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…

Ramen Asian Salad – Happy New Year!


I consider my real New Years Day the day my kids go back to school each year. I don’t know why but that has always felt like the beginning of a new year to me ever since I was little. I get very emotional and sentimental around that time of year. So, actually New Years…

Happy Thanksgiving!


Originally posted on What's for Dinner Moms?:
No, my calendar has not lost a few days.  We decided to celebrate with our traditional Thanksgiving dinner a bit ahead of time this year so that when Thanksgiving day rolls around we can spend the day together doing all the things we really are thankful for…

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts


Only one person in my family really loves Brussels Sprouts.  I almost never made them because they usually go to waste.  So, I decided this Thanksgiving to try to find a way to cook Brussels Sprouts so that everyone would eat them. Verdict: This was okay.  They were not the most favorite side dish but…

Roasted Mediterranean Potatoes with Feta Cheese


I am always in need of quick, easy side dishes to go with our meals.  Once the potatoes were diced and in the oven it was 35 minutes until they were ready to go on the table.  It was nice that I could cook the rest of the meal and not have to fuss over…

Marinated Cucumbers and Onions


It has been hot here.  I know hot is a relative term but 85-95 degrees with 85%+ humidity makes us not very hungry at all.  We have gone to the beach 7 of the last 8 days to escape the heat a bit. This is one of our favorite easy summer side dishes.  It is…

Caramelized Green Beans


I hate vegetables.  There I said it.  I admit it.  I eat them as quickly as I possibly can at the beginning of my meal to show my kids that even Mommy eats her vegetables.  But, UGH!  I hate the taste.  Until this recipe.  It is delicious.  I could eat a whole pan of these…