Smashed Potatoes with Roasted Ham


Our To-Go dishes made an appearance again the other day as we dashed out to head to a conference for my son. Both kids were hungry so I put together something they could eat easily in the car.  The ham was delicious but the real star of the meal is what my children call Smashed…

Grilled Chicken with Garlic Cheese Sauce


Well, our air conditioner is officially dead. We have some people coming towards the end of this week to give us quotes on a new one. We are all still sleeping in one room despite it being a bit cooler during the days. Unfortunately there are no trees around our house for natural cooling. We…

Roasted Garlic and Potato Slow Cooker Soup


This was one of those days that we needed to have dinner available at several different times for everyone. You know I love my slow cooker for nights like this. Everyone can serve themselves and with a green side salad and a slice of bread this was a meal that was perfect for nights like…

Shrimp and Pasta with Garlic Butter Sauce


This is our go-to meal when time is tight and I have put off making dinner so long that most of my options are no longer an option because we would be eating dinner at 11:00 pm.  Yes, there are nights even I don’t want to cook! I always have a few pounds of frozen…

Garlic Butter and the First Outdoor Grilling of the Year


So, the weather has finally turned here in Michigan to the mid 70s. It has been gorgeous the past few days and has allowed us a chance to finally start grilling outdoors. We love to grill out but it always takes a few times to get back in the groove. Where are the tools? How…

Chicken French


While we are on vacation I hope you will enjoy some of our favorite dinners! This Chicken French recipe is really popular in our house. Chicken French is an a dish that is very popular in Rochester, New York.  The dish which is a version of Veal or Chicken Francaise actually has its own version…

Pizza Stuffed Garlic Bread


I was looking for something different to use up some bulk Italian sausage that I had leftover from making stuffing for our Thanksgiving dinner. Still trying to use up all our bits of frozen meat in the freezer! I went on Pinterest and Google and all I could find were Zuppa Toscana (which I just…

Greek Ore-Ida Totchos with Homemade Tzatziki


*I received a free bag of Ore-Ida Tater Tots from @Influenster and @OreIda to create a recipe (#OreIdaTotchos #contest) and review the product for them. I received no other compensation for this article. All opinions and ideas are my own and should only be read as such. I have been on a mission to make…

Pork Stir Fry with Chow Mein Noodles


I served this dinner earlier in the week but left it to post today knowing that Thanksgiving Day would throw my schedule off a bit. Hope you enjoy! In cleaning out the freezer I found 4 boneless pork chops that needed to be used as soon as possible. The other night was one of our…