Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze


This was another of the dishes that I made for my mother while we were there. I have decided that I need to try and make at least one dish a week that will help her with ideas for eating on her Mediterranean diet. They may not be purely foods from her diet but at…

Six Big Game Day Crowd Favorites!


Looking for something different to serve at your Super Bowl party? I have gathered some of our favorite recipes for appetizers and sweet treats that will satisfy everyone on your guest list! These Meatball Mozzarella Bites (click for link to recipe) are simple to make and make a large amount all at once! They will have…

Vegetable Lasagna


I made this beautiful sauce the other day. I used it to make lasagna. It was great because I made the dish last night (boiled the noodles and assembled the dish) the covered it and put it in the refrigerator for dinner the next night. Tuesdays are one of our most crazy days though Wednesday…

This is Halloween! And a Slow Cooker Vegetable Pasta Sauce


So, this was a simple Do It Yourself (DIY) Halloween for us. I am the queen of sweatshirt and sweatpants costumes. When I was little my mom made all our Halloween costumes though I desperately wanted one of the ones with the plastic masks and plastic dresses. Remember those? Now, I am doing the same…

Caprese Garlic Bread with Balsamic Reduction


Tomatoes are coming into season here and in our Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) box we got about 5 lbs of red tomatoes, 3 lbs or orange and green tomatoes. My family loves tomatoes, thankfully.  Plus, there is something totally different about tomatoes fresh off the vine versus the grocery store tubes. They cannot even be compared…

Eggplant Parmesan


School and my daughter’s Irish dance recital are now finally over. All of the school year obligations, except for my son’s cello recital on Tuesday are done! There was a huge sigh of relief in my house last night. These are most of the students from the dance school my daughter attends. It was a…

Roasted Garlic and Potato Slow Cooker Soup


This was one of those days that we needed to have dinner available at several different times for everyone. You know I love my slow cooker for nights like this. Everyone can serve themselves and with a green side salad and a slice of bread this was a meal that was perfect for nights like…

Lemon Garlic Salmon and Walking Again


As I started this year I pledged to myself to try to present the truest picture possible about our life. Everyone has struggles and things to get through and as we read these blogs sometimes we forget that we are reading about real people and their lives. Sometimes things look so fairy tale like that…

Broccoli Tots


I have seen Broccoli Tots on tons of blogs and a video or two. The videos always make things look so easy but they tend to make things look a little too simplistic at times. I wondered if it would be as tasty as they looked and if they were really as easy to make…

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…

Amazing Vegetarian Lasagna


I am reblogging some of our favorite dishes from the past. I first made this dish over a year and a half ago. This lasagna made a veggie lover out of me. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be a full-time vegetarian! I have a confession.  I HATE vegetables.  Oh, I eat them…

Slow Cooker Fish Chowder


We need things that are quick, easy and will hold up to staying warm for an extended period of time on dance class nights. The first shift of meals may be anywhere from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and the last at 9:00 pm. Simple meals in the slow cooker are what I have found work…