Blackened Shrimp Nachos


We love nachos for dinner. On busy nights or nights no one really wants to cook it is some chips, cheese, onions, and a meat. Then we pile all the toppings we each like on top of our plates. Don’t like onions? Leave them off. Want extra hot sauce? Go for it! Verdict: These nachos…

Simple Cheeseburger Sliders


As of Wednesday Michigan is moving back down a level in the Covid fight. They are suspending high school, eating in restaurants, no movies, bowling, and elementary schools are at the discretion of the district. If your job can be done from home you are to stay home. I was able to play bells on…

Reuben Fritters


You can see we are really liking the little bites for dinners lately. We have been in a bar food type mood lately and since we still do not want to physically go to restaurants we are making due with making some off our own. Yes, we could order out buy bar food is just…

Cod Fish Cakes


It is actually been kind of nice having all four of us home again for a bit. It took my mind a few minutes to wrap around the idea of what was happening but now I like it again. With his extra time my son has been writing his college essays. He wrote one last…

Homemade Ranch Dip and Salad Dressing


As we are eating more salads and looking for quick appetizers to make for dinners I am trying my hand at making salad dressings and dips. I can control the amount of sugar and make the flavors to what my family really likes. Plus sometimes salad dressings and dips just don’t taste as good as…

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…