Sticky Baked Chicken


After the mess the other night things are now back on track. I had my daughter make the chicken to prove that mistakes happen and we move on. They are not permanent. She did a great job. We were at Western Michigan University yesterday and the kids saw two take-out delivery trucks stopping at the…

Baked Turkey Sloppy Joe Egg Rolls


So Feis (Irish dance competition) season has officially started for us. We attended the Dayton Feis in Dayton, Ohio. This was the first time for us attending this Feis. It was in a large airport exposition warehouse which meant there was lots of room and it didn’t feel crowded at all. We didn’t get to…

Baked Pesto Salmon – Update on Those Resolutions


As I mentioned before I chose JOY as the word to guide my decisions and intentions this year rather than make regular New Year resolutions. I really have been trying to keep this word in front of me to help me at those moments I feel overwhelmed or uncertain. It doesn’t mean I walk around…

Country Sweet Oven Fried Chicken


Things are moving along. We are in our second week of school and there have been some bumps and groans but so far things are going okay. Now comes the real work. The first week back is always this lovely dance of getting to know you and now the real personalities on both sides will…

Sometimes Simple is Better – Simple Baked Salmon


When things get hectic it is nice to make a simple dinner. The other night we had been out of the house just about every night for a meeting, class or lesson. I just wanted life to slow down a bit. I had my daughter choose our meat for dinner and she chose salmon. It…

Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Garlic Crispy Red Potatoes


I am a “Real Mom” home cook.  I am not trained in any form of cooking or baking.  I have two children and a spouse that like to be fed each day and I try to accommodate them the best I can.  We have dance lessons, cello lessons, Science Olympics, Lego Robotics and library groups…

Pork Chops and Potatoes – One Pan


I love the end of the school year.  It cannot come soon enough for us.  We love being home together for three months.  But, for the next 7 school days life is hectic. I am doing the big change over in clothes, coats and shoes.  I put everything in bins sorted by person.  So when…

Cheese Stuffed Hamburgers with Oven Baked Sweet Potato Chips


This is a tough one today.  I am just not feeling like sitting down and actually writing.  That is rare for me.  I love to get up and start writing about food and my family.  Today started with an appointment and then seemed to go downhill from there.  My routine is off which sets my…

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken


I realized as I looked through my Pinterest account for dinner inspirations that most of my pins lately have been Chinese/Asian influenced dishes.  I think because they are usually fairly simple to prepare and I can add vegetables of my choosing as a side I am drawn to them. This Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken…

Baked Buffalo Chicken Wings


Well, this is one more in our junk food bonanza week.  I guess it is just slightly a step up from deep-fried chicken wings. I know this is the time of year everyone starts their resolutions to only eat salads for dinner or eat 7 servings of fruit and vegetables per day but I have…