Beef on Weck

Since we spent a few weeks in Buffalo/Rochester, NY this summer we got to have all our favorite regional foods. One of the items from the Buffalo area is Beef on Weck, which is short for Beef on a Kimmelweck Roll. A Kimmelweck Roll is a hearty roll topped with coarse salt and caraway seeds….

Grandma’s Ring Shrimp Salad

Do you have one of those dishes in your family that is the stuff of legends? This recipe is one for our family. It is the dish Mom/Grandma/Great-Grandma would bring to picnics and summer holidays. It is the one recipe that makes all of us smile as we remember. It is a super simple salad…

Grilled Reuben Wraps – College Style

With both kids in college we spend quite a bit more time than usual at restaurants. I am still hesitant about eating in so we order out most often. We then “picnic” nearby and enjoy our time together. One of the places we have tried is a local college “joint” that specializes in wraps with…

Classic Baked Ziti

We are beginning to navigate cooking for two. We are marveling at how when we have leftovers they don’t disappear suddenly. We ordered pizza and salad for dinner on Friday and had leftovers while we were watching the game on Sunday. Go Buffalo! We even still had two slices leftover (from an 8 piece pie)…

Saturday Musings #8

Eighteen summers. This is a mantra we repeat often in our house, eighteen summers. That is the number of summers we have with our children before they are leaving for school, jobs, or life. I am lucky I have had all eighteen years. So many of my friends never had eighteen years with their children….

Stuffed Shells

Our flower beds remind us of passing time and the care we take to watch them blossom and grow. My wife spends at least an hour day in her gardens weeding, watering, and feeding the plants. But, sometimes something happens and the plants don’t grow or bloom despite how we tend to them. We were…

Balsamic Crispy Chicken Flatbread

We are needing simple go to meals right now as we are preparing for lots of upcoming events in our lives. All good, but just super busy. To try and keep up from eating out so much I am using items we have on hand at home or things I can easily pick-up at our…

Brown Sugar Pancakes

If you have followed me for any length of time you probably know about my love of breakfast for dinner. I don’t care for breakfast foods for breakfast, brunch maybe, but the smell of cooking bacon or sausage in the morning turns my stomach. But, breakfast for dinner is everything! Simple to make, delicious, hearty,…

Simple Bisquik Beer Fish Fry

I made these yummy Crispy Roasted Potatoes (click for link to recipe) and needed something to serve with them. I had been cleaning out my pantry cupboard, I do this about 2 times a year so that I don’t lose ingredients. I hate having to throw food out so I try to clean up my…

Crispy Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes! Mashed, roasted, fried, or boiled I don’t care I will eat them in any form. Now, another favorite of mine is vinegar – cider vinegar, malt vinegar, or balsamic vinegar, are all my favorites. Combining potatoes AND vinegar now that is perfection to me! Verdict: When making these you have to be…

Our Favorite Summer Salads

Summer officially starts in just a few days on June 20th and lasts until September 22nd. Now is the time for salads and eating outdoors. We love sitting outside when there is a light evening breeze and these salads are some of our favorites to have for dinner. Most of these can be made ahead…

Tangy Grilled Shrimp

When it is warm and I don’t know what to cook it seems like shrimp is my go to. I can put it in a bowl to marinate early in the afternoon and by dinner time it is ready to cook after being in the delicious sauce. Grilling the takes no time. In this meal…