Egg Roll Bowl


We have our room on a separate air conditioner because our room was added on several years ago but not hooked up to the main system. So, everyone has been sleeping in our room. We are basically camping in our room. What you can’t see it that this dish was pictured on my bed. Yes,…

Irish Corned Beef Tacos with Guinness Sauce


Another of our most favorite dinners. This is a super easy delicious use for leftover corned beef! I am a bit late today in posting but my son had his 5th Grade Walk-Away Ceremony today.  It was really a beautiful ceremony.  After the awards were handed out they announced each child’s name and then they…

Ramen Asian Salad – Happy New Year!


I consider my real New Years Day the day my kids go back to school each year. I don’t know why but that has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me ever since I was little. I get very emotional and sentimental around that time of year. So, actually New Years…

Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry


It’s almost Christmas and I am still trying to keep our food budget from breaking the bank this month.  I am trying to save money to use towards nice Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch and dinners. I still need to buy wine and meat for those meals and don’t want to dip into the…

German Skillet Dinner


I have been thinking about this dish all night.  I am so excited to share it with you.  I am not sure if it because my daughter helped me with creating it or because it is such a great dish for October.  We sort of invented our version of the skillet dinner by playing with…

Life, Death and Chicken Yakisoba


I decided to take a two-week hiatus recently with the passing of my mother-in-law.  She lived a long beautiful life but death, even when expected, is never easy. The day we had been waiting for had arrived about 2 weeks ago.   We got the call that my mother-in-law was near the end and we should…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner


Last night our St. Patrick’s Day dinner was the usual Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Because my daughter is an Irish dancer we were in schools and senior housing complexes most of the day.  I love using my slow cooker for Corned Beef.  It always ends up fall apart moist and delicious. Verdict: Since there wasn’t…

Moo Shu Pork


My family LOVES Chinese food.  If they are going to ask to go out to dinner 90% of the time they will ask to go out for Chinese food.  I have decided to try to begin making more of it at home.  It is cheaper, healthier and did I say cheaper? After searching through hundreds…

Corned Beef and Cabbage


A traditional St. Patrick’s Day staple in our house. Ingredients: 1 large corned beef brisket 1 12 oz can of dark beer such as Guinness 2 cup of chicken stock 1/4 cup of brown sugar 1 small head of cabbage 1 16 oz. bag of baby carrots Directions: Core and quarter the cabbage removing the…