Stir Fry with Asian Brown Garlic Sauce


A few weeks ago I hurt my knee. Nothing big but it takes 6-8 weeks of resting it to heal. If it does not heal after that then we start talking surgery. It will heal! I am trying to stay off it as much as possible which is difficult. In and out of the car,…

Falafel with Tzatziki


My family LOVES garlic. We go through at least 1 jar of minced garlic and 1 jar of powdered garlic a month. Italian food, Greek food and Chinese food are always at the top of our go to list for menu items. I was searching through Pinterest to find something to make with the large…

Vegetable Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce


I am approaching my son becoming a vegetarian the same way I approach everything. Lots and lots of research. I am learning what are the best ways to make sure he eats a balanced diet, getting all the nutrients he needs and doesn’t live on pasta and cheese. I am reading Pinterest recipes like a…

Japanese Balsamic Chicken – Sharing Family History


As we come to the end of another school year we are making plans for all the trips and Feises we want to make this summer. So, that mean also looking at the budget. We LOVE food but not at the expense of our adventures. So, I am trying to still keep our game going…

Balsamic Roasted Red Potato Salad


I never thought I would love small town living. Most of the year it is not my favorite place to be as the stop lights start blinking at 9:00 pm and most places close for the night. I am a city girl at heart. I like knowing that I can order Chinese food or go…

Sesame Garlic Beef Tacos


We are getting ready to head to Walt Disney World soon. This mother-daughter trip just doesn’t seem real. I know that we received this wonderful suitcase from American Tourister (#PackMoreFun) and Disney Social Media Moms Conference (#DisneySMMC) to start packing our bags, but still it seems surreal. From the pictures above you can see what…

Back to Reality and Hamburgers with Gravy


Spring Break is over.  Sigh.  It always takes a few days for us to get back into the routine of school, classes and work.  It seems so easy to get out of the routine but so hard to restart it.  Even knowing that the first day back will be rough the actual reality always seems…

Spring Break and Tilapia with Balsamic Butter Sauce


It is Spring Break here in Southwest Michigan.  The temperature actually broke 60 this week.  Things are definitely looking up.  We don’t travel during Spring Break because our job demands do not match up with the school calendar.  This is a heavy work time for me and I really can’t take vacation until after May…

Creamy Italian Sausage Skillet Dinner and A WDW Invitation


Things have been hectic around our house.  Now, they are about to get a bit more crazy.  On Friday, I received an invitation to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Walt Disney World!  I am over the moon excited.  I never thought I would see that email.  I was hoping to use this…

Creamy Italian Chicken and St. Patrick’s Day


Yesterday was St. Patrick’s Day.  For many people it is a day to wear green, maybe have a green beer or two and watch a parade.  In our house it is usually at least a 4-5 day celebration.  My in-laws have deep Irish roots that they have traced back for generations.  My daughter Irish dances. …

Greek Pizzas with Tzatiki


We are getting back into the warmer days slowly.  On top of all the school and community events my children have we are wanting to spend more time outside.  That means dinner is getting later and later.  I love that this meal took less than 30 minutes to have on the table and I made…