Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta


This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta


I am always looking out different ways to serve “ordinary” foods. How to make a burger or hot dog seem like a special meal. This was a night where I had 30 minutes to get the meal on the table before the kids started gnawing on the table legs. I had thawed a package of…

Grilled Reuben


One of the ways we have been battling with what to have for dinner when our life is so busy is to cook a big cut of meat such as a corned beef, ham, even a turkey and then slicing them up for different meals. This cuts down on the time needed to cook a…

Ground Beef Ramen


My daughter loves Ramen noodle packages for lunch. They are cheap and easy for her to make in a hurry.  We always have a few packages of these in the pantry and we decided to use them in a pinch for dinner. They were perfect! They cook in no time and adding a handful of…

Moo Shu Sloppy Joes


Things have been difficult lately. I hate the feeling of everything being rushed and nothing quite completed the way I would like it to be. I feel like I am on one of those hamster wheels that is about to go off the track. We have actually been eating out more because we are on…

Super Loaded Nachos


Shhh, it was not 9:30 pm when we were all home last night! It was amazing. My kids were so happy to just have a night at home. I had a meeting until 7:30 pm so we were able to have dinner by 8:15 pm. It was weird for us. We are a late night…

Ground Beef Enchiladas Verde


I didn’t have any chicken in the freezer but I did have plenty of ground beef. I wanted enchiladas but didn’t know how they would be with ground beef and verde (green) enchilada sauce, which was what I had on hand. I had fully intended on making red enchilada sauce but time got away from…

Simple Corned Beef Hash with Eggs


If you have read some of my blog posts you may know that may family loves corned beef. Around St. Patrick’s Day I buy 3-5 briskets to keep in the freezer to have over the next several months. This past weekend we put one in the slow cooker with some beer and I saved enough…

Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole


As I am away working this week my family is really helping me out. They are cooking and taking pictures for me as I feed them ideas. They are the best! The other day we took out 3 lbs. of ground beef to thaw. Once it thawed I wanted to cook it so we could…

Reuben Roll Ups


Happy First Day of Spring! Let’s hope the temperature tops 40 degrees today! Leftover Corned Beef is almost unheard of in my house but sometimes I make an extra large brisket just to have leftovers. Reubens are always a great way to use the leftover Corned Beef. This is a twist on those Reubens. Cut…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks II


I found the picture in the depths of my computer after thinking I lost it! Our weather is finally starting to temper a bit. We are still having some wide swinging days where it is 20s one day and 55 degrees the next. But, those 20 degree days are getting farther and farther apart. We…

Macaroni & Cheese with Sausage


I love smoked sausage or Kielbasa. My family is a bit indifferent to it. I could eat it 3-4 nights a week and not care. So, when I serve it I kind of have to mix it into other things. We often have it with eggs, or potatoes, even macaroni and cheese. This is their…