Mashed Potato Casserole with Crispy Chicken


I have had the crud that is going around here for the past week or so. It started with a cold like thing and then went into this horrible cough and chest cold thing. Ick! So I have been super tired from the coughing all the time. I don’t want to cook and I need…

Strombolis and Calzones


Did you know these terms are NOT interchangeable? Some restaurants serve one yet call it the other. What is the difference? Calzones use ricotta cheese, and strombolis do not.¬† Calzones usually use a blend of cheeses that almost always incorporates ricotta cheese. And then there is the pizza sauce. Calzones never have tomato sauce inside…

Roasted Pork Tacos with Apple Slaw


It is still really warm here during the days – up to 90 degrees some days. In Michigan it should be high 60s/low 70s not 80s/90s. But, it has been getting a bit cooler at night. That makes me want to light a fire pit, go on leaf changing drives (they have barely turned!), and…

Creamy Parmesan Skillet Chicken and Rice


When you need a meal that can be made in a little more than 30 minutes skillet dinners are often a great choice! I love one skillet meals. Seriously. I can make a whole entree in one pan? I am on it. I hate doing dishes. This is why we have a dishwasher but we…

5 Dishes for Game Day Good Eats!


Looking for a few game day treats for your friends and family or a gathering of teens? Any of these 5 dishes can make your gathering a hit! Looking for something hearty yet simple? These Italian Sandwich Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls (click for link to recipe) are a perfect game day treat. I don’t know…

Easy Pumpkin Bread


Now that we are really feeling like it is almost fall with the back-to-school days upon us it is time for all things pumpkin spice. I am not usually a fan of pumpkin spice but am all in on team apple cider. This pumpkin bread though is a favorite of our entire family. My sister-in-law…

Chicken Caesar Hawaiian Roll Sliders


I love Hawaiian Roll sliders in all their forms. We have had them with corned beef, hamburgers, roast beef, and ham. We are still on a chicken and pork kick in our house so I needed something to make for dinner that was quick and easy. I have made something similar to this in the…

Cheesy Italian Sausage Skillet Lasagna


I have wanted to make lasagna the past few weekends but we have been super busy. I finally decided to give in and make a skillet lasagna with all the cheesy goodness of a lasagna. Most of the time the skillet lasagnas don’t have enough cheese for me so I incorporate ricotta just like homemade…

Moussaka Sloppy Joes


I love the taste of these sloppy joes. The Greek spices are a great fall flavor palate. The spices had our house smelling like fall in minutes and both kids were standing in the kitchen wondering what was for dinner because it smelled so good! These come together so easily that they can be a…

Cranberry Slow Cooker Pork Loin


Our weather has take¬† a strange turn. It was really very nice and cool out for about a week or so. Highs in the low 70s and high 40s and low 50s at night were perfect for me. We could open the windows at night and turn off the air conditioning. It was wonderful for…

S’More Nachos


We were using up the last little bit of gas left in the tank of the grill the other day. We decided to try some S’more Nachos. They are regular S’More ingredients crumbled in layers in an aluminum foil pan. You can simply throw the pan away after you are all done! Super simple to…

Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup


It is Octoberfest time and Slow Cooker Beer Cheese Soup is a great addition to your menu to help celebrate. This is also great to serve at a football party and for a simple meal on a busy night. It is flavorful and simple to make. Verdict:. This is a family favorite. With a loaf…