Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


So these are not “authentic” Swedish meatballs.  But rather our simple version of them. These are amazing with homemade meatballs but sometimes you go with simple. Can’t find lingonberry jam to put on the side? You can use cranberry sauce or raspberry jam in a pinch. Verdict: We made this as an alternative to the…

Sloppy Joe Pasta


I am always trying to turn some of our favorite dishes into new recipes. My family loves Sloppy Joes. The other night I had thawed about 2 lbs. of ground beef and was trying to come up with a meal that I could make without having to run to the store for any ingredients. We…

Cheeseburgers on Homemade Pretzel Rolls


Sometimes my family just wants plain old cheese burgers. I understand. They look at me and ask for no baby greens, diced jalapeno, cream sauces, or other weird ingredients on top. So, I made a point of making plain old cheese burgers. Of course I had to put them on pretzel rolls but still… Verdict:…

Holiday Spiced Beef (12 days in the Making)


I make German food and German inspired food quite often. The joke in our house is that my daughter began eating sauerkraut from a jar with a fork by the time she was four. She cannot believe there was ever a time she did not love sauerkraut. But, we don’t talk about cooking much Irish…

Simple Taco Pizza Appetizer


With the new year fast approaching and football playoff season right around the corner in the US I am always looking for simple appetizers and finger foods that I can serve without a lot of fuss. This dish is super easy to make but if you are having tacos before you make this appetizer make…

Beef Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce


A cold, windy day can call for a pot roast in a slow cooker. It makes your house smell great while feeling cozy and warm inside. The snow falling outside my windows makes me want to cook every night with my slow cooker. Verdict: My family gobbled this up. They loved it and couldn’t stop…

Philly Style Beer Brats


In Michigan we have LOTS of local little breweries. One of the new items in our area is making brats with the local beers. They recently had a sale of brats made with Founder’s beers. I bought a couple of packages to have on hand for a quick meal. As I was starting to cook…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup


My son has been begging me to make this soup again. He remembered it from three to four years ago and every once in awhile he would pass by the Velveeta cheese in the store when we out shopping and tell me, “You need to make that Cheeseburger Soup with the Velveeta cheese again.” My…

Au Jus Roast Beef Hawaiian Sliders


Yes, more sliders. I love these little sandwiches during this busy time of year. I keep a package of rolls on hand to feed my kids friends, have a quick dinner on nights I don’t want to cook (add a hearty salad – believe me it works), or to serve on those football game days….

Ground Beef Shawarma Quinoa Bowl


With all the parties this month I know we are going to over do the cookies, appetizers, and candy. I wanted to make something that felt kind of healthy and that wasn’t too heavy. My family loves shawarma and I had ground beef thawing for dinner. I decided to twist the usual beef shawarma by…

Top 3 Recipes from November 2017


I realized as I looked over the top 5 recipes from this month that many of you seemed to feel like I did. That you needed simple meals and were just trying to get dinner on the table in as little time as possible. The Cacio e Pepe (click for link to recipe), pictured above…