The Best Turkey Meatloaf


Smoked Gouda Bison Burgers with Warm Apple Slaw

Thanks -- the leftovers were great for lunch today!more

Smothered Pork Chops with Mushrooms and Onions


Skirt Steak with Grilled Tomato Salsa and Guacamole

We cooked more skirt steak last night, and made more quacamole, but used purchased fresh salsa. ...more

Cooking for Love: Aroma Cucina

Cooking for Love: Aroma Cucina Passionate about what you do? We are! ...more

Crock-Pot Enchiladas Make an Easy Healthy Family Dinner

I have long been a believer in crock-pot cooking, especially around sports seasons. There is not enough time to come home and prepare, eat, and enjoy a meal in all of 20 minutes before racing off to the field. So, I rely on my slow cooker to help me through the busy weeknights....more

Our Family Knows How to Make a Scene

The five of us were waiting for our table at Mimi’s Café.  The host was your typical angst-ridden teen complete with facial piercings and a surly glare.  The waiting made us anxious.  We weren’t sure if we would have enough time to get to our grandma’s funeral.  I looked over at my mom sensing a possible break in her calm demeanor.  I moved closer to her so that I sat next to her.  She crumpled her head down and began to cry.  I put my arm around her and held her for a moment....more

Kids Eat Free Restaurants

I always compile a list so if we go out to eat, I know where the kids eat free that day!

Do You Eat Family Dinners?

Does your family sit down to the dinner table each night? Several nights a week? Never?   Family dinners are one of the most important factors to a kid's success in school and in life (Time Magazine even says so!). However, if you arent used to sitting down to the dinner table each night, that can be a daunting prospect. Here are a few tips to ease the stress and increase the fun....more