Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


We are pretending it is almost Spring. We had grilled hot dogs with macaroni salad and brown beans. We almost never have hot dogs so the kids thought this was a real treat. Sitting on the floor in the living room pretending that it is Spring may be the way I survive the next month…

Frito Corn Salad


I am always looking for different side dishes. This is called Frito Corn “Salad” but I don’t know if I would call it a real salad. It has corn, red pepper, red onion, and celery but is that enough to make it a salad? My son was eating it as a dip before I added…

Chicken Barbecue


With a busy schedule a meal with limited clean up and preparation is a must in your menu planning. During the summer next to our slow cooker our grill is the most used appliance we have. I love that I can marinate meat overnight and when we are ready to cook I can lay it…

Picnic at the Beach


With only about a month or so left in beach season I had the urge the other night to squeeze in a quick evening trip to the beach. Because the sun sets at 9:30 pm we were able to grab subs, soda, and chips before heading out at 8:00 pm. I love that the beach…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Potatoes with Feta


Updated: July 6, 2017 I first made this salad almost exactly two years ago. We had guests this week and I wanted to make something different so I went back through my recipes and found this recipe. Everyone loved it once again! I updated the recipe a bit with the spices. I think if my…

On the Road Again, Part V


We spent four days in Rochester. It was a whirlwind trip. One day we hosted a gathering at Seabreeze, one of our favorite little local amusement parks. It was a hot day so the water rides were great for all the kids. It was great that they all had fun together. By the end of…