Oven Slow Roasted Ribs


With temperatures hovering near 60 this past week (in February!) it has seemed like a much-needed dose of early Spring. With the change in weather, however short-lived, I wanted picnic and summer food this week. So, I dug through my freezer to find some baby back ribs and started to make the whole summer dinner…

Bratwurst and Beer Cheese Chowder


As I plan my menus for the month I try to take into consideration what we have going each day and what ingredients I will have leftover to make into other dishes. Or I also look at when I have extra time the day before to do prep for the next day’s meals when possible….

Pork Goulash


I need to give huge THANK YOU today to two bloggers. First Dinner By Susan (click for link to blog) for mentioning one of my posts “New Year Blues” (click for link to blog post). I needed to read this post today. Purposefully, was my word and I need to remember that as things are starting…

Spare Rib Casserole


I hate wasting food so I try to use up as many leftovers as possible. Often they are used for lunch the next day but I had other plans for the spare ribs. I love the combination of barbecue sauce, cheddar cheese, and smashed potatoes. I knew I wanted to make this casserole for dinner….

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Ribs


Yesterday was amazing here in Southwest Michigan! The sun was shining it was warm. It was 54 degrees at 3:49 pm when I went to pick my son up from his Science Olympiad meeting. I had on a turtleneck and light sweater. No, winter jacket. I know this will not last long but we have…

Korean Style Pork Chops


Pork chops were on sale before Christmas so I am looking for different ways so serve them so my family does not get tired of them. We are nearing the bottom of the freezer for “No Buy January.” The pork chops are similar in style to the Glazed Pork Chops (click for link to recipe)…

Macaroni & Cheese with Ham


When people tell me they are trying my recipes I get nervous. Actually, I think terrified is more the word I need. I started this blog as a game for my family to get out of a rut of hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, tacos and spaghetti. I challenged myself to make a different meal every…

Glazed Pork Chops


We don’t have pork chops very often. We eat so much chicken that I either just forget about it or I think it is going to be tough and flavorless so I skip it.  But, we had a package of mixed pork chops to use and I needed to find a way to get my…

To Go Meals: Pasta with Italian Sausage and Creamy Sauce


After a weekend of computer problems, while traveling, I think we have everything finally worked out.  We traveled to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin to the Olympia Resort: Hotel and Spa for the Wisconsin Winter Feis and the Dairyland Feis. We had a great time with friends. The first day my daughter didn’t do as well as she…

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…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing (with NO canned soups)


The other day I needed a quick meal to put into the slow cooker. I knew we had some nice thick pork chops in the refrigerator and a bag of leftover bread stuffing mix. The quick chop of an onion and some baby carrots mixed with some chicken stock made some delicious stuffing for the…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Chops


My family has started reading “The 5th Wave.”  We finished “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” recently and I hadn’t chosen a new book yet. Someone suggested we give it a try so I bought it without even knowing what it was about. We only just started reading it two nights ago but last night…