Smoked Sausage Bites

I had a HUGE order of groceries to pick up the other day but still had a few leftovers in our freezer and refrigerator I wanted to use up. I am trying to stay simple and what can be more simple than a charcuterie? I had a ring of smoked sausage to use and was…

Red Wine & Balsamic Steak Marinade

Easy simple grill meals were calling to us the other night. I had a roast that was cut into cubes to marinate and skewer. We let it rest all day in the marinade to help tenderize it. When the grill was ready we added skewers of veggies (I prefer to cook one kind of veggie…

Egg and Kielbasa Breakfast Tacos

Happy birthday to my big guy! He’s been a Disney kid through and through. From nose kisses for Pooh to harnessing the force in Galaxy’s Edge he is always up for a Disney adventure. For his birthday he gets his second Covid shot and one step closer to graduation, prom, and senior party. He gets…

Beef Stronganoff

I am in a comfort food mood lately. With all the changes coming up in our life comfort food will be on the menu the next few weeks. This dish reminds me of being a kid back in my mother’s kitchen. I had to make it with the canned soup because that is what I…

Barbecue Stuffing Meatloaf

Things are getting better. I have had gout since I was 18 years-old. I can go years without a flare up but I started on last Friday night. I thought 2-3 days as usual and I would be back to normal. Nope. Not this time. It started to move from my big toe across the…

Tired of Plain Old Hot Dogs? 5 Tasty Toppings to Try!

My family rarely eats hot dogs. When they do they want more than relish, mustard, and sometimes onions on them. They want tons of flavors and options for their hot dogs. Here are some of our favorites: Chicago Stye Hot Dogs (click for link to recipe) Before moving 90 minutes from Chicago I had never…

Top 5 Recipes for February 2021

Reuben Fritters (click for link to recipe) This was the most popular recipe on my blog this month. These little nuggets of corned beef, sauerkraut, and Swiss cheese dipped in Thousand Islands dressing are yummy! Looking for something different for St. Patrick’s Day or for your leftover corned beef? These tasty little treats may be…

7 Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day other than Corned Beef and Cabbage

A kind of St. Patrick’s Day Mommy Brag first. My daughter’s Irish dance trophies (1st and 3rd) from yesterday at her feis in Dallas, Texas. She was so happy just to dance! Our family’s holiday of holidays is coming up soon! We are an all out St. Patrick’s Day family. Our little world closed down…

My Kids First Casserole – Easy Baked Ziti

This recipe is a standard in most homes. It is simple and can be made with jarred sauce if you like rather than mixing up a quick sauce. I love this recipe because it gives the kids lots of cooking techniques in one dish. Dicing, browning meat, boiling pasta to al dente, and baking the…

Slow Cooker Korean Beef

I love getting the cheaper cuts of beef and slow cooking them to make them super tender. My family doesn’t miss the more expensive cuts for roasts if I cook them this way. For steaks you will want a more expensive cut such as sirloin, skirt, or flank. But, for this dish a bottom round…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Chicago Style Sandwiches

We love to dip. Chips and dip. Bread to dip in olive oil. French fries to dip in sauces. It doesn’t matter. That is why we love this sandwich plus it has tons of flavor. It is simple to make the roast cooks in the slow cooker until you are ready to make the sandwiches….