Buffalo Chicken and Cheese Quesadillas


One of our go-to meals when we are in a hurry is grilled cheese. My kids love grilled cheese. When they were little they did not want quesadillas though. So, we renamed them Mexican grilled cheese and they were happy to eat them! Sometimes just a change in description will help them eat something. My…

5 Soups and Sandwiches for Delicious Dinners


Slow Cooker Hot Italian Sandwich (click for link to recipe) Cook a sandwich in a slow cooker? Yes, you can! This is not a meal you can leave all day but want to have a warm lunch or dinner and need it in a few hours? Wrap you sandwich and put it in the slow…

Stuffed Peppers (Cook once Eat Twice or More!)


From the chili we made earlier in the week we have had 3 meals! Chili the first night, chili potatoes, and now Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Verdict: My daughter is not a fan of rice, especially wild rice. But, cooking it in the chili gave it great flavor. Make sure your rice is fully cooked and…

Simple Balsamic Ravioli


We got to see my son’s senior pictures. Senior pictures. It seems impossible. I swear I am no more than 28-29 years old. Just don’t ask me to stand up quickly or every joint in my body will creak and pop. I am going to savor every moment of this year and not be sad….

Make Your Own Sandwich/Sub Night


My family loves it when we have food that they can assemble themselves. Waffle bars, salad bars, sundae bars, sandwich/sub bars…. It means they get exactly what they want and they look forward to these nights. These nights are great for cleaning out the refrigerator too. Use any last bits of meat, cheese, salads, and…

5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Days


Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup (click for link to recipe) I love soup for dinner. A warm loaf of crusty bread for dipping and a side salad can make a delicious simple meal. The flavors of this soup are amazing! The warm soup and bread are perfect on a fall night! Slow Cooker Bolognese (click…

Zuchinni Ribbons with Sauce


September 11th. I will never forget my feelings and memory on that day. I had watched the Columbine High School shootings on television and thought then that nothing worse could happen. How wrong I was. My daughter was about 16 months old and was in the living room playing in the sunlight trying to grab…

German Burgers


My family loves German food and I am always looking for new burger toppings and ways to make them. How about combining two of our favorites? German food and Burgers? Yes! Verdict: The flavor of these were amazing. The mixture of ground pork and beef with the caraway seeds added a great flavor and tons…

Blueberry French Toast Casserole


My daughter has been holding her breath hoping that the governor would open gyms back up and her dance teacher would announce the studio is open so she could go to dance class again. They had been dancing on Zoom but it is just not the same. She actually has a chance to Feis soon…

Fiesta Chicken Casserole


We are entering the season of pumpkin spice, apple cider, slow cookers, and hearty casseroles. I love fall. Big fluffy sweatshirts, cool nights, and warming comfort foods are everywhere. Yes, I do get the blues in the fall but there is so much I love about it too. This casserole is a simple dish that…

Grilled Beer Brats: Revisited


I cannot believe this is the first time we have grilled brats this year. Before we moved to the Midwest we may have had brats about once a year. They are bigger than hotdogs here. Everywhere you go there are brats for sale or someone is serving them at a picnic or barbecue. This recipe…

5 Appetizers That Work as Dinners!


Sometimes you don’t want to make a full dinner or you are looking for something fun for dinner. Appetizers work great for those nights. Add a salad and/or vegetables and your appetizers can be an easy dinner! Glazed Slow Cooker Meatballs (click for link to recipe) Simple Glazed Slow Cooker Meatballs simmering in the slow…