Archive for April, 2011

Crock Pot Pintos

It’s crazy how much my kids love these beans.   We like them, too! Crock Pot Pintos 1 pound of dried pinto beans1 ham hock/bone (I often leave this out if I don’t have it)1/4 onion,… Read more »

April 28, 2011 | Main Dishes

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad

You’re going to have to trust me that this salad is fabulous.  The picture looks kind of gross, I know. Like raw chicken….I made the salad and then some things came up and it had… Read more »

April 27, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Glorious Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

No food reminds me of the 80s more than stuffed mushrooms.  I loved them, so my mom made them a lot.  I don’t remember what she put in them except bread crumbs, mushrooms, and cheese,… Read more »

April 26, 2011 | Main Dishes

Santorini Salad with Roasted Shrimp

After a weekend of Cadbury eggs and Peeps, it was so nice to have a light salad for dinner.  It’s basically a Greek salad sans olives (I don’t like them so I leave them out),… Read more »

April 25, 2011 | Soup and Salad

Potato and Mushroom Frittata

Got a bunch of leftovers in the fridge?  Then it’s the perfect night for a frittata.  You can put anything in it and it works, and it’s really fast.  You can also serve a frittata… Read more »

April 25, 2011 | Breakfast, Main Dishes


Ok, this isn’t dinner, but it’s a super cute craft we made for our teachers today.  I’m not at all crafty, I don’t scrapbook, my glue stick is dried up, and I don’t even own… Read more »

April 21, 2011 | Snacks & Drinks

Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches/SOS

Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwiches are my favorite leftover!  Gravy is typically reserved for Thanksgiving in our house, but sometimes you just need gravy. Both my dad and John’s dad were in the armed forces… Read more »

April 20, 2011 | Sandwiches

Roast Beef with Thyme and Sage Roasted Carrots

I made Slow Cooker Roast Beef , Thyme and Sage Roasted Carrots, and Smashed Potatoes with Chives for dinner.  I’m not a huge fan of cooked carrots, but I decided to give these a try. … Read more »

April 19, 2011 | Main Dishes

The Best Chocolate Cake

Hershey’s Chocolate CakeThis is my super secret favorite chocolate cake recipe.  So secret that it comes from the back of the Hershey’s cocoa box.  It’s almost as fast as a cake mix, but tastes so… Read more »

April 18, 2011 | Desserts

Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

After coming home from a long weekend in Mexico with John, and after having eaten way too much guacamole, I probably should have cooked something really healthy.  But I didn’t.  My girls wanted these sandwiches… Read more »

April 18, 2011 | Sandwiches