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…

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…

Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin – Thank You ALL!


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hit my 500th follower yesterday! It took 2 1/2 years for me to get to 300 followers (I really don’t count my first year of blogging) and only 3-4 more months to get to 500. Thanks to HarsH ReaLiTy and Dream Big, Dream Often (click for links to these blogs)…

Crispy Shrimp and Pasta


When I first started talking about making this dish the kids looked at me skeptically. They love shrimp but they usually have it cooked in garlic butter or maybe an alfredo sauce but when I said I was going to put a light coating on it before frying it I got, The Look. Neither one…

Spicy Thai Noodles


My son loves spicy food. The hotter, the better according to him. I truly believe it is part of his sensory issues with Autism.  Subtlety has never been his strength. When I first thought about making Spicy Thai Noodles the part that appealed to me the most was that I could make it lightly spicy…

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew


This is an old-time recipe just updated to cook in the slow cooker. The best part is that the ingredients are still fairly inexpensive today. I bought a 10 lb. bag of potatoes on sale for $2.49, a bag of carrots for $.79, a bag of Quorn $2.50 and a can of tomato paste for…

Slow Cooker Quinoa Southwest Casserole


My kids are fairly fearless tasters of new foods. People often think I have some miracle cure because my son is Autistic and many people with Autism have food aversions or a small list of foods that they will eat. I am not talking about the children and adults with Severe Food Aversions which affects…

Ground Beef Lo Mein


The temperatures are finally getting cooler here. The other morning it was 39 degrees even with the sun shining. Today we are starting the time of year with little to no sun. We are looking for comfort food and pasta does that for most of my family. I am not a fan of red sauce…

Shrimp Po-Boys


We have been eating quite a bit of shrimp and fish lately. Still trying to stick to the mostly vegetarian diet while still eating fish and seafood, and dairy. I noticed today our milk consumption is slowly dropping as I am sure our cheese consumption will slowly start to go down to as we slowly…

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Bisque


This past weekend was our one weekend home for the month. It means we try to cram everything we want to do at home into one weekend. We pounded chicken down, poached a few breasts for casseroles and cut others into tenders all for freezing. Then there is the house cleaning. The one billion and…

Simple Cheesy Quorn Casserole


The weather here in Southwest Michigan has been amazing. The past two days it has been 70 degrees! For the first week in November that is almost unheard of.  Last Halloween we had snow so we are outside taking advantage of every moment in the sun we could get. So, dinner is later than usual…