Bacon Cheeseburger with Balsamic Onion Bacon Jam


The cheeseburger looks a bit gray in this picture but it looked better on the plate.  I had a half a package of bacon to use leftover from the other night.  I hate having food spoil especially bits and ends of jars and things I buy to make a recipe.  I try to group several…

Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce


We are going back “home” for a visit soon but we are still missing Rochester.  On our last trip back I picked up 3 lbs. of Hoffman Hot Dogs.  Now Zweigle’s are the hotdog of choice in Rochester, NY but we prefer Hoffman’s.  I can say that now that we moved away without everyone looking…

Pesto Tortellini Dinner


Dance classes are back in full swing so that means more “Dinners-to-Go.”  Above is a picture of one of the divided dishes we use.  There is no salad or vegetable in the other side yet like I normally serve.  I love these dishes because they can be recycled after a few dozen uses and they…

KFC Like Mashed Potato Bowl


So after a long day of dancing, going to the cider mill and running errands we got home about 8:30 pm.  I had nothing prepared for dinner and not even a thought in my head about what to make. I knew we had some gluten-free Tyson Chicken nuggets in the freezer that I could quickly…

Beef Stroganoff – Hamburger Helper Style


A few weeks ago they had beef bottom roasts on sale at the grocery store.  I bought three and was going to cut one up for stir fry or stews.  When I started cutting though it I saw that this was going to be futile.  I had a couple handfuls of bits and pieces when…

Apple Pie Praline French Toast Casserole


This was an interesting day.  I had been planning on making French Toast for quite a few days now but I just never got around to buying the apple pie filling until today.  While I was at the store I saw pecans.  I love pecans but rarely buy them because they are so expensive.  But,…

Simple Baked Pork Buns


I have never had real steamed pork buns so I am not sure how these compare to those. I had bought hoisin sauce and rice vinegar a few weeks ago for another dish and I wanted to finish it up.  I hate buying condiments and spices for one dish so I try to find 2…

Meatball Sub Casserole with Garlic Bread


Things lately have been crazy in our house and I LOVE when I can find meals that look great and seem fairly easy to make.  When I saw this recipe on Pinterest it looked delicious and seemed far to easy.  Meatballs, sauce, cheese and bread.  Okay but will they eat it? I made a few…

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna


We love lasagna, well except my son who detests ricotta cheese.  I read this take on lasagna and thought it sounded like a perfect fall evening meal for our family. Being from Western New York we LOVE Buffalo chicken wings.  Actually all kinds of wings.  Buffalo (medium), Country Sweet (go Rochester!) and Barbecue are among…

Chocolate “Bakery” Like Cake?


I LOVE to cook.  I like mixing things together and making them taste amazing.  Trying different combinations until it is just what I know my family will like.  I don’t bake often.  It is not something I enjoy.  You have to be so exact in your measurements and there is not quite so much room…

Bobotie


The first time I had bobotie was at a Food & Wine Festival in Epcot, Walt Disney World.  We thought it was great but had never heard of it before.  At that time trying to find a recipe for a dish from South Africa, before Google, was pretty near impossible.  No one knew what I…

Loaded Cowboy Potato Puffs


On these busy back-to-school weekends we are trying to still cram as much summer fun in as we can before the snow flies.  Saturdays are already book for the next month with dance competitions, festivals and trips.  We will try to spend Sundays at the beach as long as the weather holds. We usually have…