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…

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…

An American Cassoulet over Herbed Biscuits


My mother gave me a Lodge Dutch oven for Christmas so I have been researching all sorts of meals to make with my new pan. A cassoulet kept coming up over and over. A cassoulet is actually a French peasant dish made from sausages, bacon (or pork skin) and white beans. Many countries have  a…

Clinton Kelly Inspired Chicken Thigh Osso Buco


I can tell winter is on its way in when I see the sand/snow fences up at the beach. This is always a very sad sight for me because I know what is coming far too soon. The past two Halloween nights we have had snow or cold, icy rain. With Halloween only 3 weeks…

Barbecue Cheeseburger Pasta Skillet


We are back to “real” life.  By now most of you have heard about the shooting in the Michigan courthouse yesterday. That was about a mile from our home. We live in this little area we laughingly call “Mayberry.” Yes, bad things happen here just like every other place around the world. But, the difference…

Monterey Chicken Skillet Bites


I am always looking for simple dinner ideas. Now, I am a bit picky about my simple dinners. I prefer they not have canned soups, packaged spice mixes and can be made with minimal pans and dishes. I do make exceptions for each of these on occasion but for the most part I try stick…

Barbecue Chicken Pasta Skillet


Well, Spring break is finally over. It was definitely a weird week weather wise. All week we had snow on and off and temperatures hovering in the 30s. Saturday on a trip to Grand Rapids we actually drove through a white-out. April 9th and I am driving in a white-out. Thankfully, we made it there…

Creamy Firecracker Chicken Pasta


We headed out to see Zootopia this weekend. What a great movie! All four of us laughed and thought it was a perfectly timed movie to address many of the “Us vs. Them” ideas that seem so prevalent in society today.  I actually teared up in the end when Judy Hopps (the bunny main character)…

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables


My son also had Science Olympiad in the middle of all the Irish dancing my daughter did this week. His middle school team came in first in Regionals so they will be heading States at the end of April. He was so very excited. This is their Scrambler car. They have been working on it…

Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry – Loma Saltado


One last dinner from our archives. Tomorrow I will be back with daily dinner posts. Catching up from vacation is tough! Have a great day friends and enjoy Fat Tuesday! For us to eat steak for dinner is a rare occurrence. I try to keep dinners rather inexpensive.  My kids say cheap but I prefer…

Chicken French


While we are on vacation I hope you will enjoy some of our favorite dinners! This Chicken French recipe is really popular in our house. Chicken French is an a dish that is very popular in Rochester, New York.  The dish which is a version of Veal or Chicken Francaise actually has its own version…