Easy Peas-y Macaroni Salad

Whenever I want to get the kids to eat peas, I put them in another dish.  When they were babies, they used to LOVE them.  But of course I think that was just because I dumped a spoonful of peas on their high chair tray and let them practice feeding themselves.  Which probably would have


Breakfast Street Tacos

Did you know there’s such a thing as a taco diet?  A diet in which you eat only tacos.  I think I could be onboard with that.  Tacos are seriously my favorite.   The kids love them too.  Sometimes when I’m making something I don’t think they’ll eat, I put it in a tortilla and tell


Barbecue Chicken Quesadilla

My children went through a phase when they would only eat quesadillas.  It seemed kind of weird to me at the time (to eat the same thing every day), but then again, these are the same children that will eat chicken nuggets for breakfast without a second thought.  Quesadillas are really just like grilled cheese


Hot Dog Grilled Cheese

Who doesn’t love a good grilled cheese?  I know I do!  My children do too.  So does KB.  He’s really into this grilled cheese restaurant that opened a location near us.  The other location is about 30 minutes away but this one is about 7 minutes, which may prove to be dangerous.  I mean it’s


Cheesy Mushroom Toast

I wouldn’t say I’m obsessed with avocado toast.  Trust me I’ve had it and you won’t hear me complaining. There’s something very comforting about toast…the ultimate carbohydrate as a vehicle for deliciousness.  And I always make toast with real butter.  Real, salted, butter.  Absolutely nothing wrong with that.  A crispy piece of bread slathered with


Lobstah Grilled Cheese

When I lived in CT I could get lobster any time I wanted.  It was one of the top 3 reasons I liked living in CT. I could get a lobster roll year round.  Of course they tasted better in the summer, when we were outside, sitting near the water.  But any time there was


Crockpot Coconut Curry Chicken

KB has a thing for Thai-style curry chicken…every time we go out for Thai food, he gets it.  I usually order the drunken noodles, but that’s just me.   Sometimes we share, but that’s only if he doesn’t get it super hot.  When I make it at home, I’m usually making it for the kids


Salsa Verde Pork

I’m a big fan of easy meals.  The easier the better.  And if I don’t have to babysit it on the stove it’s a win-win for me.  Which is why I use my crockpot a lot, especially during the school year when I’m running around like a chicken with my head cut off.  I’ve worked


Barbecue Chicken Quinoa Salad

It’s officially summertime.  It took me a while to say it, since mid-June it still wasn’t as hot here as I imagine summer in Ohio to be.  This is really my second summer in Ohio.  And I don’t even mind the heat.  I’d insert some witty comment here about how at least I’m not in


Loaded “Totchos”

Would you believe there are people in this world who have never had a tater tot?  I kid you not, I made tater tots one day to accompany some french dip sandwiches for someone (who I shall not name) and they asked me what they were.  I thought maybe they were joking.  I mean, didn’t