Grilled Corn on the Cob (in foil)


I cannot believe it is the first week in August already. This time of uncertainty has seemed to last forever and no time at all. Oh, I know it is far from over but as we head into the fall which is my “new year” or time of renewal I have high hopes. Our school…

Grilled Cajun Honey Salmon


We love fish and seafood but do not eat nearly enough of it. No other reason than being in Michigan other than lots of White Fish and Perch there are not a ton of fresh choices around us. We can get some okay cuts at the local grocery store but it is not the fresh…

Top 5 Recipes for July 2020


Ground Beef Enchilada Verde (click for link to recipe) This has been in the top 5 recipes on the blog for several months and it is no wonder why. It is super easy to make with canned enchilada verde (green enchilada sauce) and browned ground beef. Want a dinner done easily? Cook the ground beef…

Anchor Bar (The Original) Buffalo Wings


Having lived in Western New York for almost 20 years we love our Buffalo wings. The problem is that outside of Western New York few wings live up to our standards. The crispiness, the tang of the sauce, the slight but not overpowering heat is the sign of a good medium wing. Verdict: We love…

Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs


We got my daughter’s test back and it was negative! Yeah! She was thrilled. She didn’t think she had it but it is still a bit unnerving knowing that you can have it and be asymptomatic. Now, that she has that down she has also decided to take at least a one semester deferment from…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders


We are still waiting for Covid test results. I think it was easier waiting for our children to be born than it is waiting for these test results. At least then we had the anticipation of something good coming. Right now we are in kind of this limbo. Can we go get groceries on Thursday?…

Amazing Grilled BBQ Meatloaf


So my daughter had her Covid test on Friday. We still have not heard anything as of the time I writing this. I think the waiting is the worst part for her. Every yawn, twinge, or sniffle carries the thought of is this the first sign of getting sick? We are still quarantined until the…

6 Desserts for Picnics


Hershey’s Cocoa Chocolate Layer Cake (click for link to recipe) My favorite cake in the world is a Wegman’s Chocolate Cake. Wegman’s is an north east coast grocery chain. They have a chocolate cake that I have buckled in seat belt for a 10 hour drive half way across the country and had flown on…

Check In Day: 133


We were so careful. We have not gone to eat-in restaurants for months, no parties, only about 5 people we allowed to come over and only because we knew that they were all being careful with masks, social distancing, washing hands, and using hand sanitizer all the time. We weren’t careful enough. My son’s friend…

Crostini Buffet


My family loves these little mini buffets for dinner. It is almost like playing with your food. We had 2 French baguettes leftover that we wanted to use up that were going to be rock hard by the morning so we decided to slice them and toast them for crostini. Then we raided our cupboards…

Grilled Mexican Chicken with Cheese Sauce


I love cheese! Grilled chicken with cheese sauce? Even better. We use this cheese sauce on lots of things – Nachos, warm pretzels, and now chicken. Verdict: This is a delicious warming dish. It felt like a big comfort food hug. My son added lots of hot salsa to the top of his chicken (see…

Grilled Sweet Asian Chili Chicken


We are still in the high 80s and low 90s here. It has been a weird summer in that we live less than a mile from the beach and we haven’t been at all this summer. We are still staying away from most people which means lots of family time. We have always been close…