CUPCAKES for Mothers Day…hmmmm that’s a good idea!

Mothers Day is May 8. Have you thought about what you might give your Mother for Mothers day? Cupcakes perhaps? I could name at least five moms off the top of my head, licketly split, that would be delighted with a box of these babies. If you live in the greater Grand Rapids area, you […]

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Sausage Breakfast Strata perfect for Easter Breakfast

Everyone is all a buzz about what they are serving for Easter dinner. I feel like a loser. Because I am not lifting a finger this Easter. Last week I made reservations for our whole family, plus house guests to go out for dinner. Thursday and Friday I will be shoulder deep in making cinnamon […]

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Cheesy Roasted Potatoes

Here is a quick side that will knock your socks off! We love Cheesy Potatoe Skins around here. But this mom, does not love to make them. Too many steps, there’s so much time invested in making them and they’re devoured in a blink of an eye! So I came up with these tasty morsels. […]

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Prize winning Burgundy Mushroom Beef Stew

Since the wind is whipping 80 miles an hour and they were predicting possible snow flurries yesterday. Which became reality!! SERIOUSLY…when is Spring going to arrive?! It’s Stew weather in April! A few months ago I was gushing over my friend Ree’s Burgundy Mushrooms, and another good friend mentioned she aways wondered what those catastrophically […]

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meal fit for a King: Boursin Steak

This is one of Kenny’s favorite meals. It’s a mans meal. Not that a woman couldn’t love a good steak slathered with Boursin Cheese, and then smothered in caramelized onions and mushrooms. Uh-huh….that’s what I’m talkin about. Definitely the way to a mans heart is through his stomach, and if you are wanting to show […]

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Tamale Pie

Phew! Spring is here. Winter is gone. Hallelujah! Even though I’ve long for the green grass, blue skies, and warmer weather, I always have a sense of anxiety as Spring arrives, because with this season comes much activity. Four kids, four sports, plus two of my four are training for races they run in in […]

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So much FOOD so little time……..

You might want to pop a few TUMS before you proceed. It’s Spring Break here in West Michigan, and unlike other Michiganders, that headed South, I headed due East with my oldest son. He has been asking to go to the Big Apple for some time now. I guess he wanted to see what was […]

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Apple Dumplings

I am very thankful right now that my dad doesn’t read my blog. He doesn’t even own a computer, or a cell phone, or a DVD player. I am not even sure he really even comprehends what a blog is. He calls it my website “thing”. New fangled technology is just not his thing….or any […]

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NYC here WE come!!!

Next week is Spring Break. I’m not heading South with the rest of Michigan. I am heading due East with my oldest son. We are going to New York City BABY! Alot of people have asked, “Why, New York City, with only one of the kids”. Why not?! My son has been asking to do […]

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Thai Chicken in Sweet Chilli Sauce

At the beginning of 2011 I vowed I was going to dust off my many cookbooks and put them to good use. I have done just that. I love cookbooks. I buy them, I read them, like novels, but then I tuck them neatly on a shelf and for the most part don’t use them. […]

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