Grilled Turkey


This is a first for us. I called this the summer of grilling and we are going all in. In cleaning out our freezer this month we still had a turkey that we bought on sale at Thanksgiving (really cheap – we buy 3 or 4 to use during the year). So, we decided to…

Huli Huli Chicken


Huli Huli Chicken is a Hawaiian dish. Huli means “turn” in Hawaiian and refers to the way the chicken is cooked. It is usually cooked between two large racks that are constantly flipped to get a good char and lots of surface cooking. I don’t have two large racks to cook on my grill but…

Chicken Salad – No Buy June


One of the things we do twice each year is a no buy month. What I mean is we try to eat solely out of what we have on hand only grocery shopping for a few fresh items once a week. We need to clean out our freezers (refrigerator freezer and chest freezer). With all…

Tonga Toast


As many of you know my family loves Walt Disney World and well, anything Disney. We make annual trips to Disney and I loved it so much I finally became a travel agent specializing in Disney and Universal Studios. I love planning trips. We are foodies and the highlight for our family isn’t just the…

7 Summer Salads


With Summer days just around the corner it is time to begin thinking of picnics, barbecues, and lighter summer meals. Salads are a great addition to any meal or in place of a meal with all the great summer produce that is out. Here are 7 of our favorite salads. Give one or all of…

Lazy Lasagna or Ravioli Lasagna Bake


Day 79 – Well, my house is the cleanest it has been in a long time. We are now going through closests, drawers, and all those little nooks and crannies that hide things and sorting everything out. I had planned on doing this the first week of “Stay Home. Stay Safe.” but the best laid…

Twice Baked Ham and Cheese Potatoes with Fried Eggs


Day 53 – Looking at the report in “The New York Times” the other day about how deaths are projected by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) to be possibly double by June 1st and that cases of Covid-19 are still going up made me incredibly sad. It was one of those days where I…

Caramelized Onion, Feta, and Spinach Pizza


Day 44 –  My daughter had her graduation ceremony for community college yesterday. It was held virtually. She was so proud of herself because she has always struggled in school but she graduated with honors AND Phi Theta Kappa distinction. She would have had cords and she was so looking forward to this. We made…

Breakfast Sausage Egg Squares


Day 39 – As states are talking about ending shelter-in-place rules do you have a line when you know it will be safe for your family to go out? We are talking as a family that even if our state ends shelter-in-place in a week we will not. I am not comfortable yet sending out…

Best Salmon Patties


Day 38 – What is something that you miss from the shelter-in-place if you have it in your area? Mine is going to the grocery store. I love making al different kinds of meals and if I was missing something I could run up to the store (or send my daughter) for a quick one…

Jamaican Beef Stew


Day 32 – It has now been more than a month we have been doing shelter-in-place. School just started back up for my son. They haven’t officially been meeting for over a month and he will be taking his Advanced Placement (AP) tests in May. EEK! He has 3 to take this year. He should…

Vietnamese Pork Chops


Day 31 –  All of this shelter-in-place is starting to feel, well, normal. Some days it seems like this is the way it has always been and always will be.  And other days it seems like this has just been a horrible dream. Today is a good day for me. I am beginning to see…