Air Fryer Ground Beef Chimichangas


I told you about my new Air Fryer in my Crispy Buffalo Wing (click for link to recipe) post. The kids and I are having fun trying to figure out things to make in it. The other day I came home and my daughter was so excited because she was making lunch and found out…

Black Pepper Chicken


This is one Chinese dish that I order quite often when we go out to eat. When most people think of Pepper Chicken they think where are the peppers. There are none in this dish. It is celery and onions. My kids were quite confused until I started saying Black Pepper Chicken. Then it made…

Crispy Baked Potatoes


These are one of our favorite side dishes that I have been making for almost 25 years. The kids love the crispy potato crunch and I love how easy they are to make. The hardest part is slicing the potatoes thin enough to be super crispy but if you have a mandoline that makes it…

Turkey Tetrazzini (no canned soups)


I buy three or four turkeys when they are on sale just before Thanksgiving and keep them in my large freezer downstairs to use about once a month during the winter. There is nothing better than having a roasted turkey dinner on a cold night. Perfect comfort food! But, then I get all the leftovers…

Football Party Foods


Football is coming to an end soon. Many will be celebrating with Super Bowl parties. I pulled together a few of our favorite party dishes that may be a bit different from ordinary football food. Starting with a salad bar.  Think about all the heavy food that is normally served at a Super Bowl party….

Glazed Slow Cooker Meatballs


My family loves these meatballs. We usually make them with grape jelly and chili sauce but our local grocery store was out of chili sauce. I had read that you could substitute barbecue sauce. I was hesitant on changing the recipe as my family really loves the chili sauce meatballs but what would they say…

Hasselback Maple Sweet Potatoes


We had these potatoes with a roasted turkey dinner. They were amazing! My family usually uses a ton of butter, brown sugar, and candied pecans on their sweet potatoes. This time they had so much flavor they were not asking for more butter or more brown sugar. Verdict: The entire family loved these. They decided…

Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings


For Christmas this year we got a Ninja Air Fryer XL from my mother and father. I debated about wanting an air fryer or an insta-pot. I finally decided that I think the air fryer would suit us better as I already love my slow cooker and think this would complement it better than an…

Blackened Shrimp Tacos


I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.  As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most…

Revisiting: Sesame Ginger Chicken (June 1, 2017)


I have wanted to go back and revisit some of our older recipes. It is funny that I can ask the kids about a dish we had a year or two ago and they don’t remember it at all. I can show them pictures and tell them about when we had it and what we…

About Us


One of the first dishes we made was Moo Goo Gai Pan. Now, that I have time to look back over our journey I realize what we have done.  Our children are now 19 (eek!) and 16. They were 10 and 7 when we started this journey. My son is Autistic and was on the…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


Looking for something a bit different after all the turkey or ham of the holidays? I cooked a pork loin in the slow cooker so that we could have simple meals over the next few nights that everyone could just make as they needed. With everyone in and out of the house at different times…