1970s Slow Cooker Chicken and Biscuits


This took me back to being a kid in the 70s. I could almost picture my purple bike with pink sparkle handle bar streamers and a white glitter banana seat parked outside our house. Add a vest, turtleneck, and jeans and I was 6 years old again. I used canned soup for this recipe as…

Slow Cooker Macaroni & Cheese


I am in a strange place lately. I feel like I can’t keep up with everything and yet it is less than half of what I used to do. I think the pressure of the state of the United States (actual or just perceived from social media), a new schedule for schooling, the idea of…

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes


The temps dropped to the low 30s over the weekend. They are back in the high 60s/low 70s during the day but the evenings have that crisp fall feeling that make me look to to the homey, old-fashioned dishes. Spices filling the house with warm scents mean a perfect fall dinner to me. It is…

Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos


So we are easing into this school year thing. My son is actually really funny with clothes this year. He has NEVER in 13 years planned his first day of school outfit before the morning he is going to school. This year we had the fashion show for first day senior year. It is funny…

Top 5 Recipes for August 2020


Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde (click for link to recipe) This recipe has been in the top each month for the past six months. This super simple meal uses canned enchilada verde sauce to cut down on the preparation time. Cook the ground beef ahead of time to make a delicious meal on a busy week…

Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Stuffed Cod and an Anniversary


Day 72: First today is Memorial Day. The day in the United States we honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country. To those who served, are serving, and those who are no longer with us we say, “Thank you for your service.” Second happy anniversary to my…

Jimmy Dean’s Crustless Quiche


Day 68 –  Once a week we have Breakfast for Dinner. It makes my dinner planning easier. Also, breakfast for dinner meals tend to be a bit simpler to make and my family thinks it is fun. Have a bunch of cereal open that you want to get rid of? Make a cereal bar. Place…

Meatloaf: Like Grandma Used to Make


Day 67 – Listening to the CEO of my wife’s company gave us a bit of a pause. She figures there will be more weeks of furlough but he was mentioning 50/50 chance of the US falling into a depression by fall and possible layoffs in the next few months. We knew this was coming…

Dynamite Shrimp with Spicy Sauce


Day 61: As the headlines of meat production being slowed down have hit the news we have been working on eating out of our freezer as much as possible. Time to clean it out for summer fruits and veggies that will be coming in the next few months. In our area the price of meat has…

Croque Monsieur


Day 59 – Wow! The internet is crazy lately. It seems like no one can agree on anything. Open the country. Keep it closed. Wear a mask. Don’t wear a mask. Sheep. Snowflakes. UGH!!! I am trying to avoid the news and most forms of online discussions lately because the fighting is really upsetting to…