Chicken Zucchini Bake


I’ve been looking for ways to get my family to eat vegetables. I sneak them in by adding the pulp from the juicer to things like spaghetti and casseroles and I try things like these veggie addins.

Black Bean Brownies


I’ve been searching for a really good brownie recipe that uses black beans. Every one I’ve tried had my family complaining about the taste. Finally, I found one they enjoy.

That First Holiday


After my dad died, someone told me that “that first holiday will be really rough, so prepare yourself for it.” “That first holiday” after he died was Thanksgiving, as it turned out, and was made even harder because many times his birthday fell on that day. The holiday is forever tied with thoughts of birthday [...]

Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons


This past Sunday I almost missed the Packer game. Thought it was on at night (which the schedule said it was) and instead it was on in the afternoon. Just on a whim, we checked to see what station and noticed it was on in about fifteen minutes.

Cucumber Sandwiches

I’m continuing with the Downton Abbey obsession by sharing my recipe for cucumber sandwiches.

Downton Abbey Apple Charlotte

Like many of you, I’ve been eagerly awaiting the return of Downton Abbey, and was rewarded last night in a spectacular Season 3 start. Lucky for me, I’m not the only one I know who enjoys it. DH loves it too, so we decided to do a “Downton Abbey feast” last night to eat while [...]

Hamburger Soup

There are certain recipes which every household home seems to have. Things like ham and potato soup or chicken noodle have probably been handed down from one person to another over and over. Another recipe like this is hamburger soup.

Blueberry Muffins

One thing the people in my life absolutely love (and sometimes, beg for) are blueberry muffins. I wish I could take credit for this, but I can’t. The reason for it is that I have a really great recipe. That’s all. (That’s the secret to being a fabulous cook, for those of you kitchen novices. [...]

Crockpot Tuna Casserole

I’ll admit that I never liked tuna, or anything that tuna was in (like tuna casserole) until I got married. My family, hubby especially, really loves it. Go figure. So I learned how to make it for that reason.