DIY California and Vegetable Rolls

DIY California and Vegetable Rolls

My kids and I love (cooked) sushi. Although my 14 YO will eat pretty much any kind of sushi, even the raw stuff, I just can’t get over the raw fish factor so I stick to “safe” things like California Rolls, Caterpillar rolls (my favorite), vegetable rolls and anything with tempura. NEWS FLASH…. I like seared tuna! Had the opportunity to taste some at Bonefish Grill and my friends FORCED me to try it. I’m so glad I did! Now back to your regularly scheduled recipe. With a family of seven, we just can’t afford to go out and get sushi as often as we would like. It’s too expensive! A friend suggested since I love to cook, I should start making my own. Truthfully, it never even crossed my mind! So …

What's For Dinner? [weekly menu #3]

What’s For Dinner [weekly menu #3]

Here is the next installment of What’s For Dinner? [Weekly Dinner Menu #3]. Check out these yummy looking dinner choices: One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Dinner in a Snap Shrimp Tacos Zucchini Beef Skillet Tangy Citrus Honey Sage Glazed Cornish Hens Easy Pita Bread Pizza Red Beans and Rice with Sausage Coca-Cola Chicken Drumsticks Recipe And for dessert: Mexican Wedding Cookies! Did you try any of the recipes from last week? What was your favorite? Hope you enjoy this week’s recipes! Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Home in HighHeels – Penney Lane – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday One Pot Cheesy Smoked Sausage Pasta Monday Dinner in a Snap Shrimp Tacos …

What's For Dinner? [weekly menu #2]

What’s For Dinner? [weekly menu #2]

Ready for week 2 of What’s For Dinner? We’ve got some delicious choices for you again this week! Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Home in HighHeels – Penney Lane – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s Me Deb CB – The Dwelling Tree Sunday Easy Grilled Chicken Fajitas Monday Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Tuesday Mmmm Corn Dogs Wednesday Slow Cooker Sweet Potato, Quinoa, Black Bean Chili Thursday Iowa Pork Tenderloin Sandwich Friday Easy Kung Pao Chicken Saturday Seared Ahi Tuna with Mushrooms, Peas, & Couscous Dessert Coffee Brownie Cheesecake Did you try any of the recipes from last week? What was your favorite? Missed a week? Looking for other recipe suggestions? Visit the Weekly Menu Page!

What's For Dinner? [weekly menu #1]

What’s For Dinner? [weekly menu #1]

Looking for some new recipes to add to your weekly meal rotation? Need help answering the age old question “What’s for dinner?” Then I have the blog series for you! I’ve teamed up with seven other bloggers to provide seven scrumptious entrees and a delectable dessert to help you break out of your recipe rut! Every Sunday we will provide a new menu with links to the recipes. Check back each week for the newest menu of seven entrees and a dessert. No repeats! Have a special request? Leave it in the comments… I’ll see what I can do! Check out what’s for dinner this week: Weekly dinner menu hostesses are: Summer Scraps – Home in HighHeels – Penney Lane – The Crafty Blog Stalker My Mommy Brain – Mom’s Messy Miracles – It’s …

#NationalCheeseLoversDay

Cheese! Glorious Cheese! #NationalCheeseLoversDay!

I. Love. Cheese. God help me if I ever become lactose intolerant because I cannot go a day without cheese. I feel so bad for those of you with a dairy allergy/intolerance; that is cruel and unusual punishment IMO!! (I guess there is always Lactaid.) Since it’s #NationalCheeseLoversDay I thought I would share my recipes that utilize my favorite ingredient. Now I’m off to go make an inside out grilled cheese sandwich for lunch! This is my most favorite comfort food ever!! Here is a quick and easy recipe that my kids ask for at least once a week. This dish is so easy even your husband can make it! This is one of my most popular recipes and so yummy!! Here is an amazing copycat recipe for Nan and Byron’s Train …

#ad Quick & Easy Tyson® Chicken Nugget Parm #TysonMovieOffer

Quick & Easy Tyson® Chicken Nugget Parm

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #TysonMovieOffer #CollectiveBias As a work from home mom you would think that I’d have MORE time to cook a nice dinner every night for my family. But honestly between chauffeuring the girls back and forth from school, errands, carting the girls off to robotics, girl scouts and/or whatever other after-school activities they have, PLUS completing my client work that never seems to end (NOT that I’m complaining), some nights my girls are lucky to get cold cereal for dinner. To keep them from contacting Child Protective Services I decided to stock our freezer with some quick and easy dinner options that they can prepare themselves when I’m working late. I picked up several packages of Tyson® …

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners With PERDUE® HARVESTLAND® fresh organic whole chicken

Tasty Tuesday: Three Nights of Easy Family Dinners

Disclosure: I am part of the BJ’s Wholesale Club Blogger Ambassador program. The following is a sponsored post. Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in, and use myself. The past eight weeks or so we have been in a bit of a dinner rut. I’ve been working a lot and attending events, and the kids are prepping for EOGs, finals and summer vacation. I never seem to have enough time to make a proper trip to the store to buy groceries. While I happen to love it, you can only serve breakfast for dinner for so many nights in a row before the kids threaten to call Child Protective Services. Usually to avoid this I’d either run down to …

Tasty Tuesday – Homemade Ice Cream in a Bag

My 15-year old SUV has been in the garage for a week having a new exhaust system installed and getting the A/C repaired (lucky me). Because it was the last week of school I had something going on each day where I needed a car, so I ended up driving my husband to work and picking him up every day. I felt like I’d spent my entire week in the car… Today I told him to just take his car and I’d survive being stuck at home for the day. My kids spent 2/3 of the day watching TV. Finally after listening to 6 hours of Psych in the background I’d had enough! I threw my kids outside and told them to turn on the sprinkler and have fun outdoors …

Tasty Tuesday - Not So Sweet Tea

Not So Sweet Tea

I love iced tea. When I was little my mom would make iced tea all summer long and I always had to drink from her glass. For some reason it tasted better than the glass of iced tea I poured for myself. (My kids do this to me now and it irritates me to no end. So sorry mom!!) We have been living in North Carolina for just over a year now. I’m very much enjoying the Southern hospitality, mild winters, beautiful fall weather, and early spring gardens. I love nearly everything about the South. Except for the summer heat and–please don’t lynch me–sweet tea. It’s too sweet and there is a bitter aftertaste I just can’t stomach. After trial and error I found a perfect alternative to traditional Southern sweet …