Stuffed Shells

Our flower beds remind us of passing time and the care we take to watch them blossom and grow. My wife spends at least an hour day in her gardens weeding, watering, and feeding the plants. But, sometimes something happens and the plants don’t grow or bloom despite how we tend to them. We were…

Balsamic Crispy Chicken Flatbread

We are needing simple go to meals right now as we are preparing for lots of upcoming events in our lives. All good, but just super busy. To try and keep up from eating out so much I am using items we have on hand at home or things I can easily pick-up at our…

Simple Bisquik Beer Fish Fry

I made these yummy Crispy Roasted Potatoes (click for link to recipe) and needed something to serve with them. I had been cleaning out my pantry cupboard, I do this about 2 times a year so that I don’t lose ingredients. I hate having to throw food out so I try to clean up my…

Tangy Grilled Shrimp

When it is warm and I don’t know what to cook it seems like shrimp is my go to. I can put it in a bowl to marinate early in the afternoon and by dinner time it is ready to cook after being in the delicious sauce. Grilling the takes no time. In this meal…

Bacon Chicken Bites

Graduation, Senior Car Parade, and Baccalaureate are all this week. We are so close to being done. As much as I don’t want it to all end we are all now ready for this. It seems to drag on for weeks and gets so tiring. We even decided to do our son’s graduation party in…

5 Old-Fashioned Comfort Dinners

Most of our favorite comfort meals are from the 1960s-1970s era. Casseroles and slow cooker meals are first in our mind when we are looking for comforting meals. Sloppy Joe with cornbread or creamy tortellini? They are here. Ham and Cheese Tortellini (click for link to recipe) A semi-homemade dinner can help get dinner on…

Homemade Italian Hamburger Helper

As things are really busy now I need simple dinners. Things that pull together quickly and can be eaten in shifts if needed. The other night my daughter had dance and my son had a ceremony at school so we needed things that could heat up easily and be on the table in about 30…

Egg and Kielbasa Breakfast Tacos

Happy birthday to my big guy! He’s been a Disney kid through and through. From nose kisses for Pooh to harnessing the force in Galaxy’s Edge he is always up for a Disney adventure. For his birthday he gets his second Covid shot and one step closer to graduation, prom, and senior party. He gets…

Simple Fluffy Omelets

You know I love breakfast for dinner! Nothing is more simple than eggs. I love a good fluffy omelet and you can make endless combinations of ingredients. Greek? Feta, spinach, and maybe a touch of roasted red peppers. Italian? Tomatoes, garlic, oregano, and Italian sausage. Or the simple ham, cheese and onion that is my…

Beef Stronganoff

I am in a comfort food mood lately. With all the changes coming up in our life comfort food will be on the menu the next few weeks. This dish reminds me of being a kid back in my mother’s kitchen. I had to make it with the canned soup because that is what I…

5 Recipes for “Snacky” Dinners

We love snacky dinners. Little bites of several dishes or dips and veggies are always fun to eat and easy to prepare ahead of time so that you can eat when you want. We sometimes plan a game night or movie night around these dinners to make them even more fun! Garlic Shrimp Dip (click…

Tired of Plain Old Hot Dogs? 5 Tasty Toppings to Try!

My family rarely eats hot dogs. When they do they want more than relish, mustard, and sometimes onions on them. They want tons of flavors and options for their hot dogs. Here are some of our favorites: Chicago Stye Hot Dogs (click for link to recipe) Before moving 90 minutes from Chicago I had never…