Barbecue Cowboy Casserole


After a doctor appointment we needed to decide if my daughter was going to dance class last night.  She had just been seen by our pediatrician who diagnosed her with problems in her Flexor from overuse.  The pediatrician recommended physical therapy and to cut back a bit on dance class.  The doctor told her that…

Long Boys


So after a huge Easter dinner on Sunday we needed something a bit simpler and yet still tasty.  I will use the leftover ham over the next few days but I needed a break from a ham dish today. Trying to continue the theme of comfort foods I found a recipe on Pinterest for Long…

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken


My daughter does not like rice.  I am trying every way I can to cook it so she will eat it.  I have tried brown rice, white rice, rice mixes.  I have cooked it with spices, chicken stock, beef stock and tried putting stuff like corn, peppers, onions in it.  She will grudgingly eats a…

Individual Barbecue Cheddar Meat Loaves


Though the temperature on our vacation in Florida left me feeling limp and tired all the time the cold here is not helping anything either.  It has warmed up a bit lately but the dampness is still leaving me with that feeling of deep inside my bones cold no matter what the thermometer says. So,…

Barbecue Sauce Hot Dogs with Various Toppings.


Barbecue Hot Dog with Caramelized Onions and Broccoli Slaw I try to make dinners for my family that are different and tasty.  I try to round out each meal with a salad and vegetable.  To be honest I try to get 2 vegetables at each meal I can in addition to the salad.  But, we…

Slow Cooker Easy Barbecue Pork Ribs


We spent the weekend doing family stuff.  My daughter looked at me and asked, “Is Saturday Family Day now?”  I LOVED that!  For so long Saturday has been our catch-up day.  All the laundry, cleaning or shopping that we didn’t get done during the week was always left for Saturday.  Now, we have time to…

Loaded Cowboy Potato Puffs


On these busy back-to-school weekends we are trying to still cram as much summer fun in as we can before the snow flies.  Saturdays are already book for the next month with dance competitions, festivals and trips.  We will try to spend Sundays at the beach as long as the weather holds. We usually have…

Country Pork Ribs over Smashed Potatoes


My kids LOVE ribs.  I think they are second choice only to Chinese take-out if we tell them we are eating out.  I have been working on cooking them over the last few months.  The types of sauces, cooking methods and types of ribs are mind-boggling. I have just started trying a bit of this…

Barbecue Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf


Recipes for bacon wrapped meatloaf have been all over Pinterest for about a year now and I finally decided to give it a try. My family loves all things bacon.   Or so I thought…. I think I may have finally found the one item that contains bacon that my family did not LOVE!  They liked…