Breakfast Pizza with Hashbrown Crust


We have been having breakfast for dinner quite often lately. Eggs have been on sale from $.45 to $.88 a dozen.  Breakfast sausage was on sale a few weeks ago so I picked up several rolls and cheese has been $1.49 for 8 oz. Perfect! Lots of casseroles and now breakfast pizza. Verdict: I have…

Slow Cooker Stuffed French Toast


  Getting back to using our slow cooker again as the temperatures finally start to drop. It was 39 degrees last night. Still not cold enough to kill all the mosquitos. We are in one of the centers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the country. As the lake levels have risen over the last…

A Quick Trip to Chicago


My daughter danced at the Pat Roche Feis (feis – rhymes with mesh and is an Irish Cultural Competition for Irish dance, music, culinary arts, and art) and the Windy City Feis in Rosemont, Illinois at the Stevenson Convention Center over the weekend. So, she finally got a first place in her treble jig (she…

Simple Applesauce Cake with Caramel Frosting


First off this is a horrible picture of a delicious cake. All the pictures I took of this cake were weird. I don’t know if my phone didn’t like all the brown colors or what but they were all blurry or weird colored. Anyway, if you can get past that this is a delicious cake…

Parmesan Garlic Noodles


This is one of our go to dishes on busy nights or for an easy side dish. It is super simple to make and the entire family loves it. You can make it with as much garlic as your family likes and as much cheese too! My family goes for more garlic and more cheese…

Mongolian Chicken with Broccoli


The hardest part of this meal is cutting the chicken, broccoli, and making the rice. Seriously. It is very simple. When my daughter was making dinner she thought at first it was going to be too much but in the end she said how easy it really was. Mongolian Beef is generally served as thin…

Breakfast Sandwiches with Sausage Gravy


We love to have breakfast for dinner about once a week. They had breakfast sausage and eggs on sale this week so of course we needed to have eggs and sausage. My kids love breakfast sandwiches and we decided to switch them up a bit by adding a layer of sausage gravy to the English…

Roasted Turkey Soup


It is coming to that time of year when colds and flu are going to be everywhere. I love having a big batch of soup on hand in the freezer to pull out on those days when my family is starting to feel a little yucky. This soup freezes well, tastes and smells amazing when…

Savory Sweet Potatoes


I have started trying to find new sides for Thanksgiving (and other days of the year!). As many of you may know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day as my daughter has MidWest Oireachtas (regionals) for Irish dance the day after Thanksgiving each year. So, we are traveling on that day. This year the…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey Glaze


Looking for a vegetable side dish for those that dislike vegetables? This may hit the spot! I am not a big vegetable eater and usually push all Brussels sprouts to the side of my plate (or not even put them on my plate if I can get away with it). I think they taste like…

Steak and Onion Tortillas


We have been having lots of chicken breast, ground beef, and pork lately because it was what was on sale last month. I VERY rarely pay over $2.50 to $3.00 a pound for meat. We prefer to spend our money on items other than food like saving for vacations at Disney or dance competitions for…

Chicken Tetrazzini (with/without canned soup)


Sometimes we use the cream of soups in our meals because it seems easier. My kids both think the canned stuff is icky and smells weird. They don’t mind it cooked into the casserole but actually opening and mixing it in they both squirm and try to get out of it. There is a simple…