Taco Hot Dogs


This was a fun meal that turned out much better than I thought it would.  A few weeks ago our local grocery store had a sale on all beef hot dogs.  So, of course I bought four packages (won’t be on sale again for 4-6 weeks!).  Then I had to think of ways to make…

Chicago Style Hot Dogs


I guess this is the perfect meal since I am heading today to the Disney Social Media Moms – On the Road even in Chicago today.  I am so excited yet feeling like a guppy in a huge ocean.  I LOVE Disney and will be spending this summer combining this blog with my Earning My…

Taco Pizza


Gahhhh!  It’s been one of those days.  My computer has refused to connect to the internet until now.  Our whole house is wireless, which I love sometimes.  But, then there are days like these when it all goes fzzzzt.  Ugh! So, I am just getting around to posting – in between picking up a child…

Slow Cooker Pork and Tomato Stew


This is another attempt to add more vegetables to our meals.  I took out pork loin boneless chops the other day and when I went to search for a recipe nothing was particularly inspiring to me.  That my children will tell you is dangerous as it means I will start creating something on my own….

Creamy Taco Soup


I have a feeling I am going to be making lots of soups and casseroles until after Christmas.  Time seems to be slipping away from me. I am thankful that I had almost all my Christmas shopping done before Thanksgiving.  I like to have it all done and wrapped by December 1st so I can…

Slow Cooker Hungarian Goulash


My slow cooker has been working over time lately.  I love that I can put a bunch of stuff in it early in the morning and then not have to think about dinner until I come home or I am getting the kids ready for our to go meals. I found this recipe on Pinterest…

Ravioli Casserole


Time seems to be slipping away lately.  I need to stretch the 24 hour days into 30.  But, since I don’t think that is going to happen I need to work smarter not harder. So, to that this uses frozen ravioli with a homemade sauce.  Yes, you can used jarred sauce or whatever you like…

Stove-Top Tamale Pie Skillet Dinner


School starts next week and the weather has definitely been cooler here lately.  I sat looking out the window before dinner last night and noticed that the leaves of the Elm tree outside our house are just starting to turn.  I can’t believe that the kids have been on summer vacation for 11 weeks. As…

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…

Cheeseburger Frittata


As we are finishing eating out of our pantry, refrigerator and freezer to clean them all out it is getting harder and harder to come up with meals.  The only thing I am buying is a few fresh fruits and vegetables and dairy.  Other than that ingredients must all come  from staples found in my…

Tater Tot Taco Casserole


So lately dinner has been taking a “surprise” meat, I didn’t label anything in the freezer (oops) and we are in the process of cleaning out the freezer and pantry by eating only from them for a few weeks, no new groceries except for fresh fruits, vegetables, eggs and milk; then opening it the next…

Meatball Mediterranean Pitas


I love quick easy meals and this is one of them that my kids love. Pre-made frozen meatballs, small appetizer size, cooked according to package directions.  After they are fully warmed I cut them in half to make them even easier to use. Naan Garlic bread slightly warmed.  YUMMY! Diced tomatoes, onions and feta cheese…