Top 5 Blog Posts for March 2020


The top recipe for the past 5 months has been the Pork, Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe). With pork having been super inexpensive in most places it makes sense. This dish has great flavor and is super simple for a nice easy dinner. Throw it in the slow cooker and dinner is…

Baked Pasta with Ricotta Cheese


Day 10 and Governor Whitmer announced shelter-in-place for Michigan. It really changes nothing for us as we were doing this already. We went out for a few fresh groceries once or twice and to pick up ice cream from a drive thru but other than that we have all been staying home. I have been encouraging…

Belgian Waffles


I love Belgian waffles. You probably thought I was kidding when I said we were having breakfast for dinner for the week. I love how easy breakfasts are to make and the kids love the variety. I also love that you can make extra and freeze them for future lunches or breakfasts – a win-win….

Caramelized Pork


So, we cooked a pork butt (click for link to recipe) and had tons of leftovers to cook with. We froze some and left some out to cook with the next day or two. My family will start to revolt after a few days if I keep feeding them the same thing so I have…

Chocolate Croissant Breakfast Casserole


It’s Breakfast for Dinner Thursday! My family has been talking quite a bit about cannolis recently so I was thinking of making a cannoli stuffed pancake or a cannoli breakfast casserole but I didn’t have the right kind of cheese on hand to make something like that. What I did have though was croissants from…

Cashew Chicken


I always think of Asian food as a sneaky way to add more vegetables not only to my meals but the kids too. I tend to eat more when they are mixed into something than if they are served on their own. I would not choose peppers or broccoli (unless it had cheese on it)…

One Pan Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions


Simple, simple, simple! This is a great meal to make on a busy night. You can have the peppers, onions, and meat  sliced ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven stir it a few times and pour the balsamic vinegar over the top half way through the…

Mom’s Meatloaf


After a weekend away in Wisconsin my daughter and I were happy to be home. She had another Irish Dance Feis (rhymes with mesh) north of Milwaukee on the coldest and snowiest day of the winter for us so far. We were fortunate to leave early and be able to be ahead of the storm….

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast for dinner at least once a week. It makes a quick easy meal and it doesn’t leave all the good breakfast foods for just the weekend. You can easily make the casserole ingredients ahead – cook the meat, grate the cheese, etc… and assemble it just before baking. Verdict: This is a…

Air Fryer Ground Beef Chimichangas


I told you about my new Air Fryer in my Crispy Buffalo Wing (click for link to recipe) post. The kids and I are having fun trying to figure out things to make in it. The other day I came home and my daughter was so excited because she was making lunch and found out…

Black Pepper Chicken


This is one Chinese dish that I order quite often when we go out to eat. When most people think of Pepper Chicken they think where are the peppers. There are none in this dish. It is celery and onions. My kids were quite confused until I started saying Black Pepper Chicken. Then it made…

Turkey Tetrazzini (no canned soups)


I buy three or four turkeys when they are on sale just before Thanksgiving and keep them in my large freezer downstairs to use about once a month during the winter. There is nothing better than having a roasted turkey dinner on a cold night. Perfect comfort food! But, then I get all the leftovers…