One Pan Roasted Lemon Potatoes and Asparagus with Salmon


You know I love one pan meals. Less pots and pans means less clean up! What I like even more is not having to cook it too. I was away for the day with my daughter while she danced. When we got home my partner had dinner ready for us. As she was looking around…

Karami Salsas and Creamy Shrimp Enchiladas


Karami Salsa* sent me two jars of their Japanese salsa to try. I went on their website Karamisalsa.com (click for link to website) to find out more about the company and the product. The first thing I liked was the ingredient list: roasted green chili, organic teppei blue agave, organic gluten-free tamari, garlic, citric acid. That…

One Pan Mahi Mahi Fajitas


One pan meals? Yes! I hate doing dishes and the less dishes I have to wash the happier I am. Ask my kids about using 5 utensils for making a pan of soup. Drives me nuts! This is technically one bowl and one pan, but it works. This meal is simple and the flavor was…

Shrimp, Chicken, and Broccoli Stir Fry


Every time I make Chinese food I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is usually very easy to make and my family loves it. I am working on a “No Buy January.” This is the month I clean out the freezer and pantry. I try to make as many meals using only…

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with Cajun Shrimp


This dish is why I clean out my freezer a couple of times a year. I found 4 bags of frozen corn in the bottom of my freezer. I am not going to let them go to waste so I found a use for a couple of them for dinner. I will use the other two…

Shrimp and Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce


This is our go-to meal when time is tight and I have put off making dinner so long that most of my options are no longer an option because we would be eating dinner at 11:00 pm.  Yes, there are nights even I don’t want to cook! I always have a few pounds of frozen…

Stuffed Tilapia


You know I try to use up everything in my freezer and pantry. Throwing away food bothers me. Not only for the amount of money I am wasting but I feel guilty about the energy, animals and everything else that went into making or growing the food I bought. I was cleaning up the freezer…

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli


This blog talks about food and the game I play with my family in making different meals each weeknight, but it is really about my family. We are unique and we are ordinary. I have two children with very different personalities and needs just like many of you. I try not to dwell on their…

Grown-Up Tuna Casserole (No Canned Soups)


It’ been a strange weekend. On Friday my daughter Irish danced in Battle Creek. It was fun because we got to spend the entire day together just having fun. We went out to lunch at an AMAZING brewery, Acadia Brewing Company, and then later we stopped for dinner in Kalamazoo. The shooting over the weekend…

Seafood Salad


Let’s get this out-of-the-way first. I grew up with “imitation” crab meat. I don’t think I ever tasted real crab or lobster until I was well into my 20s. It was just what we had. Now, I know there is this thing about real crab versus imitation crab. I get it. Real crab is delicious….

Baked Pesto Salmon – Update on Those Resolutions


As I mentioned before I chose JOY as the word to guide my decisions and intentions this year rather than make regular New Year resolutions. I really have been trying to keep this word in front of me to help me at those moments I feel overwhelmed or uncertain. It doesn’t mean I walk around…

Flamingo Pizza


Did you know that there is an International Pizza Expo held in Las Vegas, March 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center? Neither did I until a few weeks ago. They have seminars and exhibitors in all things pizza and pizza related. I don’t know about your family but my family LOVES pizza! Think of…