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…

Crunchy Chicken Casserole


Well, I guess September is going to be a month of chicken and ground beef dinners.  Just completed our monthly shop (yes, I only shop once a month except for fresh produce and dairy).   This week the best sales were on ground beef and chicken so several packages of each were just frozen. I cooked…

Spaghetti Pie


My family loves Spaghetti Pie but this is not the normal recipe we use.  Being on a strict budget after vacation at the beginning of the month I did not have any ricotta cheese in the house and trying to finish out my “No Buy July” (except for fresh fruits and vegetables) I had to…

Blueberry Pancakes – Trisha Yearwood’s Recipe


We love breakfast for dinner.  I like making breakfast for dinner because it is generally a quick easy meal.  With the heat index on the rise a short time having the stove on makes me much happier the rest of the evening. We are still living on limited resources this month so I had sour…

French Fry Dip – Garlic


I needed something new to add to our dinner tonight and was running out of time to get a “new” dish on the table.   We were having hamburgers with french fries (not at all creative tonight). My kids love French Fries but they are not always my favorite.  I decided to see if I could…

Cheese Quesadillas


After grocery shopping today I had planned on making Pasta with Shrimp in Vodka Sauce.  By 4:30 pm my plans had changed.  When I asked the kids if they would mind if I changed the meal they both answered, “Quesadillas sound so much easier.” I love this meal because it is so simple.  I can…

Cheesy Potato Casserole


This recipe is an adaptation  from Food.com’s Mom’s Cheesy Potato Casserole aka Funeral Potatoes. This recipe originally contained cream of chicken soup but having a gluten-free child we do not use canned soups.  So I just tried it without the soup.  Although it probably wasn’t as “firm” we all thought it tasted good.  I served…