Chicken Strip Wraps with Boom Boom Sauce


We are getting to the bottom of our freezer! In our No Buy June we are cleaning out our freezer that we used to stock up on during the “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” time. We know that there may be another time that we are limited in movements again so we are cleaning out the…

Top 5 Recipes for June 2020


Is it really the end of June already? Where did the time go? It seems crazy to me that I am writing about the end of June when yesterday it was just starting or so it seems. Classic Hellman’s Macaroni Salad (click for link to recipe) The classic is always a great way to go…

Day 105: Checking In


15 Weeks – At least in Michigan things were slowly starting to reopen. Everything was to be open next week, gyms, and dance schools, etc. Some areas are having athletic trainings and games. After the state dropped to just 75 new cases it moved back up to about 200-300 after things started opening up. That…

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits (copycat)


Now that summer is here are you planning on any vacations this year or are you planning on keeping close to home. It is such a difficult decision. As we watch the numbers rise in some of the southern US states we are considering traveling a bit but not to those areas but rather to…

Grilled Turkey


This is a first for us. I called this the summer of grilling and we are going all in. In cleaning out our freezer this month we still had a turkey that we bought on sale at Thanksgiving (really cheap – we buy 3 or 4 to use during the year). So, we decided to…

Bananas Foster French Toast Cassserole


We just got the announcement that my daughter will be going back to college in the fall. They are doing a hybrid of in person classes, on-line classes and some classes will include both. They are not having any breaks from September 2nd to November 20th when they will break for Thanksgiving. After that students…

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges


I don’t know why I don’t use sweet potatoes more than I do. I love them but I usually just grab a bag of potatoes at the grocery store and totally forget about sweet potatoes. They are so versatile – bake, mashed, fried, or to what you can put on them. These were meant to…

Sweet and Tangy Four Bean Salad


I love the sweet and tangy flavors of vinegar and a bit of sugar. It is one of my favorites in making marinades, salad dressings, and anything I can think to add it to. The zip of the vinegar followed by the hint of sweetness is perfection. Verdict: I love bean salad! I am not…

Happy Father’s Day


Happy Father’s Day or Happy Mama’s Day as it is in our house. Today is the day to thank the people that stepped up in whatever way to fulfill the loving spaces in ours and our children’s lives. I wish my Dad a Happy Father’s Day. Wish we could be there to share it with…

Day 98: Checking In


Fourteen weeks and we just had our first in person gathering the other night. Just another family came over and we had snacks and drinks outside on the patio. It was so nice to socialize with people other than those that live in our house. We talked for almost 5 hours! We were all so…

Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars


My daughter made her first trip away for a few days of crafting with friends. I cannot blame her. She just wants to be out of the house. They have all been trying to do what they can to stay safe and she is EXTRA cautious because she understands what the possibilities are if I…

Huli Huli Chicken


Huli Huli Chicken is a Hawaiian dish. Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian and refers to the way the chicken is cooked. It is usually cooked between two large racks that are constantly flipped to get a good char and lots of surface cooking. I don’t have two large racks to cook on my grill but…