Family Friendly Hawaiian Fried Rice

You all know I enjoy cooking new things. This family friendly Hawaiian Fried Rice has me so very pleased. Now since my family is not from Hawaii, we don’t have the love of all things SPAM that the islanders do. I did adjust this recipe to cut down on the amount of salt my family…

Kids Will Adore These Easy to Make Pizza Scones

You read that right. Kids will adore these easy to make pizza scones. I found the idea for this in a parenting magazine when the kiddo was little. When I first starting making these I tweaked the original recipe oblige my kid that has an aversion to processed meats and tomatoes. These days I have…

Black Bean Burgers Your Family will Love

I came across this recipe many years ago. It was what we consider a “keeper” in my house because these are totally black bean burgers your family will love. We honestly couldn’t wait to make these again after the first time. These are incredibly easy to make. If you like to do meal prep on…

School Lunch Ideas… What’s for Lunch

School lunch ideas… I entered the ranks of a mom with a kid in school many years ago and there is one thing always on my mind – what’s for lunch. Not only do I need to figure out what to make for school lunch but aspire to: make it fun, have it be good…

Pan Fried Squash Cakes

I’ve been cooking a lot this summer and who can blame me with so much fresh summer produce? Take Italian squash – there’s a ton of it in the grocery stores and at your local farmer’s markets. All you have to do is find new ways to cook it like these amazing pan fried squash…

Back to School: Essentials of the Sack Lunch

Back to School Essentials of the Sack Lunch – Gone are the days of the metal box covered with super heroes. In it’s place stands a modern, flashy model sporting insulation and a multitude of packaging options. This post contains external links to products found online – I am not receiving compensation for these links….

Sour Cream Peach Ice Cream

When I was little my mom used to make sour cream peach ice cream with peaches we picked from our orchard. By orchard I do mean a real one. Not just one random peach tree in the back yard. But an orchard of multiple peach trees nestled in the middle of a 50 acre working…

Easy Homemade Slice & Bake Cookies

I got a wild hair the other day and decided to try my hand at homemade slice & bake cookies. Brilliant, right? Totally – and a HUGE mom win. Not to mention this is EASY! So, to do this, I took the basic Toll House Cookie recipe (on the back of the chip package) and…

Easy Holiday Cupcakes

Happy 4th of July. What says summer holiday better than these easy holiday cupcakes? As I’ve said before you don’t have to go overboard to have fun holiday food. These easy holiday cupcakes were my go-to for years when my daughter, now 11, was little. Don’t be afraid of using a short cut way, and…

Culinary Rock Bottom

Since we’ve closed our business and are no longer catering crazy summer wedding seasons I thought I’d share with you a post I pulled off the old site of the day I officially hit culinary rock bottom and the kid had “crunchy banana” for dinner. I wrote this down about six years ago when we…

Individual Hawaiian Calzones

Anyone that has been following me since the beginning knows that there is a particular female host on the FoodTV that drives me bonkers. Not only is she loud and crass, but her recipes just don’t work. Many years ago my husband got me one of her cookbooks for Valentine’s Day, and I honestly doubt…

Lawn Mower Cupcakes

I thought these adorable lawn mower cupcakes are a cute idea to wish your favorite dad a happy father’s day. The kiddo and I made these a few years ago, sorry I don’t remember what magazine I found the idea. These are so sweet I just had to pull them from the archives. See for…

Chicken Soft Tacos

So I made chicken soft tacos. This is super fast & easy – perfect for those week night dinners when you’re half in the chair and half out the door heading to some kid activity. If you’re in a pinch feel free to use rotisserie chicken. If I had enough counter space I’d totally live…

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken

Ok, I’m straying from Mexico for today, but I couldn’t help it. I had a hankering for a pulled pork sandwich. So what do I make? Slow cooked BBQ pulled chicken! Yes – I did this with chicken and it was crazy good. Crowd pleaser for sure and totally kid approved. Best part? Put it…

Simple Trick for a Fast Homemade Breakfast

Cooking tips with sloCooking. Simple Trick for a Fast Homemade Breakfast If making pancakes or waffles – make a double batch. Freeze left overs for fast homemade “toaster” breakfasts. Bonus – this is kid approved. If you’d like to see past information, please visit the sloCooking archive site. Please follow and like us: