Porcupine Meatballs


My husband is a huge meatloaf and meatball fan. On occasion though, he’ll admit that the real reason he loves meatloaf is because it is the perfect vehicle for ketchup. Surprisingly, the kids all feel the same way too now. Our son sometimes even forgoes the “vehicle” all together and eats his ketchup with his … Read more

Easy Creamy Corn


I wanted a quick corn side dish to go with our dinner tonight. We all love our usual skillet corn, but I wanted something with a bit more substance. So I started with the same basic dish and just bulked it up a bit. I turned out so great and we all loved the new … Read more

Butterscotch No-Bake Cookies


I wanted to make a fun snack for my two oldest children for when they got home from school. I wanted something super quick to throw together and easy enough that youngest 2 could help me make it. I thought something of the no-bake variety sounded good. The first two thoughts I had were the … Read more

Mini Meatball & Arugula Soup


I’ve had Italian Wedding soup on several different occasions throughout my life. Each time, I enjoyed the soup but I never considered it a favorite. And I also noticed that there was an ingredient or two that was different with each variation I had. So since I had a batch of mini meatballs on hand … Read more

Garlic Mushroom Chicken


Garlic has got to be one of my favorite pantry staples. It is so easy to throw together even the most basic of dinners as long as there is garlic in the house. In our house, we love just a simple sauce of minced garlic cloves cooked in some olive oil with a little salt … Read more

East Meets West Burgers


I was so excited to make the East Meets West Burgers for the What’s For Dinner Wednesdays hosted by the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. Burgers are not something I make a lot, although my husband loves them! I’ve never really believed that I could make really good, restaurant-style burgers at home since I have no … Read more

Skillet Smoked Sausage & Garbanzo Beans


I love garbanzo beans. Honestly, I think I could eat them every day. In fact, my favorite way to eat salad is a small bit of lettuce, a huge scoop of garbanzo beans and some dressing. YUM! So, I love cooking with them too. There are so many skillet dishes, casseroles or soups that are … Read more

Peach Oatmeal Muffins


We’ve had to do some adjusting with breakfast time around our house since school started. This is the first time ever that we’ve needed to worry about having a quick breakfast that allows Isabelle to get out the door quickly. I’ll admit something I’ve never wanted to admit – 4 out of the 5 school … Read more