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….

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!…

Simple Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

I am a huge proponent of meal planning and not having lots of food waste. I read the other day that on average Americans throw away 219 pounds per person in a year. That is money each of us are throwing away. There are people going hungry in the world and country and a family…

Southwest Eggrolls

We are continuing our appetizer recipes. These tasty eggrolls have a delicious slightly spicy taste. They are the thing my kids will seek out at parties and for meals if they see them. Anything wrapped in an eggroll wrapper and fried or baked some how seems more fun, doesn’t it? Verdict: These are so easy…

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…