Simple Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


How to tell when you are getting old? Something like a new garage door really excites you. Seriously. I was so excited to pick out a new door. The one that was on when we moved in was white, rusty, and the lift had finally died earlier this winter so I was stuck parking my…

Braised Red Cabbage (updated)


If you asked my children the star of this plate was the Braised Red Cabbage (click here for link to original recipe), although the German Meatballs and Spaetzle were good too (click here for link to recipe). There was not a bite left at the end of dinner.  They love red cabbage. My house smelled…

German Meatballs with Spaetzle


This dish was steaming HOT when I took the picture so it looks a bit hazy. My daughter came out of her room just before we were serving dinner and said, “It smells amazing in here!” It did. The apple cider vinegar and bacon combined with the sour cream and meatballs? Heavenly. My kids are…

Ham & Potato Cheddar Chowder


I love soup. It just warms me inside. If I have to pick a side I will choose a soup, especially a chowder or stew. I love the textures and flavor of just about any soup. Especially with warm bread and butter to dip in the bowl. Yummmm. We have a Zoup and Panera Bread…

4 Delicious Dishes Made with Corned Beef Leftovers


Everyone have their corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day? We love corned beef and cabbage and I buy 4-6 briskets when they are on sale this time of year. You don’t need to just have brisket. The leftovers can be made into so many things. Sometimes I will even cook an extra brisket…

Salad Bar Fixings


Hi all! I have been down with an awful cold and the busyness of life lately. I have been sleeping every moment I can to try to feel better. I am getting there except for the weariness that seems to just seep into my bones. I am not sleepy just sore and tired. Meals have…

Honey Garlic Chicken Stir Fry


It seems March Madness for us has to do with our schedules. Between dance for St. Patrick’s Day (the life of an Irish dance mom), a play, festival for Orchestra, work (I am still doing taxes), and just general life we are super busy. Still looking to keep dinners simple and yet still tasty. I…

Week 9 Christmas Treats: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread


I will admit of not being a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte but I do love things with Pumpkin Pie flavors. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites. Add a layer of sweet cream cheese filling and some mini chocolate chips and this is a delicious breakfast bread. This recipe makes two large loaves…