Good grief, it's been almost a year. A year!! SO MUCH has happened in that year, and I wasn't sure if I would ever get to come back. I've wanted to, but it just hasn't been in the cards until now. I wasn't sure if anyone would even care at this point if I came back. But … Continue reading I’m Alive and Kicking- Really!
I haven't published since November. That is just astonishing to me. On one hand, it really doesn't feel like it's been that long. But on the other hand, some pretty huge things have happened since then and it feels like an eternity. My husband was furloughed from the railroad (temporarily laid off and waiting to … Continue reading Easing Back Into Things-Vanilla Fruit Salad
So after being informed by my BFF that the print feature I added awhile back actually prints the entire blog post instead of only the recipe like I wanted it to, I have (with a little help from a more experienced blogger) figured out how to make only the recipe in each post printable. Yay! … Continue reading Easy Printing… For Real This Time
The last few days here in Northern Wisconsin have been just heavenly; highs in the low to mid 70's, a cool breeze all day, and chilly nights to cool the house off to be ready for the next day (saving a ton on the AC bill). This is what I envisioned summers to be up … Continue reading Versatility is a Virtue- Lemon Garlic Chicken Breasts
I've never been one to keep my opinions on the costs of store bought foods to myself. I fully believe that with a few basic ingredients, the know-how, and a little time, you can make those things at home- usually with better results. There are few departments in the store that illustrate that better than … Continue reading You Must Think I’m Out of My Mind!- “Rotisserie” Chicken
As it turns out, we have traded a very hot and dry summer for a slightly less hot but humid summer. However, I'm not complaining. It's over 90 in Colorado, where we just left. And when the breeze blows, it's frighteningly similar to a convection oven. I'll take 85 with humidity any day! But I … Continue reading The Heat is on… Again- Parmesan Panko Chicken
As I've mentioned before, my family gets sick of salad pretty quickly during the summer. We don't mind eating it as a side dish fairly often but eating it as the main course has to be resorted to sparingly. I try to make it interesting by laying out a salad bar with lots of toppings … Continue reading Summer Sucks III- Ho Hum…Or Not: Salad (Dressings)
The food snob part of me has always abhorred the idea of "10 minute dinner recipes" or- even worse- "5 minute dinner recipes". I've always felt that if you consistently have only 5 or 10 minutes to prepare your dinner then you need to reevaluate your schedule. It means your schedule is so full on a regular basis that you don't … Continue reading For When you Really Do Only Have 5 Minutes- Crockpot Caesar Chicken