Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze


This was another of the dishes that I made for my mother while we were there. I have decided that I need to try and make at least one dish a week that will help her with ideas for eating on her Mediterranean diet. They may not be purely foods from her diet but at…

Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Kale and Spinach


Things are a bit hectic this week. My daughter left for camp yesterday. I took her up and dropped her off. It was a bit bitter-sweet as I realized that this would probably be her last summer at this camp (even thought she could attend one more season after her senior year) but I know…

Smoked Sausage and Bean Slow Cooker Soup


Another slow cooker day! I am trying to get my freezer cleaned out again this month as two weekends away and one birthday already this month have put a dent in our cash flow.  Tonight is my daughter’s birthday party and next week is her actual birthday. So, we are trying to limit our spending…

Refrigerator Spaghetti


Sometimes I need a quick meal on the table in under 30 minutes. This is it! The kids had lessons and needed to eat before we left for the night. Both of them were hungry and wanted food. I need to have a dish that is easy to put together and they will be happy…

Spaghetti with Garlic, Parmesan, Broccoli and Wilted Spinach


My 12 year-old son suddenly decided last week to become a vegetarian. I thought it would be like all his other ideas and last about 24 hours and then be forgotten. I was wrong. He wrote up a contract with himself that for now he will eat eggs, dairy, and seafood while getting used to…

Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini


I LOVE my slow cooker.  I use it as much as possible and am always scouring the web for new recipes.  This recipe is a mixture of several different recipes.  I wanted something creamy but not soup, which was most of the slow cooker recipes using tortellini, and no meat. So, I tried this.  It…

Ham, Wild Rice and Spinach Casserole


Still trying to clean out the 2 freezers and pantry by instituting a No Buy Month.  I have a bunch of ingredients to make things but finding new ways to combine things is getting tougher. This is another version of a recipe I made about a week ago.  I had leftover ham in the freezer…

Tilapia over Wild Rice and Spinach Casserole


This recipe started as a Creamy Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Casserole from Womansday.com.  As you can see from the title I did not use chicken because in the process of trying to clean out my freezer and pantry by instituting a personal No Buy Month I had no chicken in the house.  I always have…

Marinated Steak over Green Salad


So this all started because I saw a recipe on Pinterest for the Best Steak Marinade in Existence.  You know I had to try it.  “The Best?”  Really? So, I made steak one night.  Used the recipe from PlainChicken.com for the Best Steak Marinade in Existence. It was REALLY good.  My kids ate it up…

Greek Cheeseburgers


  My family loves the flavors of spinach, feta and garlic so I came up with my version of a “Greek” cheeseburger.  They love these and it makes me feel good that I am serving them spinach they will eat. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb. ground beef 2/3 cup of feta cheese 1 box of frozen…

Spinach Lasagna


I finally found a good, cheap soy free spaghetti sauce for my family and that made this dinner all the easier to prepare.  I have a son who is soy sensitive so I usually make my own spaghetti sauce but I was able to find one made with olive oil. Ingredients: 1 box of lasagna…