Grilled Reuben Wraps – College Style

With both kids in college we spend quite a bit more time than usual at restaurants. I am still hesitant about eating in so we order out most often. We then “picnic” nearby and enjoy our time together. One of the places we have tried is a local college “joint” that specializes in wraps with…

Classic Baked Ziti

We are beginning to navigate cooking for two. We are marveling at how when we have leftovers they don’t disappear suddenly. We ordered pizza and salad for dinner on Friday and had leftovers while we were watching the game on Sunday. Go Buffalo! We even still had two slices leftover (from an 8 piece pie)…

Tangy Grilled Shrimp

When it is warm and I don’t know what to cook it seems like shrimp is my go to. I can put it in a bowl to marinate early in the afternoon and by dinner time it is ready to cook after being in the delicious sauce. Grilling the takes no time. In this meal…

Parmesan Garlic Noodles

This is one of our go to dishes on busy nights or for an easy side dish. It is super simple to make and the entire family loves it. You can make it with as much garlic as your family likes and as much cheese too! My family goes for more garlic and more cheese…

Mongolian Chicken with Broccoli

The hardest part of this meal is cutting the chicken, broccoli, and making the rice. Seriously. It is very simple. When my daughter was making dinner she thought at first it was going to be too much but in the end she said how easy it really was. Mongolian Beef is generally served as thin…

Savory Sweet Potatoes

I have started trying to find new sides for Thanksgiving (and other days of the year!). As many of you may know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day as my daughter has MidWest Oireachtas (regionals) for Irish dance the day after Thanksgiving each year. So, we are traveling on that day. This year the…

Steak and Onion Tortillas

We have been having lots of chicken breast, ground beef, and pork lately because it was what was on sale last month. I VERY rarely pay over $2.50 to $3.00 a pound for meat. We prefer to spend our money on items other than food like saving for vacations at Disney or dance competitions for…

Chicken Tetrazzini (with/without canned soup)

Sometimes we use the cream of soups in our meals because it seems easier. My kids both think the canned stuff is icky and smells weird. They don’t mind it cooked into the casserole but actually opening and mixing it in they both squirm and try to get out of it. There is a simple…

Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken

I have had the crud that is going around here for the past week or so. It started with a cold like thing and then went into this horrible cough and chest cold thing. Ick! So I have been super tired from the coughing all the time. I don’t want to cook and I need…

Strombolis and Calzones

Did you know these terms are NOT interchangeable? Some restaurants serve one yet call it the other. What is the difference? Calzones use ricotta cheese, and strombolis do not.  Calzones usually use a blend of cheeses that almost always incorporates ricotta cheese. And then there is the pizza sauce. Calzones never have tomato sauce inside…

Savory Meatloaf

As I look back over the last few days I notice we are having lots of comfort food. It is that time of year. I bought our first gallon of apple cider. It is still a bit early so it is really tart but soon it will be so sweet and good! We are looking…

Make Your Own Sundae Bar

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