Oreo Pancakes


I hope you know by know if you have read any of my prior posts we love fun dinners every so often. As I served this last night my son kept asking, “Is it dinner? Is it dessert? Can it be breakfast?”  I say yes to all of them! Verdict: These are rich, hearty pancakes….

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes


(My family takes the pictures of dinner on Tuesday and Thursday when I am away. Not quite like when I take the pictures but it gives you an idea of the dish.) School is over. Lessons for cello are off for the next few weeks. We only have dance left until the end of the…

Chicken Carnitas


Looking for a dish that can cook while you are on the beach this summer? This is a simple dish to make using your slow cooker. Prepare your toppings before you leave and store them in little bowls in your refrigerator so that when you come home all you need to do is a few…

Antipasto Salad


We started our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) share last week. We are getting mostly greens, herbs, and some berries right now but there are some radishes, green onions, and carrots. We have been making lots of salads with our share. We love antipasto salads with roasted red peppers, kalamata olives, artichoke hearts, salami or pepperoni…

Disney: Revisiting Liberty Tree Tavern


My son is a HUGE history buff. He especially loves American history and I knew he would love the theming of this restaurant. He hopes one day to be a Constitutional Lawyer.  He hadn’t been to Liberty Tree Tavern since he was three years-old. My daughter and I had been in 2015 and knew he…

Chili Cheeseburgers


Someone said to me the other day that May and June are made to break parents. I believe it after the last six weeks. The last day of school is today but my son starts summer school tomorrow. Yes, they have Saturday school for two of the six weeks they have summer school. He is…

Watermelon and Feta Salad with Balsamic Reduction


We had this salad at the Food & Garden Festival in Epcot, Disney World, in April. My son loved it so much I told him when we got home I would make it for him. Well, I saw watermelons on sale the other day and picked up one that looked nice and let it sit…

P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (copy cat)


I used this recipe for P.F. Chang’s Chicken-Lettuce Wraps (click to link original recipe) from Food.com as a basis for my P.F. Changesque Chicken Wraps. Verdict: My family really liked this dish.  Though they said it was “similar” to P.F. Chang’s, but it was NOT P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Next time I will chunk…

Garlic Basil Chicken


I was reading an article in the Boston Globe from 2012 about a study about Life at Home in the 21st century (click for link to article). It was interesting because I wonder in the 5 years since this article was published have things changed? Have we decluttered as we move toward a more minimalistic…

Dessert for Dinner! Funfetti Waffles


Eat dessert first. Not a concept that I follow but sometimes I love to mix things up with the kids. So, we had dessert for dinner. Funfetti waffles were super easy and the kids thought they were fun. Verdict: This recipe makes about six waffles so if you are making them for a teen sleepover…

A Big Weekend in Our House


Sunday is the day I usually talk about my family. This past weekend has been a whirlwind in our house. Friday night my son had his 8th grade “Farewell.” They don’t say graduation in our district except for 12th grade. I like that. In 5th grade they do a “Walk Away.” All the 5th grade…

Do You Have a Leftover Meal?


Lately I have been going back and watching televisions shows from many years ago that I did not get to watch the first time they were on television. So, I have watched West Wing, How I Met Your Mother, and now Malcolm in the Middle. One of the best moments so far for me is…