Kielbasa, Rice, and Broccoli Skillet Dinner


Happy Labor Day! School is starting tomorrow. We are spending the day getting ready and having a small family picnic. The weather the last few days has been cool but of course the weather predicted for the first day of school? High 80s! At least it is not rain predicted like usual. So, we are…

Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Skillet


  I love the meals where you cook everything in one pan. The beef and pasta cook all together so the pasta is infused with tons of flavor from the spices and beef stock. I am not a huge pasta fan but when it is cooked like this I love it! Verdict: You need to…

Simple Dirty Rice


Now this isn’t the typical dirty rice that you think of when you think of dirty rice. My family is NOT a fan of Cajun spices so I made it in a way we would like. Do the same for your family. If they like Cajun spices add some to the dish if not what…

Cheesy Pasta Skillet Dinner


  Sometimes a big pot of pasta and sauce covered with gooey, stringy cheese is just what is needed. We don’t eat tons of pasta and sauce especially during the summer but we really wanted that comfort homey meal. Verdict: I loved that I could make this meal in one pan! Clean up is super…

One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


We are in the creamy, comfort food mode right now. Chicken Enchilada Verde the other night and One Pan Sour Cream Chicken Enchilada last night. Our life is out of control right now. It seems all I am doing is getting in a car and dropping one person off and running the the next spot…

Pork Medallions Piccata


We are still working our way through the freezer in “No Buy January.” That means quite a few larger cuts of meat that I am finding. I am cutting them down to make smaller cuts such as the pork loin that I bought on sale a month or two ago for $1.59 a pound is…

Chicken with French Onion Soup Gravy and a Plea for Kindness


I had this post all ready to go when something happened. I thought it over for awhile and decided I needed to take a moment to respond. This is my blog. Hence I choose what is appropriate or inappropriate based on my opinions. I like healthy, productive discussions but above all I expect myself and…

Clinton Kelly Inspired Chicken Thigh Osso Buco


I can tell winter is on its way in when I see the sand/snow fences up at the beach. This is always a very sad sight for me because I know what is coming far too soon. The past two Halloween nights we have had snow or cold, icy rain. With Halloween only 3 weeks…

Old Fashioned Skillet Potatoes and Kielbasa


There are times you have to make due with what you have on hand. We are still trying to be frugal as we still have half a month left before payday and there is still so much we want to do before school starts. And there are all those pesky things you have to buy…

Barbecue Chicken Pasta Skillet


Well, Spring break is finally over. It was definitely a weird week weather wise. All week we had snow on and off and temperatures hovering in the 30s. Saturday on a trip to Grand Rapids we actually drove through a white-out. April 9th and I am driving in a white-out. Thankfully, we made it there…

My Favorite Words and Simple Swedish Meatballs


When we were little my brother used to have a list of words that would just make him giggle if he heard them.  Cadet, trousers, pineapple…  I never really understood it.  I knew there were words I didn’t like to use but nothing that I thought was overly funny or wonderful about any word. I…

Creamy Italian Sausage Skillet Dinner and A WDW Invitation


Things have been hectic around our house.  Now, they are about to get a bit more crazy.  On Friday, I received an invitation to attend the Disney Social Media Moms Conference in Walt Disney World!  I am over the moon excited.  I never thought I would see that email.  I was hoping to use this…