Loaded Baked Potato Casserole


You know something is really good when your children are quiet while eating AND then ask for you to make it again as soon as possible! How could something like this not be good – mashed potatoes, sour cream, cheese, bacon? All the horribly good things to eat! Verdict: I will make extra mashed potatoes…

Parmesan Garlic Noodles


This is one of our go to dishes on busy nights or for an easy side dish. It is super simple to make and the entire family loves it. You can make it with as much garlic as your family likes and as much cheese too! My family goes for more garlic and more cheese…

Savory Sweet Potatoes


I have started trying to find new sides for Thanksgiving (and other days of the year!). As many of you may know we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving Day as my daughter has MidWest Oireachtas (regionals) for Irish dance the day after Thanksgiving each year. So, we are traveling on that day. This year the…

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Honey Glaze


Looking for a vegetable side dish for those that dislike vegetables? This may hit the spot! I am not a big vegetable eater and usually push all Brussels sprouts to the side of my plate (or not even put them on my plate if I can get away with it). I think they taste like…

Barbecue Mashed Potatoes


Have you ever just forgotten to post something? I could have sworn I was all done Sunday night and had everything ready to go. Then when I checked my page yesterday there was nothing new. What??? Totally forgot to hit publish to schedule the post. Oops. Well, here is the post now. We are still…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…

Greek Potato Salad


Time for summer salads! I love potato salads but am always looking for new ways to make them. This potato salad is potatoes mixed with Tzatziki which is a favorite in our house. I tend to add MUCH more dill and garlic than is called for in this recipe but I went light on the…

Classic Hellman’s Macaroni Salad


For Mother’s Day I asked my family to spend a day cleaning – without complaining and a picnic dinner. I got both. They did a nice job doing the beginning deep cleaning for Spring. I still need to have them do the windows and baseboards but we are closer to getting it done. The dinner…

Braised Red Cabbage (updated)


If you asked my children the star of this plate was the Braised Red Cabbage (click here for link to original recipe), although the German Meatballs and Spaetzle were good too (click here for link to recipe). There was not a bite left at the end of dinner.¬† They love red cabbage. My house smelled…

Saucy Baked Beans


We call these “German Potato¬† Beans” in our house but I figured it was easier to call them Saucy Baked Beans because someone would argue that there is no such thing as German beans. These have a crisp sweet/tart bite of vinegar that make them delicious! The hint of bacon? Yummy. I love these because…

Caprese Tortellini Salad


A moment of mommy bragging. It seems that the 2 1/2 hour drive to take my son to Latin classes has paid off. He received an award for taking the National Latin exam. He finished in the top 1/3 of all people who take the test. He was worried because he thought he did not…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Potatoes with Feta


Updated: July 6, 2017 I first made this salad almost exactly two years ago. We had guests this week and I wanted to make something different so I went back through my recipes and found this recipe. Everyone loved it once again! I updated the recipe a bit with the spices. I think if my…