Mexican Coleslaw


Some days the side dishes are the star of the show. I am always looking for something new. When I first mentioned this both of my kids groaned when I said coleslaw. They both don’t care for the mayonnaise based sauce. But, I told them this had more sour cream than mayonnaise they were interested….

Garlic Potatoes Au Gratin


Having lots of computer problems in our house. My laptop is out to  be fixed so I writing on my tablet. Something that I am not used to at all. So please be a bit patient with me. Yesterday was the first day of school for both kids. Today my daughter has her first college…

New York Style Coffee Cake with LOTS of Crumb Topping


My daughter had her annual back-to-school sleepover the other night. This will most likely be the last one as they are all going into their senior year. I am holding out hope for one last one next year before they all go away to college but they just don’t know. The nice thing is that…

Chocolate Lasagna


My daughter had a friend visiting the other day and I asked them to pick a dessert and make it for dinner.  I like to keep the kids busy and doing something productive when they have friends over (I have found it avoids those little squabbles and spats) so that was the best thing I…

Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken over Roasted Potatoes


When my daughter has friends over to visit I often tone down the cooking and do “normal” family foods like chicken nuggets, french fries or hot dogs. But, my daughter has certain friends that I know are up for anything. So, as when we made the Moroccan Chicken for dinner the entire afternoon all the…

Pork Chops in Sour Cream Gravy


Did you get to watch the eclipse yesterday? Live? On the internet? We made viewing boxes but even though it was sunny when I took this picture there were only a few minutes when the sky was not fully overcast. We were able to catch a quick glimpse when it was at full eclipse but…

Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce


I have wanted to make this for quite a while but kept putting it off. I am not an ice cream fan like the rest of my family who believe that a day without ice cream is a day without sunshine. We had all the ingredients and were looking for something a bit sweet to…

Guest Post: Blackberry-Cherry Cobbler


I haven’t had a chance to try this delicious looking cobbler but I cannot wait. Blackberries and cherries are popping up everywhere right now. How fun would it be to go out berry picking and then making a delicious dessert with your berries?  I hope you will stop by and give Hazel from Cooking with…

Grilled Peaches with Ice Cream


We had a nice grilled steak last night with some nice Community Share Agriculture (CSA) potatoes and green beans. I love my CSA! I almost never serve dessert after dinner but we were looking for a quick sweet treat that I didn’t feel so awful about my kids having. While we were away there were…

Chicken Shawarma


My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the chicken this way but for the price of $.77 a pound versus $2.29 a pound I decided we could do it…

Fluffy Greek Yogurt Blueberry Pancakes


It is the beginning of blueberry season here in Michigan.  Which means in our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share we are getting 2-3 pints of blueberries each week. My children love to eat them right from the container but I save one out just to make blue berry pancakes with. As I was looking through…

Creamy Basil Pasta


Some days you just want comfort food that is easy. This was perfect for us. I didn’t get a picture of it with fresh basil sprinkled over the top so use your imagination. It had lots of flavor from the Italian sausage, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Super simple too! Verdict: This is a meal I…