Classic Beef Stroganoff


I have been making quite a few “classic” recipes lately. Comfort food and familiarity seems to be what my family is craving. I bought a few roasts that I cut into steaks. I decided to use them over a couple of days in different dishes so that I wouldn’t have to freeze them. I love…

Classic Style Meatballs


The other day I let my daughter decide which she wanted to do. Make dinner or clean. She chose dinner once she heard my suggestion of homemade meatballs. She hates mixing and cooking meat – I think she will be more vegetarian once she is on her own. But, she thought meatballs sounded really good….

5 Dishes for Super Bowl Sunday


Is your American football team still in the hunt to play on Super Bowl Sunday? Whether they are or not you are going to want to start thinking about snacks for the big game. If you want something lighter and tastier the veggie pizza is perfect, there is a hot dip, a veggie and meat…

Kielbasa with Sauerkraut


I love kielbasa. My family tends to be rather, meh, on having it for dinner. I can usually convince them once a month to have it if I pair it with cheesy eggs and potatoes or sauerkraut. I like having it with sauerkraut because that mean dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!…

Sweet ‘n’ Tangy Little Smokies


My family would vote hands down that this is their favorite appetizer. It is so simple yet so flavorful. I make them 2-3 times a year. This is one of our favorite ways to serve them. They can stay warm in the slow cooker until they are served. So simple! Verdict: Sweet and Tangy says…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pot Pie Soup


I made a soup my entire family liked! I was so excited. Not a single, “It’s good but…” just lots of compliments and happy eating sounds. I think the secret is the rich flavor. It had plenty of “chunks” for my need to chew their soup family and such a rich depth of flavor that…

Top 7 Recipes for November 2020


November 2020 seemed to be a time of comfort foods. Lots of slow cooker meals, casseroles, cakes, and breakfast for dinner meals. I think my family was not the only one seeking comfort foods that were also simple to make. These were the top 7 recipes for the month by visits on my blog. Enjoy!…

Garlic-Butter Steak Bites


Our grocery store had a great sale on beef in the past few weeks. I think because everyone was looking for turkeys and chickens they weren’t buying as much beef so it was on clearance. Makes me happy! I wanted us to have steak but each of my family can eat a pound of steak…

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli


This soup is more stew like than soup. Part of my family are not fans of soups for dinner. It is a texture issue. They want to chew their meal. So, this is a bit of a compromise. This hearty “soup” is a cousin to minestrone. Thicker than minestrone and with lots of beans and…

Courtney Thorn Smith’s Spicy Ground Beef – Revisisted


I was looking around for something to make with ground beef when I remembered this recipe – Courtney Thorn-Smith’s Spicy Ground Beef (click for link to original recipe), from several years ago. Courtney Thorne-Smith was an American actress best known for “Melrose Place” back in the 90s. It was a super simple recipe and I…

Simple Cheeseburger Sliders


As of Wednesday Michigan is moving back down a level in the Covid fight. They are suspending high school, eating in restaurants, no movies, bowling, and elementary schools are at the discretion of the district. If your job can be done from home you are to stay home. I was able to play bells on…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Tips


One of my favorite food combinations is beef, barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and sharp cheddar cheese. To me this is like comfort food on steroids. Slowly we are coming up for air but it has been a bumpy time the last few weeks. Verdict: This is one of our favorite dishes for cold busy nights….