4 Delicious Dishes Made with Corned Beef Leftovers


Everyone have their corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s Day? We love corned beef and cabbage and I buy 4-6 briskets when they are on sale this time of year. You don’t need to just have brisket. The leftovers can be made into so many things. Sometimes I will even cook an extra brisket…

Slow Cooker Sauerbraten with Ginger Snap Gravy (updated)


Simple meals. That is what I am always looking for. I love pulling out recipes I haven’t made in a while and seeing how they stand up. I realized I now make this a bit differently than I did years ago. I have updated the recipe to reflect the changes I have made. This dish…

Slow Cooker Meat Sauce


Yes, you can make sauce quickly or you can spend all day stirring and watching your pot of sauce. I chose to make it in the slow cooker and I am so glad I did! I didn’t have to touch the sauce all day (I cooked the ground beef, onion, and garlic early in the…

Steak and Bleu Cheese Tostadas


We are coming off our 9th Snow Day this school year. After this I think the kids need to start making up days. We got three extra days from the state because of the State of Emergency a few weeks ago for cold weather but we are still running low. This never happens. Things around…

Beef Lo Mein II


From -30 ish to almost 50. Yes, this is the Midwest. My entire family was happy to get out of the house though. We had been doing 15 minute rotations of shoveling to try to get the cars dug out. My wife got a bit of frostbite on the back of her leg. Her jeans…

Sloppy Joe Totchos


  January is usually a tough month financially in our house as I am sure it is in houses across the country. I try to spend little to no money on groceries as we pay off December bills and do a bit of traveling for my daughter to dance. We had a great weekend in…

Civil War Beef Stew


My son loves history. It is his thing. He will talk American history for hours. This year he is taking AP United States History. As part of his class they were required to make an authentic Civil War recipe. His teacher helped him find a recipe that did not involve hunting a rabbit or squirrel…

Simple Slow Cooker Chili


Chili is one of those hit or miss dishes for me. I like the meat, not a lot of beans, but I still want it to be hearty and filling. I don’t like it too soupy. I want the sauce to have some substance to it not be tomato juice.  I like a few tomato…

Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Skillet


  I love the meals where you cook everything in one pan. The beef and pasta cook all together so the pasta is infused with tons of flavor from the spices and beef stock. I am not a huge pasta fan but when it is cooked like this I love it! Verdict: You need to…

Hamburger Stroganoff Pizza


Halloween came very early to our house this year. I needed to have both kids ready for Halloween about a week early. My son had a Halloween concert at the end of the week. He was Buddy, the elf, from the movie Elf. Then my daughter had a Halloween Feis (rhymes with mesh, and Irish…

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Dinner


The other day we saw our first snow flakes fly. Parts of the area were without power for more than 24 hours as the storm blew through. We fortunately had power and were able to offer up our home for charging phones, showers, and a place to get and stay warm. I am grateful we…

Basic Simple Meatloaf


I don’t know why I don’t serve meatloaf more often. It is super simple to make – mix everything in a bowl and pat it into a loaf. You can make the loaves ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freeze them until you are ready to bake it. An hour or so…