Parmesan Simple Chicken


Finishing the last day of cleaning out our freezer. We have a turkey and a few bits and pieces that we are pulling to our upstairs freezer to use in the next week or they need to go. I love having a clean freezer to start again. We had a package of chicken left to…

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


We are pretending it is almost Spring. We had grilled hot dogs with macaroni salad and brown beans. We almost never have hot dogs so the kids thought this was a real treat. Sitting on the floor in the living room pretending that it is Spring may be the way I survive the next month…

Country Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole


The cold has broken and it was over a 90 degree temperature change between yesterday and last week. Things are getting slushy so we are trying to get everything up and off the driveway and sidewalks so that it doesn’t freeze. At least it is warm enough now to do this. End of the month…

Beef Lo Mein II


From -30 ish to almost 50. Yes, this is the Midwest. My entire family was happy to get out of the house though. We had been doing 15 minute rotations of shoveling to try to get the cars dug out. My wife got a bit of frostbite on the back of her leg. Her jeans…

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza


Not a great picture but this was a yummy pizza. This pizza was created because we had chicken to use up and I am always trying to find new ways to make the dishes we love in new ways. One of my favorite things is to take a meal we love and turn it into…

Copy-Cat KFC Bowls


We were having a bad day and I was going to take my son over to KFC to pick up lunch. The kids had a half day for mid-terms and wanted a hearty lunch. I decided instead to stop at the grocery store to pick up the ingredients for the bowls that he likes so…

Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Stew


Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be -10 to -15 without windchill and about -40 with windchill warming soup and bread sound really good to me. This is one of our favorite soups. You can add bits and pieces of whatever you have left in your vegetable drawer – diced pepper, sliced carrots, or celery….

Chicken and Biscuits


Still waiting for this cold snap to end? We are. Hopefully by the end of February. Well, we live in the Midwest it is the way it supposed to be in the winter. I just miss taking our vacation to somewhere warm during winter break because the school schedule no longer has a winter break….

Middle Eastern Chicken Soup


We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday afternoon. I went to my car about 2 pm and it was enclosed in a nice coating of ice and the sidewalks and roads were smooth ice.  So, I cancelled both of my meetings and we all had a nice night in. I’m so glad my…

Joy of Cooking Pancakes


Some nights dinner needs to be easy and be comforting. We are getting ready for some icy, rain, sleet combination tonight. Getting ready means that we pull everyone home and cancel all plans. We have a fire in the fireplace and finding all the candles in the house, just in case. We stopped at the…

Sloppy Joe Totchos


  January is usually a tough month financially in our house as I am sure it is in houses across the country. I try to spend little to no money on groceries as we pay off December bills and do a bit of traveling for my daughter to dance. We had a great weekend in…

Chocolate Waffles


I have decided chocolate waffles are a hard item to photograph. I tried to grab a picture while the girls were getting their waffles from the waffle bar but the light was off so they kind of look whole grain rather than chocolate. I decided to do Buttermilk Waffles (click for link to recipe) and…