Baked Ziti


Still trying to keep up with the simple, easy dinners. Believe me it is really hard right now. I thought as the children got older it would get easier. I think I am busier now than when they were little. At least I had more control over their schedules! We are working VERY hard this…

Saucy Baked Beans


We call these “German Potato¬† Beans” in our house but I figured it was easier to call them Saucy Baked Beans because someone would argue that there is no such thing as German beans. These have a crisp sweet/tart bite of vinegar that make them delicious! The hint of bacon? Yummy. I love these because…

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken and Biscuits


This dish wasn’t quite what I meant it to be in the beginning. I put the chicken in the slow cooker and planned on being home about 8 pm from Lansing to make simple Baking Powder Biscuits to go with the meal. When at 9:30 pm we were still searching for book covers for the…

Chicken Pasta with Creamy Parmesan Sauce


We are starting our first full week back to school. I hope if you have just started your first week was better than ours. My daughter did great. She likes her classes and can’t believe how most of the kids in her class are not getting their assignments done already. I tried to tell her…

Honey Garlic Pork Chops


School started the last two days in most areas of Michigan and New York. I am watching my friends post back-to-school pictures and hoping everyone has a great day. I forget how tired we all are during the first week of school. I had planned on these big fancy dinners to celebrate and when the…

Three Cheese Pizza with Goat Cheese


Today was finally our back to school day. It is also my day too. As my son takes Latin 3/4 at MSU this is our first day this school year to make the 2 1/2 hour trip. I am glad I am able to do this for him but feel bad for all the other…

Top 3 Posts for August


Every month I try to highlight the top three to five posts from the previous month in case¬† you missed them. This month highlights are a salad, a pizza, and a slow cooker meal. We are definitely into the change of seasons. I think everyone is caught between summer and fall right now. I posted…

Eye of Round Beefy Stew


When I saw this tree I was shocked. When did this start to happen? It is far too soon! I know fall is on its way but I am pretending it is not happening this year. No fall means no winter, right? Okay, so I cannot stick my head in the sand at the beach…

Simple Chicken Enchilada Verde


Every day is getting 3 to 4 minutes shorter. Night is coming earlier and earlier. You can feel it and smell it in the air. Fall is on its way in. In many ways I don’t want to admit it but as we sit on the bluff and look to the lake at 8:50 we…

Flavorful Hot Chicken Salad Sandwich


So, as we close in on the end of the month I am trying really hard to buy as little extra as possible. I had all the ingredients in my refrigerator except the loaf of bread which was on sale this week! Yes! I could have baked a loaf but I was trying to make…

Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts


Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is. These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make…