Cheesy Burgers with Balsamic Onions


Still grilling. Hopefully, we will be doing this well into October. It gets harder after that with rain and snow. So each time we grill I am looking for ways to make things new and different. I ran across this cheese sauce and grilled onions in a magazine. It looked delicious but you know I…

Mini Baked Corn Dogs


We love having appetizer dinners every once in awhile. I am always looking for new ways to cook things or combine different flavors. My family has been on a HUGE corn dog streak lately for lunches. They are fine but they are deep fried and not the best for you. I thought I would try…

Simple Salisbury Steak


We had a couple pounds of ground beef to use up and we have had hamburgers several times at the end of last month and wanted to switch things up. Since I was still seeking comfort foods (I love the weather but always get a bit depressed before back to school time) I really wanted…

Greek Pasta Salad


We had a picnic to go to that was bring a dish to share. I wanted to bring something that was a bit different than normal pasta salad, potato salad, or beans. I had feta, pasta, and some veggies in my fridge so this was the salad. I found an organic Greek salad dressing.  It…

Creamy Beef and Shells


We are still on the 9:00 pm dinner schedule but looking towards heading back to school in 4 weeks.  Where did the summer go? We are trying to keep summer going as long as possible so dinner doesn’t even get started cooking until at least 8:00 pm or later. This would be a great meal…

Pizza Margharita


I know there have been people who raved about the grocery store Aldi for years. We would shop there for milk, eggs, pasta, and some of their gluten-free stuff for my son but I was never a really huge fan f it. I figured we lived in a small area so we didn’t probably get…

Cheesy Chicken and Rice


As we were coming to the end of the month I was digging into the bottom of the freezer (remember we do one big grocery shop a month) and we found more chicken breasts. I was feeling in the mood for comfort food (it is getting chilly at night again and I can see one…

Fluffy Chocolate Chip Pancakes


Breakfast for dinner can be super easy meal and rather inexpensive too. Making pancakes from scratch with flour, sugar, eggs, and milk that you probably have on hand and don’t have to go out and buy expensive ingredients for makes meals cost less to make. Verdict: These super simple pancakes were light and fluffy but…

Mexican Rice (One Pot)


The weather has finally cleared this weekend and it is down right gorgeous! The temperatures have been in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not too muggy and the temperatures at night are dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. The windows have been open and I love sleeping in the fresh air. We…

Grilled Lemon Chicken


Still giving our grill a workout this summer. My kids both LOVE lemon chicken and we have had lots of chicken as it has been on sale at least once a month so we are buying 20-25 pounds at a time. We had a small bunch of asparagus so we grilled that too with butter,…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…

Poke Cake


I love these cakes. They are super simple and you can make them in so many combinations of flavors. We went for the more traditional yellow cake with chocolate pudding and a chocolate ganache.  The kids were chomping at the bit for it even before dinner started. Verdict: These are simple and fun. The simple…