Skillet Sausage and Sauerkraut


Weather has been up and down the last week or so. Much of Lake Michigan has been losing shoreline as the waves have been brutal. The high water combined with the pounding waves have done tons of damage up and down the coast. You can see quite a bit of debris that has been thrown…

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin


The weather is amazing lately. Over the last two weeks there have been several days where the lake has been battering the shore. The first week up to 20 feet of shore was washed away by the waves. It is so powerful that you cannot believe that you are on the lake and not the…

Breakfast Sandwiches with Sausage Gravy


We love to have breakfast for dinner about once a week. They had breakfast sausage and eggs on sale this week so of course we needed to have eggs and sausage. My kids love breakfast sandwiches and we decided to switch them up a bit by adding a layer of sausage gravy to the English…

Roasted Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw


It is still really warm here during the days – up to 90 degrees some days. In Michigan it should be high 60s/low 70s not 80s/90s. But, it has been getting a bit cooler at night. That makes me want to light a fire pit, go on leaf changing drives (they have barely turned!), and…

Cheesy Italian Sausage Skillet Lasagna


I have wanted to make lasagna the past few weekends but we have been super busy. I finally decided to give in and make a skillet lasagna with all the cheesy goodness of a lasagna. Most of the time the skillet lasagnas don’t have enough cheese for me so I incorporate ricotta just like homemade…

Cranberry Slow Cooker Pork Loin


Our weather has takeĀ  a strange turn. It was really very nice and cool out for about a week or so. Highs in the low 70s and high 40s and low 50s at night were perfect for me. We could open the windows at night and turn off the air conditioning. It was wonderful for…

Buffalo Pork Chops


I am always looking for simple dinners and I remembered this recipe from 2014. The Mozzarella Buffalo Pork Chops (click for link to original post) is a perfect weekday meal in that it is on the table in about 30 minutes. It has tons of flavor and is super juicy. Verdict: This is one of…

Kielbasa, Rice, and Broccoli Skillet Dinner


Happy Labor Day! School is starting tomorrow. We are spending the day getting ready and having a small family picnic. The weather the last few days has been cool but of course the weather predicted for the first day of school? High 80s! At least it is not rain predicted like usual. So, we are…

Slow Roasted Pork Loin


One of the skills I continually work with my kids on is cooking. Last night when I asked my son to put the pork loin in to cook I got a bit of the eye-roll. Not completely because I cut that one off quick. But, when I told him what he had to do to…

Spicy Pork Ramen Noodles


Lots of kids across the south and some in the lower Midwest seem to be heading back to school. This is my second least favorite time of year only to New Year’s Eve. I am very sensitive to the passage of time and reflection on life during these times. It has been only about 2/3…

Sour Cream Pork Chops


Pork chops were super cheap a few weeks ago, $.99/lb, so you know I bought 10-15 lbs for the month. Now it is time to start cooking them! I remembered a recipe that I made a few weeks ago that I thought would work perfectly with pork instead of chicken. The recipe was simple so…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…