Meal Plan Monday ~ Steak Soup

Meal Plan Monday ~ Steak Soup

It’s here!  The first week of school.  Oh golly I’m holdin’ on fed dear life!  Three kiddos in high school this year!  One senior, a sophomore, and a freshman! Batten down the hatches!!  If I say a few odd things, or get sorta sappy and all weird on ya well just know things might be […]

Best Banana Bread

Best Banana Bread

  Banana bread is a bit like chocolate chip cookies…like really everyone claims to have “the best’ chocolate chip cookie recipe.  There are a gazillion recipes for banana bread out there.  How can this one be the best?  How can I claim that this IS the best banana bread, clearly this issue is subjective.  But […]

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Hawaiian Grilled Chicken Sandwich

Grilled chicken topped with bacon, cheese, grilled pineapple, slathered with my special sauce (see recipe below) all on a toasted Ciabatta bun; this sandwich gets my family running to the table every time! As the lazy days of summer slip away and the busy schedule of the school year returns Tyson® Fresh Chicken makes it more […]

Creamy Mixed Berry Pops

Creamy Mixed Berry Pops

The farmers markets and roadside stands across the country are over flowing with berries, and I can’t get enough of them!! I love eating fresh berries, making jam, or baking them in muffins, but one of my favorite ways to eat fresh berries is with whipped vanilla cream! This month I’m partnering with the United Dairy […]

Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells

Cheesy Chicken & Spinach Stuffed Shells ~ healthy and easy make ahead meal for busy back to school season!

I cannot believe I am talking or even thinking about back to school already!  I know some of you are already a week or more into the new school year,  Michigan doesn’t go back until after Labor Day so I am trying to milk as much summer fun out of every day as I can!! […]

Napa Chopped Salad

Napa Chopped Salad

  If you follow me on instagram or Facebook (which if you don’t, I wish you would!) you probably noticed I was off galavanting last week!  I had the pleasure of meeting up with a group of fellow foodies in northern California for the inaugural Taste tour hosted by Best Food Facts.   I landed in […]

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad

I bet you have all the ingredients on hand to make this tasty Grilled Chicken Pasta Salad; chicken, pasta, peppers, onion, and a simple dressing are all you need to make it today!  This salad packs easily into a cooler for a picnic or a trip to the beach.  It can be eaten for lunch […]

Cowboy Cookies

Cowboy Cookie ~ a peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookie

I was in the mood to bake the other night so I asked my son who happened to be in the kitchen what I should make, usually I get an Idunno, but he shot back with make the chocolate chip cookies you always used to make when we were little, the ones with the butterscotch […]

Chicken Souvlaki and a menu

chicken souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is the star of this easy make ahead meal.  What meals have you been sharing lately?  Do you tend to get together with friends and family more during the Spring and Summer?  I know I do!  Here’s a simple and delicious  Summer Menu for sharing! Menu: Appetizer – hummus, tzatziki, olives, cherry tomatoes, […]

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing is the quintessential west Michigan summer salad.  Everyone has their own version, slightly different, mostly the same, always delicious! Growing up it was always a treat to take a drive to Rockford, a quaint little town northeast of where I grew up, and eat at Arnies restaurant and bakery […]

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