Garden Grill (Breakfast)


If you are planning a meal while visiting Disney World and looking for great character interaction this was one of our favorites on this trip. Though we are NOT breakfast eaters and generally do not enjoy breakfast foods I decided to book us a breakfast at the Garden Grill to get us up and moving…

Yummy Blueberry Pancakes


One of the last items left from our No Buy January was a bag of farm fresh blueberries from our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share last summer. My daughter had a friend spend the night over the weekend so I made blueberry pancakes for the girls to use them up! Verdict: These were really good….

Breadmaker Cinnamon Rolls with Cream Cheese Icing


For those of you dieting in the New Year my apologies but these were too good not to share! I dusted off the breadmaker the other day to make these Cinnamon Rolls. Yes, I said dusted off. My breadmaker used to be the second most used small appliance in my kitchen after my slow cooker…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza


There was a restaurant back in Rochester, New York that we used to call for breakfast pizzas to be made for special occasions. We had them for teacher recognition breakfasts, family brunches and sleepover breakfasts. Since we moved we have not found anything similar. I have thought about making them several times over the years…

Eggnog Pancakes


It is eggnog season. Eggnog is one of those things many either really love or really hate. As a drink, I do not like it at all. But, as a flavoring I like it. It is the nutmeg/cinnamon flavors I like. My kids love it and make the recipe from The Betty Crocker Kid’s Cookbook (click…

Tea Doughnuts


I love recipes like this. This recipe was given to me by mother who wrote it down from my grandmother (her mother-in-law). It has her abbreviations and no real instructions because, well, everyone just knows how to cook right? I love my mother’s recipe cards. They are stained and bent in places. The ones that…

Cheesy Eggs with Smoked Sausage


We have a busy weekend coming up. Last night was dress and wig check at my daughter’s Irish dance school for all the students going to Oireachtas (regional competition) in Chicago. We had to leave for dance earlier than normal. She is easily able to put her wig on now in the car but it…

Fluffy Banana Pancakes and Zombie Dancers


We are back! We spent the weekend in Lansing so that my daughter could dance at the DYI Halloween festival. Her dance school dressed like zombies and Irish danced both days. We are not a scary Halloween family in the least. We are cute costumes and candy not zombies and witches. But, she really got…

Apple Pie Pancakes


Sometimes breakfast for dinner is a great option when you are looking to have dinner on the table quickly. Whether it is pancakes, waffles or eggs dinner can be fun and on the table quickly. Apples are plentiful and inexpensive in our area right now and we have gotten several bunches in our CSA share….

Blueberry Muffins


I am not big on making breakfast during the week. Cereal, toast, eggs or oatmeal but that is about it. We have a couple big bag of blueberries in the freezer and my daughter really wanted to make muffins. I had her defrost a couple of cups of the berries to make some muffins to…

Old Fashioned Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa


There are times you have to make due with what you have on hand. We are still trying to be frugal as we still have half a month left before payday and there is still so much we want to do before school starts. And there are all those pesky things you have to buy…

Caramel Pecan Monkey Bread


I can’t even turn on the news anymore. I am limiting my time on Facebook. I love social media but it is too dark and depressing lately. The little boy in Walt Disney World, which is my favorite place in the world, killed by an alligator. The 49 people killed and 53 injured in the…