Family Meals and Meal Planning


As more and more places are cancelling meetings. events, and classes we will be spending more and more time together at home. Now is a great time to start having family meals if you haven’t before. They don’t need to be anything fancy but gather your family at least once a day whether it is…

Coronavirus and Food


Middle Eastern Chicken Soup (click for link to recipe) I don’t know where you are right now but we are in the middle of a National and State Emergency with Coronavirus. My high schooler is off from school until April 13th and my college student is home until at least April 5th. My wife got…

Banana Cupcakes


Our grocery store has a spot for bananas that they sell much cheaper than the other bananas because they are just starting to get spots on them and most people won’t buy them. If you are willing to make something right away or take them home and freeze them they can be a great buy!…

Christmas with Family


I wasn’t feeling the Christmas spirit this year but as Christmas Eve and Christmas Day went on it has gotten better. We traveled to North Carolina this year to be with my parents. Since my Dad has been slowly declining we try to spend at least 3-4 weeks a year visiting them. It is difficult…

Favorite Recipes Revisited: BLT Pasta Salad


This recipe from 2018 is one of our favorites for Spring. It has the taste that summer is just around the corner! We have been snowbound lately and I have been dreaming of warmer temperatures. So, my mind is turning to summer picnics and salads. To battle the winter doldrums we had an Indoor picnic…

Week 9 Christmas Treats: Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bread


I will admit of not being a fan of the Pumpkin Spice Latte but I do love things with Pumpkin Pie flavors. Pumpkin bread is one of my favorites. Add a layer of sweet cream cheese filling and some mini chocolate chips and this is a delicious breakfast bread. This recipe makes two large loaves…

Cashew Chicken II


I love simple and quick meals. Quick to me is anything under 30 minutes. This recipe clocked in at about 35 ish so for me that was good. If I had left out the broccoli it would have been about 25 minutes.  What saves time is having meat and vegetables prepped early. When I freeze…

Week 6 Christmas Treats: Mississippi Mud Brownies


When I was younger I was the master of making unique desserts out of boxed brownie mixes. Then I discovered the joy of homemade brownies. I could whip up a batch in no time. But, lately my kids have wanted to make brownies from a box. I am fine with that. They both know how…

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


We are pretending it is almost Spring. We had grilled hot dogs with macaroni salad and brown beans. We almost never have hot dogs so the kids thought this was a real treat. Sitting on the floor in the living room pretending that it is Spring may be the way I survive the next month…

Country Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole


The cold has broken and it was over a 90 degree temperature change between yesterday and last week. Things are getting slushy so we are trying to get everything up and off the driveway and sidewalks so that it doesn’t freeze. At least it is warm enough now to do this. End of the month…

Beef Lo Mein II


From -30 ish to almost 50. Yes, this is the Midwest. My entire family was happy to get out of the house though. We had been doing 15 minute rotations of shoveling to try to get the cars dug out. My wife got a bit of frostbite on the back of her leg. Her jeans…

Nominations are Now Open!


Originally posted on The Annual Bloggers Bash:
Now in its fifth year, the Annual Bloggers Bash returns bigger and better than ever. The venue is booked, the date is set for Saturday 15th June 2019 and the committee is busy working behind the scenes to ensure the day is full of fun, learning opportunities, networking,…