Sunday Dinners, and Small V.S. Big Plates.

Sunday Dinner Fried Chicken

What food traditions were there in your childhood home, growing up? Sundays were typically "big dinner" days, in mine. There'd be a main dish (chicken and/or fish, usually) and several side dishes to accompany it. Some Sundays, we'd have greens, cornbread, macaroni and … [Read more...]

Target Clearance Foodie Haul.

Target Foodie Haul

Watch out there now...Target clearance aisles will get ya! Well, it got me. sigh...I love Target. I went to pick up a few necessities, and per usual, came out with a few extras. Does that ever happen with you, or do you tend to stick to your shopping list? Irish … [Read more...]

Blueberry Blueberry Pancakes.

blueberry blueberry pancakes

Same recipe. Only with: 1/2 cup of milk instead of 3/4 cup fresh blueberries (1/2 - 3/4 cup) mashed & folded into the batter a few whole blueberries placed on top of each pancake, just after spooning it onto the griddle Delicious! … [Read more...]

Restaurant Recommendation: Bombers BBQ.

Bombers BBQ Munster Indiana

My husband and I have been to Bombers thrice and are planning many trips back there in the near future. Excellent food. Great service. Clean restaurant. Bombers BBQ 439 Ridge Rd Munster, IN 46321 219.836.2662 We've tried the Kansas City Ribs, Baby Back Ribs (pictured), … [Read more...]

Chicago Farmers Market.

Chicago Farmers Market Currants

Going to the Farmers Market is always on my list of things to do in the summertime. Fruit and vegetables, fresh from the Midwest. Yes! It inspires me to make new dishes and eat healthier. It also puts visions in my head of growing a garden. … [Read more...]

11 Fresh Salad Ideas.

merelymarie pasta salad

Here are several delicious salad recipes and ideas! Share, make, and devour. 1. Pasta Salad. Aromatic/herb-y. Quick Tip... Use rice pasta for a wheat-free pasta salad. 2. Chicken Salad with Red Grapes and Pecans. Light, yet filling! Quick Tip... Make this on Sunday, … [Read more...]