Stuffed Jalapeno Chicken Rolls

jalapeno chicken filling

Every Friday night, Eric and I have a date-night-at-home while the kids have what we’ve affectionately dubbed “fun night.” That basically means that they get to have a fun dinner of frozen foods or convenience foods that they’re in charge of making. This is usually a sampling of different frozen appetizers, or frozen pizzas, or … Read more

Sour Cream & Jam Muffins

sour cream jam muffins

I used to make muffins at least once a week, but that hasn’t happened in years. Now when I make muffins, it’s usually a big batch baking day that I use to stock the freezer. I think muffins are probably one of my favorite things to have in the freezer too, because they are perfect for … Read more

Italian Stuffed Squash

italian sausage stuffed squash

Italian sauasge stuffed squash looks fancy (but it’s really easy!) and tastes like it took hours. 

My Kitchen-Loving Kids


Ever since Isabelle was born, I’ve done my best to get all of the kids involved in the kitchen in one way or another. And that’s something I’ve stuck with (for the most part) for the past 16 years. Olivia has by far been the biggest kitchen-helper enthusiast. As soon as she could confidently sit by … Read more

Homemade Onion Straws

homemade onion straws

For the longest time, I viewed onion rings as nothing more than a vehicle for whatever sauce they were served with. More often than not, I’d tear them in half, carefully pull the onion out and toss it aside, and then proceed to dip the remaining breading in the sauce. Onion rings, sans onion. But … Read more