Meatball Ravioli Soup (aka Stone Soup)


Both of my children loved the story “Stone Soup” when they were little. It is a story about making the most delicious soup from nothing more than water and a stone. ┬áThe man convinces everyone in the town to bring whatever they have to add to the soup and in the end he ends up…

My Story of Growing Fearless Eaters


I had a couple of comments and questions recently about my children. Some of them were envious and mentioned that their children would never eat most of what I serve my family. Believe me it wasn’t always like this. It took years and lots of persistence on my part in helping them get to this…

Vegetable Lasagna


I made this beautiful sauce the other day. I used it to make lasagna. It was great because I made the dish last night (boiled the noodles and assembled the dish) the covered it and put it in the refrigerator for dinner the next night. Tuesdays are one of our most crazy days though Wednesday…

Chicken Spiedies


*I receive no compensation or any free products for my review of this item. ┬áThe product was purchased by me solely for the review of this product. These are my own thoughts and opinions and should be read as such. Spiedies are a sandwich from the Binghamton area of New York. Though the sandwiches are…

Storing Fruits and Vegetables to Last Longer


Picture from joesmithfarms.com Fruits and vegetables are not cheap. Every time I find the limp celery that I planned on using the last stalks of for soup or the moldy peaches stuck in the back of my fruit and vegetable drawers I see dollar signs floating away. How do I store them AND use them…

Creamy Chicken Noodle Casserole (No Canned Soup Recipe)


Last night was definitely a comfort food night. Even though summer is just a few weeks away the temperatures have dropped just a bit and there was a slight breeze. It was still nice out but it almost had a fall feel to the day. This was the first night we were all home together…

Balsamic Chicken with Roasted Vegetables


My son also had Science Olympiad in the middle of all the Irish dancing my daughter did this week. His middle school team came in first in Regionals so they will be heading States at the end of April. He was so very excited. This is their Scrambler car. They have been working on it…

Tater Tot Breakfast Casserole


We were working with one car this past week. In a larger city it wouldn’t be so bad. Buses, taxis, even friends would be able to help us. But after our car was towed Monday night were still waiting for them to fix/replace the fuel pump on Friday. Really, it takes this long? But, in…

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…

Asian Garlic Tofu Stir Fry over Chow Mein Noodles


I am just learning to cook with tofu. My son hates the taste of soy but I thought if I could mask it enough he may change his mind. He also does not care for the mushy texture so I bought extra firm tofu hoping that it would hold up enough for him to like….

Tuscan Roasted Vegetables over Spaghetti


I realized the other night I was avoiding unfamiliar vegetables over my fear of them being mushy and bland. I need texture and I need flavor. Lots and lots of savory flavors. We are still working on balancing the fact that some want to have meat and making sure everyone is getting what they need….

Tortellini Pasta Salad


School is coming to end soon. One week from Friday is the last day of school. For me it cannot come soon enough! I am one of those parents who LOVE having my kids home. Hopefully this summer will be filled with beach days, cook outs and lots of fun adventures. We are already planning…