Herbed Cheese Crostini with Steak or Pork


To me the best dinners are the cook once and eat twice meals. We grilled extra steak the other night and a had two leftover Drunken Pork Chops (click for link to recipe). When I suggested this for dinner my family was thrilled. They love to do appetizer dinners every once in a while. I…

Ham and Cheese Quiche


  Tonight’s dinner was a recipe from my trusty old Joy of Cooking cookbook.  This is how I adapted my recipe.  It is more custard like than Quiche like.  No one waited for it to cool before cutting in! This slice was falling apart as it was too warm when we took it out of…

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


This weekend was super busy so it is time to pull out an old favorite recipe. It’s not pretty but it is oh so good! This recipe was AMAZING!  I knew what I wanted to make but when I saw the recipe for Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese on Foodnetwork.com my menu changed quickly. I followed…

Lasagna Bread – Revisiting an Old Favorite


This was one of my first recipes posted and one of my families favorites. Quick, easy meals are always tops on my list. This meal can be put together and baked in about 30 minutes. Just enough time to have the kids help you put together a salad and vegetable while the bread is baking!…

Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches


I had never heard of Pimento Cheese until my sister-in-law made it for a Super Bowl party we were having at Walt Disney World. My family loved it. Then when we visited family last Christmas she made a whole dish just for us! The other night I was trying to think of something simple to…

Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Mozzarella Pasta


I let my daughter pick what we were having for dinner the other night. The only condition was that whatever we would make, we had to have almost all the ingredients already in the house. She looked through several things and finally settled on this dish. The only item we needed to buy was a…

Parmesan Chicken Bites over Garlic Egg Noodles


As my kids get older there are some definite benefits. We never went to movies when the kids were little, unless they were “Sensory Friendly” movies that certain theaters showed for kids that need the lights up a little, the sound turned down a little and to be in a space where no one cared…

Eggplant Parmesan


School and my daughter’s Irish dance recital are now finally over. All of the school year obligations, except for my son’s cello recital on Tuesday are done! There was a huge sigh of relief in my house last night. These are most of the students from the dance school my daughter attends. It was a…

Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls


A sure way to tell that summer is on the way in these parts? The fountains are back on! Of course it has been in the 40s and low 50s and I don’t think many people are going to be running through them very soon but they are on and that means tourists are on…

Italian Sausage Cowboy Casserole


We spent the weekend in Lansing, Michigan, for the Michigan State Science Olympiad Tournament. My son has participated on his middle school team the last two years. This has been a great thing for him. It was his birthday Friday so we had cake an ice cream in the hotel lobby for him with the…

Easy Barbecue Chicken Nachos


“Some days are like that, even in Australia,” is a sentence that is said around our house on bad days. It is from the book Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst. Everything goes wrong for Alexander all day long. Maybe things are better in Australia?  At the very…

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…