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…

Easy Beef Empanadas


It isn’t the first day after the Daylight Savings Time, spring ahead, that takes its toll on our bodies Sunday is fine for us. It is the following Monday and Tuesday. Dragging ourselves out of bed an hour earlier is so tiring by evening and we are all bleary eyed in the morning. My son…

Top 5 Blog Posts – February 2018


Thank you everyone for being so patient with me during our vacation. I hope I have caught up with all your wonderful comments and questions. If I have missed any please let me know! February was a terrific month here. Two of the most viewed and liked blog posts have been top posts over the…

Beef Lo Mein


I am a huge proponent of starting to prep a dish long before you are ready to cook it. I froze this steak for about an hour before we sliced it super thinly. Then while making dinner the night before I was going to serve this I had the family make the marinade and put…

Cheeseburger Rangoons


You know those meals you really don’t want to make so you try to find something that kind of excites you so you will cook dinner rather than go out? This was one of those meals. I had 1 1/2 of ground beef to use and did not want hamburgers, tacos, spaghetti sauce, basically any…

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…