One Pan Smoked Sausage with Peppers and Onions


Simple, simple, simple! This is a great meal to make on a busy night. You can have the peppers, onions, and meat¬† sliced ahead of time so all you have to do is pop it in the oven stir it a few times and pour the balsamic vinegar over the top half way through the…

Mom’s Meatloaf


After a weekend away in Wisconsin my daughter and I were happy to be home. She had another Irish Dance Feis (rhymes with mesh) north of Milwaukee on the coldest and snowiest day of the winter for us so far. We were fortunate to leave early and be able to be ahead of the storm….

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


I love breakfast for dinner at least once a week. It makes a quick easy meal and it doesn’t leave all the good breakfast foods for just the weekend. You can easily make the casserole ingredients ahead – cook the meat, grate the cheese, etc… and assemble it just before baking. Verdict: This is a…

Air Fryer Ground Beef Chimichangas


I told you about my new Air Fryer in my Crispy Buffalo Wing (click for link to recipe) post. The kids and I are having fun trying to figure out things to make in it. The other day I came home and my daughter was so excited because she was making lunch and found out…

Black Pepper Chicken


This is one Chinese dish that I order quite often when we go out to eat. When most people think of Pepper Chicken they think where are the peppers. There are none in this dish. It is celery and onions. My kids were quite confused until I started saying Black Pepper Chicken. Then it made…

Blackened Shrimp Tacos


I love tacos! Basically anything on a tortilla will make me happy. We had a great sale on shrimp shortly before Christmas so I made sure to pick up several pounds of it.¬† As you know I am all about shopping only sales for most of our groceries. I know the bottom price for most…

Revisiting: Sesame Ginger Chicken (June 1, 2017)


I have wanted to go back and revisit some of our older recipes. It is funny that I can ask the kids about a dish we had a year or two ago and they don’t remember it at all. I can show them pictures and tell them about when we had it and what we…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Pork Tacos


Looking for something a bit different after all the turkey or ham of the holidays? I cooked a pork loin in the slow cooker so that we could have simple meals over the next few nights that everyone could just make as they needed. With everyone in and out of the house at different times…

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…

Potato Scramble Bowl with Variations


I hope you can all be a bit patient with me the next few weeks. I knocked my computer off my desk the other day and broke the point where it connects to the charger. So, until I can see if they can fix it I am learning to post on my phone and try…

Philly Cheesesteak Pasta


This weekend we were in Detroit for a family wedding. It was such a wonderful (albeit far too short) time. I haven’t seen some of the family in years so it was nice to catch up with everyone. We ate far too much and far too much rich food so everyone is feeling sort of…

Slow Cooker Stuffed French Toast


  Getting back to using our slow cooker again as the temperatures finally start to drop. It was 39 degrees last night. Still not cold enough to kill all the mosquitos. We are in one of the centers of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in the country. As the lake levels have risen over the last…