Slow Cooker Sauerbraten with Ginger Snap Gravy (updated)


Simple meals. That is what I am always looking for. I love pulling out recipes I haven’t made in a while and seeing how they stand up. I realized I now make this a bit differently than I did years ago. I have updated the recipe to reflect the changes I have made. This dish…

Ham and Cheese Stromboli


They had full boneless hams on sale recently for $.99 a lb! That is a super price here. So, I bought one and cut it into pieces before freezing so that we could use if for different dishes – baked ham, soups, casseroles, etc…. We took out one of the smaller pieces for dinner the…

Slow Cooker Meat Sauce


Yes, you can make sauce quickly or you can spend all day stirring and watching your pot of sauce. I chose to make it in the slow cooker and I am so glad I did! I didn’t have to touch the sauce all day (I cooked the ground beef, onion, and garlic early in the…

Christmas Treats Week 8: Blueberry Lemon Scones


Okay. If you are following along I missed week 7. I will go back and fill it in later but wanted to keep going with my project. Life sometimes gets in the way of things and I didn’t want it to completely derail my efforts. Verdict: These are so fresh tasting. At a time when…

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Taquitos


Did you ever have a recipe you resisted making because you thought it didn’t make sense? Maybe had an ingredient you didn’t care for? That was this dish for me. I couldn’t understand why you would make most of the meal in the slow cooker and then still have to roll and bake the taquitos…

Italian Sausage Stew


Confession time. I still have my Christmas tree up. We decided in January we were going to leave it up all year. We love looking at the lights at night. We don’t light it every night but decided to decorate if for the holidays. I just ordered some green lights for St. Patrick’s Day. Which…

Steak and Bleu Cheese Tostadas


We are coming off our 9th Snow Day this school year. After this I think the kids need to start making up days. We got three extra days from the state because of the State of Emergency a few weeks ago for cold weather but we are still running low. This never happens. Things around…

Cashew Chicken II


I love simple and quick meals. Quick to me is anything under 30 minutes. This recipe clocked in at about 35 ish so for me that was good. If I had left out the broccoli it would have been about 25 minutes.  What saves time is having meat and vegetables prepped early. When I freeze…

Week 6 Christmas Treats: Mississippi Mud Brownies


When I was younger I was the master of making unique desserts out of boxed brownie mixes. Then I discovered the joy of homemade brownies. I could whip up a batch in no time. But, lately my kids have wanted to make brownies from a box. I am fine with that. They both know how…

Parmesan Simple Chicken


Finishing the last day of cleaning out our freezer. We have a turkey and a few bits and pieces that we are pulling to our upstairs freezer to use in the next week or they need to go. I love having a clean freezer to start again. We had a package of chicken left to…

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad


We are pretending it is almost Spring. We had grilled hot dogs with macaroni salad and brown beans. We almost never have hot dogs so the kids thought this was a real treat. Sitting on the floor in the living room pretending that it is Spring may be the way I survive the next month…

Country Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole


The cold has broken and it was over a 90 degree temperature change between yesterday and last week. Things are getting slushy so we are trying to get everything up and off the driveway and sidewalks so that it doesn’t freeze. At least it is warm enough now to do this. End of the month…