Banana Bread III

Are you like me and save all the overripe bananas in your freezer until you are ready to make something with them? We usually have 5-6 bananas in our freezer at any time waiting to be made into bread, pancakes, waffles, cookies, or cake. Sometimes I forget about them so I HIGHLY suggest you make…

7 Christmas Cookies for 2020

‘Tis the season for Christmas cookies! We love to bake and share all our goodies of the season with our friends and neighbors. Though the season may be different this year the love we have for our friends and family is still the same. Here are few cookies you may wish to try in finding…

Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowls

I know this says it is a bowl but my picture is of a plate. I love having my food spread out rather than in a bowl like the rest of my family so I can get the perfect forkful of each piece. Plus you can easier see all the parts of the meal. Why…

Betty Crocker Maple Walnut Pancakes

So my family is in kind of a weird spot right now. We haven’t really shared this at all with anyone but one of my son’s friends is being tested for Covid-19. We just found out yesterday. The issue is that he was at our house last Thursday. We have only had about 4 people…

Apple Fritters

We like to have a nice slow breakfast on the weekends. Usually we make a coffee cake, doughnuts, or some kind of sweet. This was our first time making fritters. They have a doughnut place in Kalamazoo that recently had a fritter contest. Each week they featured two flavors that went head to head and…

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…