Mexican Pierogi Casserole


How much are we traveling this summer? Every single weekend, except for two, ¬†from the beginning of June to the middle of September. The cat is even done with us being gone as you can see above. She sees the suitcases come out and she tries to climb in. We are not supposed to forget…

Ground Beef Packet Dinners in the Slow Cooker


If you have ever been camping you have probably had one of these or something similar for dinner. You can make them with chicken, pork chops, fish, etc… and the vegetables of your choice. I don’t know why I never thought of making them in the slow cooker before. These would be great on a…

Herbed Cheese Crostini with Steak or Pork


To me the best dinners are the cook once and eat twice meals. We grilled extra steak the other night and a had two leftover Drunken Pork Chops (click for link to recipe). When I suggested this for dinner my family was thrilled. They love to do appetizer dinners every once in a while. I…

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Steak


I loved this meal because it was one of our cook once, eat twice meals. Since we were already grilling it is super simple to add an extra steak (or two) to the grill for a second meal. That is generally how I get two meals out of one. Cooking extra meat is generally easy…

Ground Beef and Broccoli


Back to ground beef again. Don’t have leftover beef for beef and broccoli or just have some ground beef in your refrigerator and still want the flavor or Beef and Broccoli? Ground beef and broccoli is the perfect substitute. It gives you all the flavor of Beef and Broccoli without the expense of the steak….

Reuben Pizza on a Pretzel Crust


I found a corned beef in the freezer! Yes, this is super exciting for my family. It means a break from chicken and ground beef for dinner. I try to only do a big shop once a month. So as we start to get to the bottom of the freezer I am looking for different…

Michigan Sauce


There are certain foods that unless you are from a certain region or area of a state you may never hear of. Michigan sauce is one of those things. Now, Michigan sauce has nothing to do with Michigan, as far as I know. If you order a Michigan in Northern New York you will get…

Taco Spaghetti


Updated: 7-16-2017 I have been going back and revisiting some of the dishes my family loved that we have not had in quite awhile. This dish we had back in 2013 and when I made it again this weekend my family remembered how much they loved it! I have been hearing of Spaghetti Tacos for…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner


Yesterday we went and picked my daughter up after she has been at camp for the past 12 days. It was wonderful to see her! This was her fourth year and probably last time at this camp. Though she is still eligible to go next year, she will probably be too busy with getting ready…

Walking Tacos


I forgot I had a 5:15 pm meeting yesterday afternoon so as I was rushing out of the house at 5:00 pm I was thinking that I haven’t even started dinner yet. I knew I had some ground beef and chicken breasts thawing in the refrigerator. What was I going to serve my family though…

Simple Chili Cheese Dog Pizza with Herbed Crust


The first day of summer is usually a day to celebrate for us. The longest day of the year is a day we generally go to the beach or watch the sunset over Lake Michigan. Yesterday was cool and cloudy so those things were not going to happen. Changes in traditions are tough for my…