Christmas Cookies: Christmas Spritz Cookies


Reblogged from 2017: I love, love, love Christmas time! We start baking right around Thanksgiving and make cookies right up until Christmas Eve when we make our families Apple Kuchen. I made these with my mother when I was little. Our cookie press was a bit different from the one I have now but they…

Top 5 Recipes from November 2019


This recipe has been at the top of recipe lists for the past few months. It sounds like a weird combination but is works! I was amazed too. Give the Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) a try, Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to recipe)…

Thanksgiving Leftovers?


The Thanksgiving Day leftovers are always the best part! I am always cooking extra of everything so that we can have another full meal, plus extra for making some new meals. The second or third day we are looking for ways to use up those last little bits (or in the case of Green Bean Casserole…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hoping that today you are surrounded by those you love! May your day bring smiles all around! Happy Thanksgiving!

Top 5 Thanksgiving Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Mom’s?”


Halloween is over and it is now time to think about Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving and all the food. Even though we don’t celebrate with a traditional meal on Thanksgiving day (we travel for Mid-America Oireachtas, Irish dance regionals in Kentucky) we will be together eating appetizers somewhere enroute. It is about being together more…

Chicken Tetrazzini (with/without canned soup)


Sometimes we use the cream of soups in our meals because it seems easier. My kids both think the canned stuff is icky and smells weird. They don’t mind it cooked into the casserole but actually opening and mixing it in they both squirm and try to get out of it. There is a simple…

Baked Cod with Stuffing Topping


The roller-coaster weather continues. We have had 60+ degree days with lots of fog over the lake (see above), hail with lows of 20 degrees, and some sunshine. But, the snow fences are gone! That means Spring is coming. There were lots of people at the beach yesterday.  I love this time of year. Every…

Chicken Caesar Pasta


We had our first snow day yesterday! I love having my family all home together. I wasn’t sure with my daughter having to travel for college if they would be closed or not but they were. We were able to get the Christmas trees up, bake bread, roast a corned beef, and play a family…

Brown Sugar Pancakes


I love brown sugar. When I make Chocolate Chip Cookies I make them with only brown sugar (no white granulated sugar). I love the richer flavor from the brown sugar. We were talking about making pancakes for dinner and I thought why not try to make them with all brown sugar like I do my…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the first  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

Johnny Appleseed Burgers


The meat items that have been on sale around us recently have been chicken thighs and drumsticks for about $.77 a pound and ground beef for $1.99 a pound. For our area those REALLY good prices. You will notice quite a few of my recipes have had one or the other items in them lately….