Sour Cream Coffee Cake with Crumb Topping


I don’t make desserts or sweets very often. When I do the kids think it is such a special treat. I am not a baker. Cooking and baking are two totally different things. With baking your measurements have to be precise otherwise the science of having a cake raise or hold together as it bakes…

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas


The kids start back to school next week.  It cannot be possible.  I swear we were just celebrating their being home for three months.  For us this was the summer that really wasn’t.  We are used to going to the beach 3-4 days a week and we went to the beach 3-4 times this whole…

Italian Sausage Lasagna Casserole


I tried to get this post finished on Friday before we left for the Detroit Feis.  I didn’t make it.   Between picking my daughter up at a slumber party, physical therapy for her, a grocery store run and bagging all the food before we left at 1:00 pm I didn’t quite make my deadline to…

Chili Fritos Walking Tacos


Chili Fritos Walking Tacos – without toppings This Memorial Day weekend was a busy one in our household.  It was our 18th anniversary.  We always have dreams of spending it in some exotic place or even just having dinner together.  But, we usually end up celebrating similar to the way we did the year our…

Mexican Casserole – Cinco de Mayo


We spent the last weekend in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at two Irish Dance Feis.  We had been once before but only for one night.  This time we spent two nights and had a bit of time to explore.  We ended up at a German Beer Haus that was wonderful.  Long family style tables with great beer…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken with Loaded Tater Tots


Happy Valentine’s Day! From the frying pan into the fire.  We are always busy but on the day after we got home from vacation my daughter had a choir concert.  I needed to have dinner ready to go and be able to serve it to three different people at three different times. We usually don’t…

Swedish Meatball Casserole


I think this year it is a Casserole Christmas.  It seems what is getting me through this Christmas season are casseroles and my slow cooker.  I love that I can just throw things into a pan and it comes out with a delicious dinner. I was searching Pinterest for ground beef recipes when I came…

Nachos with Beef


My kids really wanted to go out to eat.  Being just over a week to Christmas Day the budget cried, “No.”  So, we started to brainstorm about what we could make that would make them feel like they were going out.  They wanted nachos, soda and dessert. I started Googling restaurant style nachos.  Every single…

Creamy Garlic Chicken


I am still making casseroles for dinner.  This one took a bit more effort as I had to boil the chicken first.  I decided to actually boil an extra serving of chicken so that I would have the chicken cooked for the next casserole.  I am trying to plan ahead to keep things as simple…

Beef Stroganoff – Hamburger Helper Style


A few weeks ago they had beef bottom roasts on sale at the grocery store.  I bought three and was going to cut one up for stir fry or stews.  When I started cutting though it I saw that this was going to be futile.  I had a couple handfuls of bits and pieces when…

Chili Cheese Frito Casserole


This dish was a part of a joke in my family.  When anyone celebrates a 40th birthday party in my group of friends we celebrate by throwing them some outrageous “surprise” party.  For one friend who is an English teacher we had bad grammar and spelling everywhere.  Her cake read “Hapee Fourtieth Burfday.”  Another friend…

Country Pork Ribs over Smashed Potatoes


My kids LOVE ribs.  I think they are second choice only to Chinese take-out if we tell them we are eating out.  I have been working on cooking them over the last few months.  The types of sauces, cooking methods and types of ribs are mind-boggling. I have just started trying a bit of this…