Throwback Thursday: Tea Doughnuts


Okay, so I am a day off. My entire summer has been one long Sunday and now that I am trying to adjust to having to pay attention to the days of the week I am never quite sure what day it is. These are one of my favorite weekend treats. Though we only make…

1940s Betty Crocker Chocolate Chips Cake


I love finding recipes like this. I was talking the other day about a chocolate chip cake that I used to make when I was young and first learning to bake. It was in my mother’s big red Betty Crocker cookbook. That cookbook was a staple in our house. I used it all the time…

Herbed Pork Chops with Garlic Butter


We are looking for very simple dishes as we head back to school in two weeks. I love summer vacation so I am sad to see the days getting shorter but happy that my son will soon have a regular schedule. Though we try to keep one over the summer it is not quite as…

Korean Beef Tacos with Pickled Onions and Cucumbers


If you have read my blog over the past year or two you may have noticed my family really likes combinations of Asian spices with touches of something different. Still trying to keep those food costs down one of our favorite meats to go to is ground beef. But, we can only eat so much…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole


I was told this was the perfect weeknight meal.  Though I would usually make my own cream of chicken soup mixture I decided to use a can.  This was super simple to put together. The hardest part was waiting the 45-60 minutes for it to bake. Verdict: I was really ready to hate this dish….

Throwing Open My Closet Door


There is an episode of the sitcom “Friends” that is about Monica’s closet. Monica is super organized and obsessed with cleaning but she has one secret closet that no one has ever seen because it is her messy closet. I realized the other day I have one of those. I have been slowly getting our…

Chicken Wrap Casserole


This dish was super hard to photograph and even harder to describe.  Using the rest of our crescent rolls that were on sale last week I was able to make this dish that has been on most tables since we were kids. This is one of those casseroles that most people remember from their mother…

Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta


This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta


I am always looking out different ways to serve “ordinary” foods. How to make a burger or hot dog seem like a special meal. This was a night where I had 30 minutes to get the meal on the table before the kids started gnawing on the table legs. I had thawed a package of…

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Taco Boats


We all love Buffalo Chicken. Anything Buffalo Chicken flavored is going to peak our interest. When I recently saw Buffalo Chicken Tacos on a menu I thought we could easily make something similar (or better!) at home.  That is the problem with our going out to eat is often we look at the menu or…

Southern-Style Potato Salad


Summer picnics will be in full swing soon and this is one of our favorite potato salads. Southern-style potato salad tends to be creamier, smoother, sweeter than regular potato salad. Did you ever notice everything that is described as Southern-style is usually described using those words? Creamy, smooth, and sweet. Macaroni and cheese, pimento cheese,…

Shrimp Scampi Ravioli


Sometimes we want a nice meal at home for a celebration or just a I’ve had a rough week and want something really delicious now. But, we don’t always feel we have time to make anything special. And, I don’t always want to spend the money to go out for a nice dinner. Looking for…