Grilled Beer Brats: Revisited


I cannot believe this is the first time we have grilled brats this year. Before we moved to the Midwest we may have had brats about once a year. They are bigger than hotdogs here. Everywhere you go there are brats for sale or someone is serving them at a picnic or barbecue. This recipe…

Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Burgers


Not much longer until we won’t be grilling every night. I love burgers when they have lots of stuff on them and in them. Bacon, cheese, and onions of course are a favorite. I usually have fried onions on hand to top the burgers with but this time I needed to cook some onions to…

Back to School: 5 Easy Casseroles for Busy Days


Casseroles are one of my go to meals when life gets busy. I especially like slow cooker casseroles because they can cook while I am busy doing other things. Even the Spare Rib casserole is part of a cook once eat twice meal. Spare Rib Casserole (click for link to recipe) This is one of…

Grilled Butter Burgers


I had never heard of Butter Burgers until we moved to the Midwest. There is a hamburger/frozen custard chain, Culvers, here that is what they are known for. I never really thought about what a Butter Burger was until I started researching it to find out what makes them different from regular hamburgers. There really…

7 Great Grilled Dinners


This has been our “Summer of Grilling” but we have loved grilled foods for years. Here are 7 of our favorite grilled dinners. Hope you find one you like! Grilled Chicken Piccata (click for link to recipe) All the lemony salty flavors of Chicken Piccata with the delicious addition of grilled chicken. Served over rice…

Amazing Grilled BBQ Meatloaf


So my daughter had her Covid test on Friday. We still have not heard anything as of the time I writing this. I think the waiting is the worst part for her. Every yawn, twinge, or sniffle carries the thought of is this the first sign of getting sick? We are still quarantined until the…

Grilled Kafta Kebob


We love Kafta. It is funny when we grill this out all the people that are walking by kind of stop and sniff. It smells amazing as it is cooking. All the spices are delicious! It is so simple to make too. You can top this with tahini from a jar or we make our…

Big Mac Casserole


First off, my family thought I was crazy when I proposed this casserole. I grew up with the jingle: “Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun.” It is an earworm that strikes every once in a while so my kids also know the 80s jingle. When I…

Caribbean Beef Tacos – Slow Cooker


Day 74 – I guess if anything the “Stay Safe. Stay Home.” has helped me become a bit more creative in my cooking. Before if I didn’t have an ingredient or something I wanted for dinner I or one of the kids could run out to the store and pick it up. I mean we…

Meatloaf: Like Grandma Used to Make


Day 67 – Listening to the CEO of my wife’s company gave us a bit of a pause. She figures there will be more weeks of furlough but he was mentioning 50/50 chance of the US falling into a depression by fall and possible layoffs in the next few months. We knew this was coming…

Texas Beef Chili – Slow Cooker


Day 45 – One of our favorite television shows for a long time was “The Big Bang Theory.” My son is a Sheldon. For a long time he would look at us and say “I am nothing like him!” We would all laugh because that is something Sheldon would say. Now he can look back…

Rochester-Like Garbage Plates


Day 34 –  We went to a birthday drive-by celebration the other day. Our third one in the past 2 weeks. Everyone drives by the house of the birthday person and honks and waves (some decorate their cards with signs, streamers, and balloons) to the birthday person who is either in their yard or on…