Shrimp Scampi Ravioli – Revisited


This is one of our favorite “restaurant” style meals that we can make during the week because it is semi-homemade. Use your favorite frozen or fresh cheese ravioli and this meal is super simple! Now that we are going back and testing some of our older recipes this was one of the first ones the…

Chicken Parmesan


Sometimes you need a comforting meal of homemade sauce and ooey gooey cheese. I have been craving chicken parmigiana for several days but didn’t want to go out to eat. So, it was finally time to make the meal at home. Verdict: We love this meal. I always add much more cheese than I should…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine


Breakfast for dinner two nights in one week? Yes! We are still working on emptying our pantry and using the food we have on hand. My family loves quiche (or egg pie as we have called it forever). It is a great simple meal and without a crust is how my family prefers it. I…

Sweet and Spicy Pork Noodles


I have said before that the pictures I take of our dinner is often my plate as it gets to the table. I don’t use special lighting or tweezers to move my food around to make it look perfect. Although I do my best to make the food look appetizing there are still splotches of…

Top 5 Recipes from November 2019


This recipe has been at the top of recipe lists for the past few months. It sounds like a weird combination but is works! I was amazed too. Give the Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) a try, Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to recipe)…

Salsa Chicken


I think this is one of the easiest dinners I have made in a long time.  Meetings, tax season (corporate extensions), school, and music classes are all keeping us running in different directions so we are adding more simple meals every day. Add a green side salad to this meal and you are ready in…

Onion Salad Burger


What is a super simple meal that you can customize in so many ways to make a new dish each time you serve it? Hamburgers! Don’t stick to just the American cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Mix it up and try all different things on it. This burger was built because we didn’t want to…

Apple Pancakes


As we get closer to Thanksgiving I am trying to keep dinner easy and lighter. These pancakes are simple and let me keep planning and cleaning for the holidays. We will be gone over Thanksgiving. My daughter is dancing in Oireachtas (o-ROCK-tus) Irish dance regionals in Kentucky so we will be traveling on Thanksgiving day….

Italian Skillet Dinner


Life continues on. My son was Maurice, Belle’s father, in “Beauty and the Beast” recently. He loves acting and musicals. With his autism he studies people endlessly to understand their motives, vocal inflections, and emotions. This has helped him be a fairly good actor. Comedy especially comes easy to him. He doesn’t understand that even…

Crispy Honey BBQ Chicken Bites


We are always looking for ways to make simple meals that are a bit different to add a little bit of something to our everyday dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breast cut into bites and tenders and am always trying different ways to cook them or top them. These would be great…

Lemon Garlic Swordfish


You know life has been far too busy when your kids are upset because they are tired of buying their lunches because there have either been no leftovers or very little. So, we are getting back on track. Kitchen is cleaned, groceries are sort of purchased for the month but meals have been planned. This…

Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork Loin


The weather is amazing lately. Over the last two weeks there have been several days where the lake has been battering the shore. The first week up to 20 feet of shore was washed away by the waves. It is so powerful that you cannot believe that you are on the lake and not the…