Revisited: Sweet and Sour Spam


Day 17 – We are in a small rural county in Michigan. Even here the Coronavirus has reached us. We are not like other areas with huge numbers of people infected (well at least identified as infected) or dying from it. But, we are not as immune as we think we are. We live near…

Skillet Chicken and Garlic Parmesan Rice


Day 9 – Things are still going okay here. We have each had our time of uncertainty and a bit of a melt down about how things are now but thankfully we have each had others around us to lift us up and not let us sink into despair. I hear about so many people…

Brown Sugar Dijon Pork Loin


Life is different. We are on day 5 of not going out. I am talking to everyone about the new “normal.” My kids are having a bit of a hard time adjusting to being home, learning online, seeing people (other than family) via the internet, and even when they do go out it is alone….

Pizza Cups


We are getting creative over here having fun with scheduling and meal planning. My son (and most of us) are best when we have some sort of predictable schedule. So, we are keeping up a semi-relaxed schedule. Yes, my teens have to be up by 10 am. I don’t set a bedtime but we do…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – Slow Cooker


I am sorry I have been neglectful in reading many of your blogs and commenting lately. I am in the throws of tax season (one of my many jobs is as a tax preparer) and what I have now learned is called Wave Season in the traveling business. It is the time everyone books their…

Top Recipes for February 2020


Since the beginning of fall this recipe has been the most clicked on recipe on my blog and on my Pinterest page. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) is a great fall dish with tons of flavor. I can understand why this recipe continues to be at the…

Sausage Meatball and Orzo Soup


We generally have soup for dinner at least once a week or once every other week with a nice crusty loaf of bread and a salad. Soup is so easy to make and the family loves the leftovers for lunch the next day. It is super easy to double the recipe and make enough to…

Chicken and Cheddar Garlic Biscuits


Yes, that is our Christmas tree. It is now a Valentine’s Day tree. Notice the red and white ornaments. Our cat loves sleeping under the tree and we just couldn’t take it away from her. She has her own little tunnel in underneath it and she has move the tree skirt to her liking. She…

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef


I found a cheap cut of beef on sale a few weeks ago and froze it because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with it. Then I remembered my kids had been talking about going out for Chinese recently. Chinese food, Mexican food, and Italian are the foods we go out for the…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Pickles


I had my son make dinner the other night. It was a simple meal of Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with a salad and vegetable. When he told me what he wanted to do with the sandwiches I was a bit skeptical. But, it was his meal so…. he rolls with some of my crazy ideas so…

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…