Ground Beef Packet Dinners in the Slow Cooker


If you have ever been camping you have probably had one of these or something similar for dinner. You can make them with chicken, pork chops, fish, etc… and the vegetables of your choice. I don’t know why I never thought of making them in the slow cooker before. These would be great on a…

Ground Beef and Broccoli


Back to ground beef again. Don’t have leftover beef for beef and broccoli or just have some ground beef in your refrigerator and still want the flavor or Beef and Broccoli? Ground beef and broccoli is the perfect substitute. It gives you all the flavor of Beef and Broccoli without the expense of the steak….

Johnny Appleseed Burgers


The meat items that have been on sale around us recently have been chicken thighs and drumsticks for about $.77 a pound and ground beef for $1.99 a pound. For our area those REALLY good prices. You will notice quite a few of my recipes have had one or the other items in them lately….

Michigan Sauce


There are certain foods that unless you are from a certain region or area of a state you may never hear of. Michigan sauce is one of those things. Now, Michigan sauce has nothing to do with Michigan, as far as I know. If you order a Michigan in Northern New York you will get…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner


Yesterday we went and picked my daughter up after she has been at camp for the past 12 days. It was wonderful to see her! This was her fourth year and probably last time at this camp. Though she is still eligible to go next year, she will probably be too busy with getting ready…

One Skillet Cheeseburger Macaroni


There are days when you just crave the foods of your childhood. I think because the weather has turned back to chilly (it is barely breaking 60 degrees) and gray, overcast, or rain I want those comfort foods. Also, our lives seem to be in a whirlwind of activity with the end of school in…

Garlic Meatloaf with Garlic Butter Sauce


My family loves garlic. This is the perfect meatloaf and mashed potatoes for us. Minced garlic in the meatloaf, roasted garlic in the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Perfect! Don’t have time to make the meatloaf just before dinner? Form the meatloaf the evening before or morning that you want…

Beefy Burrito Casserole


Simple is the keyword right now. My family loves burritos but it is just not something I think of making on a regular basis. I don’t know why because they are so easy to make. Add some lettuce, tomatoes, onions, sour cream and guacamole and I feel like I don’t even need to add a…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chowder


Things are crazy in our house right now. My meal planning has gone down hill but I am getting it back together. Generally I have a month plan to follow with a few extra dishes on the side for nights I really don’t want to cook or something comes up that I just need that…

The End of No Buy January: Brown Bean Casserole


So it is the end of No Buy January. My freezer, pantry and refrigerator are ready to be cleaned. There are a few stray items left and now it is time to decide what to throw away or move to the front and use. This last day was particularly tough for me. I had a…

An American Cassoulet over Herbed Biscuits


My mother gave me a Lodge Dutch oven for Christmas so I have been researching all sorts of meals to make with my new pan. A cassoulet kept coming up over and over. A cassoulet is actually a French peasant dish made from sausages, bacon (or pork skin) and white beans. Many countries have  a…