Grilled Turkey


This is a first for us. I called this the summer of grilling and we are going all in. In cleaning out our freezer this month we still had a turkey that we bought on sale at Thanksgiving (really cheap – we buy 3 or 4 to use during the year). So, we decided to…

Huli Huli Chicken


Huli Huli Chicken is a Hawaiian dish. Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian and refers to the way the chicken is cooked. It is usually cooked between two large racks that are constantly flipped to get a good char and lots of surface cooking. I don’t have two large racks to cook on my grill but…

Top 5 Blog Recipes for May 2020


People are creatures of habit. The top 5 blog recipes for this past month are basically the same as last month though in a slightly different order. They are all comfort foods, which we are all still craving. I have moved to more summery salads and grilling recipes on my blog but we are still…

Cucumber Cous Cous Salad


Day 73: Finally getting outdoors to do some work. Our flower beds were overgrown with clover and sea grass that we never cut down last fall.  Next is getting some mulch for the beds but that will have to wait for awhile. I am not ready to venture into a big box hardware store just…

Twice Baked Ham and Cheese Potatoes with Fried Eggs


Day 53 – Looking at the report in “The New York Times” the other day about how deaths are projected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to be possibly double by June 1st and that cases of Covid-19 are still going up made me incredibly sad. It was one of those days where I…

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers


Day 52 – The weather has been super nice here for the past few days. It has gone to 60 or 70 degrees from the low to mid 40s of the past month. It seems like everyone is outside. We live on a corner and the traffic has definitely picked up quite a bit. It…

Top 5 Recipes for April 2020


For the first time in four months Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to original recipe) tops the list of the 5 most popular recipes on What’s for Dinner Moms? It is a simple recipe made with canned enchilada verde sauce that provides the semi-homemade dinners that can be a life saver on nights…

Caramelized Onion, Feta, and Spinach Pizza


Day 44 –  My daughter had her graduation ceremony for community college yesterday. It was held virtually. She was so proud of herself because she has always struggled in school but she graduated with honors AND Phi Theta Kappa distinction. She would have had cords and she was so looking forward to this. We made…

Breakfast Sausage Egg Squares


Day 39 – As states are talking about ending shelter-in-place rules do you have a line when you know it will be safe for your family to go out? We are talking as a family that even if our state ends shelter-in-place in a week we will not. I am not comfortable yet sending out…

Best Salmon Patties


Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one…

Jamaican Beef Stew


Day 32 – It has now been more than a month we have been doing shelter-in-place. School just started back up for my son. They haven’t officially been meeting for over a month and he will be taking his Advanced Placement (AP) tests in May. EEK! He has 3 to take this year. He should…

Vietnamese Pork Chops


Day 31 –  All of this shelter-in-place is starting to feel, well, normal. Some days it seems like this is the way it has always been and always will be.  And other days it seems like this has just been a horrible dream. Today is a good day for me. I am beginning to see…