Mediterranean Stuffed Cod

We are trying to eat more fish and seafood and I am always looking for delicious simple ways to get more into our diet. This dish seemed perfect for us. I love cheese and need some of the rich flavors to make me crave fish. Verdict: The salty cheesy stuffing of this fish was delicious!…

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie

With the leftover 4 lbs of mashed potatoes I made Ham & Cheese Croquettes (click here for link to recipe) and I still had enough for this recipe. If you have pre-made leftover mashed potatoes with really is simple even though the ingredient list looks long. Doctor up your mashed potatoes with a bit of…

Leftover Mashed Potatoes: Ham and Cheese Croquettes

My son was invited to a “Friendsgiving” this year and he was so excited. He volunteered to bring the mashed potatoes as he was told the host would provide the turkey, Brussels sprouts, and tableware. Super! I love mashed potatoes and they are easy to transport and keep warm in a slow cooker. We made…

Cook Once, Eat Twice: Spaghetti and Meatballs

We are starting to settle into winter weather here. The first snow has passed and we are starting to get the 20-25 degree nights. I love Italian food on a cold, dark night. Add a glass of wine and it seems luxurious and comforting. This weather has us looking ahead though. Last week we made…

Diner Dinner: Hot Roast Beef Sandwiches

We are looking for simple dinners that we can pull together in about 15 minutes and have very few ingredients. It is amazing to us how small our grocery bills are now. We can’t even finish a whole loaf of bread before it goes bad. Before we were going through at least 2 loaves a…

Sausage and Broccoli Stuffed Potatoes

I am ready for the soups, stews, and hearty casseroles but the weather says otherwise. This recipe uses the extra sausages leftover from our Spaghetti Squash with Italian Sausage with Peppers and Onions (click for link to recipe). Cooking extra meat makes cooking two meals much easier. The hardest part of this meal is cooking…

Beef on Weck

Since we spent a few weeks in Buffalo/Rochester, NY this summer we got to have all our favorite regional foods. One of the items from the Buffalo area is Beef on Weck, which is short for Beef on a Kimmelweck Roll. A Kimmelweck Roll is a hearty roll topped with coarse salt and caraway seeds….

5 Independence Day Dishes

My wife is having surgery on Wednesday so we are super busy right now getting ready for that, friends from out of town visiting, and my son’s graduation party all at once! The next few days will be the hardest with her out of commission for the month but we will get through. So, this…

Brown Sugar Pancakes

If you have followed me for any length of time you probably know about my love of breakfast for dinner. I don’t care for breakfast foods for breakfast, brunch maybe, but the smell of cooking bacon or sausage in the morning turns my stomach. But, breakfast for dinner is everything! Simple to make, delicious, hearty,…

Our Favorite Summer Salads

Summer officially starts in just a few days on June 20th and lasts until September 22nd. Now is the time for salads and eating outdoors. We love sitting outside when there is a light evening breeze and these salads are some of our favorites to have for dinner. Most of these can be made ahead…

Recipes for Large Gatherings,Teenagers, or Hearty Eaters

We are in the middle of graduation right now so we are attending LOTS of graduation parties. It is interesting seeing the mix of foods and offerings. I am always looking for dishes that can feed large groups that are simple, fun, and tasty! Slow Cooker Glazed Meatballs (click for link to recipe) I love…

Asparagus Ravioli Salad

This is a hearty recipe that makes enough for large dinner servings AND a couple of lunch servings. It is versatile in that you can serve it hot or room temperature. It is up to you! It is quick and easy to make, which you know is my go to right now. Use bagged frozen…