Reuben Fritters


You can see we are really liking the little bites for dinners lately. We have been in a bar food type mood lately and since we still do not want to physically go to restaurants we are making due with making some off our own. Yes, we could order out buy bar food is just…

Cheesy Cornbread Sloppy Joes


Since the Michigan Supreme Court struck down the governor’s mandates since April 30th last week our cases of Covid-19 have started trending upwards again. We are now on New York states quarantine list so we cannot go to New York next week. We are disappointed to say the least. We were looking forward to seeing…

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cole Slaw


Most people only eat corned beef near St. Patrick’s Day or if they have corned beef hash on a breakfast menu from time to time. We eat it all year round. It is a favorite in our house and I am always looking for things to make with my leftovers, if there are any. We…

5 Comforting Casseroles for Family Dinners


In our house we are searching for comfort foods lately. I notice that everyone here wants casseroles, homemade cakes, and pies. We spent the other night roasting pie pumpkins and planning dinners for the coming weeks. Everything that was put out was in some way a comfort food for one of the family. Chicken noodle…

Simple Shepherd’s Pie


Shepherd’s Pie in the United States is usually made with ground beef. A variation on the Cottage Pie from the United Kingdom that is usually ground lamb. Sometimes you will see both meat combined in the US. This dish began appearing in American cookbooks in the 1920s. This recipe uses packaged gravy mix but you…

Oktoberfest in a Pan


I have often wondered why it is that Oktoberfest actually begins in September and there are actually a few reasons. Oktoberfest actually began in 1810 to celebrate the marriage of Bavarian Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese von Sachsen-Hildburghausen.  The celebration lasted five days! It also is closer to the end of harvest season to…

Top 5 Recipes for September 2020


At the end of every month I take a look back at the previous month to see which recipes have the most likes and views for the previous month. Here are five from September: Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples (click for link to recipe) I recently remade favorite on my blog. We still love…

Grandma’s Sloppy Joes


The temps dropped to the low 30s over the weekend. They are back in the high 60s/low 70s during the day but the evenings have that crisp fall feeling that make me look to to the homey, old-fashioned dishes. Spices filling the house with warm scents mean a perfect fall dinner to me. It is…

5 Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Days


Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Soup (click for link to recipe) I love soup for dinner. A warm loaf of crusty bread for dipping and a side salad can make a delicious simple meal. The flavors of this soup are amazing! The warm soup and bread are perfect on a fall night! Slow Cooker Bolognese (click…

Top 5 Recipes for August 2020


Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde (click for link to recipe) This recipe has been in the top each month for the past six months. This super simple meal uses canned enchilada verde sauce to cut down on the preparation time. Cook the ground beef ahead of time to make a delicious meal on a busy week…

German Burgers


My family loves German food and I am always looking for new burger toppings and ways to make them. How about combining two of our favorites? German food and Burgers? Yes! Verdict: The flavor of these were amazing. The mixture of ground pork and beef with the caraway seeds added a great flavor and tons…

Grilled Beer Brats: Revisited


I cannot believe this is the first time we have grilled brats this year. Before we moved to the Midwest we may have had brats about once a year. They are bigger than hotdogs here. Everywhere you go there are brats for sale or someone is serving them at a picnic or barbecue. This recipe…