Sloppy Joe over Cheesy Cornmeal Waffle


My new waffle maker came today so of course I have to immediately try it out.  I knew I wanted something unique and savory to try so this is what I created.  The meat of the day was the ground beef my daughter chose from the freezer and I immediately thought of Sloppy Joes like…

Hummus Crusted Chicken with Zucchini and Summer Squash


I needed inspiration for dinner.  Supplies are low this week so I needed to use things I had on hand in the refrigerator and pantry.  I was browsing through Pinterest because that is what I do daily.  I saw the title of a Pin that someone had posted and I knew right away I wanted…

Courtney Thorne-Smith’s Spicy Beef


The past few days have been crazy.  For the first time in ages I actually had someone stop over unexpectedly and was embarrassed as I was making dinner that just about half of the  pans in my house still needed to be hand washed and the Sunday paper was still strewn across the living room. …

Fourth of July Week – Grilling and Salads


I decided rather suddenly to take last week off from blogging and our dinners.  We had company for the first part of the week and I was a bit fearful of feeding him some of my first attempt dishes so I decided to stick with the tried and true.  Then it was my birthday and…

10 Hot Dogs – Beyond the Mustard and Relish


With summer just getting started we will be grilling more than ever. Here are 10 hot dogs that go beyond the mustard and relish toppings.  Click on the links for each hot dog below each picture. Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce     Pizza Hot Dogs   Pretzel Dogs   Tyler Florence’s Simple…

Taco Hot Dogs


This was a fun meal that turned out much better than I thought it would.  A few weeks ago our local grocery store had a sale on all beef hot dogs.  So, of course I bought four packages (won’t be on sale again for 4-6 weeks!).  Then I had to think of ways to make…

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas over Mashed Sweet Potatoes


Even in summer I love my slow cooker.  I am still trying to use it at least 2-3 days a week to avoid having to think too much about dinner. I met several people at The Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Chicago last week who when I told them about my blog gave me…

Better than Take-Out Orange Chicken


So, when chicken breasts are $1.99 a pound or less I buy them in bulk.   I cut some up into strips, some into cubes and leave some breasts whole.  I add marinate to some of the bags of chicken before I freeze them.  This way when I need cubed chicken, such as for this dish,…

Blackened Fish Tacos


This past weekend we attended an Irish Festival in Big Rapids, Michigan.  It was the first year of this festival and it was quite a bit of fun.  But we did not get back home until 1:15 am Saturday night.  It threw the rest of our weekend out of order and by last night I…

Pork Carnitas Tacos with Pickled Onions


Back from two evenings off of making dinner.  The conference I attended on Monday and Tuesday was fabulous.  I can’t wait to share more of it in the coming days. But, I still had to cook dinner last night.  When I explained my blog to people at the conference most asked me how I had…

Chicago Style Hot Dogs


I guess this is the perfect meal since I am heading today to the Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road even in Chicago today.  I am so excited yet feeling like a guppy in a huge ocean.  I LOVE Disney and will be spending this summer combining this blog with my Earning My…