Thanksgiving Leftovers?


The Thanksgiving Day leftovers are always the best part! I am always cooking extra of everything so that we can have another full meal, plus extra for making some new meals. The second or third day we are looking for ways to use up those last little bits (or in the case of Green Bean Casserole…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hoping that today you are surrounded by those you love! May your day bring smiles all around! Happy Thanksgiving!

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Apple Pancakes


As we get closer to Thanksgiving I am trying to keep dinner easy and lighter. These pancakes are simple and let me keep planning and cleaning for the holidays. We will be gone over Thanksgiving. My daughter is dancing in Oireachtas (o-ROCK-tus) Irish dance regionals in Kentucky so we will be traveling on Thanksgiving day….

Italian Skillet Dinner


Life continues on. My son was Maurice, Belle’s father, in “Beauty and the Beast” recently. He loves acting and musicals. With his autism he studies people endlessly to understand their motives, vocal inflections, and emotions. This has helped him be a fairly good actor. Comedy especially comes easy to him. He doesn’t understand that even…

Skillet Sausage and Sauerkraut


Weather has been up and down the last week or so. Much of Lake Michigan has been losing shoreline as the waves have been brutal. The high water combined with the pounding waves have done tons of damage up and down the coast. You can see quite a bit of debris that has been thrown…

Semi Homemade Chicken and Gravy


I am back (I hope!) for awhile. I got my computer back. It was just far too difficult to post on my phone and tablet. It was so frustrating that I decided a break was needed. Thank you for sticking with me! I am into this idea of semi homemade right now. I go through…

Top 5 Thanksgiving Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Mom’s?”


Halloween is over and it is now time to think about Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving and all the food. Even though we don’t celebrate with a traditional meal on Thanksgiving day (we travel for Mid-America Oireachtas, Irish dance regionals in Kentucky) we will be together eating appetizers somewhere enroute. It is about being together more…

Crispy Honey BBQ Chicken Bites


We are always looking for ways to make simple meals that are a bit different to add a little bit of something to our everyday dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breast cut into bites and tenders and am always trying different ways to cook them or top them. These would be great…

Baked Potato Chips


Potatoes are on sale this week so we are eating potatoes every night. Secret to having my kids not complain is making them differently so they don’t even realize they are eating potatoes again. Verdict: I used to make these potatoes all the time when the kids were younger. We haven’t has them in probably…

Potato Scramble Bowl with Variations


I hope you can all be a bit patient with me the next few weeks. I knocked my computer off my desk the other day and broke the point where it connects to the charger. So, until I can see if they can fix it I am learning to post on my phone and try…

Lemon Garlic Swordfish


You know life has been far too busy when your kids are upset because they are tired of buying their lunches because there have either been no leftovers or very little. So, we are getting back on track. Kitchen is cleaned, groceries are sort of purchased for the month but meals have been planned. This…