Apricot Pastry Cookie (Apricot Kolache)

A pastry filled cookie

Holiday Nut Rolls

Polish Potica This is my Christmas tradition! Baking these nut rolls. The funny thing is my mom made these when I was growing up. Every year it was a tradition. It was an all day long project for her! I think she must have doubled the recipe and made 12 rolls! I know she usedContinue reading “Holiday Nut Rolls”

Hearty Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach

I have been looking for an easy soup that my kids would eat! Don’t get me wrong, they are not always picky, they love their chicken noodle soup, but also will chow down on some broccoli cheese soup too. But the ordinary Campbell’s tomato soup is the closest they have gotten to a tomato basedContinue reading “Hearty Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage & Spinach”

Hashbrown Egg Bake

Hashbrowns and eggs together as one! I think it is instant comfort food! You can serve this for breakfast or brunch, or lunch or even dinner! Why not! Breakfast for dinner is one of our favorite things! I don’t think you could use the cubed potatoes in this recipe, they would be too chunky. IContinue reading “Hashbrown Egg Bake”

Mom’s Chocolate Cake

Are you like me and are baking and cooking a ton right now? It is getting old staying inside, but let’s face it we are all safe at home right now. This global pandemic has to end soon, or the Freshman 15 will turn into the Covid-19 plus some! I have not baked or cookedContinue reading “Mom’s Chocolate Cake”

Slow Cooker Sweet Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions

My swimmers eat a lot of pasta! I am always trying to come up with ways to make it differently. I have used it in stir-fry’s, in casseroles (but to be honest my family doesn’t eat too many of those), and I have made it just with butter and chopped fresh garlic and parmesan cheeseContinue reading “Slow Cooker Sweet Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions”

Healthy Zucchini Muffins

As you probably have already realized I bake and cook a lot! Most of the time my kids turn up their noses at zucchini. They will eat it grilled in the summer, or sautéed with butter. But don’t add marinara sauce to it or try to get fancy with making it into a boat andContinue reading “Healthy Zucchini Muffins”

Renovating a cabinet

We acquired this old chemistry bench from when we lived in Kansas. This cabinet was sitting abandoned. And we think it was under an open window or a hole in the roof, because there was quite a bit of pigeon droppings on it. Honestly someone probably would have looked at it and said “no way”Continue reading “Renovating a cabinet”

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Do you have one of those recipes you like to make on a cold dreary day? One of those meals that is pure comfort food? I think Chicken Pot Pie is one of those. Lets face it a pastry crust on top of anything is delicious! No matter what is underneath it! I have adaptedContinue reading “Easy Chicken Pot Pie”

Easy Spinach Quiche

The easiest dinner’s sometimes are breakfast’s! Ha! Honestly I probably have breakfast for dinner at least a couple times a month. It’s cheap, healthy usually and easy! Today I decided to make this quiche. It definitely is not something my kids like though! I will have to make something different for them! I don’t typicallyContinue reading “Easy Spinach Quiche”