Chicken Ratatouille Stew


Making ratatouille has been on my to-do list for months. I originally had planned to make it early in the fall and then things (like life) got in the way. So I kept pushing it back and back until finally I realized I had to just do it! I think part of the reason I … Read more

Ham & Pineapple Casserole


I have fond memories of a pineapple & Ritz cracker casserole that my mom made a few times when I was growing up. I’m not sure what it was about that dish that has stuck in my mind because it wasn’t a frequently made item nor was it a special occasion item. But yet there … Read more

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Chocolate Cherry Cobbler


My husband’s birthday was last month and he requested a cherry cobbler for dessert. As I started making it, I asked him what he would think if I added cocoa powder into my usual topping mixture. He opted out and said he didn’t want an experiment for his birthday dessert. He followed that up by … Read more

The First Bites


You’d think by the fifth baby, the first few bites of actual food wouldn’t be very exciting any more. But it still is…maybe even more so than with the other kids because there were 4 big siblings that just had to be part of the process. They cheered Jill on each step of the way … Read more

Dijon Roasted Potatoes and Broccolini


Broccolini is one vegetable I’d really like to start inculding in more meals around our house. We all really enjoy its flavor and texture and it’s a nice change of pace from our usual vegetable side dishes. When I made this Dijon Roasted Potatoes and Broccolini dish the other night, it was eaten up in … Read more

Shameless Plea

Have you heard of Circle of Moms? They’re a site that’s over 500,000 moms strong and growing everyday. The site is an awesome forum for moms to interact, share tips and basically provide encouragement for one another. Well, they recently selected me as one of their Top 25 Foodie Moms. What an honor! Now here’s … Read more

Hot Chicken Salad Stuffed Bread


As I slightly alluded to yesterday, I kind of like bread. Not surprisingly, the rest of the family does too. So every so often, I like to make a meal that is focused around bread in one form or another. When I was really craving a sandwich the other night, I decided to do just … Read more

Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni


I used to love Rice-A-Roni. I remember eating a lot as a kid and always being excited to see it on the table. Then when I started cooking for my own family, I relied on those boxes of rice fairly frequently. Once my husband and I made the decision to start eating from scratch 95% … Read more

Biscuits with Loaded Eggs & Bacon Gravy


Disclosure: I’m writing this post and creating this recipe as part of a partnership between Kitchen Play and The American Egg Board. They have compensated me for my time and cooking expenses but my opinions and tastes are my own. Over the past few years I’ve developed an affinity for eggs. For a long time, I would only … Read more