog post “Standing on the Edge of the Sandwich Generation” (click for link to original blog post) about a visit my daughter and I made to visit my parents. I knew at that time that they were starting to have a bit of “trouble” getting around….

Eye of Round Beefy Stew


When I saw this tree I was shocked. When did this start to happen? It is far too soon! I know fall is on its way but I am pretending it is not happening this year. No fall means no winter, right? Okay, so I cannot stick my head in the sand at the beach…

Simple Chicken Enchilada Verde


Every day is getting 3 to 4 minutes shorter. Night is coming earlier and earlier. You can feel it and smell it in the air. Fall is on its way in. In many ways I don’t want to admit it but as we sit on the bluff and look to the lake at 8:50 we…

Flavorful Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich


So, as we close in on the end of the month I am trying really hard to buy as little extra as possible. I had all the ingredients in my refrigerator except the loaf of bread which was on sale this week! Yes! I could have baked a loaf but I was trying to make…

Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts


Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is. These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make…

1940s Betty Crocker Chocolate Chips Cake


I love finding recipes like this. I was talking the other day about a chocolate chip cake that I used to make when I was young and first learning to bake. It was in my mother’s big red Betty Crocker cookbook. That cookbook was a staple in our house. I used it all the time…

Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic Butter


We are looking for very simple dishes as we head back to school in two weeks. I love summer vacation so I am sad to see the days getting shorter but happy that my son will soon have a regular schedule. Though we try to keep one over the summer it is not quite as…

Korean Beef Tacos with Pickled Onions and Cucumbers


If you have read my blog over the past year or two you may have noticed my family really likes combinations of Asian spices with touches of something different. Still trying to keep those food costs down one of our favorite meats to go to is ground beef. But, we can only eat so much…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole


I was told this was the perfect weeknight meal.  Though I would usually make my own cream of chicken soup mixture I decided to use a can.  This was super simple to put together. The hardest part was waiting the 45-60 minutes for it to bake. Verdict: I was really ready to hate this dish….

Throwing Open My Closet Door


There is an episode of the sitcom “Friends” that is about Monica’s closet. Monica is super organized and obsessed with cleaning but she has one secret closet that no one has ever seen because it is her messy closet. I realized the other day I have one of those. I have been slowly getting our…

Pumpkin Bread French Toast


There was a little diner near where we used to live that served amazing French toast. I am not a big fan of the soggy white bread French toast but this French toast was made with all different kinds of breads. Brioche, sweet breads such as cinnamon roll or pecan bread. Even savory breads were…