Loaded Potato Salad


My family does not care for potato salad with mayonnaise. I love it but it is difficult for me to eat enough to want to make it for myself. We had bacon in the refrigerator the other day and my kids wanted loaded potatoes. Well, why not make it loaded potato salad? Both kids were…

Creamy Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


I made this the other night when my kids had friends over. I wanted something hearty and filling also but that I thought they would eat. You never know when you are feeding other peoples kids if they are going to be picky or not. I went with macaroni and cheese but really doctored it…

Braised Red Cabbage (updated)


If you asked my children the star of this plate was the Braised Red Cabbage (click here for link to original recipe), although the German Meatballs and Spaetzle were good too (click here for link to recipe). There was not a bite left at the end of dinner.  They love red cabbage. My house smelled…

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…