Banana Bread Waffles with Walnuts


My parents will be visiting in less than 24 hours.  We haven’t seen each other in about 18 months.  We moved 600 miles west, then moved again and bought a house.  Then my parents packed up their house of almost 50 years and moved about 600 miles south to be closer to my brother.  So,…

Slow Cooker French Dip


As I looked through my past posts this year I cannot believe how often I use my slow cooker.   I leave it right on my counter to use as much as possible.   It has saved me many times when I just could not figure out what we were going to have for dinner.  Yesterday was…

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf


This isn’t a great picture but this is how my mother used to make meatloaf right down to the ketchup and hot sauce topping.  My mother had to stretch her food budget so she would add bread crumbs to meatloaf, more noodles to casseroles and everything was homemade down to the bread and cakes we…

Patty Melts


My family was thrilled when I came home with 3 pounds of ground beef recently.  We have been eating so much pork that when I saw this on sale I couldn’t let it go. I mixed all three pounds of ground beef with spices to make two meals.  The first, dish that we had last…

Slow Cooker “Healthier” Butter Chicken


So when I read this recipe for Slow Cooker Butter Chicken from Damn Delicious.net it threw me off a bit.  I couldn’t figure out why people kept referring to Butter Chicken when this recipe has no butter in it.  Then I did some research.  The British used butter and heavy cream to make this Indian…

Turkey Thighs with Garlic Gravy


I am always on the look out for a bargain.  I am not cheap, I far prefer the term frugal.  When I was at the grocery store the other day I was strolling through the meat department looking for mark-downs or special Manager’s sales when I spotted 3 lbs. of turkey thighs for under $3.00! …

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Tacos: Cook Once, Eat Twice!


Using leftovers from the Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast I made on Tuesday I was able to have dinner on the table in 20 minutes last night!  The pork roast was delicious but letting the leftovers soak overnight in the extra sauce and then heating it up made it even tastier! The recipe for the…

Tangy Slow Cooker Pork Roast: Cook Once, Eat Twice!


I had a beautiful pork roast to cook the other night.  It was a To-Go meal night and I had two meeting to attend before getting everyone in the car to go to dance classes.  I needed something super easy and flavorful.  I found the recipe for a Pork Roast Supper at Muffy Martini.com that…

Spicy One Pot Sausage Soup


I needed a quick dish for dinner last night.  I didn’t even start cooking until 6:00 pm.  I had one pound of Italian sausage thawed in the refrigerator and needed to come up with something easy that would be on the table within half an hour.  Sausage soup! Verdict: This dish had tons of flavor,…

Cheese Tortellini and Ravioli with Garlic Brown Butter


What to make when the groceries are running low and the pantry staples just aren’t speaking to me?  I had half a bag of frozen ravioli and half a bag of frozen tortellini.  Neither was enough to feed my family of four, but together?  I could make this work. We do not eat a lot…