Egg and Feta Bites


Another appetizer for dinner night in our house. The heat index is over 100 so we are trying to eat a bit lighter. These are perfect for a savory bite. Using pre-made shells make these super simple to make! Verdict: My house was divided on these. My daughter thought they were okay, she wold have…

Grilled Classic Reuben


I had one frozen brisket left from my St. Patrick’s Day stock up. They are perfect for this time of year because you can throw them in the slow cooker and let them cook without heating up your home. We made the brisket and decided we wanted Reubens with the brisket. The recipe that follows…

Texas Sheet Cake


I used to spend a lot of time at my best friend’s house when we were in 9th grade. This is similar to a cake that we used to make while at her house. I had never heard of it before but they made it all the time. It is a thinner cake made in…

Choose Your Topping Pork Chops


We made a deal that if we were done before dinner before the ice cream shop closed we would get ice cream and head to the beach. It was already 8:00 pm so we weren’t sure if it was possible. This meal made it possible. Super simple and we were to the beach before sunset!…

Grilled Sausages with Grilled Onions and Peppers


I am still keeping my trip report going on Earning My Disney PhD (click for link to blog posting) if you are interested.  Since it is supposed to be SUPER hot this week our grill is the perfect way to cook right now. By Friday and Saturday they are expecting the heat index to reach…

Crostini with Goat Cheese and Toasted Walnuts


One of the things we like to do, other than grilling in the summer, is have appetizers and a drink before dinner.  Sitting out with a glass of wine or sangria and a few simple bites can almost be a complete meal on those super warm nights. This is a simple bite that is one…

Loaded Potato Salad


My family does not care for potato salad with mayonnaise. I love it but it is difficult for me to eat enough to want to make it for myself. We had bacon in the refrigerator the other day and my kids wanted loaded potatoes. Well, why not make it loaded potato salad? Both kids were…

Grilled Salmon with Dill Sauce


Still on the grilling kick. Usually for my birthday dinner I will choose steak but this year after eating lots of beef in Disney World it didn’t seem as festive as it did there. So, I decided to go with fresh grilled salmon with dill sauce. Similar to what we had at Akershus in the…

Cheeseburger Foil Packets


Hot weather? Use that grill! That is my motto recently. Also that dinner cooks in a little foil packet doesn’t hurt on clean up either. There are so many dinners that you can make in little foil packets but I had ground beef out and we hadn’t had cheeseburgers in ages it was time to…

Disney Hollywood Studio – Day 3 (Part I)


Today is the last of my travel report on this blog. I will keep writing on my Earning My Disney PhD blog about all our adventures and the pictures of our Disney trip. But, here is my post on Disney Hollywood Studio and our trip to Toy Story Land. (Click for link to blog post.)

Cinderella’s Royal Table – Magic Kingdom (Part III)


The end of our first full day ended with a magical dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table. We watched the fireworks, had a great meal, and a leisurely stroll out of the park when it was done. Click here to go to full blog post and pictures. (Click for link to blog post.)