Garlic-Butter Steak Bites


Our grocery store had a great sale on beef in the past few weeks. I think because everyone was looking for turkeys and chickens they weren’t buying as much beef so it was on clearance. Makes me happy! I wanted us to have steak but each of my family can eat a pound of steak…

Courtney Thorn Smith’s Spicy Ground Beef – Revisisted


I was looking around for something to make with ground beef when I remembered this recipe – Courtney Thorn-Smith’s Spicy Ground Beef (click for link to original recipe), from several years ago. Courtney Thorne-Smith was an American actress best known for “Melrose Place” back in the 90s. It was a super simple recipe and I…

Simple Cheeseburger Sliders


As of Wednesday Michigan is moving back down a level in the Covid fight. They are suspending high school, eating in restaurants, no movies, bowling, and elementary schools are at the discretion of the district. If your job can be done from home you are to stay home. I was able to play bells on…

6 Recipes Using Thanksgiving Leftovers


I love Thanksgiving food but I love what we make with Thanksgiving leftovers even more! Secret? I don’t like hot turkey on Thanksgiving. So, I eat lots of sides and making them into delicious casseroles, soups, and more. That is my idea of fun. Trisha Yearwood’s Creamy Turkey Casserole (click for link to recipe) This…

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas


I am having a hard time writing this opening. Today is election day here in the United States. I don’t think any one is certain of anything today. I know I am hopeful that whatever the outcome may be that we can slowly start to return to being a united country instead of a divided…

Top 5 Recipes for October 2020


Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) It definitely is time for fall recipes. This dish has been at, or near, the top of my most searched and read recipes since October 2019. It is a super simple dish that you can add just a little bit of salt…

Honey Chicken


I think the weather is dragging me down a bit. It has been super cloudy for about a week now. I have a bit of Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) when the weather starts to turn. The lack of sunshine here in Michigan from now until spring drags me down. Maybe this will be the year…

Italian Sausage Alfredo Casserole


Well, life decided to throw us a bit of a curve ball. We are all fine but we received a call from the County Health Department that my son was in contact with a person with Covid-19 at school and now he has to quarantine until October 29th. If he shows any symptoms between now…

7 Meals with Chicken Breasts that Won’t Bore Your Family


We eat a lot of chicken breasts in our house. They are fairly inexpensive so I have to try and make each meal I use them in as different as possible so my family doesn’t realize they are eating chicken three days in a row and revolt! I have found if I make them with…

Corned Beef Tacos with Creamy Cole Slaw


Most people only eat corned beef near St. Patrick’s Day or if they have corned beef hash on a breakfast menu from time to time. We eat it all year round. It is a favorite in our house and I am always looking for things to make with my leftovers, if there are any. We…

Spaghetti with Salmon and Dill Cream Sauce


We are continuing with the comfort food for dinners. This creamy flavorful dish has all the things we want right now in comfort food. Verdict: My family said this reminded them of grown-up tuna noodle casserole. It was more fancy and flavorful that regular tuna noodle casserole but still had that same taste to them.

5 Comforting Casseroles for Family Dinners


In our house we are searching for comfort foods lately. I notice that everyone here wants casseroles, homemade cakes, and pies. We spent the other night roasting pie pumpkins and planning dinners for the coming weeks. Everything that was put out was in some way a comfort food for one of the family. Chicken noodle…