Old Fashioned Au Gratin Potatoes


Day 51 –  With the “Stay Home. Stay Safe” order extended here until May 28th both kids are searching for what this all means for them. We had the dreaded conversation in our house about school in the fall. Both kids have been questioning what school will look like when they go back in September…

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash


Day 11 is our first official day of shelter-in-place.  My daughter made a quick run out the other day for some fabric to make masks (she is sews quite a bit and wanted to help how she could) from the craft store and a few groceries. She said it was like nothing had changed. There…

Chicken and Cheddar Garlic Biscuits


Yes, that is our Christmas tree. It is now a Valentine’s Day tree. Notice the red and white ornaments. Our cat loves sleeping under the tree and we just couldn’t take it away from her. She has her own little tunnel in underneath it and she has move the tree skirt to her liking. She…

Mom’s Meatloaf


After a weekend away in Wisconsin my daughter and I were happy to be home. She had another Irish Dance Feis (rhymes with mesh) north of Milwaukee on the coldest and snowiest day of the winter for us so far. We were fortunate to leave early and be able to be ahead of the storm….

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Chicken Tetrazzini (with/without canned soup)


Sometimes we use the cream of soups in our meals because it seems easier. My kids both think the canned stuff is icky and smells weird. They don’t mind it cooked into the casserole but actually opening and mixing it in they both squirm and try to get out of it. There is a simple…

Food Trends for 2018 – United States


As we move into January I have been researching where professionals see the food trends turning for 2018. Some of the trends are carrying over from 2017 and some are possibly new things we may see. These seem to be the things that most trend followers seem to see for the next year in the…

Hygge, Coming to the Midwest


I don’t consider myself a lifestyle or family blogger but because of how I write my blog in a way I am. I write about my family and the things we do and see around us. One of the biggest trends I see lately has been around forever but just making it to our little…

Long Boys


So after a huge Easter dinner on Sunday we needed something a bit simpler and yet still tasty.  I will use the leftover ham over the next few days but I needed a break from a ham dish today. Trying to continue the theme of comfort foods I found a recipe on Pinterest for Long…