Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Breakfast for dinner can be super easy meal and rather inexpensive too. Making pancakes from scratch with flour, sugar, eggs, and milk that you probably have on hand and don’t have to go out and buy expensive ingredients for makes meals cost less to make. Verdict: These super simple pancakes were light and fluffy but…

Mexican Rice (One Pot)


The weather has finally cleared this weekend and it is down right gorgeous! The temperatures have been in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not too muggy and the temperatures at night are dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. The windows have been open and I love sleeping in the fresh air. We…

Grilled Lemon Chicken


Still giving our grill a workout this summer. My kids both LOVE lemon chicken and we have had lots of chicken as it has been on sale at least once a month so we are buying 20-25 pounds at a time. We had a small bunch of asparagus so we grilled that too with butter,…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…

Poke Cake


I love these cakes. They are super simple and you can make them in so many combinations of flavors. We went for the more traditional yellow cake with chocolate pudding and a chocolate ganache.  The kids were chomping at the bit for it even before dinner started. Verdict: These are simple and fun. The simple…

BBQ Chicken on Texas Toast


This was one of the days that it was almost 110 outside with the heat index. Even grilling seemed difficult because you had to stand outside in the heat. Dinner was made in our slow cooker. It could cook all day and barely raised the heat in the kitchen. Add to that homemade bread in…

Deviled Egg Salad


I needed a dish to go with our Hawaiian Burgers (click for link to recipe) and my children do not like salads with mayonnaise. I love classic macaroni and potato salads with mayo. So, the trick became how do I get my children to eat this. I go back to when they are little kids….

Hawaiian Burgers


We love fruit on warm evenings for desserts or dinner.  Now that it is so hot and we are grilling anyways why not use some of the delicious fruit we have on hand and grill it for dinner. We had a perfectly ripe pineapple to use up so we decided to make Hawaiian Burgers with…

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!…