Back to School: The Passage of Time


This is one of my favorite quotes. It is not about making memories it is about having fun and laughing and when we look back those will be the memories.  I am in a bit of a strange place right now. This is not a recipe post. This is about me post. Life has a…

What Do I Make for Dinner When I am in a Hurry with No Plan


Yes, this is it pasta, doctored sauce and fresh Parmesan cheese.  I don’t use jarred sauce very often but I try to keep at least 1-2 jars on hand for emergencies. Even then I add my own spices or freshly grated cheese to the sauce. Jarred sauce  is usually VERY sweet so depending on the…

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…

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.)

Festival of Fantasy Parade – Magic Kingdom (Part II)


Thank you all for indulging me with my Disney photos. As I am also reviving my second blog, Earning My Disney PhD, (click for link to post about parade) after the end of this week I will be back to all our favorite meals! Hope you all have a terrific day!

Trip Report – Day 1 – June 2019 (Part I)


I’m back! Hope you all are well. Over the next week or so I will be writing mostly about my vacation and all the wonderful fun and food we had. It was very relaxing and a good reconnection for us. Here is a link to our adventures on Day 1 (Part I)  Click for link…

Where Have I Been?


Things have been super busy lately so I have been away from my blog for a week or so. I hope to be back up and writing all about our vacation next week or the week after.  We have all been super busy with the end of school and now that it is over I…

Rochester Garbage Plates


No trip to Rochester, New York is complete without a Rochester Garbage Plate. These plates and their variations are offered at most fast food places in the area. The original from Nick Tahou’s is THE plate but this one from Charlie’s Restaurant (click for link to website) was perfection in my eyes. My son had…

A Relaxing Steak Dinner


I was getting tired from working all the time and looked forward to dinner each night with my family. My son decided he wanted to stay in the hotel room and rest after touring Niagara University all day. This was his first college tour and interview. He liked the campus and the people on campus…