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…

Air Fryer Crispy Chicken Wings


For Christmas this year we got a Ninja Air Fryer XL from my mother and father. I debated about wanting an air fryer or an insta-pot. I finally decided that I think the air fryer would suit us better as I already love my slow cooker and think this would complement it better than an…

Blackened Shrimp Tacos


I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.  As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most…

About Us


One of the first dishes we made was Moo Goo Gai Pan. Now, that I have time to look back over our journey I realize what we have done.  Our children are now 19 (eek!) and 16. They were 10 and 7 when we started this journey. My son is Autistic and was on the…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


Looking for something a bit different after all the turkey or ham of the holidays? I cooked a pork loin in the slow cooker so that we could have simple meals over the next few nights that everyone could just make as they needed. With everyone in and out of the house at different times…

Hot Brown Casserole


So, my son just asked me is there anything you cannot turn into a casserole? That made me laugh. It is true. I love taking sandwiches or pizzas and making those flavors into casseroles or soups. My son was so excited that we had some leftover turkey in the freezer to try this dish. Verdict:…

French Onion Chicken


Are you looking for lots of simple dinners this month? Stay tuned here because there are going to be lots of easy meals with TONS of flavor coming up in addition to dips, appetizers, and lots of cookies! I am trying to make the most of our limited free time so dinners are important to…

Thanksgiving Leftovers?


The Thanksgiving Day leftovers are always the best part! I am always cooking extra of everything so that we can have another full meal, plus extra for making some new meals. The second or third day we are looking for ways to use up those last little bits (or in the case of Green Bean Casserole…