Caprese Tortellini Salad


A moment of mommy bragging. It seems that the 2 1/2 hour drive to take my son to Latin classes has paid off. He received an award for taking the National Latin exam. He finished in the top 1/3 of all people who take the test. He was worried because he thought he did not…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Potatoes with Feta


Updated: July 6, 2017 I first made this salad almost exactly two years ago. We had guests this week and I wanted to make something different so I went back through my recipes and found this recipe. Everyone loved it once again! I updated the recipe a bit with the spices. I think if my…

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables


My son also had Science Olympiad in the middle of all the Irish dancing my daughter did this week. His middle school team came in first in Regionals so they will be heading States at the end of April. He was so very excited. This is their Scrambler car. They have been working on it…

Balsamic and Mushroom Chicken Skillet


My daughter and I went on her first field trip with her virtual school. They have held field trips all over the state during the last year and a half but they were always too far away, at an inconvenient time or like last year there was a snow storm on the day we were…

Japanese Balsamic Chicken – Sharing Family History


As we come to the end of another school year we are making plans for all the trips and Feises we want to make this summer. So, that mean also looking at the budget. We LOVE food but not at the expense of our adventures. So, I am trying to still keep our game going…

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…

Sickness and Caribbean Chicken


Life is frustrating sometimes and for us this is one of those times. My son is Autistic (more towards Asperger’s Syndrome with ADHD) but he has tons of sensory issues. He is not aware of how his body feels. He is 11 years-old now and the number of meltdowns he has is minimal now. But,…

Spring Break and Tilapia with Balsamic Butter Sauce


It is Spring Break here in Southwest Michigan.  The temperature actually broke 60 this week.  Things are definitely looking up.  We don’t travel during Spring Break because our job demands do not match up with the school calendar.  This is a heavy work time for me and I really can’t take vacation until after May…

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast: Cook Once, Eat Twice!


I had a beautiful pork roast to cook the other night.  It was a To-Go meal night and I had two meeting to attend before getting everyone in the car to go to dance classes.  I needed something super easy and flavorful.  I found the recipe for a Pork Roast Supper at Muffy Martini.com that…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables


As we were discussing some of our favorite meals that I have made over the last few year everyone agreed that their favorites were the Asian, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dishes.  We all really like the savory flavors of the dishes. If I open my cupboard right now I know I would find no less…

Bruschetta Burgers


This was another night where dinner needed to be on the table rather quickly and all I had in the refrigerator for meat was thawed ground beef.  My children know I do not make plain old hamburgers so I had to think quickly. I found one tomato, some mozzarella, spices and left over mini sub…