Creamy Holiday Macaroni and Cheese


I call this our Holiday Macaroni and Cheese because as I talk to friends and see the pictures of all their family holiday dinners I notice that is seems just about everyone has macaroni and cheese on the menu. I noticed it in almost every picture that wasn’t a brunch picture on Easter Sunday. Almost…

Chicken and Biscuits


Still waiting for this cold snap to end? We are. Hopefully by the end of February. Well, we live in the Midwest it is the way it supposed to be in the winter. I just miss taking our vacation to somewhere warm during winter break because the school schedule no longer has a winter break….

Joy of Cooking Pancakes


Some nights dinner needs to be easy and be comforting. We are getting ready for some icy, rain, sleet combination tonight. Getting ready means that we pull everyone home and cancel all plans. We have a fire in the fireplace and finding all the candles in the house, just in case. We stopped at the…

Chicken Wrap Casserole


This dish was super hard to photograph and even harder to describe.  Using the rest of our crescent rolls that were on sale last week I was able to make this dish that has been on most tables since we were kids. This is one of those casseroles that most people remember from their mother…

Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes


This was one of my most favorite dishes growing up. I love the simplicity of the dish with just butter, flour, milk, potatoes, onions, salt, and pepper. I haven’t made this in years but the memories all came flooding back as it was baking. I remember coming home from college and asking my mom to…

Southern Fried Pork Chops


My children tend not to really like pork. They will eat it if it has enough sauce – garlic, soy, or even A-1. But, if I gave them a choice I think this would be the last choice of meat they would ask to have for dinner. I don’t over cook it. It is not…

Turkey, Cheddar Cheese, and Apple Grilled Cheese


Do you know how to make one of the perfect comfort foods? Surprisingly most people get it all wrong. Low and slow is the way to cook it. It will get that golden, crispy, crunchy outside while having beautifully melted cheese inside. You have to be patient and not turn up the heat no matter…

My Top Three Recipes of the Month


Someone recently suggested that at the end of each month I post my top three to five recipes each month because it would make it easier for them to plan out some meals and treats for the following month. I thought that was a brilliant idea so here is my first posting for My Top…

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…

Meatball Subs


I am in a comfort food mode if you can’t see it by looking at my last few posts.  I seek out the creamy, savory, flavorful meals I remember from being a kid or that make me feel warm and good inside.  I know food can’t solve everything but right now, it is okay. Sometimes…

Eating Meals Out – Chain Restaurants


Yes, we really do eat meals out occasionally. My daughter and I took a trip last weekend to attend a Feis, Irish dance competition, in Kentucky this past weekend. Normally when we travel as a family we try to find little local joints to eat in. We ask locals or we scour the internet to…

Bacon Grilled Cheese Hamburgers


We are still eating comfort foods this week.  With Christmas right around the corner we are going for easy meals that are filling and feel like a warm hug.  Tonight we had Bacon Grilled Cheese Hamburgers, tomato soup and peas.  This meal took me back to my college days. Verdict: We all loved this meal.  …