Moussaka Sloppy Joes


I love the taste of these sloppy joes. The Greek spices are a great fall flavor palate. The spices had our house smelling like fall in minutes and both kids were standing in the kitchen wondering what was for dinner because it smelled so good! These come together so easily that they can be a…

Simple Salisbury Steak


We had a couple pounds of ground beef to use up and we have had hamburgers several times at the end of last month and wanted to switch things up. Since I was still seeking comfort foods (I love the weather but always get a bit depressed before back to school time) I really wanted…

Creamy Beef and Shells


We are still on the 9:00 pm dinner schedule but looking towards heading back to school in 4 weeks.  Where did the summer go? We are trying to keep summer going as long as possible so dinner doesn’t even get started cooking until at least 8:00 pm or later. This would be a great meal…

Mexican Rice (One Pot)


The weather has finally cleared this weekend and it is down right gorgeous! The temperatures have been in the mid 70s to low 80s. Not too muggy and the temperatures at night are dipping into the low 60s and high 50s. The windows have been open and I love sleeping in the fresh air. We…

Hawaiian Burgers


We love fruit on warm evenings for desserts or dinner.  Now that it is so hot and we are grilling anyways why not use some of the delicious fruit we have on hand and grill it for dinner. We had a perfectly ripe pineapple to use up so we decided to make Hawaiian Burgers with…

Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole


It seems like days are passing faster and faster lately. I read an article about how to slow down time by not only being more mindful about what you are doing, try not to multitask everything (I am guilty of this), and to learn something new or go somewhere new. It forces your brain to…

German Meatballs with Spaetzle


This dish was steaming HOT when I took the picture so it looks a bit hazy. My daughter came out of her room just before we were serving dinner and said, “It smells amazing in here!” It did. The apple cider vinegar and bacon combined with the sour cream and meatballs? Heavenly. My kids are…

Sloppy Joe Totchos


  January is usually a tough month financially in our house as I am sure it is in houses across the country. I try to spend little to no money on groceries as we pay off December bills and do a bit of traveling for my daughter to dance. We had a great weekend in…

Simple Slow Cooker Chili


Chili is one of those hit or miss dishes for me. I like the meat, not a lot of beans, but I still want it to be hearty and filling. I don’t like it too soupy. I want the sauce to have some substance to it not be tomato juice.  I like a few tomato…

Cheesy Macaroni and Beef Skillet


  I love the meals where you cook everything in one pan. The beef and pasta cook all together so the pasta is infused with tons of flavor from the spices and beef stock. I am not a huge pasta fan but when it is cooked like this I love it! Verdict: You need to…

Hamburger Stroganoff Pizza


Halloween came very early to our house this year. I needed to have both kids ready for Halloween about a week early. My son had a Halloween concert at the end of the week. He was Buddy, the elf, from the movie Elf. Then my daughter had a Halloween Feis (rhymes with mesh, and Irish…

Ground Beef and Rice Skillet Dinner


The other day we saw our first snow flakes fly. Parts of the area were without power for more than 24 hours as the storm blew through. We fortunately had power and were able to offer up our home for charging phones, showers, and a place to get and stay warm. I am grateful we…