Baked Potato Chips


Potatoes are on sale this week so we are eating potatoes every night. Secret to having my kids not complain is making them differently so they don’t even realize they are eating potatoes again. Verdict: I used to make these potatoes all the time when the kids were younger. We haven’t has them in probably…

Happy Halloween!


Happy Halloween! Chances are if you celebrate Halloween by taking your own children out trick-or-treating or just by passing out candy or treats to those that come to your house you may be having a dinner similar to the above. Pizza, spaghetti and sauce, or soup and sandwiches seem to be the dinners most are…

Parmesan Garlic Noodles


This is one of our go to dishes on busy nights or for an easy side dish. It is super simple to make and the entire family loves it. You can make it with as much garlic as your family likes and as much cheese too! My family goes for more garlic and more cheese…

Mongolian Chicken with Broccoli


The hardest part of this meal is cutting the chicken, broccoli, and making the rice. Seriously. It is very simple. When my daughter was making dinner she thought at first it was going to be too much but in the end she said how easy it really was. Mongolian Beef is generally served as thin…

Savory Sweet Potatoes


I have started trying to find new sides for Thanksgiving (and other days of the year!). As many of you may know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day as my daughter has MidWest Oireachtas (regionals) for Irish dance the day after Thanksgiving each year. So, we are traveling on that day. This year the…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey Glaze


Looking for a vegetable side dish for those that dislike vegetables? This may hit the spot! I am not a big vegetable eater and usually push all Brussels sprouts to the side of my plate (or not even put them on my plate if I can get away with it). I think they taste like…

Steak and Onion Tortillas


We have been having lots of chicken breast, ground beef, and pork lately because it was what was on sale last month. I VERY rarely pay over $2.50 to $3.00 a pound for meat. We prefer to spend our money on items other than food like saving for vacations at Disney or dance competitions for…

Chicken Tetrazzini (with/without canned soup)


Sometimes we use the cream of soups in our meals because it seems easier. My kids both think the canned stuff is icky and smells weird. They don’t mind it cooked into the casserole but actually opening and mixing it in they both squirm and try to get out of it. There is a simple…

Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken


I have had the crud that is going around here for the past week or so. It started with a cold like thing and then went into this horrible cough and chest cold thing. Ick! So I have been super tired from the coughing all the time. I don’t want to cook and I need…

Strombolis and Calzones


Did you know these terms are NOT interchangeable? Some restaurants serve one yet call it the other. What is the difference? Calzones use ricotta cheese, and strombolis do not.  Calzones usually use a blend of cheeses that almost always incorporates ricotta cheese. And then there is the pizza sauce. Calzones never have tomato sauce inside…

5 Dishes for Game Day Good Eats!


Looking for a few game day treats for your friends and family or a gathering of teens? Any of these 5 dishes can make your gathering a hit! Looking for something hearty yet simple? These Italian Sandwich Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls (click for link to recipe) are a perfect game day treat. I don’t know…

Savory Meatloaf


As I look back over the last few days I notice we are having lots of comfort food. It is that time of year. I bought our first gallon of apple cider. It is still a bit early so it is really tart but soon it will be so sweet and good! We are looking…