Spaghetti Night


Wednesday’s may be a short day at school, but it’s a long day for us. When I’m exhausted and have fussy kiddos with very hungry tummies, I step into my pantry, grab some dried pasta, a big can of organic tomatoes and reach in my fridge for either Sweet Italian sausage or fresh mushrooms, whichever…

Chili Taquitos


So what do you do with leftover chili that got three thumbs down? Why you stuff in corn tortillas, serve it with cheese, and called it rolled tacos of course! Again I thought I was gonna get called out bigly on these but again I was surprised and the chili taquitos were a major hit….

Personal Pizzas


We love pizza night and so naturally we got the kiddos in the kitchen with us as soon as possible to introduce them to some hands on pizza building. They love sitting at the island watching the dough getting rolled out and their curiosity is refreshing. When it’s time to “decorate” their pizzas they can…

Blackened Fish Tacos


  Driving back and forth from home to school three times a day for a whopping total of three hours a day in the car five days a week makes blogging regularly a bit of a challenge. Hopefully in the very near future I will have transportation assistance and can re-establish some sort of a…

Pork Veggie Meatballs with Pasta


  Sunday evening, after a nippy but sunny morning at the park, I grilled hot dogs, zucchini, asparagus, and corn-on-the-cob for our gang. The wind was blisteringly cold, but the kids were totally psyched about the dogs so I braved the icy breeze and prepared the charcoal. I’m glad I did because they could not…

Peanut Veggie Stir Fry


Thirteen days ago around 1:15 in the afternoon, I received a call from the Department of Social Services. Not even aware yet that we were officially licensed as a Resource Family, the voice on the other side of the phone told me that there was an immediate need to provide care for an emergent placement….

Bunless Burgers & Red Potato Salad


  For eleven days now, the wife and I have focused on achieving at least 10,000 steps a day and most of which we get out hiking the Fair Hill trails. The trails aren’t at all like strolling through the park or briskly walking on a treadmill. No, these trails, with their numerous hills, twisting…

Duck Breast Tacos


Since my lovely Herman’s Duck Breast came 4 to a package, I of course could not resist wrapping the leftovers up in a corn tortilla. This is definitely not your average taco and is something I am unfortunately going to crave like crazy now. And because I did utilize leftovers, this taco treat took less…

Fat Tuesday: Crawfish Andouille Gumbo


Fat Tuesday I woke up and immediately set Pandora radio to Zydeco music. With the right energy pumping through the house, I was all set to celebrate Mardi Gras with a scrumptious pot of Gumbo. Knowing I was going to indulge in at least two gluttonous bowls of the rich Creole stew, I let the…

Chili Stuffed Baked Sweet Potato


On nights I’m home alone and dining solo cooking becomes a chore instead of something I love to do. However with practicing better self love and care, I’m really working at embracing cooking a healthy, delicious meal even on the evenings my better half is hundreds of miles away on one of her numerous business…