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…

Cheesy Chicken and Stuffing Casserole

With all the end of the year stuff happening at school we are trying to keep dinners simple yet comforting. We are all craving cheesy, creamy dishes. This super simple dish comes together easily, you don’t even have to cook the chicken first! How easy is that! Verdict: I think this is the first dish…

Red Wine & Balsamic Steak Marinade

Easy simple grill meals were calling to us the other night. I had a roast that was cut into cubes to marinate and skewer. We let it rest all day in the marinade to help tenderize it. When the grill was ready we added skewers of veggies (I prefer to cook one kind of veggie…

Breakfast Sandwiches

I have been so out of it that I totally forgot last night was Cinco de Mayo. I usually plan for weeks ahead of time what we are going to have but this one just crept up on me. I did marinate some steak for tortillas but that didn’t quite make it. So, breakfast sandwiches…

Potato Beer Cheese Slow Cooker Soup

I love soup! No secret there. The rest of my family is pretty meh on the whole idea of soup for dinner but this soup had so much flavor that they were calling the leftovers for lunch the next day right after dinner. It helps that I added some extra potatoes and carrots to bulk…