Black Bean Burgers with Garlic & Cracked Black Pepper Aioli


Isn’t that a beautiful sight? I drove down by the beach while I was out running errands and the winter snow fencing is down. Here that is a sure sign summer is coming! Already the nights are getting longer – because we live so close to the Central Time Zone but are still in the…

Spiedie Chicken


What is Spiedie Sauce? This is Spiedie Sauce. A Spiedie is a sandwich that is popular in the Binghamton, New York area. It has a Mediterranean/Greek flavor to it. It is meat marinated in a sauce of oil, vinegar, Italian spices, and mint. The ingredients vary slightly but are pretty similar. I bought a few…

Beefy Burrito Casserole


Simple is the keyword right now. My family loves burritos but it is just not something I think of making on a regular basis. I don’t know why because they are so easy to make. Add some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream and guacamole and I feel like I don’t even need to add a…

White Barbecue Chicken Sandwich


All this traveling has really thrown me off my menu planning. I had to sit down last night with my calendar and a grocery list. We went through the pantry in the basement to see where we were with our groceries. We have been trying to eat as much as possible out of the pantry…

Super Simple Parmesan Fish


We finally arrived home yesterday. It certainly has been a crazy month! First our trip to Walt Disney World then home for four days and then to visit my parents in North Carolina. We arrived home for about 20 minutes and then I had to drop her off at work. I needed to get a…

Spring Sugar Cookie Bars


Being with my family I am not cooking much at all this week but here are some cookies we made. This is the recipe that I used for the St. Patrick’s Day cookies (click for link to original recipe) only with Spring colors. I love the addition of the sprinkles into the batter to add…

Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken


Now that we are home, easy meals are at the top of my list. We still have lots of laundry, cleaning, and tons of catching up to do. Meals are the last thing I want to be fussing over. This recipe is one I have seen on-line several times but never could quite commit to…

Eating While Traveling


Even while traveling I still try to keep eating at drive thrus to a minimum. I try to keep it to about once a day if possible but some traveling days that just doesn’t work. The second day of our trip was the day of the Atlanta road/bridge collapse and we had to make a…

Simple Moo Shu Chicken


I live in a very rural area. I was reminded how rural this area is when I went to the grocery store and saw these two sauntering across the parking lot. I am used to seeing wild turkeys outside the school and near the church where I play handbells but not in front of the…

Chicken Divan II


One of the new items for my blog this year is going back and re-visiting some of my earlier recipes and making them again to see how the recipes stand up now and if I would change anything about them today. My first Chicken Divan post on July 12, 2014, (click for link to original…

Blending In and Letting Go


This what I am doing this morning. My daughter is on her final college tour before she starts to make her decisions. This school is at the bottom of her list of choices right now but we all felt she needed to take the tour and see how it felt for her. So, I let…