Breakfast Sausage Sliders


Saturday morning breakfasts usually are rather simple in our house. We are usually running to some place or other. But, this week we had NOTHING! I had a package of Hawaiian rolls to use up so I picked up a roll of breakfast sausage to make some breakfast sandwiches for the kids. They were a…

Super Simple Chocolate Pancakes with Butter Cream Filling


When I go out-of-town my partner makes these great meals for the kids. Salads and bowls with quinoa, sauces, etc… to try to keep them somewhat healthy. She goes away for the weekend and I want chocolate pancakes! So, my kids got chocolate pancakes the other night for dinner. A while back I made Oreo…

Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting


When I was asked what I wanted for Easter dessert I immediately went to a nice homemade Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Frosting. I didn’t want a boxed yellow lemon cake I wanted a real lemon cake. This is unusual for me in that I normally would just say anything chocolate, preferably chocolate cake with…

Stuffed Shells with 25 Minute Weekday Sauce


Now, I am going to say this is not your grandmother’s sauce that simmers all day on Sunday for family dinner. This is a simple sauce that you can make during the week if you have a bit of extra time. You can let it simmer longer if you like because the flavors will meld…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli


So many people are looking for leftover ham recipes. I have so many but one of our favorite is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli. This is great for using up 2 leftovers. After Easter dinner we don’t want ham again right away so my daughter made chicken tenders for her and her friend. I had…

Funeral Potatoes (or Cheesy Potatoes)


Did you have one of these on your table this Easter? This is a very sad version of a butter Easter Lamb but it is the only one we could find in our area. Butter Lambs are a traditional butter sculpture on many tables at Easter in Western New York. This tradition is tradition¬† mostly…

Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole


As I am away working this week my family is really helping me out. They are cooking and taking pictures for me as I feed them ideas. They are the best! The other day we took out 3 lbs. of ground beef to thaw. Once it thawed I wanted to cook it so we could…

Happy Easter! Top 5 Recipes for March 2018


What a week it has been. I overestimated what being away and working 12 hour days would do to me. I thought for sure I could keep up my blog while away and have no problem. Boy, was I wrong. But, I am home now and having a wonderful day with my family. I hope…

On the Road Again….


As we get ready to close out the month my daughter and I are on the road again. She will participate in a Feis (Irish dance competition) today. Above is my daughter and one of her beginner Irish dance students. She loves teaching them and working with them. I hope she does well today. It…

Salmon Noodle Casserole (The Un-Tuna Casserole)


Each day feels a bit closer to real Spring weather. Soon the snow fence on the beach will be down and we will once again be heading to the beach in the evenings to watch the sunset or grab an evening swim. It is a chilly 35 degrees as I write this but I know…

Catherine’s Lemony Garlic Pasta


I have to share this with you because I am such a proud Mom. We went out the other night for a rare date night and left the kids home to do homework. I did not make dinner as we were super busy but I knew there were some chicken tenders in the freezer, along…

Cheddar Lobster Stuffed Potato


My family loves seafood but we live in the center of the country where fresh seafood, I mean REALLY fresh, is minimal at best. Living in New York we took the seafood for granted. In fact we never really thought about it until we got to Michigan and it was no longer in every restaurant…