A Delicious Trip to Louisville, Kentucky


I fully intended to post this yesterday but I was so tired after the weekend. I couldn’t even get it done. The Mid_America Oireachtas was this past weekend. We left on Thanksgiving morning to travel to Louisville, Kentucky. The Irish Dance Regionals are held each year over the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving. Imagine thousands of…

Potato Scramble Bowl with Variations


I hope you can all be a bit patient with me the next few weeks. I knocked my computer off my desk the other day and broke the point where it connects to the charger. So, until I can see if they can fix it I am learning to post on my phone and try…

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! Chances are if you celebrate Halloween by taking your own children out trick-or-treating or just by passing out candy or treats to those that come to your house you may be having a dinner similar to the above. Pizza, spaghetti and sauce, or soup and sandwiches seem to be the dinners most are…

Popcorn Mix Ins: One of Those Days


We have been so busy lately that it feels like I have not been able to connect as much as I want to with my children. Last night after a meeting that ended about 7 pm I decided to see if my son was free to do something fun (and for me unusual). I called…

Chicago Again?


This last weekend was a super busy weekend. On Friday the organization that I chair was part of an Art Hop. In the  downtown area many of the local businesses were open with art displays, information on businesses and organizations, and snacks. It is lots of fun and the artist for this exhibit was super…

A Quick Trip to Chicago


My daughter danced at the Pat Roche Feis (feis – rhymes with mesh and is an Irish Cultural Competition for Irish dance, music, culinary arts, and art) and the Windy City Feis in Rosemont, Illinois at the Stevenson Convention Center over the weekend. So, she finally got a first place in her treble jig (she…

Vacations are Almost Done and Back-to-School is Soon


We spent the last 10 days traveling to see my parents. I don’t fly (until I can get my pilot license – which I am NOT working towards) I am a bit of a control freak. I know myself well enough to know that I want to be in control (all illusion I know, but…

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.)