Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Pickles


I had my son make dinner the other night. It was a simple meal of Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with a salad and vegetable. When he told me what he wanted to do with the sandwiches I was a bit skeptical. But, it was his meal so…. he rolls with some of my crazy ideas so…

Shrimp Scampi Ravioli – Revisited


This is one of our favorite “restaurant” style meals that we can make during the week because it is semi-homemade. Use your favorite frozen or fresh cheese ravioli and this meal is super simple! Now that we are going back and testing some of our older recipes this was one of the first ones the…

Mini Greek Pizzas: Revisited


These have been a favorite of our family forever. I first had them at my sister-in-law’s house on New Year’s Eve 1996. I fell in love with them then and we made them for several years for many parties until the recipe got set aside for new items. I originally posted about them in Mini…

Chicken Parmesan


Sometimes you need a comforting meal of homemade sauce and ooey gooey cheese. I have been craving chicken parmigiana for several days but didn’t want to go out to eat. So, it was finally time to make the meal at home. Verdict: We love this meal. I always add much more cheese than I should…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine


Breakfast for dinner two nights in one week? Yes! We are still working on emptying our pantry and using the food we have on hand. My family loves quiche (or egg pie as we have called it forever). It is a great simple meal and without a crust is how my family prefers it. I…

Mom’s Meatloaf


After a weekend away in Wisconsin my daughter and I were happy to be home. She had another Irish Dance Feis (rhymes with mesh) north of Milwaukee on the coldest and snowiest day of the winter for us so far. We were fortunate to leave early and be able to be ahead of the storm….

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast for dinner at least once a week. It makes a quick easy meal and it doesn’t leave all the good breakfast foods for just the weekend. You can easily make the casserole ingredients ahead – cook the meat, grate the cheese, etc… and assemble it just before baking. Verdict: This is a…

Air Fryer Ground Beef Chimichangas


I told you about my new Air Fryer in my Crispy Buffalo Wing (click for link to recipe) post. The kids and I are having fun trying to figure out things to make in it. The other day I came home and my daughter was so excited because she was making lunch and found out…

Black Pepper Chicken


This is one Chinese dish that I order quite often when we go out to eat. When most people think of Pepper Chicken they think where are the peppers. There are none in this dish. It is celery and onions. My kids were quite confused until I started saying Black Pepper Chicken. Then it made…

Crispy Baked Potatoes


These are one of our favorite side dishes that I have been making for almost 25 years. The kids love the crispy potato crunch and I love how easy they are to make. The hardest part is slicing the potatoes thin enough to be super crispy but if you have a mandoline that makes it…

Turkey Tetrazzini (no canned soups)


I buy three or four turkeys when they are on sale just before Thanksgiving and keep them in my large freezer downstairs to use about once a month during the winter. There is nothing better than having a roasted turkey dinner on a cold night. Perfect comfort food! But, then I get all the leftovers…

Football Party Foods


Football is coming to an end soon. Many will be celebrating with Super Bowl parties. I pulled together a few of our favorite party dishes that may be a bit different from ordinary football food. Starting with a salad bar.  Think about all the heavy food that is normally served at a Super Bowl party….