Top Recipes for February 2020


Since the beginning of fall this recipe has been the most clicked on recipe on my blog and on my Pinterest page. Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) is a great fall dish with tons of flavor. I can understand why this recipe continues to be at the…

Mom’s Meatloaf


After a weekend away in Wisconsin my daughter and I were happy to be home. She had another Irish Dance Feis (rhymes with mesh) north of Milwaukee on the coldest and snowiest day of the winter for us so far. We were fortunate to leave early and be able to be ahead of the storm….

Air Fryer Ground Beef Chimichangas


I told you about my new Air Fryer in my Crispy Buffalo Wing (click for link to recipe) post. The kids and I are having fun trying to figure out things to make in it. The other day I came home and my daughter was so excited because she was making lunch and found out…

Onion Salad Burger


What is a super simple meal that you can customize in so many ways to make a new dish each time you serve it? Hamburgers! Don’t stick to just the American cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Mix it up and try all different things on it. This burger was built because we didn’t want to…

Italian Skillet Dinner


Life continues on. My son was Maurice, Belle’s father, in “Beauty and the Beast” recently. He loves acting and musicals. With his autism he studies people endlessly to understand their motives, vocal inflections, and emotions. This has helped him be a fairly good actor. Comedy especially comes easy to him. He doesn’t understand that even…

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…

Simple Salisbury Steak


We had a couple pounds of ground beef to use up and we have had hamburgers several times at the end of last month and wanted to switch things up. Since I was still seeking comfort foods (I love the weather but always get a bit depressed before back to school time) I really wanted…

Creamy Beef and Shells


We are still on the 9:00 pm dinner schedule but looking towards heading back to school in 4 weeks.  Where did the summer go? We are trying to keep summer going as long as possible so dinner doesn’t even get started cooking until at least 8:00 pm or later. This would be a great meal…

Mexican Rice (One Pot)


The weather has finally cleared this weekend and it is down right gorgeous! The temperatures have been in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not too muggy and the temperatures at night are dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. The windows have been open and I love sleeping in the fresh air. We…

Hawaiian Burgers


We love fruit on warm evenings for desserts or dinner.  Now that it is so hot and we are grilling anyways why not use some of the delicious fruit we have on hand and grill it for dinner. We had a perfectly ripe pineapple to use up so we decided to make Hawaiian Burgers with…

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole


It seems like days are passing faster and faster lately. I read an article about how to slow down time by not only being more mindful about what you are doing, try not to multitask everything (I am guilty of this), and to learn something new or go somewhere new. It forces your brain to…

German Meatballs with Spaetzle


This dish was steaming HOT when I took the picture so it looks a bit hazy. My daughter came out of her room just before we were serving dinner and said, “It smells amazing in here!” It did. The apple cider vinegar and bacon combined with the sour cream and meatballs? Heavenly. My kids are…