Boneless Pork Chops over Scalloped Potatoes (No Creamed Soups)


I have been reading several posts on Facebook and in blogs about people struggling to get dinner on the table and eating out more than ever. For some it is returning to the work force, for others it is a busy time at work or with their children’s classes. One thing that has truly helped…

Cod Au Gratin


This is another month of tight budgets.  With all the summer fun we have been having and back-to-school right around the corner I am ever mindful of money right now.  I am trying to use as many items as I can out of our freezer as possible. Recently I have been allowing my children to…

Spicy Chicken Strips with Cream Sauce


I loved the idea of this dish.  Simple.  That’s what I need lately.  Things that I can get on the table within an hour for everything including setting the table.  Prep work definitely helps too.  If you are making mashed potatoes getting them peeled and into ice water can save a bit of time at…

Chicken Divan


I normally don’t post on Saturday or Sunday but I didn’t have enough hours in the day yesterday to post this Chicken Divan dish that we had Thursday night so I wanted to make sure I got it in today. A few months ago I made a Pork Divan because what I thought was chicken…

Pork Divan Casserole


One of my kids favorite books is “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.”   Alexander has everything go wrong during his day.  When things go wrong in our house we look at each other and ask, “Are you having an Alexander day?” Now, I didn’t really have an Alexander day entirely but…

Pesto Tortellini Dinner


Dance classes are back in full swing so that means more “Dinners-to-Go.”  Above is a picture of one of the divided dishes we use.  There is no salad or vegetable in the other side yet like I normally serve.  I love these dishes because they can be recycled after a few dozen uses and they…