Reuben Style Hawaiian Slider Sandwiches


I was shopping for a few items the other day and I saw a package of the Kings Hawaiian Rolls my kids love so much on the shelf. But, then I saw hot dog and hamburger rolls next to them! Did you hear the heavens open up and start singing? We love these rolls and…

Hot Ham and Cheese Sliders on Hawaiian Rolls


A sure way to tell that summer is on the way in these parts? The fountains are back on! Of course it has been in the 40s and low 50s and I don’t think many people are going to be running through them very soon but they are on and that means tourists are on…

Meatball Subs


I am in a comfort food mode if you can’t see it by looking at my last few posts.  I seek out the creamy, savory, flavorful meals I remember from being a kid or that make me feel warm and good inside.  I know food can’t solve everything but right now, it is okay. Sometimes…

Seafood Salad


Let’s get this out-of-the-way first. I grew up with “imitation” crab meat. I don’t think I ever tasted real crab or lobster until I was well into my 20s. It was just what we had. Now, I know there is this thing about real crab versus imitation crab. I get it. Real crab is delicious….

Muffaletta


This would make an outstanding addition to a Super Bowl Party! It can be made the morning of the party or the night before and it’s ready to go when the party starts! My kids wanted to try “authentic” food from New Orleans.  Every so often my children decide they want to try food from…

Shrimp Po-Boys


We have been eating quite a bit of shrimp and fish lately. Still trying to stick to the mostly vegetarian diet while still eating fish and seafood, and dairy. I noticed today our milk consumption is slowly dropping as I am sure our cheese consumption will slowly start to go down to as we slowly…

Make Your Own Subs – What We Have When We Have No Time for Dinner


My kids say I am cheap. I prefer frugal. Cheap implies scrimping beyond comfort levels that I will not cross. I have read stories of people separating 2 ply toilet paper into two rolls to save money or stuffing their pockets with ketchup, soy packets, salt and pepper when they visit restaurants. No, I will…

Grilled Cheese with Pulled Pork


I have one child that is all about creativity, dance and emotion. I have a child who is a concrete thinker driven by facts, logic and little emotion. I am trying to help each child find the balance to their strengths. It is difficult at times. We don’t like to do things that are difficult…

Simple Pan Fried Chicken Sandwich


There are days that dinner needs to be simple and on the table quickly. This was one of those nights. We spent the evening at the beach and were sitting down to dinner at 9:00 pm. This meal took 15 minutes to put together. We could have gone to a Drive Through for chicken sandwiches…

Chicken Salad Sandwiches


Now that my children are home and starting to adjust back to real life I have to tell you how much I love their camp. We have been planning for two years, since my daughter first went to Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, that we would send both children at the same time when our…

Patty Melts


My family was thrilled when I came home with 3 pounds of ground beef recently.  We have been eating so much pork that when I saw this on sale I couldn’t let it go. I mixed all three pounds of ground beef with spices to make two meals.  The first, dish that we had last…

Pesto Meatball Sandwiches


We spent the weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for two Feises.  Milwaukee has become our go to city, even more than Chicago.  It is a three and a half hour drive, more with all the construction, but we still love it and are having a great time exploring different areas each time we go. We discovered…