Sweet Potato Corned Beef Hash


We love Corned Beef. I buy 4 or 5 during March when they are on sale and keep them in the freezer to pull out at different times to make all kinds of delicious dishes the rest of the year. The other night we pulled out one of the brisket and cooked it in the slow…

French Toast Breakfast Casserole


I have tried different versions of this recipe from Rachel Ray and others but have never really thought it was AMAZING. It  was either too dry, too sweet, or just to blah. I was determined to figure out why people loved this dish so much. I didn’t want to wait 8 hours to cook it…

Brookies (Using a Boxed Brownie Mix)


During Intermission of my son’s musical this past weekend they held a bake sale to raise money for the music department. The first night we made Oreo Brownies (click for link to recipe). They were a hit! The second day we decided to try something new. Now the issue with the Brookies (brownies and chocolate…

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


Last weekend while we were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my daughter ordered tomato soup and grilled cheese. She mentioned how I never make tomato soup. She could not remember the last time I made it so I decided it was time to make some again. When I pulled up my Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Bisque recipe…

Parmesan Peppercorn Pasta Salad and the Truth About Mother’s Day


So, how was your Mother’s Day? Did your children join you at church wearing their Sunday best? Bring you breakfast in bed or give you all the sweet and wonderful expressions of their love your heart could hold? Mine was well partially a horrid day. I had asked for one thing, my family to Spring…

Creamy Herbed Lemon Chicken


Well, onto dinner last night. This would make a delicious simple dish if you are looking for something with lots of flavor to serve this weekend.  This dish smelled amazing as soon as we started cooking the chicken. I have been planning several days for this dinner. I had to rearrange my meals a bit…

Pesto Breakfast Pizza


Last night was the first time since sometime in March that we were all home before 8 pm. It was so nice to have all four of us sitting down around the table to eat together. We know it isn’t going to happen again for a few weeks but it was so nice to be…

Mexican Hot Chocolate Muddy Buddies


Are you celebrating Cinco de Mayo today? My daughter made this for us to snack on during the day. She loves making and coming up with all sorts of combinations for Muddy Buddies. This is a great recipe to make with kids. They can stir and pour!

Garlic Meatloaf with Garlic Butter Sauce


My family loves garlic. This is the perfect meatloaf and mashed potatoes for us. Minced garlic in the meatloaf, roasted garlic in the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Perfect! Don’t have time to make the meatloaf just before dinner? Form the meatloaf the evening before or morning that you want…

Slow Cooker Asian Ribs


So, in fairness I did not take the pictures of dinner last night. My daughter and I never even got to taste them last night. Her dance recital is in 5 weeks and Feising (Irish dance competition) season starts this weekend so the class ran half-an-hour over. This will be typical for the next 2 months….

Mexican Chicken Casserole with Loaded Mexican Rice


Since it’s Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate! Okay, not really, but since my daughter and I will be out-of-town on Cinco de Mayo we decided to celebrate a bit early. My children love celebrating food holidays. Cinco de Mayo, Chinese New Year, any holiday that centers around food and culture, they will be…