Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew


Reality is setting in. Vacation is over.  A return to cleaning, cooking and chauffeuring yesterday made it all crystal clear. Of course I looked to my trusty slow cooker to help get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss. As you can see in the picture above I even pulled out the finest…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Chicago Style


You know I love my slow cooker. This time of year it is getting a workout as we are trying to fit in meal times between all the concerts, cookie baking, and parties. This past weekend the temperature started to drop to single digits, where it has hovered since, and it snowed on and off….

Guest Post – Three Unique and Healthy Recipes for Beef Tenderloin Dinner


I would like to introduce you to Sam & Amy from Chinese Foods Recipe.com. (click for link to their site) Their website has traditional ancient traditional Chinese recipes, healthy Chinese recipes and simple Chinese recipes that are amazing!  They also offer facts and tips about visiting China. Take a look at some of their wonderful…

A House Divided – Tale of Two Dips


I made these dips the other night as part of a “snacky” dinner in our house. Every once in a while we have veggies, crackers, cheese and a couple dips while we are having a movie night or playing a game together. We were playing “Apples to Apples” the Disney set while having our snacky…

Eye of Round Roast


As you may know if you ever read any of my blog posts I am EXTREMELY frugal when it comes to purchasing food.  I would rather use my money for things like vacations, fun little side trips with my family, parties, etc….  So, I try to only buy non-fresh items (meat, canned goods, beverages) on…

Slow Cooker Veggie-Beef Chili


This post is a bit late today.  Just like everyone else, life sometimes gets in the way.  Today it was three doctor appointments, out-of-town, of course, a cello lesson and a library program.  No, I do not sit around my house all day cooking dinner, cleaning or playing on the computer.  I am just like…

10 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Fall


I love Fall!  The great sleeping weather, the crisp apples and the smell of cinnamon everywhere you turn. This time of year my slow cooker is working overtime. I love coming home to a dinner about 90% complete.  Adding a salad, sides or a bit of spices to the pot make the meals complete. These…

Balsamic Onion Slow Cooker Roast


Last night being Halloween I wanted something extra easy to have for dinner.  This was it!  I took our favorite flavors and blended them with a beef roast in the slow cooker.  I only had to add mashed potatoes and carrots for our comfort food dinner before heading out on the spooky, cold evening. Verdict:…

Beef Stroganoff – Hamburger Helper Style


A few weeks ago they had beef bottom roasts on sale at the grocery store.  I bought three and was going to cut one up for stir fry or stews.  When I started cutting though it I saw that this was going to be futile.  I had a couple handfuls of bits and pieces when…

Bobotie


The first time I had bobotie was at a Food & Wine Festival in Epcot, Walt Disney World.  We thought it was great but had never heard of it before.  At that time trying to find a recipe for a dish from South Africa, before Google, was pretty near impossible.  No one knew what I…

Easy Beef and Broccoli


My son had a friend over for dinner who, to say the least, is a VERY picky eater.  I decided to treat him like one of my own children and just make dinner as usual.  He told me he didn’t like steak or broccoli when I served this but, he asked for seconds. This was…

Marinated Feta over Greek Hamburgers


My family LOVES Greek flavors in food.  Lots of oregano, parsley and garlic are in many of our dishes.  One of their favorites is our version of Greek Hamburgers (recipe at bottom of page). When I saw a recipe on Pinterest for Marinated Feta I knew it would be a hit in our family.  My…