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…

Cheesy Egg and Hashbrown Casserole


Next to my slow cooker, casseroles are one of my favorite was to get dinner made simply and quickly. Many casseroles can be frozen or made the morning you wish to serve them. Cover and refrigerate until you arrive home and then just pop them in the oven! I love that the work is done…

Pretzel Crusted Chicken Nuggets with 2 Homemade Sauces


When we read blogs I know I sometimes get a distorted image of someone’s life.  Especially in some of the food blogs, or DYI the projects are perfect, the kids are perfectly dressed and the houses are perfectly clean of any clutter. Not here. I am giving you the real. The I actually took my…

Muffaletta


This would make an outstanding addition to a Super Bowl Party! It can be made the morning of the party or the night before and it’s ready to go when the party starts! My kids wanted to try “authentic” food from New Orleans.  Every so often my children decide they want to try food from…

Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin – Thank You ALL!


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hit my 500th follower yesterday! It took 2 1/2 years for me to get to 300 followers (I really don’t count my first year of blogging) and only 3-4 more months to get to 500. Thanks to HarsH ReaLiTy and Dream Big, Dream Often (click for links to these blogs)…

Five Easy and Heart Warming Casseroles


  Spaghetti Pizza Casserole (click for link to recipe) Casseroles are a huge part of my family cooking. I love that I can make a dish during my “free” time and it is all ready to cook when I am ready to bake it. These casseroles can be made up to a  day ahead of time,…

Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops


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I finally forced my daughter to take a few nights off from dance class.  We have been making the hour trip for the past 5 nights and I needed a couple nights off.  She also needed to get some homework done as we are now 9 school…

Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork


I have one child that is all about creativity, dance and emotion. I have a child who is a concrete thinker driven by facts, logic and little emotion. I am trying to help each child find the balance to their strengths. It is difficult at times. We don’t like to do things that are difficult…