Stuffed Shells with 25 Minute Weekday Sauce


Now, I am going to say this is not your grandmother’s sauce that simmers all day on Sunday for family dinner. This is a simple sauce that you can make during the week if you have a bit of extra time. You can let it simmer longer if you like because the flavors will meld…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli


So many people are looking for leftover ham recipes. I have so many but one of our favorite is the Chicken Cordon Bleu Stromboli. This is great for using up 2 leftovers. After Easter dinner we don’t want ham again right away so my daughter made chicken tenders for her and her friend. I had…

BLT Pasta Salad


We have been snowbound lately and I have been dreaming of warmer temperatures. So, my mind is turning to summer picnics and salads. To battle the winter doldrums we had an Indoor picnic (click for link to blog post) and pretending it is getting warmer rather than colder. This salad is a blend of a…

Beer Brats & Caramelized Onion Pizza


Taking those things we love and turning them into something new for us! Brats are always on sale here and with the Super Bowl a few weeks ago sales were really great. I picked up a few packages to have on hand because they are like the hot dogs of the Midwest. If you read…

Southern Fried Pork Chops


My children tend not to really like pork. They will eat it if it has enough sauce – garlic, soy, or even A-1. But, if I gave them a choice I think this would be the last choice of meat they would ask to have for dinner. I don’t over cook it. It is not…

Pork Medallions Piccata


We are still working our way through the freezer in “No Buy January.” That means quite a few larger cuts of meat that I am finding. I am cutting them down to make smaller cuts such as the pork loin that I bought on sale a month or two ago for $1.59 a pound is…

Barbecue Hawaiian Pizza


The ham is going away. I have used three meals from it – ham and baked potatoes, ham and cheese hashbrown casserole, and now barbecue Hawaiian pizza. My family isn’t tired of it because each dish has highlighted a different flavor and is something completely different. But, before they do tire of the ham I…

Ham and Cheese Hashbrown Casserole


It is not often I use canned cream of anything soups. Then tend to look and smell funny to my children so I usually make my own cream sauce from butter, flour, and cream or half and half. But, we were cleaning the pantry up and I had two cans of cream of potato soup…

Teriyaki Slow Cooker Pork Loin


The picture above says Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki, it is not. It is a pork loin. I was thinking about how I could also use this on chicken lost my mind and wrote chicken on the picture. In the meantime I was talking and accidentally erased the original picture so I only have this copy…

French Onion Pork Chops


My daughter hates onions but she loves French Onion Soup. Part of this I think is because of all the drippy, melty cheese that is on the soup. This recipe has all the cheese and lots of great flavor. Verdict: Confession, I didn’t make this meal my partner did. We have been nursing the remainder…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Loin


My first post about a Sweet and Sour Pork Loin was back in 2014 (click for link to original recipe). As our tastes have changed and my confidence in cooking has grown so has the recipe for our Sweet and Sour Pork Loin. The first recipe was very simple and the kids liked it but…

Southern Sausage and Rice Casserole


Yes, another sausage recipe. We are using up the last of the bulk sausage we bought this month. I have used it in many different dishes and my family is still not tired of sausage. That is the great thing. If you can make your dishes taste different from night to-night you can eat the…