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…

French Bread Pizzas – Make Your Own Pizza Buffet


We went grocery shopping last night, $544. Ugh. Yes, most of it is stock-up for the month but I still have to buy fresh vegetables and fruit, which we are eating a TON of right now, and some milk each week. The part that gets me is everything has gone up again. I was looking…

Grilled Basil Farmer Cheese Stuffed Brats Wrapped in Bacon


We travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for at least 3-4 long weekends during the summer. My daughter Feises (Irish Dance Competitions) during those weekends. One thing we do every trip is stop at Kopp’s for Frozen Custard, it is super yummy, and shop at Brennan’s which is right next door (oh, so handy) for cheese. On…

Balsamic Roasted Red Potato Salad


I never thought I would love small town living. Most of the year it is not my favorite place to be as the stop lights start blinking at 9:00 pm and most places close for the night. I am a city girl at heart. I like knowing that I can order Chinese food or go…

Smothered Chicken Casserole


We are coming to the end of “N0-Buy” January in our house.  That means lots of chicken and potatoes.  Normally I serve lots of chicken but potatoes, especially white potatoes, are not used very often by us.  That is probably why I have so many to use up now. “No-Buy” January is never easy but…

German Skillet Dinner


I have been thinking about this dish all night.  I am so excited to share it with you.  I am not sure if it because my daughter helped me with creating it or because it is such a great dish for October.  We sort of invented our version of the skillet dinner by playing with…

Caramelized Onion, Bacon and Cheese Crustless Quiche


I love weekends!  Sleeping in, lazy days spent with the family and late dinners happen most weekends.  I LOVE bacon.  But, I am not a fan of cooking it first thing in the morning.  The smell makes me feel nauseated.  My children will tell you they very rarely get bacon for breakfast.  I don’t mind…