Meatball Subs


I am in a comfort food mode if you can’t see it by looking at my last few posts.  I seek out the creamy, savory, flavorful meals I remember from being a kid or that make me feel warm and good inside.  I know food can’t solve everything but right now, it is okay. Sometimes…

Cheesy Lasagna


This is definitely a weekend dish. I don’t make lasagna very often but when I do this is the general recipe I follow. My favorite part of this lasagna is the Bechamel Sauce.  Here is how I put my lasagna together.  Based in part on a recipe from Bobby Flay for Lasagna which came from…

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmigiana


So, how are those New Year resolutions coming along? Despite the cold, dark days recently I am keeping to my word to let JOY lead me this year. Despite the weather and the pain I have been in due to severe arthritis I am trying to make the most of my days. I am doing…

Tortellini Pizza Skillet (One Pan Meal!)


Once again we are coasting towards the end of the month. With the extra expense this month of Thanksgiving and then Christmas, right around the corner, we are trying to use up the food in our freezer and only buying small amounts of groceries this month. The food for Thanksgiving that we eat – appetizers…

Naan Pizza with Creamy Garlic Sauce and Sausage


Because I pretty much write my blog in real-time it is tough to get it together some days. Today is one of those days. Many bloggers have blog posts planned out days, weeks or months in advance, because of what I write about it is usually the next day or occasionally a couple of days…

Pizza Fries


I love fall more than any other time of year. Yet, it brings a sense of sadness to me. The shorter days. The liveliness of the summer tourists in town is gone. Another year is coming to an end. But, the nights are cooler. I can wake up to 45 degree days wrapped tightly in…

Barbecue Chicken Pizza with Caramelized Onions


We are all about the easy around our house. I knew there were going to be a few nights of quick meals so I bought several pizza crusts to have on hand. I can make pizza crusts but they never seem to turn out like the pizzeria type that I want. I have tried everything…

Easy Creamy Pasta Casserole


Trying to use up all the last pieces and parts that I am finding in my refrigerator, freezer and pantry is going to be interesting. I am working on a No-Buy June where I have to use up what is in my pantry, freezer and refrigerator. I can buy fresh produce, dairy and spices but…

Chicken Alfredo Casserole


Every once in a while my family loves a good, home-cooking casserole.  The right combinations in a casserole can almost feel like a warm hug from when you were a child.  They can evoke memories from your past. I always find it amazing to stop and think about the way food effects us emotionally and…

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna


I have been trying to get my family to eat more fruits and vegetables and less meat, cookies, and candy.  Now, that it is the holiday season getting them to eat less candy and cookies is almost impossible but I am giving them more fruits and vegetables.  I bought 2 small spaghetti squashes thinking I…

Cowboy Casserole II


So, this dinner was supposed to be entirely different.  Well, it was supposed to be a Cowboy Lasagna like at Peppermint Mocha Mama.blogspot.com.  The problem was I started reading the reviews.  Many said it needed more flavor, the tater tots were mushy not crispy, it used canned tomato soup which I don’t use.  So, what…