Broccoli Tots


I have seen Broccoli Tots on tons of blogs and a video or two. The videos always make things look so easy but they tend to make things look a little too simplistic at times. I wondered if it would be as tasty as they looked and if they were really as easy to make…

Honey Garlic Shrimp and Broccoli


This blog talks about food and the game I play with my family in making different meals each weeknight, but it is really about my family. We are unique and we are ordinary. I have two children with very different personalities and needs just like many of you. I try not to dwell on their…

Holiday Breakfast Casserole


This is our traditional Christmas breakfast. I am not sure what we are doing this year. My son is already upset by the holiday changes we are making this year so I will probably still need to keep this dish. Hope you enjoy! Holiday Breakfast Casserole

Slow Cooker Broccoli and Cheese Soup – Only 4 Ingredients!


We miss the huge parties we used to have back in Rochester. We would invite all our friends to our house for a Christmas Open House or to a cabin in the parks for our Annual Sledding Party. We would have 90-120 people throughout the day and it was always so much fun! We would…

Faux General Tso’s with Chickpeas


Chinese food is the one thing I know I like with vegetables. I love the sauces and will even eat what I consider “questionable” vegetables if they have enough delicious sauce on them. I have to be careful though because I don’t want to burn my family out on one type of food I am…

Vegetable Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce


I am approaching my son becoming a vegetarian the same way I approach everything. Lots and lots of research. I am learning what are the best ways to make sure he eats a balanced diet, getting all the nutrients he needs and doesn’t live on pasta and cheese. I am reading Pinterest recipes like a…

Spaghetti with Garlic, Parmesan, Broccoli and Wilted Spinach


My 12 year-old son suddenly decided last week to become a vegetarian. I thought it would be like all his other ideas and last about 24 hours and then be forgotten. I was wrong. He wrote up a contract with himself that for now he will eat eggs, dairy, and seafood while getting used to…

Slow Cooker General Tso’s Chicken


If anyone has been paying attention you will see that four of the last six meals I have served to my family have been chicken breasts. Chicken breasts were on sale for $1.87 a pound this month so I bought 25-30 pounds of it for meals. Not a single person has complained about eating too…

Easy Chicken and Broccoli


Standing in the kitchen at 6:00 pm with a pound and a half of raw chicken is not a fun place to be when your family is hungry. That is where I found myself the other night. I was looking through my menu options, I make a month of menus to cut down on those…

Skillet Chicken and Broccoli with Cheese


The weather still is yucky here and it seems like it is not going to return to “normal” any time soon.  The high temperatures don’t even break half of what the average normal temperatures are supposed to be this time of year.  Each day I hear the meteorologist say, “There is no end in sight…

Teriyaki Stir Fry with Chinese Noodles


I am still trying to get my family (and myself) to eat more vegetables.  I am serving larger salads with more ingredients than lettuce, tomato, spinach and onion.  I am putting them in just about every entrée I can and serving 1-2 vegetable sides per meal. The other night I decided to just stir fry…

Cheesy Quinoa, Chicken, and Broccoli Casserole


Wow, another snow day today! That makes three this week.  I need to keep everyone focused and moving forward because changes of schedule in our house can be difficult.  They start to sleep in later, which causes them to stay up later, so they sleep in later….  Until their days and nights are flipped.  So,…