Salsa Chicken


I think this is one of the easiest dinners I have made in a long time.¬† Meetings, tax season (corporate extensions), school, and music classes are all keeping us running in different directions so we are adding more simple meals every day. Add a green side salad to this meal and you are ready in…

Onion Salad Burger


What is a super simple meal that you can customize in so many ways to make a new dish each time you serve it? Hamburgers! Don’t stick to just the American cheese, lettuce, onion, and tomato. Mix it up and try all different things on it. This burger was built because we didn’t want to…

French Onion Chicken


Are you looking for lots of simple dinners this month? Stay tuned here because there are going to be lots of easy meals with TONS of flavor coming up in addition to dips, appetizers, and lots of cookies! I am trying to make the most of our limited free time so dinners are important to…

A Delicious Trip to Louisville, Kentucky


I fully intended to post this yesterday but I was so tired after the weekend. I couldn’t even get it done. The Mid_America Oireachtas was this past weekend. We left on Thanksgiving morning to travel to Louisville, Kentucky. The Irish Dance Regionals are held each year over the weekend immediately following Thanksgiving. Imagine thousands of…

Thanksgiving Leftovers?


The Thanksgiving Day leftovers are always the best part! I am always cooking extra of everything so that we can have another full meal, plus extra for making some new meals. The second or third¬†day we are looking for ways to use up those last little bits (or in the case of Green Bean Casserole…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Hoping that today you are surrounded by those you love! May your day bring smiles all around! Happy Thanksgiving!

Apple Pancakes


As we get closer to Thanksgiving I am trying to keep dinner easy and lighter. These pancakes are simple and let me keep planning and cleaning for the holidays. We will be gone over Thanksgiving. My daughter is dancing in Oireachtas (o-ROCK-tus) Irish dance regionals in Kentucky so we will be traveling on Thanksgiving day….

Italian Skillet Dinner


Life continues on. My son was Maurice, Belle’s father, in “Beauty and the Beast” recently. He loves acting and musicals. With his autism he studies people endlessly to understand their motives, vocal inflections, and emotions. This has helped him be a fairly good actor. Comedy especially comes easy to him. He doesn’t understand that even…

Skillet Sausage and Sauerkraut


Weather has been up and down the last week or so. Much of Lake Michigan has been losing shoreline as the waves have been brutal. The high water combined with the pounding waves have done tons of damage up and down the coast. You can see quite a bit of debris that has been thrown…

Semi Homemade Chicken and Gravy


I am back (I hope!) for awhile. I got my computer back. It was just far too difficult to post on my phone and tablet. It was so frustrating that I decided a break was needed. Thank you for sticking with me! I am into this idea of semi homemade right now. I go through…

Top 5 Thanksgiving Recipes on “What’s for Dinner Mom’s?”


Halloween is over and it is now time to think about Thanksgiving! I love Thanksgiving and all the food. Even though we don’t celebrate with a traditional meal on Thanksgiving day (we travel for Mid-America Oireachtas, Irish dance regionals in Kentucky) we will be together eating appetizers somewhere enroute. It is about being together more…

Crispy Honey BBQ Chicken Bites


We are always looking for ways to make simple meals that are a bit different to add a little bit of something to our everyday dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breast cut into bites and tenders and am always trying different ways to cook them or top them. These would be great…