Blueberry Crumble Pie


Last week a friend gave us a 5 pound bag of frozen blueberries. I was tempted to let them sit until winter since we are so enjoying lots of fresh blueberries right now. But with only an above-the-fridge freezer that I like to keep full with meals, I realized that probably wasn’t the most prudent … Read more

Bronto Burgers


We love grilled food. Unfortunately, we don’t have a grill and my husband is not one of those guys that has the thrill to grill. So we make our “grilled” foods indoors. Sometimes we use a small George Foreman grill, but usually I just rely on the stove top or oven. So today, in an … Read more

Taco Mac –


I really like one dish skillet meals. They’re easy, quick and yummy. And they remind me of those Hamburger Helper meals I used to love back in the day. (Yes, I’ve come a long way in the kitchen.) I used to make dishes like this by boiling the noodles separately. Then I gleaned some wisdom … Read more

Stolen Moments Menu Planning


Maybe this post isn’t for you. Maybe it’s for your sister though. (And it still could be for you too!) I have been menu planning for over a decade now. Initially, I did it out of necessity. If I wasn’t careful in planning meals and grocery expenses, we’d be out of food by the end … Read more

Barbecue Sausage


Super yummy…super simple…super summery. That best sums up this dish. It’s versatile enough that it can be made on the grill, stovetop or in the oven. I use a homemade barbecue sauce whenever I make anything with barbecue sauce. It is so easy to throw together and I always have the ingredients on hand. Plus, … Read more

Chicken Pesto & Couscous Salad


In my never ending quest to add to my cold-salad-for-summertime-dinner repotoire, I decided to play around with my homemade pesto and see what I could come up with. I’m so glad I did and now we have a great new addition to our regular routine.  Eric and the kids thought this was delicious too, so … Read more

Basic Pesto


I love pesto! It is so simple, versatile and full of flavor. I rely on it alot in the summer because it’s meant to be served cold or at room temperature. There seems to be endless ways to use pesto. It definitely works for me!   Because of this love of pesto I have, I’ve … Read more

Sausage & Sauerkraut Skillet Dinner


Growing up, I believed everyone had a deep and abiding love for sauerkraut like I did. (I guess it’s kind of a given when you’re raised in a Polish family.) It wasn’t until much later in life, namely when it came to my own kids, that I realized sauerkraut was definitely an acquired taste. So, … Read more

Loaded Banana Oatmeal Cookies


These cookies are perfect when you have some ripe bananas to use up and aren’t in the mood for the more traditional bread or muffins. They’re also nice to have on hand in the freezer. You can freeze both the dough and the cookies with good results. This recipe produces cookies with a more cake-y … Read more

Pork Fried Rice


Earlier this week, I made a teriyaki-marinated pork tenderloin for dinner. It had been marinating all day and I put it in the oven shortly before dinner. For whatever reason, maybe because I put it in too late or because I didn’t have the oven turned up high enough, the pork wasn’t ready when the … Read more