French Toast Breakfast Casserole


I have tried different versions of this recipe from Rachel Ray and others but have never really thought it was AMAZING. It  was either too dry, too sweet, or just to blah. I was determined to figure out why people loved this dish so much. I didn’t want to wait 8 hours to cook it…

Oven Slow Roasted Ribs


With temperatures hovering near 60 this past week (in February!) it has seemed like a much-needed dose of early Spring. With the change in weather, however short-lived, I wanted picnic and summer food this week. So, I dug through my freezer to find some baby back ribs and started to make the whole summer dinner…

Pork Goulash


I need to give huge THANK YOU today to two bloggers. First Dinner By Susan (click for link to blog) for mentioning one of my posts “New Year Blues” (click for link to blog post). I needed to read this post today. Purposefully, was my word and I need to remember that as things are starting…

The End of No Buy January: Brown Bean Casserole


So it is the end of No Buy January. My freezer, pantry and refrigerator are ready to be cleaned. There are a few stray items left and now it is time to decide what to throw away or move to the front and use. This last day was particularly tough for me. I had a…

Bacon, Egg & Cheese Breakfast Pizza


There was a restaurant back in Rochester, New York that we used to call for breakfast pizzas to be made for special occasions. We had them for teacher recognition breakfasts, family brunches and sleepover breakfasts. Since we moved we have not found anything similar. I have thought about making them several times over the years…

What Do You Keep in Your Pantry?


The picture above is not my pantry but one I envy from Google. People throughout history have always had somewhere to store their food. Whether it was larders to store meats, buttery to store beer and ale or the pantry used to describe these spaces in the Medieval times to the more formal Butler’s Pantry…

Christmas Memories and Chocolate Meatball Cookies


This is a cookie from my childhood. It is still a family favorite. Of all the cookies and sweets I make this and the Apple Kuchen are the two things that always signify Christmas in our house. They are the cookie that my children ask for and family wants us to bring to family gatherings….

Christmasy Fairy Bites


Do you need a super simple cookie that tastes great and can be made in under 30 minutes? These tiny little cookies are perfect! They are tiny and offer a nice sweet bite. In February my daughter’s Girl Scout troop made Fairy Bites for one of their events. We loved these little cookie bites. So,…

Eggnog Pancakes


It is eggnog season. Eggnog is one of those things many either really love or really hate. As a drink, I do not like it at all. But, as a flavoring I like it. It is the nutmeg/cinnamon flavors I like. My kids love it and make the recipe from The Betty Crocker Kid’s Cookbook (click…

Screamin’ Sicilian Frozen Pizza – I am a Marketers Dream


We were at the grocery store the other night to pick up a couple of fresh items to use in dinners over the next few days. It was getting kind of late and I needed to go home and make dinner. It was supposed to be potatoes and ham au gratin with broccoli and cauliflower…

Traditional Craisin and Toasted Pecan Stuffing


Getting a later start to the day than usual. I went to vote this morning and the line was out the door. I have NEVER had to wait more than 10 minutes to vote. It was crazy. But, I waited and then my daughter and I went out to breakfast. So, everything is a bit…

Menu Planning, Inspiration and My Family


I have had a couple of people ask questions about my blog recently so I figured it was time to do  a blog post about my blog. I am a mom. I am probably very much like most of the parents that may read this blog. I am busy volunteering in my son’s school, driving…