Happy Independance Day!


Day 112 – Hard to believe it is already the Fourth of July! Time is flying by. Well, we have now all celebrated our birthdays (4), St. Patrick’s Day, our Anniversary, graduation, Easter, Mother’s Day, Mama’s Day, Memorial Day, and now Independence Day in this pandemic. It in some ways seems so normal. My birthday…

Hawaiian Luau Sundae


What do you serve for a dessert on a warm night after grilling out? How about Hawaiian Luau Sundae. We wanted a dessert to use up some of the bits and pieces hanging around our house. We had bananas that we made into 2 large banana breads, a whole pineapple that needed to be used,…

Versatile Sheet Pan Pancakes


We are still having Breakfast for Dinner Thursday at our house. It is the one day of the week I really don’t need to think too much about dinner until we make it. Dinner is usually ready in less than 30 minutes and everyone helps get it ready. It makes it go so much quicker…

Salt and Vinegar Potatoes


We can breathe again. My wife’s job is safe for now. It was tough just being on hold for a week not knowing if I should be preparing a grocery list for the next month or if I should be preparing a list of what needs to be fixed to sell the house. Dinners and…

Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Chicken Strip Wraps with Boom Boom Sauce


We are getting to the bottom of our freezer! In our No Buy June we are cleaning out our freezer that we used to stock up on during the “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” time. We know that there may be another time that we are limited in movements again so we are cleaning out the…

Top 5 Recipes for June 2020


Is it really the end of June already? Where did the time go? It seems crazy to me that I am writing about the end of June when yesterday it was just starting or so it seems. Classic Hellman’s Macaroni Salad (click for link to recipe) The classic is always a great way to go…

Day 105: Checking In


15 Weeks – At least in Michigan things were slowly starting to reopen. Everything was to be open next week, gyms, and dance schools, etc. Some areas are having athletic trainings and games. After the state dropped to just 75 new cases it moved back up to about 200-300 after things started opening up. That…

Red Lobster Cheddar Bay Biscuits (copycat)


Now that summer is here are you planning on any vacations this year or are you planning on keeping close to home. It is such a difficult decision. As we watch the numbers rise in some of the southern US states we are considering traveling a bit but not to those areas but rather to…

Grilled Turkey


This is a first for us. I called this the summer of grilling and we are going all in. In cleaning out our freezer this month we still had a turkey that we bought on sale at Thanksgiving (really cheap – we buy 3 or 4 to use during the year). So, we decided to…

Bananas Foster French Toast Cassserole


We just got the announcement that my daughter will be going back to college in the fall. They are doing a hybrid of in person classes, on-line classes and some classes will include both. They are not having any breaks from September 2nd to November 20th when they will break for Thanksgiving. After that students…

Baked Sweet Potato Wedges


I don’t know why I don’t use sweet potatoes more than I do. I love them but I usually just grab a bag of potatoes at the grocery store and totally forget about sweet potatoes. They are so versatile – bake, mashed, fried, or to what you can put on them. These were meant to…