Archive for the ‘Recipes’ Category

Shrimp Florentine Pasta

Summer is finally here.  The weather is amazing, and every weekend I can’t wait to get outside with the kids.  This weekend there’s a carnival, tomorrow we might have to hit the beach, and next week we’re going camping.  I love it! Dinners lately need to be quick & easy.. and healthy.  I’m still trying […]

Chicken Parmesan Burgers

I can’t believe it… my son is now a preschool graduate!  Yep, my little man is headed to Kindergarten!  Of course he has a full summer ahead of him, but Kindergarten in the fall! We’ve been busy around here, hence the lack of posts.  But, I’ve been getting into cooking new recipes more lately.  For […]

Mom’s Lasagna

So many wonderful memories of me and my Mom center around the kitchen, whipping up something together and filling the house with wonderful smells, and lots of laughter.  One of my favorite dishes to help her make was her homemade lasagna.  The story was that she got it from an old Italian woman in Chicago […]

Just like a rib dinner from Carson’s

When my husband and I lived in Chicago, we’d drive to the north side of the city to have a fantastic rib dinner.  They served this cole slaw that was to die for (and I’m not much of a cole slaw fan), cheesy potatoes, and of course a big ol’ slab of ribs that would […]

Simple Chicken Fried Rice

I didn’t want to go to the store.  It was Sunday, and I just didn’t feel like going to the grocery store and not hanging out with my family.  So, I said “forget it” and thought I’d figure out dinner for the next day on the fly. As I searched for recipes online, I came across […]

Caprese Salad Sticks

Appetizers on a stick… what could be easier?  Well the easiest thing is to have your Mother in Law help with skewering… but I do believe that even without a helpful Mother in Law, this is a pretty easy appetizer to whip together.  And, talk about pretty!!!  I think it was just gorgeous.  Both adults […]

Minnie Mouse Cookies

On Saturday, my baby girl turned 1.  We threw a big party and were surrounded by friends and family for her big day.  It was a bittersweet moment for me, I think.  As much as I love this stage … where every day she does something new… it’s also the end of an era.  She […]

Roasted Red Pepper & Goat Cheese Alfredo

I was going to blog my dinner from Wednesday night, but it was inedible.  Seriously.. not a single one of us would eat it.  It was that bad.  Yep, that happens sometimes when trying out recipes.  Some just don’t turn out.  C’est la vie! Now this recipe is the complete opposite of Wednesday’s.  I wanted […]

Honey-Glazed Chicken with Snow Peas

Ok, I know, I’ve been MIA… I have no excuse other than being busy.  By the time I would get dinner on the table, I would forget to get the camera out.  But, I told myself “No More Excuses!” and managed to photograph this one last night.  I love the “Weeknight Cooking” section of Food […]

Mushroom Lasagna

Well we finally got the snow that we’ve been lacking this winter season.  My son is thrilled and looking forward to some sledding.  I, however, am already in “bring me some spring” mode, and could care less about the snow.  That being said, however, I did purchase an abnormally large sled today simply due to […]