Pepperoni Pizza Burgers


Life is settling back down again. Well, as much as my life can settle down. Being done with St. Patrick’s week is a huge relief. Now, we have illness running through the house but I figure with yesterday being the first day of Spring we can’t be too far from being able to open all…

Meatball Mozzarella Bites


This time of year having a few easy appetizer recipes in the back of your mind can be a good thing. Whether it is a house full of teenagers, someone dropping by near dinner time unexpectedly or those last-minute party invitations having the makings for easy appetizers is always a good idea. These are hearty…

4 Cheese Tortellini Pizza


I was thinking about creating a Thanksgiving Pizza for dinner but my ever fiscally responsible son reminded me we would need to buy turkey, ingredients for stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. He was right. We should use what we have on hand first. So, we went searching through the freezers to see what we…

Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops


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I finally forced my daughter to take a few nights off from dance class.  We have been making the hour trip for the past 5 nights and I needed a couple nights off.  She also needed to get some homework done as we are now 9 school…

Tofu Parmigiano


I haven’t talked much about my daughter’s school before but it is a big part of our days. She attends Connections Academy. It is not homeschool but also not traditional school. She has lessons given to her online and has teachers, in a building near Lansing, that hold lessons online a few times a week….

Cheesy Pizza Dip with Pepperoni


We were looking for a fun meal. On some nights during the summer we do movie nights, game nights or just let’s play nights where we go to a movie downtown near the fountain. This was one of those nights. We wanted something that was quick but reflective of the type of day we were…

Cheesy Chili Beef Mac


The hour time change is kicking my butt.  But, the good thing is that the raising temperatures and sunshine the last two days have definitely brightened my outlook on life.  I truly believe I have a touch of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) every year.  No, it is not a serious depression for me but I…

Cheesy Chicken Manicotti


This week is shaping up to be the week of casseroles and skillet dinners.  We have concerts, meetings, shopping and schoolwork to finish up before the 19th.  Thankfully school will be out after that and we can really relax before Christmas. G had his first 6th Grade Orchestra concert.  They don’t start instruments here until…

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…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables


As we were discussing some of our favorite meals that I have made over the last few year everyone agreed that their favorites were the Asian, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dishes.  We all really like the savory flavors of the dishes. If I open my cupboard right now I know I would find no less…

Garlic Chicken Pesto Pizza


I did not get a chance to post yesterday.  My partner had a simple procedure but it took much longer and was a bit more involved than we originally thought.  So, what was meant to be a simple 2-3 hour thing turned into a half day.  Then it was physical therapy for my daughter, dance…

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…