Grilled Guacamole

Any of you that follow my blog know that if it can be cooked, I am pretty sure it can be grilled. I had also heard of grilling avocados to make guacamole, so I thought I would give it a shot. It was so easy, anyone can do this, and I make lazy man’s guacamole, […]

3 Ways with Country Style Pork Ribs

Country Style Pork Ribs are on sale this week at Fred Meyer. I had some of these last week in the freezer and brought them out and served them 3 time with 3 different meals. And remember I am feeding teenagers. After this success I will be buying these again this week. Check out what […]

Smoky Pork Pappardelle for Company

I made this dish a year ago and loved it so much. I was excited to try it again as a company dinner because there is nothing I love more than having the whole meal done and ready when company arrives. For the most part this meal delivers. I got the recipe from Food and […]

Menu Planning for a Crazy Week/Weeks

This is my menu plan for this week and on into next week, because it’s one of those months. Not only that but we are fully into track season which means long late days of track meets. So here is my attempt to feed those left at home and those of us on our way […]

Easy Chicken Tortilla Soup

I make this often, but since I don’t have a “recipe” it’s always a little different. But I think I mastered it in a way worth writing down and sharing. The best part about Chicken Tortilla Soup is, if you choose, you can hide quite a few veggies in it, and I can show you […]

Menu Plan January 10

I am doing another menu plan this week.  It keeps me focused at the grocery store and it also makes dinner so much easier and last but not least, it makes for a much more affordable week. So without further ado I give My Eats for the Week Monday::  Tacos Tuesday :: Shoyu Chicken Wednesday::  […]

Menu Plan Monday January 3

I won’t say I will commit to this on a weekly basis, but I want to show you what I am doing to help not only budget my meals better, but try and keep from making 4 trips to the store in one week.  It’s true you always spend more when you go more often. […]

Affordable Meals Without Using Your Stockpile

Tuesday’s Tip It seems like this time of my year my cupboard is a little more bare as I haven’t grocery shopped as much.  I still want to make an amazing meal, yet keep it affordable. This is where meal planning comes into play and thinking ahead is key. Last week I wanted to make […]

Baby Dutch Babies

I love Dutch Baby Pancakes, so much so that I tend to make them so often I wear everyone out.  Then I have to take a long break and then bring ’em back. I saw this somewhere, for the life of me I can’t remember where, and decided to make mini’s just for a change.  […]


These are a very favorite recipe of mine.  Please don’t hate me because of one of the ingredients that I use, I promise it is so good. I got this from a friend while living in Germany. It has become a “go to” meal every winter for the last 15 or so years.  It was […]