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…

Lemon Garlic Salmon (in Foil)


We don’t eat enough fish and seafood. I think that is something most of us could say. Being in the center of the US far from either ocean we tend to have more White Fish, Perch, and Walleye. We love fish and seafood but it seems so expensive that we rarely eat it. But, when…

Balsamic Italian Chicken


This is a horrible picture of a really delicious dish. I wish you could have smelled our house while this was cooking. Both kids came into the house and asked what we were having for dinner. They were both excited when I told them. Verdict: This dish has tons of flavor. The moment I bit…

Flavorful Fried Pork Chops


We have tons of great things happening this month so I am trying to keep our grocery bill down as much as possible to pay for all the fun we are having. One of the things is we are eating far more pork right now. It is super inexpensive at our local stores right now…

Chewy Sugar Cookies


Can you believe we are into August already? It is unbelievable that the summer has flown by. I noticed the other night that the sun is starting to set a bit earlier and nights have been a bit cooler. In fact until the other day the temperature has been in the low 70s and high…

Hummus Kofta Pizza


My family loves pizza and I am always trying to think of new toppings combinations to try. As it is the end of the month my meat choices to serve for dinner were ground beef or chicken, again. I chose the ground beef. Since we have been on a Mediterranean/Lebanese food lately I decided to…

Chicken Milanese


This is a favorite go-to meal of ours because it is so simple! Those days when you don’t know what you want for dinner or put off cooking hoping that they will all go get a bowl of cereal or pick at leftovers from the refrigerator, this meal could get you through those times. This…

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…