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…

Brown Sugar Pancakes


I love brown sugar. When I make Chocolate Chip Cookies I make them with only brown sugar (no white granulated sugar). I love the richer flavor from the brown sugar. We were talking about making pancakes for dinner and I thought why not try to make them with all brown sugar like I do my…

5 Summer Salads


It is the season of picnics, fireworks, and parties. I have picked out a few of our favorite salads for today and the few weeks ahead. We love Balsamic vinegar and one of our favorite potato salads is this Balsamic Roasted Red Potato Salad (click for link to recipe). It can be served warm or…

Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta


This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Taco Boats


We all love Buffalo Chicken. Anything Buffalo Chicken flavored is going to peak our interest. When I recently saw Buffalo Chicken Tacos on a menu I thought we could easily make something similar (or better!) at home.  That is the problem with our going out to eat is often we look at the menu or…

Southern-Style Potato Salad


Summer picnics will be in full swing soon and this is one of our favorite potato salads. Southern-style potato salad tends to be creamier, smoother, sweeter than regular potato salad. Did you ever notice everything that is described as Southern-style is usually described using those words? Creamy, smooth, and sweet. Macaroni and cheese, pimento cheese,…

Ground Beef Ramen


My daughter loves Ramen noodle packages for lunch. They are cheap and easy for her to make in a hurry.  We always have a few packages of these in the pantry and we decided to use them in a pinch for dinner. They were perfect! They cook in no time and adding a handful of…

Hershey’s Cocoa Chocolate Layer Cake


I love chocolate cake with chocolate butter cream frosting. It has been my favorite dessert since I was a little girl. Every birthday and special occasion this is what I wanted for dessert. Though my tastes have expanded the last few years and I choose other cakes now will still return to a chocolate cake…