Grilled Butter Burgers


I had never heard of Butter Burgers until we moved to the Midwest. There is a hamburger/frozen custard chain, Culvers, here that is what they are known for. I never really thought about what a Butter Burger was until I started researching it to find out what makes them different from regular hamburgers. There really…

7 Great Grilled Dinners


This has been our “Summer of Grilling” but we have loved grilled foods for years. Here are 7 of our favorite grilled dinners. Hope you find one you like! Grilled Chicken Piccata (click for link to recipe) All the lemony salty flavors of Chicken Piccata with the delicious addition of grilled chicken. Served over rice…

Check In Day: 147


Day 147 – 21 Weeks: This weekend is a bit strange for us. Our children are actually gone for 6 days. We haven’t been away from them for more than an hour or two since the start of Covid 19 back on March 12th. We love our kids but everyone needed a break from each…

Zucchini Bread


I have read this is the year of the zucchini. I guess the weather was perfect for zucchini to thrive and everyone that grew some has a ton. Our CSA farm share has given us 4-5 zucchini and yellow squash each week. Now we know why. Verdict: The nice thing about this bread is that…

Grilled Corn on the Cob (in foil)


I cannot believe it is the first week in August already. This time of uncertainty has seemed to last forever and no time at all. Oh, I know it is far from over but as we head into the fall which is my “new year” or time of renewal I have high hopes. Our school…

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowls


I know this says it is a bowl but my picture is of a plate. I love having my food spread out rather than in a bowl like the rest of my family so I can get the perfect forkful of each piece. Plus you can easier see all the parts of the meal. Why…

Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon


We love fish and seafood but do not eat nearly enough of it. No other reason than being in Michigan other than lots of White Fish and Perch there are not a ton of fresh choices around us. We can get some okay cuts at the local grocery store but it is not the fresh…

BBQ Rub Pork Chops


We went down to the beach the other night to watch the sunset. My favorite part of the night here is that at sunset they play “Taps” up on the bluff. Everyone stops and goes silent. It is the most amazing thing to see and hear. There are people that come here on vacation and…

Top 5 Recipes for July 2020


Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to recipe) This has been in the top 5 recipes on the blog for several months and it is no wonder why. It is super easy to make with canned enchilada verde (green enchilada sauce) and browned ground beef. Want a dinner done easily? Cook the ground beef…

Anchor Bar (The Original) Buffalo Wings


Having lived in Western New York for almost 20 years we love our Buffalo wings. The problem is that outside of Western New York few wings live up to our standards. The crispiness, the tang of the sauce, the slight but not overpowering heat is the sign of a good medium wing. Verdict: We love…

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


We got my daughter’s test back and it was negative! Yeah! She was thrilled. She didn’t think she had it but it is still a bit unnerving knowing that you can have it and be asymptomatic. Now, that she has that down she has also decided to take at least a one semester deferment from…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders


We are still waiting for Covid test results. I think it was easier waiting for our children to be born than it is waiting for these test results. At least then we had the anticipation of something good coming. Right now we are in kind of this limbo. Can we go get groceries on Thursday?…