Slow Cooker Chili


Slow Cooker chili is always a hit. It is such a simple dish to make and such a great dish to share. The best things is that you can change the meat, change the spices, and you have a whole new chili dish! Play with this and make something new just for you! This is…

Taco Meatloaf


When my kids have friends visiting for dinner I try to keep dinner as”normal” as I can.  This was tough as my daughter’s friend is a bit picky as far as textures go. She doesn’t eat pasta, will only eat cheese if it is cooked and drinks more milk than anyone else I have ever…

My Top Three Recipes of the Month


Someone recently suggested that at the end of each month I post my top three to five recipes each month because it would make it easier for them to plan out some meals and treats for the following month. I thought that was a brilliant idea so here is my first posting for My Top…

Pretzel Wrapped Brats


It’s German Fest in many areas so brats and pretzels are a perfect way to celebrate. This is one of those recipes that I didn’t quite have time to do correctly so I cut a few corners. You know we all do this. Especially on nights where dinner needs to be quick or we got…

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches


I still have quite a bit of ground beef leftover from last month. I buy 20-30 lbs. of meat at a time when it is a really good sale but at the same time it needs to be used before it goes bad so I make sure I rotate my meats freshest on the bottom….

Cheeseburger Tortellini Casserole


Whenever anyone asks how I come up with different meals I tell them take the things you like and the flavors you like and turn them into something else. Sandwiches turn into casserole or pizzas can be turned in soups. My kids ask for simple meals like a hamburger or hot dog every so often….

Slow Cooker Chili Mac


When we are to the last day of the month I love making these dishes that pull all the odd cans or pieced of stuff you have to use from your pantry or refrigerator. The best part for me is that I made it in the slow cooker AND everyone could eat off it for a…

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…