Grilled Chicken Cordon Bleu


We have found that grilling for us really cuts down on the amount of time it takes to get dinner on the table. I try to have the meat pounded down and marinating (if necessary) early in the morning so that by the time we are all home for dinner it is putting together a…

Swiss Potato Soup


Yesterday I shared a recipe for Zopf bread (Swiss braided bread – click for link to recipe). When we make bread the first thing we want to make to go with it is soup! Hot fresh bread dipped in a creamy soup is pure heaven. So, we went with the Swiss theme and made Swiss…

Grilled Turkey Reubens


One meal that can help get dinner on the table quickly in my house is sandwiches. But, they have to be hearty sandwiches. My family will turn their noses up at anything that they can’t hold in two hands. It has to be packed full of good stuff and flavor for them to consider it…

Reuben Egg Rolls


I blog about our salad bar yesterday and today I am blogging about Reuben Egg Rolls. Sounds weird even to me but we are going to get our first CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share of the year today.  I know some people do not know what a CSA share is. You support a local farm…

Cordon Bleu Pasta


So, a Mommy moment. As part of his Autism my son struggles with vocal issues. He has trouble realizing how loud his voice is, his inflection tends to be very flat and monotone and he has never been able to sing, at all. He could technically “sing” but it wasn’t very good as he couldn’t…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole


The first day back to school after vacation is always tough. We never sleep well and that first day back to work and school is spent in  a kind of haze. My daughter asked me if I heard her brother singing Lion King Jr. songs at 3 am. His auditions are this week and he is so…

Sweet Potato and White Potato Gratin – Thank You ALL!


Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I hit my 500th follower yesterday! It took 2 1/2 years for me to get to 300 followers (I really don’t count my first year of blogging) and only 3-4 more months to get to 500. Thanks to HarsH ReaLiTy and Dream Big, Dream Often (click for links to these blogs)…

Creamy Chicken and Stuffing with State Testing


My daughter had her EXPLORE test this morning.  Because she is in Virtual School we had to drive to a town about 40 minutes away for her to take the test.  This is her first year in Virtual School so it has been a huge learning curve for us.  She was homeschooled in New York…

French Onion Beef Stroganoff


My daughter hates onions.  She hates the smell and will pick them painstakingly out of each and every dish I make if she sees one.  I have learned to finely mince the onions I am adding to most dishes so she can’t even see them.  But, she LOVES French onion soup and onion rings.  She…

Patty Melts


My family was thrilled when I came home with 3 pounds of ground beef recently.  We have been eating so much pork that when I saw this on sale I couldn’t let it go. I mixed all three pounds of ground beef with spices to make two meals.  The first, dish that we had last…

Rachael Ray’s French Onion Soup


My daughter hates onions.  If she seems them in a dish she will painstakingly pick out each and every one of them.  I take care to make sure they are usually finely diced and mixed thoroughly into each dish.  The two exceptions she has are French Onion Soup and Onion Rings.  I have tried to…

Ham and Cheese Pizza with Pesto Crust


I decided to take last week off to maintain my sanity.  Last week was dance camp for my daughter, cello lessons for my son and getting us packed and the house cleaned for a double Feis in Milwaukee this past weekend.  So, life has been crazy but I was able to keep up with cooking…