5 Dishes for Super Bowl Sunday


Is your American football team still in the hunt to play on Super Bowl Sunday? Whether they are or not you are going to want to start thinking about snacks for the big game. If you want something lighter and tastier the veggie pizza is perfect, there is a hot dip, a veggie and meat…

Check In: Day 308


Week 44: Things seem much better today. My daughter got into her school of choice this week. We have paid the deposit and fingers crossed she will be headed back to New York for school in August. She is so happy. She will be 10 hours from us but close to family and friends so…

Cake Mix Donuts


I was craving something sweet the other day when I remembered we had all sorts of cake mixes in the pantry. I had bought them awhile back not knowing when we would get to the grocery store again when our area went back to limiting going out to only necessary. I don’t like to go…

Kielbasa with Sauerkraut


I love kielbasa. My family tends to be rather, meh, on having it for dinner. I can usually convince them once a month to have it if I pair it with cheesy eggs and potatoes or sauerkraut. I like having it with sauerkraut because that mean dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!…

Sweet and Spicy Chicken


I love the dishes that are semi-homemade and you can get on the table easily when you don’t want to cook or you are running out of time and your family wants dinner now and and even ordering out seems difficult. We had one of those nights. I tried to order pizza online, twice, and…

Simple Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing


I am a huge proponent of meal planning and not having lots of food waste. I read the other day that on average Americans throw away 219 pounds per person in a year. That is money each of us are throwing away. There are people going hungry in the world and country and a family…

Top 10 What’s for Dinner Moms? Blog Posts for 2020


We can all say 2020 was crazy. Least of which my blog was nuts last year. After the pandemic hit my stats went up 33% for the entire year. Thank you all who took the time to stop by, read, and or share a post. These are the top 10 blog posts (shares, hits, and…

Check In Day: 301


Week 43: It certainly has been a strange week here. My son went back to school Monday on hybrid. Meaning he goes into school on Wednesday and Friday with 1/2 of the rest of the students in the school. He is on his own to complete assignments on Tuesday and Thursday while the other half…

Mashed Potatoes with Simple Sausage Ragu’


My kids still think when I say ragu’ that I am talking about the American jarred pasta sauce. So, when I told them what was for dinner they thought I lost my mind (as usual!). Spaghetti sauce AND mashed potatoes? No meat sauce with mashed potatoes. A ragu is more meat less tomato sauce. More…

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup and Google Analytics


So, I learned something new this week. I often look at other recipe/lifestyle blogs to see what they do as far layouts, pictures, etc. I know most blogs are not like mine which talk about what we are doing and eating. I notice that many blogs have tons of pictures and lengthy writing before you…

Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Couscous


I have no problem with main dishes for us but it is the side dishes that seem to be the killer. It is usually a plain vegetable steamed with salt and pepper and maybe a little bit of garlic. That is BORING! Add that with the side salads and main course and it is a…

Garlic Butter Cod


I have decided fish and mashed potatoes are two of the hardest foods to photograph. I just use my phone to snap pictures of my plate at the table as we sit down to eat most days. No special preparation or anything because as I said we are getting ready to eat and I am…