Mediterranean Stuffed Cod

We are trying to eat more fish and seafood and I am always looking for delicious simple ways to get more into our diet. This dish seemed perfect for us. I love cheese and need some of the rich flavors to make me crave fish. Verdict: The salty cheesy stuffing of this fish was delicious!…

Happy New Year!

I have to honestly say New Years is my least favorite holiday. I have never cared for it. The passage of time hits me very hard each year. I tend to look back with sadness and forward with trepidation. This year seems especially difficult with ailing parents, the Omicron outbreak, and the state of the…

Air Fryer Ravioli

Happy first day of Winter! My favorite day of the year. Each day from now until June the days will get slowly longer. Ah…. I have hope. Now that both kids are home our eating and cooking has changed. I don’t think my grocery budget doubles but rather triples when every one is home. We…

Saturday Musings: Word for the New Year 2022

Every year about this time I start to ponder what is going to be my touchstone word for the next year. Some of my past words were: health, breathe, focus, and believe. This year I am taking a different tactic. The year ahead is the year of me. I realize now that my kids are…

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating today! Hope that whatever you are serving turns out perfectly! We are having our usual breakfast casserole and then appetizers all day. Sweet and sour meatballs, pigs in the blanket with everything bagel seasoning, fully loaded potato skins and several types of crostini are on our menu today. Let me…

Saturday Musings: It isn’t Always What it Looks Like Online

Things are difficult sometimes but we don’t always say those things. Instead we cover over it with the things that make us and our families look perfect or ideal. But, no one has a perfect life without the storms. My son has his storms daily. He has been on medication for ADHD, depression, and mild…

Diner Dinner: Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

We are looking for simple dinners that we can pull together in about 15 minutes and have very few ingredients. It is amazing to us how small our grocery bills are now. We can’t even finish a whole loaf of bread before it goes bad. Before we were going through at least 2 loaves a…

Saturday Musings: Feeling it All

Last weekend my babies were home for 9 hours together. For one night we were all under the same roof and I was ecstatic! My daughter and I left for Chicago for an Irish dance competition at 7 am the next morning. It was a LONG weekend. Then on Wednesday my wife had her second…

Game Day Roasted Corn Nachos

My wife had her second knee surgery on Wednesday so we are spending this week laying low. That means I get to watch all kinds of football games this week. I love to make nachos for the game because they are so easy to make and you can add just what you like to them….

Saturday Musings: Nothing Ever Looks the Same

Both kids are now at school. My daughter has been there three weeks and my son for 1 1/2 weeks. Each has their own path. My daughter seems to be having fun and said last night that she finally feels she is finding her people. She has met some wonderful people along the way but…

Classic Baked Ziti

We are beginning to navigate cooking for two. We are marveling at how when we have leftovers they don’t disappear suddenly. We ordered pizza and salad for dinner on Friday and had leftovers while we were watching the game on Sunday. Go Buffalo! We even still had two slices leftover (from an 8 piece pie)…

A Short Three Month Sabbatical

What I thought was going to be a couple of weeks off to get myself and my family together to send my two children off to college, get my wife through her knee surgery, and keep myself sane turned into a three month break. We dropped my daughter off at college two weeks ago and…