Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Barbecue Mashed Potatoes


Have you ever just forgotten to post something? I could have sworn I was all done Sunday night and had everything ready to go. Then when I checked my page yesterday there was nothing new. What??? Totally forgot to hit publish to schedule the post. Oops. Well, here is the post now. We are still…

Grilled Lemon Chicken


Still giving our grill a workout this summer. My kids both LOVE lemon chicken and we have had lots of chicken as it has been on sale at least once a month so we are buying 20-25 pounds at a time. We had a small bunch of asparagus so we grilled that too with butter,…

Poke Cake


I love these cakes. They are super simple and you can make them in so many combinations of flavors. We went for the more traditional yellow cake with chocolate pudding and a chocolate ganache.  The kids were chomping at the bit for it even before dinner started. Verdict: These are simple and fun. The simple…

Grilled Classic Reuben


I had one frozen brisket left from my St. Patrick’s Day stock up. They are perfect for this time of year because you can throw them in the slow cooker and let them cook without heating up your home. We made the brisket and decided we wanted Reubens with the brisket. The recipe that follows…

Steak and Bleu Cheese Tostadas


We are coming off our 9th Snow Day this school year. After this I think the kids need to start making up days. We got three extra days from the state because of the State of Emergency a few weeks ago for cold weather but we are still running low. This never happens. Things around…

Middle Eastern Chicken Soup


We had a bit of an ice storm yesterday afternoon. I went to my car about 2 pm and it was enclosed in a nice coating of ice and the sidewalks and roads were smooth ice.  So, I cancelled both of my meetings and we all had a nice night in. I’m so glad my…

Impossible Pumpkin Pie


My favorite part of pie is the crust. I love a flaky buttery crust. But, my favorite part of the pie is the least favorite part for the rest of my family.  We were looking for an easy dessert the other night and trying to make use of all our holiday leftovers. I had a…

Week 3: Chocolate Snow Balls


Life has been absolutely crazy lately but there is always time for Christmas cookies! I finally finished my tax class, my son’s musical is over, the event I have been planning for months is tonight, and soon I will be able to breathe. But, until then I will find time to bake some cookies once…

Week 2 Christmas Cookies: Hot Cocoa Cookies


  As we are expecting 3″-5″ of snow today and tomorrow it seems perfect that I am posting Hot Cocoa Cookies. I am sure we are going to want to stay inside and nibble a few of these with some warm milk! We have a busy weekend ahead of us. I am hoping that the…

Country Sweet Chicken and Pasta


When I was back home in Rochester, NY for the conference two weeks ago I had a grocery list of items to bring back to my family. This was one of them. Country Sweet Sauce is a Rochester item. You put it over chicken wings, chicken, pasta, whatever you want. It reminds me almost of…

Where Have I Been?


It has been about a week since I have even opened my blog. It has been crazy. I decided two weeks ago to not only take my tax class for my job two days a week (one hour drive each way) but that I wanted to become a travel agent. Crazy, I know. So, now…