Category: Recipes

Easy Breakfast Casserole

This recipe is super easy and fool proof! I made it recently for a Mother’s Day Brunch at my daughter’s house. It takes minutes to prepare and everyone loved it. You can make this basic recipe or add any of your personal favorites. It’s economical and a great make ahead for Christmas morning or even […]

Afternoon Coffee & …

Coffee is my favorite drink and I have several cups a day. I don’t think I’m making it right because it certainly doesn’t perk me up but it does taste good. Around 2 o’clock in the afternoon I become extremely tired. Ready for a nap tired. Naturally I navigate to the coffee maker for a […]

My Mother’s Recipe Box

My mother’s recipe box is one of my keepsakes that is constant and comforting. It is metal, green, old, a bit worn, but full of delicious and comforting food ideas, holiday goodies, and most importantly, my mother’s handwriting. Every time I see one of her hand written recipes, or really anything with her handwriting, I […]

Easy Easter Dinner

I just love it when Easter comes later in the year. The idea of sunshine, warmer temperatures, and spring flowers blooming feel so much more like Easter than cold weather with rain.Warm weather equals warm weather foods and that means salads.  We are a ham family for Easter and I love to serve my favorite […]

St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is one of my favorite holidays and also happens to be my ‘half birthday’ so I feel like I was meant to love it! Every year we decorate and I make Irish food for a family dinner to honor our Irish heritage and enjoy some really delicious food!I decorate early so I […]

Tuscan Chicken

Here is another chicken recipe that we really enjoy. It is flavorful, easy, and cooks in the crock pot, so you can set it up and have dinner ready when you are! You can serve it with pasta, rice, steamed vegetables, or, like us, with spaghetti squash Tuscan Chicken 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut […]

Ranch & Cheddar Stuffed Chicken

Ranch and Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts. 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 packet Hidden Valley Ranch dressing mix 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese paprika Montreal Chicken Seasoning Slice chicken breast along the side, cutting 1/2 to 3/4 of the way through the chicken to make […]


The first snow of the season means it’s a great day for chili! Start it early, let it simmer in the slow cooker, enjoy the aroma, and everyone can eat when they are hungry. This is a basic recipe but today I threw in some great northern beans I had on had to stretch it […]


My daughter and I have been trying to eat a bit better and also trying different recipes. Since she picked up an eggplant the other day we decided to make ratatouille and add the eggplant in with the other ingredients even though it isn’t listed on the original recipe.  If you haven’t made ratatouille before, […]

Parmesan Mayo Chicken

Tonight we are having one of the easiest, moistest, and tastiest chicken dinners ever. It takes minutes to assemble and since both the chicken and veggies cook together in the  oven, it is as simple as you can get. Clean up is super easy as well.  I start the vegetables first since the carrots take […]