Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup


It was chilly this past week. It is only the end of August and already it feels like October. I haven’t been running the air at night for the past two weeks as it has been between 58-62 at night. Perfect sleeping weather but I don’t like what the chilly days foreshadow. But, for now…

Creamy Stove Top Pesto Macaroni and Cheese


I am looking for the quick and easy dinners right now. As we have two weeks left before heading back to school we are trying to cram every last minute of fun we can into summer. I have been forgetting about dinner until 30 minutes prior to when my kids want to eat, which is…

Easy Creamy Taco Pasta


I keep waiting for the hot July weather. It has been warmer but not the high 80s and 90s I am used to. We are getting ready for a busy month ahead so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down by using smaller amounts of meat and more pasta, beans, and rice in…

Creamy Chicken and Stuffing with State Testing


My daughter had her EXPLORE test this morning.  Because she is in Virtual School we had to drive to a town about 40 minutes away for her to take the test.  This is her first year in Virtual School so it has been a huge learning curve for us.  She was homeschooled in New York…

Glazed Pork Roast and Mashed Cauliflower


So, I have been trying to take better pictures lately but I don’t have a light box like most bloggers and I am trying to snap pictures as my children are grabbing plates to eat.  Sometimes like this picture they are a bit fuzzy or the lighting in our kitchen is poor. But, you get…

Creamiest Macaroni and Cheese


Yesterday was the first day back to school for both kids.  I decided to celebrate the first day by making my daughter’s favorite dish, macaroni and cheese.  She has been begging me to make plain, old-fashioned macaroni and cheese.  What she means by that is nothing added in – no shrimp, beef, tomatoes, veggies…. She…

Creamy Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Steak


I am in love with sweet potatoes right now.  My kids are okay with them.  As long as I keep cooking them I think they will start to get used to the taste.  I remember when they were little the doctor telling us to have them try food up to ten different times before thinking…