Old Fashioned Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake


I remember my mother making this cake when I was a kid. She never put frosting on it (which was always my favorite part of the cake) because she said it was so rich anyways that it really didn’t need any. She would dust the top of the cake with a bit of powdered sugar but…

Chicken Salad Sandwiches


Now that my children are home and starting to adjust back to real life I have to tell you how much I love their camp. We have been planning for two years, since my daughter first went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, that we would send both children at the same time when our…

Fish Cakes


Other than fresh fruits and vegetables another item my family needs to eat more of is fish.  We all actually like seafood very much but I just don’t tend to cook it that often.  I am going to start striving to incorporate seafood at least once a week in our meals.  I know fried fish…

Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole


This meal started with a Facebook post from Hellman’s Mayonnaise featuring Trisha Yearwood making her after Thanksgiving Creamy Turkey Casserole that uses up those bits and pieces leftover from your big dinner.  The video can be seen here and the original recipe for Creamy Turkey Casserole here.  It sounded a bit strange but very easy. …

Mini Rye Cheese Appetizers


For Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we eat mostly appetizers and the day after on the 26th we eat all the leftovers.  This is one of the leftovers. We always have a discussion when we serve these.  Most people have usually had them somewhere before but other different names – Mini Greek Pizzas, Onassis pizzas,…

Creamy Garlic Chicken


I am still making casseroles for dinner.  This one took a bit more effort as I had to boil the chicken first.  I decided to actually boil an extra serving of chicken so that I would have the chicken cooked for the next casserole.  I am trying to plan ahead to keep things as simple…

Crunchy Baked Tilapia


When I make fish for dinner it is usually Tilapia because it tends to be a milder fish and it is often on sale at our local grocery store.  I can usually get a pound for less than $3.00.   I usually have 2-3 lbs. in my freezer at any given time.  It is my goal…

Dorito Tilapia


I needed a dinner within half an hour on the table.  Standing in front of the open refrigerator and freezer (I now know where my children get it from) I finally gave in.  I tried the Cheeze-It Chicken a week or so ago after seeing it on Pinterest.  Now, the snack food fish. My son…

Cheez-It Chicken Fingers


I think everyone has seen all the variations of this recipe on Pinterest lately.  You can have Pretzel Crusted Chicken Fingers, Doritos Crusted Chicken Fingers, Potato Chip Crusted Chicken Fingers and now Cheez-It Crusted Chicken Fingers.  Basically any crunchy snack food you can crush you can coat your chicken with. I have always said I…

Parmesan Pasta Salad


We are nearing the end of our “No Buy July” month and my cupboards are getting pretty bare.  I am having to become more and more creative in my meals. I saw this recipe on Pinterest for Pasta Salad with Creamy Parmesan Dressing from Grumpy’s Honeybunch.  The recipe sounded delicious but I did not have…

French Fry Dip – Garlic


I needed something new to add to our dinner tonight and was running out of time to get a “new” dish on the table.   We were having hamburgers with french fries (not at all creative tonight). My kids love French Fries but they are not always my favorite.  I decided to see if I could…

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


This is not the best picture of the dish that is now my favorite summer side but it was all I had.  This dish disappeared quickly. Now, I admit that we love vinegar in all its forms.  The sweet with a bit of a sour bite after is one thing we look for in dishes. …