Balsamic Italian Chicken

This is a horrible picture of a really delicious dish. I wish you could have smelled our house while this was cooking. Both kids came into the house and asked what we were having for dinner. They were both excited when I told them. Verdict: This dish has tons of flavor. The moment I bit…

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…

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…

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

Only one person in my family really loves Brussels Sprouts.  I almost never made them because they usually go to waste.  So, I decided this Thanksgiving to try to find a way to cook Brussels Sprouts so that everyone would eat them. Verdict: This was okay.  They were not the most favorite side dish but…

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

We are trying to keep life as normal as possible for our family as we are awaiting the phone call that we need to head back home for my mother-in-law’s funeral.  The children are under a great deal of stress not knowing what is happening day-to-day so we are trying to do as much as…

Italian Sausage with Roasted Balsamic Vegetables

With Veteran’s Day and then a SNOW DAY (yes, a real snow day) now behind us I can finally get back to posting.  It is hard to write with my children around.  That is mostly my fault because I love having them home so I tend to want to spend all my time with them….

Balsamic Onion Slow Cooker Roast

Last night being Halloween I wanted something extra easy to have for dinner.  This was it!  I took our favorite flavors and blended them with a beef roast in the slow cooker.  I only had to add mashed potatoes and carrots for our comfort food dinner before heading out on the spooky, cold evening. Verdict:…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Drunken Chicken

It is tax season in our house.  That means that my other half is gone from 7 am to about 10 or 11 pm just about every day, including most weekends.  Life goes on.  There are still lessons for the kids, school meetings and parties, etc….   But, towards the end of this 3 month…

Bacon Cheeseburger with Balsamic Onion Bacon Jam

The cheeseburger looks a bit gray in this picture but it looked better on the plate.  I had a half a package of bacon to use leftover from the other night.  I hate having food spoil especially bits and ends of jars and things I buy to make a recipe.  I try to group several…