Saucy Baked Beans


We call these “German Potato  Beans” in our house but I figured it was easier to call them Saucy Baked Beans because someone would argue that there is no such thing as German beans. These have a crisp sweet/tart bite of vinegar that make them delicious! The hint of bacon? Yummy. I love these because…

Top 5 Recipes for May 2018


May was certainly a crazy month for us! I don’t know about you but the weather at the beginning was downright cold and then it shot to summer overnight.  We have been busy with end of the school year programs, concerts, and competitions but things should be slowing down soon. All of the top recipes…

Revisiting German Potato Salad


My kids love German food. The one thing both of them ask me to make for their birthday dinners are a German Feast. My son loves Schnitzel while my daughter wants Braised Red Cabbage or German Potato Salad. Anything with apple cider vinegar both of them will love. For our Memorial Day picnic I decided…

Quiche Lorraine


Yesterday afternoon while I was in a meeting gas prices rose $.24 to $3.09 a gallon. I was shocked. I knew it was coming but the reality felt like a gut punch. I drive a couple hundred miles a week. It cuts into our budget. So, even less dinners out now. Quiche Lorraine is one…

Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch Roll-Ups


A friend of mine used to have a New Year’s Eve party every year. He would serve something similar to this (frozen and from a box) and would call them “Ritzy Roll-Ups.” We used to laugh every year when he would set them on the table because they were delicious but the name was hysterical….

Bacon Balsamic Onion Jam


I have an onion hating daughter who when I told her she would love this was adamant that she would NOT like this and didn’t know why I was making this.  I kept telling her she would. Needless to say when we had dinner tonight she was asking for more. Her brother looked at her…

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Chicken Breasts


I am all about easy dinners. This dish was perfect for us. I usually make enough food to have at least two servings of leftovers for lunch the next day. Not all of us will eat leftovers but there are a few dishes we end up fighting over who gets the leftovers this dish was…

Mashed Turnips with Bacon


I am not a fan of vegetables. Let me rephrase that, I am not a fan of some vegetables. I am getting better bit by bit. I still struggle with squashes and root vegetables but am learning if they are well seasoned or even roasted in some cases they are not so bad. Turnips are…

Monterey Chicken Skillet Bites


I am always looking for simple dinner ideas. Now, I am a bit picky about my simple dinners. I prefer they not have canned soups, packaged spice mixes and can be made with minimal pans and dishes. I do make exceptions for each of these on occasion but for the most part I try stick…

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops


I can’t believe that everyone was home before 8:00 pm the other night. It was such a treat for all of us to be together at 6:00 pm and cooking dinner together. That hasn’t happened in quite a while. One of my kids sets the table and gets the condiments ready while the other pours…

Pepperoni and Bacon Pizza


This was an unusual meal. The meal preparation was going great up until we went to put the pizza into the oven. I have been reading all different suggestions for making better pizza. We make pizza at least once a week and I am always disappointed in the crust. So, what do I do? I…

Pasta Carbonara


The word “healthy” is bothering me lately. It is blazoned across every post and recipe I read lately. It doesn’t matter if it has butter, cheese and cream in it they call it healthy. It may be “healthier” than another version of the same recipe but that does not make it healthy.  Can food be…