Slow Cooker Soy-Ginger Drumsticks


This is Kitty. The flood of news has me on hyper alert lately and I have been so very anxious that I am trying to avoid some of the news for the next day or two. So, I am posting pictures of kitties on Facebook right now to balance the flood of news I am…

Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops


It is Spring Break here and we are trying to make the most of it. Lots of Spring cleaning going on even though it feels like February instead of April. I want to get all the windows open but not quite time yet. So, we are washing walls, baseboards and cleaning out all the cupboards…

Easy Chicken and Broccoli


Standing in the kitchen at 6:00 pm with a pound and a half of raw chicken is not a fun place to be when your family is hungry. That is where I found myself the other night. I was looking through my menu options, I make a month of menus to cut down on those…

Japanese Balsamic Chicken – Sharing Family History


As we come to the end of another school year we are making plans for all the trips and Feises we want to make this summer. So, that mean also looking at the budget. We LOVE food but not at the expense of our adventures. So, I am trying to still keep our game going…

World’s Best Steak Marinade


We are a family of carnivores.  A few times we have tried going vegetarian or semi-vegetarian but the smell of a really good steak cooking always seems to lure us back.  Even my mostly vegetarian daughter can’t resist a good steak.  The other night when I made a comment about my daughter being mostly vegetarian…

Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry


It’s almost Christmas and I am still trying to keep our food budget from breaking the bank this month.  I am trying to save money to use towards nice Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunch and dinners. I still need to buy wine and meat for those meals and don’t want to dip into the…

Chicken and Broccoli


I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We spent the day just the way we intended.  We watched the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade for the first time in 3-4 years.  We played Scattergories and laughed until our sides hurt.  We napped.  We made a simple dinner, together.  We truly enjoyed just the four of us…

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast: Cook Once, Eat Twice!


I had a beautiful pork roast to cook the other night.  It was a To-Go meal night and I had two meeting to attend before getting everyone in the car to go to dance classes.  I needed something super easy and flavorful.  I found the recipe for a Pork Roast Supper at Muffy Martini.com that…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Roast


Yes, another slow cooker day for me.  I am so glad I did this too.  Today was a struggle with school day for both of my children.  So, I spent most of the day on the phone, e-mailing and trouble shooting computer issues.  By the time 4:00 pm rolled around and we needed to leave…

Korean Ground Beef over Chinese Noodles


Finding new things to make with ground beef is becoming tougher and tougher.  I am substituting it in as many dishes as I can.  I found a great sale this week on lean ground beef for $2.87 a pound.  I bought every package I could find.  I hate paying over $3.00 a pound for meat…

Tofu Pad Thai


I am still learning how to cook with tofu.  This is only my second attempt.  I am hoping to branch out more and more with the different flavors that I can blend it into.  I am thankful that my kids are up for anything. I can see my family starting to slowly embrace more meatless…

Spicy Asian Pork Chops


This was another simple meal for us.  I started cooking the rice as soon as I put the pork on to cook and everything came out at just about the same time.  Start to finish from when I started cooking the meal was about 30-35 minutes.  Love these quick easy meal. Verdict: This was a…