Blackened Shrimp Tacos


I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.  As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most…

Revisiting: Sesame Ginger Chicken (June 1, 2017)


I have wanted to go back and revisit some of our older recipes. It is funny that I can ask the kids about a dish we had a year or two ago and they don’t remember it at all. I can show them pictures and tell them about when we had it and what we…

About Us


One of the first dishes we made was Moo Goo Gai Pan. Now, that I have time to look back over our journey I realize what we have done.  Our children are now 19 (eek!) and 16. They were 10 and 7 when we started this journey. My son is Autistic and was on the…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


Looking for something a bit different after all the turkey or ham of the holidays? I cooked a pork loin in the slow cooker so that we could have simple meals over the next few nights that everyone could just make as they needed. With everyone in and out of the house at different times…

Top 5 Recipes for 2019 on What’s for Dinner Moms?


Many of the top recipes are from quite awhile ago on my blog. It is funny going back and looking at the pictures and realizing how much they need updating and I should start remaking some of these as my kids really don’t remember some of them. As I try to make something new every…

Happy New Year!


Wishing you all a dream filled new year! Whatever your dreams or goals for the coming year I hope you achieve them all. Looking forward to reading more of your blogs in the coming year! Happy New Year!  

Velveeta Queso Dip


This is a recipe that has been around for a long time. This is the recipe my mother-in-law used in the 60s-70s. She had been to visit her cousin in Texas and had “Tex-Mex” for the first time. She brought this recipe back to New York with her and it was a hit. We had…

Word of the Year for 2020


Every year I choose a word to focus my intents for the year rather than make resolutions. For 2019 my word was health. It was a good word for me too as my health struggled a bit and I ended up taking steps to improve it. I am now in physical therapy working on keeping…

Food Trends for 2020


Every year I review lots of research that tries to predict what will be the food trends for 2020. Last year’s predictions can be seen here (click for link to blog post). How did I do? This year trends seem to be a continuation of many of last years trends. Here is what I saw…

Christmas with Family


I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit this year but as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day went on it has gotten better. We traveled to North Carolina this year to be with my parents. Since my Dad has been slowly declining we try to spend at least 3-4 weeks a year visiting them. It is difficult…

Merry Christmas to All!


I will admit that this Christmas season has been tough for us. I don’t know if it is the state of the US government, the place we are in our lives, or just life in general but we struggled this year with the Christmas spirit. Normally my house is decorated by November 15th and I…

Christmas Cookies: Nestle Easy Chocolate Fudge


Reblogged from 2014: My daughter came to me at 2:00 pm and said she needed a treat with her to her teen library group’s Christmas party.  Um, I have 90 minutes to come up with something quick and in that time I need to accomplish the other 20 tasks I had originally scheduled during this…