Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole


This didn’t get posted yesterday because I had food poisoning.  I couldn’t believe it.  I still can’t.  I knew when I looked at the words someone used to search my blog and saw Barbecue Beef Cowboy Casserole and started getting sick again there was no way I was doing anything with food. We went to…

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Eggrolls


Day three without a kitchen sink.  It is now glued back on but it needs to dry for 48 hours and then be sealed.  I am getting really tired of not having a sink and running water in the sink.  I can use my dishwasher but I don’t put pots and pans in it.  So,…

Ham and Cheese Pizza with Pesto Crust


I decided to take last week off to maintain my sanity.  Last week was dance camp for my daughter, cello lessons for my son and getting us packed and the house cleaned for a double Feis in Milwaukee this past weekend.  So, life has been crazy but I was able to keep up with cooking…

Pesto Meatball Sandwiches


We spent the weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two Feises.  Milwaukee has become our go to city, even more than Chicago.  It is a three and a half hour drive, more with all the construction, but we still love it and are having a great time exploring different areas each time we go. We discovered…

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Cheeseburgers


First full week of summer vacation begins and I am tired!  I thought this was going to get easier.  In a few weeks it will.   My son asked why all our appointments are in the two weeks after school is out.   He is right.  I have been holding off as much as possible until school…

Bruschetta Burgers


This was another night where dinner needed to be on the table rather quickly and all I had in the refrigerator for meat was thawed ground beef.  My children know I do not make plain old hamburgers so I had to think quickly. I found one tomato, some mozzarella, spices and left over mini sub…

Simple Cheesy Baked Rigatoni with Meatballs


I let my kids pick their birthday dinner each year.  My son asked for pasta and sauce.  His sister was totally annoyed,  “He wants spaghetti and sauce? I am planning on a German dinner with braised red cabbage, German potato salad and brats with sauerkraut.  He wants spaghetti?”  She was not impressed in the least….

Bacon and Balsamic Onion Macaroni and Cheese


We are in all out comfort food mode in our house.  It may have been the first day of Spring but last night we received word that my mother-in-law is in her final days.  So, tomorrow we will head back home.   I will probably not post next week but will start again just as soon…

One Skillet Tortellini & Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce


Our family had a Snow Day yesterday.  It was wonderful.  We all needed that day to kind of put ourselves back together.   Things have been so busy that everything was just a bit off and the forced down time let us put everything back in order.  Now, if we could only find my son’s winter…

Easy Chicken Parmesan Casserole


This whole time change thing has thrown my entire family off schedule.   We didn’t even have brunch until almost 2:00 pm because we just couldn’t get motivated.  So, of course that put dinner way off schedule.  We spent the rest of the day cleaning and hanging pictures so everyone was really hungry when it finally…

Meatloaf Parmesan


We are leaving in just a few days for a two-week vacation!  I can’t wait.  I have been following the temperatures in Orlando, Florida and although they have been colder than normal lately next week is predicted to be highs of 70-80.  That is almost 100 degrees warmer than it is here right now.  I…

Meatball Pizza Pasta


After last night’s lighter dinner of Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Cups my children were looking for something heartier for dinner tonight.  Everyone was hungry and looking for a warm, filling meal.  For me that means pasta or potatoes. After a glance through the pantry and freezer I decided it was going to be pasta for…