1970s Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits


This took me back to being a kid in the 70s. I could almost picture my purple bike with pink sparkle handle bar streamers and a white glitter banana seat parked outside our house. Add a vest, turtleneck, and jeans and I was 6 years old again. I used canned soup for this recipe as…

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese


I am in a strange place lately. I feel like I can’t keep up with everything and yet it is less than half of what I used to do. I think the pressure of the state of the United States (actual or just perceived from social media), a new schedule for schooling, the idea of…

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes


The temps dropped to the low 30s over the weekend. They are back in the high 60s/low 70s during the day but the evenings have that crisp fall feeling that make me look to to the homey, old-fashioned dishes. Spices filling the house with warm scents mean a perfect fall dinner to me. It is…

Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos


So we are easing into this school year thing. My son is actually really funny with clothes this year. He has NEVER in 13 years planned his first day of school outfit before the morning he is going to school. This year we had the fashion show for first day senior year. It is funny…

Top 5 Recipes for August 2020


Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde (click for link to recipe) This recipe has been in the top each month for the past six months. This super simple meal uses canned enchilada verde sauce to cut down on the preparation time. Cook the ground beef ahead of time to make a delicious meal on a busy week…

Homemade Pesto with Tortellini


As everything is starting to ripen we are starting to use all the fresh produce and herbs we can. I don’t know why I have never made pesto. We love it but I usually just pick up a jar of it. This year with being home all the time we are growing all our own…

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowls


I know this says it is a bowl but my picture is of a plate. I love having my food spread out rather than in a bowl like the rest of my family so I can get the perfect forkful of each piece. Plus you can easier see all the parts of the meal. Why…

Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon


We love fish and seafood but do not eat nearly enough of it. No other reason than being in Michigan other than lots of White Fish and Perch there are not a ton of fresh choices around us. We can get some okay cuts at the local grocery store but it is not the fresh…

BBQ Rub Pork Chops


We went down to the beach the other night to watch the sunset. My favorite part of the night here is that at sunset they play “Taps” up on the bluff. Everyone stops and goes silent. It is the most amazing thing to see and hear. There are people that come here on vacation and…

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


We got my daughter’s test back and it was negative! Yeah! She was thrilled. She didn’t think she had it but it is still a bit unnerving knowing that you can have it and be asymptomatic. Now, that she has that down she has also decided to take at least a one semester deferment from…

Amazing Grilled BBQ Meatloaf


So my daughter had her Covid test on Friday. We still have not heard anything as of the time I writing this. I think the waiting is the worst part for her. Every yawn, twinge, or sniffle carries the thought of is this the first sign of getting sick? We are still quarantined until the…