Coronavirus and Food


Middle Eastern Chicken Soup (click for link to recipe) I don’t know where you are right now but we are in the middle of a National and State Emergency with Coronavirus. My high schooler is off from school until April 13th and my college student is home until at least April 5th. My wife got…

Belgian Waffles


I love Belgian waffles. You probably thought I was kidding when I said we were having breakfast for dinner for the week. I love how easy breakfasts are to make and the kids love the variety. I also love that you can make extra and freeze them for future lunches or breakfasts – a win-win….

Oladi Russian Pancakes


I am tired. I am remember when we were kids my parents wouldn’t schedule anything for two or three days after vacation. I remember thinking how could they do that? I wanted to keep going. Now, I get it. I am bone weary tired. We drove from MI to Lake Geneva, WI to Orlando, FL,…

I’m Back!


I’m back. I had a great almost two weeks away. It was a ton of learning and fun. I went to a training for my second job as a travel agent in Orlando, Florida for Universal. It was great! I hadn’t been to Universal Studios in 18 years. My daughter was 2 last time we…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – Slow Cooker


I am sorry I have been neglectful in reading many of your blogs and commenting lately. I am in the throws of tax season (one of my many jobs is as a tax preparer) and what I have now learned is called Wave Season in the traveling business. It is the time everyone books their…

Top Recipes for February 2020


Since the beginning of fall this recipe has been the most clicked on recipe on my blog and on my Pinterest page. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) is a great fall dish with tons of flavor. I can understand why this recipe continues to be at the…

Buttermilk Chocolate Cake


I love chocolate cake! It is probably my number one dessert. Now, I am NOT a big dessert person but if I am I want a stick to your fork, creamy, smooth chocolate cake. This recipe is one that has been changed because I didn’t have all the ingredients of another cake recipe. Making changes…

Barbecue Pork Pasta


So day three of eating pork. We had pork butt (click for link to recipe), Caramelized Pork (click for link to recipe) and now Barbecue Pork Pasta.  The nice thing was that no one complained because the dishes were so different that they didn’t feel like they were eating pork every day. And, I still…

Caramelized Pork


So, we cooked a pork butt (click for link to recipe) and had tons of leftovers to cook with. We froze some and left some out to cook with the next day or two. My family will start to revolt after a few days if I keep feeding them the same thing so I have…

Slow Roasted Pork Butt – Cook Once, Eat Twice (or More)


Pork Butts (actually shoulder area) have been on sale here lately. They are super cheap and are a great way to cook on the weekend and eat several meals over the week. Once the roast is cooked I sliced it up to eat pork with mashed potatoes and gravy one day, Caramelized pork a second…

Cheesy Grits and Shrimp with Bacon


I honestly don’t think I have ever had grits in my entire life. If I did it was many, many years ago and they obviously didn’t make much of an impression on me. In a time of we need to stretch ourselves and our eating again we decided to try dishes we have never had…

Apple Fritters


We like to have a nice slow breakfast on the weekends. Usually we make a coffee cake, doughnuts, or some kind of sweet. This was our first time making fritters. They have a doughnut place in Kalamazoo that recently had a fritter contest. Each week they featured two flavors that went head to head and…