Simple Dirty Rice


Now this isn’t the typical dirty rice that you think of when you think of dirty rice. My family is NOT a fan of Cajun spices so I made it in a way we would like. Do the same for your family. If they like Cajun spices add some to the dish if not what…

Baked Ziti


Still trying to keep up with the simple, easy dinners. Believe me it is really hard right now. I thought as the children got older it would get easier. I think I am busier now than when they were little. At least I had more control over their schedules! We are working VERY hard this…

Saucy Baked Beans


We call these “German Potato  Beans” in our house but I figured it was easier to call them Saucy Baked Beans because someone would argue that there is no such thing as German beans. These have a crisp sweet/tart bite of vinegar that make them delicious! The hint of bacon? Yummy. I love these because…

Honey Garlic Pork Chops


School started the last two days in most areas of Michigan and New York. I am watching my friends post back-to-school pictures and hoping everyone has a great day. I forget how tired we all are during the first week of school. I had planned on these big fancy dinners to celebrate and when the…

Top 3 Posts for August


Every month I try to highlight the top three to five posts from the previous month in case  you missed them. This month highlights are a salad, a pizza, and a slow cooker meal. We are definitely into the change of seasons. I think everyone is caught between summer and fall right now. I posted…

Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic Butter


We are looking for very simple dishes as we head back to school in two weeks. I love summer vacation so I am sad to see the days getting shorter but happy that my son will soon have a regular schedule. Though we try to keep one over the summer it is not quite as…

Flavorful Fried Pork Chops


We have tons of great things happening this month so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down as much as possible to pay for all the fun we are having. One of the things is we are eating far more pork right now. It is super inexpensive at our local stores right now…

Top 5 Recipes for May 2018


May was certainly a crazy month for us! I don’t know about you but the weather at the beginning was downright cold and then it shot to summer overnight.  We have been busy with end of the school year programs, concerts, and competitions but things should be slowing down soon. All of the top recipes…

Angel Pork Chops


We spent the entire weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at two Feis (rhymes with mesh). We headed home.  She earned a 2nd place trophy in Treble Reel, 3rd in Traditional Set (both days), and a 3rd in Slip Jig. She was pretty pleased with her first day of dancing not so much on her second day….

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


My daughter passed her driving test yesterday! Yeah! Another licensed driver (well, once we can get her to DMV) in the house. That is going to make so many things quite a bit easier. She was so nervous but she did it. I am relying on my slow cooker this week. Things are so busy…

Stuffed Shells with 25 Minute Weekday Sauce


Now, I am going to say this is not your grandmother’s sauce that simmers all day on Sunday for family dinner. This is a simple sauce that you can make during the week if you have a bit of extra time. You can let it simmer longer if you like because the flavors will meld…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli


So many people are looking for leftover ham recipes. I have so many but one of our favorite is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli. This is great for using up 2 leftovers. After Easter dinner we don’t want ham again right away so my daughter made chicken tenders for her and her friend. I had…