Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

Summers are always eventful. To save time and get delicious meals on the table quickly, I’ve been relying on our pressure cooker. I’m happy to say this Instant Pot Chicken Gyro recipe made my day a little brighter because I was able to play with the kids. Continue reading “Instant Pot Chicken Gyros”

Leftover Makeover

As the summer draws closer I can’t help but think about our food bill. As a teacher the summer has always been a time when my family has really had to stick to a budget. Part of that means cutting down on food waste. Leftovers to the rescue!! Leftovers are a great way to cut your food bill and keep your budget. So, here are a couple of ideas on how to make use of those leftovers. It’s my Leftover Makeover. Continue reading “Leftover Makeover”

Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

It was one of those days I was in the mood for shrimp. But not just any shrimp dish. Something comforting and warm. If you know me you’re saying “Of course, that’s how she decides what she’s making”. I think it’s the result of lots of interactions with people from high school. High school always reminds me of delicious Italian food. Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo was the dish of choice. Continue reading “Creamy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo”

International Hot Dogs

With Memorial Day right around the corner we thought it would be fun to mix it up a bit. Typically we serve hamburgers and hot dogs off the grill with accouterments on the side, so people can add whatever they want. But in the spirit of trying new things we decided to do a hot dog remix and made some international hot dogs. Continue reading “International Hot Dogs”

5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day can get pretty hectic and this year we are juggling Mother’s Day as well as several birthdays. Of course, that’s not going to stop us from making this day as special as we can for our mothers. These 5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch should help it go off without a hitch. Continue reading “5 Tips for Mother’s Day Brunch”

5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes

I’m excited to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I love the parades, the music and of course, the food. Cinco de Mayo is a great opportunity to do all of the above. Of course, the teacher in me needs to put this out there, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexican Independence Day. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here are my 5 Fav Cinco de Mayo dishes. Continue reading “5 Fav Cinco de Mayo Dishes”

Savory Bacon Mushroom Strata (Bread Pudding)

I’ll admit it, I’m a carb-aholic. Whenever I get in a mood, I always want chips or bread. Bread with pepperoni and cheese, bread with pasta, I really don’t care. I just really like carbs. Unfortunately, we always seem to have 1/2 a loaf of leftover bread. This Savory Bacon Mushroom Strata (Bread Pudding) is a great way to bring that left-over loaf to life. Continue reading “Savory Bacon Mushroom Strata (Bread Pudding)”

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Monday is May Day, another celebration of Spring. I know I’m really pushing this Spring thing. The idea of May Day is believed to have begun with the agricultural rituals of the Greeks and Romans. So in honor of May Day I’m making one of my favorite Greek dishes, Spanakopita or Greek spinach pie. Continue reading “Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)”