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….

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!…