Maple Balsamic Glazed Ham


Those easy meals extended to our Easter dinner. We had a spiral ham and I didn’t want to use the packaged glaze so I needed a super simple glaze that also tasted good. I added baked sweet potatoes, steamed asparagus, rolls and salad to the ham and that was dinner. Nothing super fussy. Simple. Verdict:…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apple


Things in our house have been hectic so I am trying to use my slow cooker as often as possible. I don’t always care for meat cooked in the slow cooker as they easily overcook (like when I forget to set the timer and they cook for 10-12 hours) and though they are edible they…

Bacon Balsamic Onion Jam


I have an onion hating daughter who when I told her she would love this was adamant that she would NOT like this and didn’t know why I was making this.  I kept telling her she would. Needless to say when we had dinner tonight she was asking for more. Her brother looked at her…

Swiss Potato Soup


Yesterday I shared a recipe for Zopf bread (Swiss braided bread – click for link to recipe). When we make bread the first thing we want to make to go with it is soup! Hot fresh bread dipped in a creamy soup is pure heaven. So, we went with the Swiss theme and made Swiss…

Turkey Cordon Bleu Burgers


There are nights where dinners need to be super simple.  My family loves burgers but I don’t tend to make them very often. When we were scrambling the other night for dinner I remembered a package of Jenny O Turkey burgers that I had picked up on sale awhile back. I wanted to try them…

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…