Pizza Bites


We have a block party once a year for our street. Our neighborhood is in the midst of a change-over. Three of the families have moved our this year as they needed more room than their houses had. New families have or are moving in with small children and a few homes will probably be…

5 Appetizers That Work as Dinners!


Sometimes you don’t want to make a full dinner or you are looking for something fun for dinner. Appetizers work great for those nights. Add a salad and/or vegetables and your appetizers can be an easy dinner! Glazed Slow Cooker Meatballs (click for link to recipe) Simple Glazed Slow Cooker Meatballs simmering in the slow…

Corn Salsa


I have been gone the last two days. As you may have seen in the news that giant storm cell that passed through Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan? Yeah, we were in that. On Monday we drove to Schaumsburg to spend the night as my kids were flying in from Orlando to Midway on Tuesday….

Anchor Bar (The Original) Buffalo Wings


Having lived in Western New York for almost 20 years we love our Buffalo wings. The problem is that outside of Western New York few wings live up to our standards. The crispiness, the tang of the sauce, the slight but not overpowering heat is the sign of a good medium wing. Verdict: We love…

Crostini Buffet


My family loves these little mini buffets for dinner. It is almost like playing with your food. We had 2 French baguettes leftover that we wanted to use up that were going to be rock hard by the morning so we decided to slice them and toast them for crostini. Then we raided our cupboards…

9 Great Hawaiian Roll Slider Recipes


I love these little slider sandwiches. I make them for guests, a quick dinner on a busy night, or even a group of teens hanging out in our basement. The best part is they are so versatile you can use whatever you have on hand to make them! Here are a few ideas to get…

Jalapeno Celery Crack from Snapshot Incursive


Day 75 – At least once or twice a month we make Charcuterie for dinner. The kids love it because it fun to put together and they both have some of their favorite items plus a few new things to try each time. I had read about “Jalapeno Celery Crack” on Snapshots Incursive¬† (click for…

Best Salmon Patties


Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one…

Cheesy Italian Sausage Dip


Day 30 – We have one family member who is loving having us all home all the time. She is loving all the attention and that there is usually someone with a free hand at all times day and night to pet her and love on her. Her fur is amazingly soft from all the…

Pimento Cheese


Day 19 – I am so over the gray days. I have started taking Vitamin D which I really think has helped improve my mood and my tiredness but these dark gray days are awful. It has been this way over a week now. I want to go outside and be warm. I was shopping…

Air Fryer – Fried Ravioli


Day 18 –¬†We are just waiting for the Governor to declare that the school year is over for both kids. Neither one is happy. My son has 3 Advanced Placement (AP) tests to take and I know that they were trying to come up with a plan for the students to take those so that…

How to Build a Charcuterie Board


Day 14 of our Covid-19 Adventure has been okay. I think the further we go into this the easier it is getting. I guess it really is becoming “normal” which is a bit scary to me. Before we did a full not going out for us we did a small shop to pick up a…