My Kids First Casserole – Easy Baked Ziti

This recipe is a standard in most homes. It is simple and can be made with jarred sauce if you like rather than mixing up a quick sauce. I love this recipe because it gives the kids lots of cooking techniques in one dish. Dicing, browning meat, boiling pasta to al dente, and baking the…

Apple Fritter Casserole

The weekends tend to be my baking day. Because we have a bit more time and don’t have the pressure of getting everyone up and going it is easier to take the time to bake a sweet treat to add to our brunch. This dish is super easy and sweet so it fills those boxes…

Top 10 What’s for Dinner Moms? Blog Posts for 2020

We can all say 2020 was crazy. Least of which my blog was nuts last year. After the pandemic hit my stats went up 33% for the entire year. Thank you all who took the time to stop by, read, and or share a post. These are the top 10 blog posts (shares, hits, and…

Ham & Cheese Croissant Casserole

Winter Solstice. The longest night of the year. I know that this is the lead in to the coldest and snowiest time for us but I also like this night because it means we are moving closer to summer. Each night from now until the summer solstice we will gain a few extra minutes of…

Top 7 Recipes for November 2020

November 2020 seemed to be a time of comfort foods. Lots of slow cooker meals, casseroles, cakes, and breakfast for dinner meals. I think my family was not the only one seeking comfort foods that were also simple to make. These were the top 7 recipes for the month by visits on my blog. Enjoy!…

Ham and Cheese Tortellini

As the days are getting shorter and shorter we are feeling the cold chill bearing down on us. Semi homemade meals such as this with frozen tortellini get dinner on the table fairly easily and still taste great. Don’t want ham? Change up the meat or leave it out. It is totally up to you….

1970s: Loaded Chicken Roll-Ups

Back to the recipes I remember when we were kids. Now, my mom would NEVER make anything like this. She wouldn’t use canned soup, canned rolls, or bottled ranch dressing in anything. She was a home cook in the truest sense. She made 5-7 loaves of bread every Saturday morning so we would have bread…

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I am having a hard time writing this opening. Today is election day here in the United States. I don’t think any one is certain of anything today. I know I am hopeful that whatever the outcome may be that we can slowly start to return to being a united country instead of a divided…

7 Meals with Chicken Breasts that Won’t Bore Your Family

We eat a lot of chicken breasts in our house. They are fairly inexpensive so I have to try and make each meal I use them in as different as possible so my family doesn’t realize they are eating chicken three days in a row and revolt! I have found if I make them with…

Cheesy Cornbread Sloppy Joes

Since the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor’s mandates since April 30th last week our cases of Covid-19 have started trending upwards again. We are now on New York states quarantine list so we cannot go to New York next week. We are disappointed to say the least. We were looking forward to seeing…

5 Comforting Casseroles for Family Dinners

In our house we are searching for comfort foods lately. I notice that everyone here wants casseroles, homemade cakes, and pies. We spent the other night roasting pie pumpkins and planning dinners for the coming weeks. Everything that was put out was in some way a comfort food for one of the family. Chicken noodle…

Simple Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie in the United States is usually made with ground beef. A variation on the Cottage Pie from the United Kingdom that is usually ground lamb. Sometimes you will see both meat combined in the US. This dish began appearing in American cookbooks in the 1920s. This recipe uses packaged gravy mix but you…