Middle Eastern Chicken Soup


We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday afternoon. I went to my car about 2 pm and it was enclosed in a nice coating of ice and the sidewalks and roads were smooth ice.  So, I cancelled both of my meetings and we all had a nice night in. I’m so glad my…

Joy of Cooking Pancakes


Some nights dinner needs to be easy and be comforting. We are getting ready for some icy, rain, sleet combination tonight. Getting ready means that we pull everyone home and cancel all plans. We have a fire in the fireplace and finding all the candles in the house, just in case. We stopped at the…

Sloppy Joe Totchos


  January is usually a tough month financially in our house as I am sure it is in houses across the country. I try to spend little to no money on groceries as we pay off December bills and do a bit of traveling for my daughter to dance. We had a great weekend in…

Christmas Cookies Week 3:Baked Chocolate Glazed Doughnuts


With the recent snow storms and cold temperatures we are spending quite a bit of time inside. That means lots of time for baking and cleaning! Anyone else obsessed with Marie Kondo? Yes, I binge watched the Netflix series and wasn’t even through the first episode before I was upstairs refolding all my clothes and…

Chocolate Waffles


I have decided chocolate waffles are a hard item to photograph. I tried to grab a picture while the girls were getting their waffles from the waffle bar but the light was off so they kind of look whole grain rather than chocolate. I decided to do Buttermilk Waffles (click for link to recipe) and…

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken


Some nights dinner just seems to work and other nights it seems a chore. This was one of those nights that it actually came together quite nicely! It all worked out that the chicken I had out for dinner was still slightly frozen so that we could cube it easily. I hate cutting raw chicken…

Christmas Cookies Week 2 (2019): Easy Rocky Road Candy


I looked at my daughter last night and told her we needed a sweet for my blog today. I told her it needed to be made from items that we had in the house. I didn’t care if it was a cookies, cake, or candy but she needed to be able to make it easily….

Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Blue Cheese


We have been having several “health” scares in my family lately. My mother’s eyes have suddenly swollen and dilated. She is having an MRI tomorrow to see what is going on. My partner is having some tests next week. We are keeping our fingers crossed and it will probably be fine but it makes it…

Holiday Breakfast Casserole


Just before Christmas a friend  asked me, “What kind of bread do you use in your breakfast casserole?” When I told her croutons I thought she was going to cry. I use the big square ones, not the little bitty ones and I substitute about 1 bag for an 8×8 egg casserole. The trick is…

Buttermilk Waffles


My daughter’s friends are home from college for Christmas break. She is thrilled.  One thing they have done every year since they were in 7th grade is get together for a “Christmas Party” sleepover. This year it was a bit after Christmas but they all were still here. We made a waffle bar for dinner….

Civil War Beef Stew


My son loves history. It is his thing. He will talk American history for hours. This year he is taking AP United States History. As part of his class they were required to make an authentic Civil War recipe. His teacher helped him find a recipe that did not involve hunting a rabbit or squirrel…

Food Trends for 2019 – United States


One of my favorite things last January was I looking at many different websites, television shows, and curators of lists to see what some of the top trends in food for 2018 may be. How did they do? Here are the top five things I found that they predicted for 2018: Comfort Food Making your…