• cheese and mushroom stuffed meatloaf

    Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

    Meatloaf screams comfort food to me. At this time of year, I am all about the comfort food. Gray skies, cold temps call for warm comforting food on the dining room table. Because I never leave well enough alone, cheese…

  • Butternut Squash Soup

    Move over Pumpkin – It is time for Butternut Squash

    Fall is full of magnificent flavors – pumpkin, apple, cranberry, and squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorite Fall flavors. Cooler Fall temperatures rev up my desire to serve soup on my table. Put the two together and Butternut…

  • Tastes like a Loaded Baked Potato Soup

    Baked Potato soup is one of the few soups my whole family loves.  While I love soup, the hubby and kiddos are not huge fans. The taste of bacon and cheese may contribute to their love of this soup, but…

  • Take-In instead of Take-Out

    I love Chinese take-out.  It is one of my favorite Saturday night dinners. We have our favorite spot and everyone has their favorite dish. Some nights I crave the flavors, but have no interest in the expense or the trek…

  • Grandma’s Lasagna

    Dare I say, there is nothing more intimidating than cooking a beloved family recipe.  Everyone already knows how it is “supposed” to taste.  Everyone already has an emotional connection to the meal.  It is scary stuff! If you want to…

  • Never Underestimate the Power of Leftovers

    I hate to waste food, but I can appreciate that my family does not want to eat the exact same meal for three days in a row.  I try to look at leftovers as my magical path to a new…

  • Super Summer Side Dish – Broccoli Slaw

    It may be hard to tell in the great state of Michigan, but summer is on its way. It should be here soon and with it BBQs, picnics at the lake, and lunch at the beach.  Deciding to grill chicken,…