Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the first  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

#My First Post Revisited Challenge – A Moo Goo Gai Pan Recipe


My First Post Revisited – January 24, 2012 The first day of our new game was a rousing success.   To celebrate the Chinese New Year I found a recipe for Moo Goo Gai Pan at Allrecipes.com. The recipe itself was fairly simple to make: Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 2…

Moo Goo Gai Pan III


Since my blog started near Chinese New Year it has become a tradition in our family to make Moo Goo Gai Pan for Chinese New Year. We have tried several variations on this dish whose name means – Mushrooms and Chicken. This year I think we have found the combination everyone liked. Well, except my…

Moo Goo Gai Pan – 4th Bloggaversary


Four years ago on January 24, 2012, I challenged myself to a game where I would make a different meal each night for my family. The rules I set for myself were simple. I had to post a picture the next day of our meal and give a recipe or in the case of old…

Balsamic and Mushroom Chicken Skillet


My daughter and I went on her first field trip with her virtual school. They have held field trips all over the state during the last year and a half but they were always too far away, at an inconvenient time or like last year there was a snow storm on the day we were…

Spicy Thai Noodles


My son loves spicy food. The hotter, the better according to him. I truly believe it is part of his sensory issues with Autism.  Subtlety has never been his strength. When I first thought about making Spicy Thai Noodles the part that appealed to me the most was that I could make it lightly spicy…

Refrigerator Spaghetti


Sometimes I need a quick meal on the table in under 30 minutes. This is it! The kids had lessons and needed to eat before we left for the night. Both of them were hungry and wanted food. I need to have a dish that is easy to put together and they will be happy…

French Bread Pizzas – Make Your Own Pizza Buffet


We went grocery shopping last night, $544. Ugh. Yes, most of it is stock-up for the month but I still have to buy fresh vegetables and fruit, which we are eating a TON of right now, and some milk each week. The part that gets me is everything has gone up again. I was looking…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili over Baked Potatoes


The other day my son and I went out to lunch downtown at The Food District as a special treat. He chose Macaroni and Cheese with Crab and Lobster and I chose the OB Glad Foccacia Pizza. My pizza was bacon, sausage, pepperoni, onion and tomatoes on foccacia bread. Both dishes were amazing! I was…

Tuscan Roasted Vegetables over Spaghetti


I realized the other night I was avoiding unfamiliar vegetables over my fear of them being mushy and bland. I need texture and I need flavor. Lots and lots of savory flavors. We are still working on balancing the fact that some want to have meat and making sure everyone is getting what they need….

Italian Sausage with Roasted Balsamic Vegetables


With Veteran’s Day and then a SNOW DAY (yes, a real snow day) now behind us I can finally get back to posting.  It is hard to write with my children around.  That is mostly my fault because I love having them home so I tend to want to spend all my time with them….