Cream Cheese Noodles


I have loved this simple dish since I was a little girl and my mom would make it for me. Now, it is a favorite for lunch with the kiddos in our house. And it remains my ultimate favorite in comfort food. You can make this with any kind of noodles you have on hand … Read more

Homemade Potato Gnocchi


Aside from the fact that I can not properly pronounce Gnocchi, I love them! I mean, we’re talking potatoes and pasta, rolled into one. What’s not to love? It’s every carb-junkie’s dream come true. Homemade gnocchi are surprisingly easy to make. Like a lot of homemade foods, the process is a bit more involved and … Read more

Spicy Sausage Spaghetti


A surprising thing happens when you throw a bunch of food together in a skillet because you think it sounds good. Sometimes, it turns out horrible and you wonder what in the world you were thinking. And then other times, it turns out so good you wonder why you hadn’t thought of it sooner. In … Read more

A Basic Pantry


Observant readers of this blog might notice that many of my recipes use the same ingredients over and over again. That has a lot to do with the way I grocery shop and stock my pantry. I buy the same things again and again each month. This method is a huge time and money saver … Read more

Cheddar Garlic Bread


I tend to go through homemade bread cycles. There are times when I just crave the whole process – from the making to the eating. And then there are those times where the whole idea of baking bread just gets pushed to the side in favor of other things. I really need to get better … Read more

Ground Beef & Barley Soup


We were teased by some Spring-like weather last week only to be shocked back into 40 degree days this week. And although I definitely prefer 40 degrees over 10 degrees, it still feels cold! I’m using that to my advantage though to squeeze in a few more soup nights around our house. With Michigan’s track … Read more

Handheld Breakfast Pies


I mentioned last week that I spent a good portion of a Sunday working on a new idea. It needed a little tweaking before meeting the oh-so-high standards of this family. But, I’m not complaining. I’m actually glad they have high standards. It gives me more confidence when I post my recipes. This recipe is … Read more

Weekend Shopping and Baking


One of our biggest goals every weekend is to spend some time getting prepared for the week ahead. It just makes everything flow better throughout the week. So our Saturday mornings are typically spent getting any cleaning and chores done before we have fun. And Sundays are usually the day I like to get some … Read more

5 Layer Chicken Enchiladas


I love all the endless possibilities of enchiladas and burritos. There are so many options for fillings and overall, they all work great. I rarely make the exact same type more than once. It’s just too fun to play around with them. I thought these 5 Layer Chicken Enchiladas turned out great. They were so … Read more