Chocolate Croissant Breakfast Casserole


It’s Breakfast for Dinner Thursday! My family has been talking quite a bit about cannolis recently so I was thinking of making a cannoli stuffed pancake or a cannoli breakfast casserole but I didn’t have the right kind of cheese on hand to make something like that. What I did have though was croissants from…

Cashew Chicken


I always think of Asian food as a sneaky way to add more vegetables not only to my meals but the kids too. I tend to eat more when they are mixed into something than if they are served on their own. I would not choose peppers or broccoli (unless it had cheese on it)…

Sausage Meatball and Orzo Soup


We generally have soup for dinner at least once a week or once every other week with a nice crusty loaf of bread and a salad. Soup is so easy to make and the family loves the leftovers for lunch the next day. It is super easy to double the recipe and make enough to…

One Pan Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions


Simple, simple, simple! This is a great meal to make on a busy night. You can have the peppers, onions, and meat  sliced ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven stir it a few times and pour the balsamic vinegar over the top half way through the…

Italian Sausage and Provolone Bread


This is one of those old-timey recipes that has been around forever. There are many variations on this that change up the meat, cheese, and some even add eggs to make a thicker filling.  This is our favorite version. Verdict: This is a great hearty bread that is perfect for a football party or a…

Whipped Mediterranean Feta Dip


Sometimes you need to have a good dip on hand for friends or just for yourself. My family loves this dip as it is similar to tzatziki and you can customize it with the exact amount of garlic you like (I always add extra!). With the cold weather and snow headed our way it seemed…

Mac & Cheese Pizza Bites


Verdict:  These were the hit of the party! Seriously. They were yummy macaroni and cheese with a bit of pizza flavor from the spices and the pepperoni, These are the perfect size for a 2-4 bite size hearty appetizer.  I couldn’t keep these on the table. They were gone in a flash. Hint: They are a…

Beef Barley Soup Slow Cooker


The cold has returned to Michigan. Not much snow here other than the banks around the driveways and one the roadsides. I can actually see grass on my front lawn in February? That is pretty much unheard of. I do know that if things follow the usual path we will have at least 2 more…

Sloppy Joe Sliders


Simple meals that don’t take a lot of time and are generally things I keep on hand are what I strive to make each day. I don’t know about your family but mine love the Hawaiian sliders. You can either use the Hawaiian dinner rolls which are a bit larger or the little slider rolls…

Banana Cupcakes


Our grocery store has a spot for bananas that they sell much cheaper than the other bananas because they are just starting to get spots on them and most people won’t buy them. If you are willing to make something right away or take them home and freeze them they can be a great buy!…

Potato, Egg, and Cheese Waffles


Thursday is our usual Breakfast for Dinner meal. Thursdays are the day that everything seems to be scheduled at once so we have to have something super easy on hand to make for dinner. When I first suggested this meal no one understood what I wanted to try. They thought I was mixing potatoes into…

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…