Simple Cheeseburger Sliders

As of Wednesday Michigan is moving back down a level in the Covid fight. They are suspending high school, eating in restaurants, no movies, bowling, and elementary schools are at the discretion of the district. If your job can be done from home you are to stay home. I was able to play bells on…

7 Flavored Pancakes and Waffles

Brown Butter Pecan Pancakes (click for link to recipe) These pancakes are decadent and rich. The delicious brown butter elevates the taste to new levels. These are one of my favorite pancakes that we make. Even my nut adverse children loved the pecans once they were toasted and I had trouble keeping from sneaking them…

Check In: Day 245

Week 35: Covid-19 numbers are going up everywhere it seems. Our little county is over triple the number of cases we had in the spring. I heard from several blogging friends from around the world that they are seeing the same things in their countries. As we get ready to head into winter here we…

Banana Blondie Brownies with Caramel Frosting

Fridays tend to be my sweet recipe days. We like to make brownies, cakes, or cookies for the weekend. It helps to get us through. We are starting to get ready for Christmas too. We cannot have our usual parties and such so we are planning on making lots of cookies and breads to send…

Apple Cinnamon Pancakes

I love our breakfast for dinner nights. Pancakes and waffles are a favorite of ours. We love breakfast foods just not for breakfast. Experimenting with flavored pancakes and waffles is something my family loves. These apple cinnamon pancakes were from apples that were over ripe to eat but perfect for cooking. They were just a…

Turkey Meatloaf with Onion Gravy

Over the weekend when 6 more students/teachers at our high school tested positive for Covid-19, in addition to the 3 that were already positive, the number of quarantined students jumped to 97. So, today through Friday they are “testing” the remote learning system. I don’t think they will be there much longer and will be…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Tips

One of my favorite food combinations is beef, barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and sharp cheddar cheese. To me this is like comfort food on steroids. Slowly we are coming up for air but it has been a bumpy time the last few weeks. Verdict: This is one of our favorite dishes for cold busy nights….

Stuffed Acorn Squash

I am really trying to get my daughter at least one vegetarian meal a week. This is a stretch for me. We have quite a few squashes right now so you will be seeing a few squash recipes over the next few weeks. I made Butternut Squash Chili (click for link to recipe) last week…

6 Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers

I love Thanksgiving food but I love what we make with Thanksgiving leftovers even more! Secret? I don’t like hot turkey on Thanksgiving. So, I eat lots of sides and making them into delicious casseroles, soups, and more. That is my idea of fun. Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to recipe) This…

Check In: Day 238

Week 34: Since it is close to Thanksgiving and everyone is writing about gratitude and thankfulness I am thankful for the gorgeous Michigan weather we have been having this past week. It snowed last Sunday but since about Wednesday it has been in the high 60s and low 70s. It is projected to continue into…

Butternut Squash Chili

I, like many other Americans, needed to take the day off yesterday. I was tired physically and emotionally. So, it was a day of minimal news and internet. We shopped, we ate, and we rested. We are refreshed. This chili is perfect for these days. You can make it in a slow cooker or on…

1970s: Loaded Chicken Roll-Ups

Back to the recipes I remember when we were kids. Now, my mom would NEVER make anything like this. She wouldn’t use canned soup, canned rolls, or bottled ranch dressing in anything. She was a home cook in the truest sense. She made 5-7 loaves of bread every Saturday morning so we would have bread…