Buffalo Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas


One of our go-to meals when we are in a hurry is grilled cheese. My kids love grilled cheese. When they were little they did not want quesadillas though. So, we renamed them Mexican grilled cheese and they were happy to eat them! Sometimes just a change in description will help them eat something. My…

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese


I am in a strange place lately. I feel like I can’t keep up with everything and yet it is less than half of what I used to do. I think the pressure of the state of the United States (actual or just perceived from social media), a new schedule for schooling, the idea of…

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes


The temps dropped to the low 30s over the weekend. They are back in the high 60s/low 70s during the day but the evenings have that crisp fall feeling that make me look to to the homey, old-fashioned dishes. Spices filling the house with warm scents mean a perfect fall dinner to me. It is…

5 Soups and Sandwiches for Delicious Dinners


Slow Cooker Hot Italian Sandwich (click for link to recipe) Cook a sandwich in a slow cooker? Yes, you can! This is not a meal you can leave all day but want to have a warm lunch or dinner and need it in a few hours? Wrap you sandwich and put it in the slow…

Check In: Day 189


Week 27: Next week is the first full week of school in person here in our little town. I am still second guessing our decision health wise but know it is the right thing for my son. It feels like a lose/lose situation. Both of my kids looked at me the other day and said,…

Almond Pound Cake


Pound cakes are one of my most favorite desserts. I love the spongy texture of the cakes, the flavor either butter, vanilla, or almond, and the slightly thicker crust. Yum. This is a perfect after school snack or morning coffee treat. Verdict: I would make this cake once a week but I don’t because I…

Stuffed Peppers (Cook once Eat Twice or More!)


From the chili we made earlier in the week we have had 3 meals! Chili the first night, chili potatoes, and now Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Verdict: My daughter is not a fan of rice, especially wild rice. But, cooking it in the chili gave it great flavor. Make sure your rice is fully cooked and…

Simple Balsamic Ravioli


We got to see my son’s senior pictures. Senior pictures. It seems impossible. I swear I am no more than 28-29 years old. Just don’t ask me to stand up quickly or every joint in my body will creak and pop. I am going to savor every moment of this year and not be sad….

Make Your Own Sandwich/Sub Night


My family loves it when we have food that they can assemble themselves. Waffle bars, salad bars, sundae bars, sandwich/sub bars…. It means they get exactly what they want and they look forward to these nights. These nights are great for cleaning out the refrigerator too. Use any last bits of meat, cheese, salads, and…

5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Days


Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup (click for link to recipe) I love soup for dinner. A warm loaf of crusty bread for dipping and a side salad can make a delicious simple meal. The flavors of this soup are amazing! The warm soup and bread are perfect on a fall night! Slow Cooker Bolognese (click…

Check In: Day 182


Time is now flying! It seemed to drag for months but the other day I felt that pressure to get everything done at once that I haven’t felt in almost half a year. It was really disconcerting and uncomfortable. It was not a good feeling. I need to re-evaluate how things are going to be….