Slow Cooker Quinoa Southwest Casserole


My kids are fairly fearless tasters of new foods. People often think I have some miracle cure because my son is Autistic and many people with Autism have food aversions or a small list of foods that they will eat. I am not talking about the children and adults with Severe Food Aversions which affects…

Vegetable and Shrimp Enchilada Verde


We have some new followers to a bit about us. I am trying to make a different meal each week night for my family. I have been on this quest for about 2 years. My son decided last month that he was going to be a vegetarian so I am trying to now balance his…

Southwest Sauce over Spaghetti


It is tax season in our house. Well, the last of two tax seasons actually. I prepare personal income taxes from February through April and then my partner works in a State Tax Department so her busy season is mid-August through early December. What that basically means is she gets up and arrives at work…

One Skillet Mexican Quinoa Dinner


I am truly trying to support my son in his desire to become a vegetarian. Yet, I am trying to balance the rest of the family wanting to eat meat with his desire not to. He is being very good about understanding that other members in the family are making different choices. He has offered…

Barbecue Chicken Salad


    The kids are coming back from camp. It will have been twelve whole days without children. I love my kids but this was the first time in 15 years that I have been away from them longer than a night or two and in the last 4 years I have always had one…

Oven Roasted Corn


My daughter looked at dinner the other night and said, “You can tell it’s late Spring or early Summer.”  When I asked what she meant she said our dinner was the clue.  All vegetables we were eating were not frozen or from a can.  She was right. I love getting as many fresh fruits and…

Barbecue Cowboy Casserole


After a doctor appointment we needed to decide if my daughter was going to dance class last night.  She had just been seen by our pediatrician who diagnosed her with problems in her Flexor from overuse.  The pediatrician recommended physical therapy and to cut back a bit on dance class.  The doctor told her that…

Mexican Casserole – Cinco de Mayo


We spent the last weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at two Irish Dance Feis.  We had been once before but only for one night.  This time we spent two nights and had a bit of time to explore.  We ended up at a German Beer Haus that was wonderful.  Long family style tables with great beer…

KFC Like Mashed Potato Bowl


So after a long day of dancing, going to the cider mill and running errands we got home about 8:30 pm.  I had nothing prepared for dinner and not even a thought in my head about what to make. I knew we had some gluten-free Tyson Chicken nuggets in the freezer that I could quickly…

Tater Tot Taco Casserole


So lately dinner has been taking a “surprise” meat, I didn’t label anything in the freezer (oops) and we are in the process of cleaning out the freezer and pantry by eating only from them for a few weeks, no new groceries except for fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and milk; then opening it the next…