Anchor Bar (The Original) Buffalo Wings


Having lived in Western New York for almost 20 years we love our Buffalo wings. The problem is that outside of Western New York few wings live up to our standards. The crispiness, the tang of the sauce, the slight but not overpowering heat is the sign of a good medium wing. Verdict: We love…

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


We got my daughter’s test back and it was negative! Yeah! She was thrilled. She didn’t think she had it but it is still a bit unnerving knowing that you can have it and be asymptomatic. Now, that she has that down she has also decided to take at least a one semester deferment from…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders


We are still waiting for Covid test results. I think it was easier waiting for our children to be born than it is waiting for these test results. At least then we had the anticipation of something good coming. Right now we are in kind of this limbo. Can we go get groceries on Thursday?…

Amazing Grilled BBQ Meatloaf


So my daughter had her Covid test on Friday. We still have not heard anything as of the time I writing this. I think the waiting is the worst part for her. Every yawn, twinge, or sniffle carries the thought of is this the first sign of getting sick? We are still quarantined until the…

6 Desserts for Picnics


Hershey’s Cocoa Chocolate Layer Cake (click for link to recipe) My favorite cake in the world is a Wegman’s Chocolate Cake. Wegman’s is an north east coast grocery chain. They have a chocolate cake that I have buckled in seat belt for a 10 hour drive half way across the country and had flown on…

Check In Day: 133


We were so careful. We have not gone to eat-in restaurants for months, no parties, only about 5 people we allowed to come over and only because we knew that they were all being careful with masks, social distancing, washing hands, and using hand sanitizer all the time. We weren’t careful enough. My son’s friend…

Crostini Buffet


My family loves these little mini buffets for dinner. It is almost like playing with your food. We had 2 French baguettes leftover that we wanted to use up that were going to be rock hard by the morning so we decided to slice them and toast them for crostini. Then we raided our cupboards…

Betty Crocker Maple Walnut Pancakes


So my family is in kind of a weird spot right now. We haven’t really shared this at all with anyone but one of my son’s friends is being tested for Covid-19. We just found out yesterday. The issue is that he was at our house last Thursday. We have only had about 4 people…

Grilled Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce


I love cheese! Grilled chicken with cheese sauce? Even better. We use this cheese sauce on lots of things – Nachos, warm pretzels, and now chicken. Verdict: This is a delicious warming dish. It felt like a big comfort food hug. My son added lots of hot salsa to the top of his chicken (see…

Grilled Sweet Asian Chili Chicken


We are still in the high 80s and low 90s here. It has been a weird summer in that we live less than a mile from the beach and we haven’t been at all this summer. We are still staying away from most people which means lots of family time. We have always been close…

Grilled Kafta Kebob


We love Kafta. It is funny when we grill this out all the people that are walking by kind of stop and sniff. It smells amazing as it is cooking. All the spices are delicious! It is so simple to make too. You can top this with tahini from a jar or we make our…

5 Great Breakfasts Hearty Enough for Dinner


We love having breakfast for dinner about once a week. Usually on Thursday nights because I am tired of cooking we have some type of breakfast meal. The family loves it and they always know on Thursdays what to expect for dinner! Country Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole (click for link to recipe) You can…