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…

Basic Simple Meatloaf


I don’t know why I don’t serve meatloaf more often. It is super simple to make – mix everything in a bowl and pat it into a loaf. You can make the loaves ahead of time and store in the refrigerator or freeze them until you are ready to bake it. An hour or so…

Lebanese Rice – Hashweh


I don’t know about where you are but the temperatures have been up and down here recently. Some days it is in the 80s and the next in the 50s. I have been so busy I haven’t even had enough time to make it down to the beach in the past few weeks. I finally…

Korean Beef Tacos with Pickled Onions and Cucumbers


If you have read my blog over the past year or two you may have noticed my family really likes combinations of Asian spices with touches of something different. Still trying to keep those food costs down one of our favorite meats to go to is ground beef. But, we can only eat so much…

Crescent Roll Taco Pie


We are down to ground beef and chicken breasts in the freezer. We have been busy this month with two graduation parties and a weekend away for a dance competition. So, funds are stretched thin and I am trying to stretch things a bit farther. I am looking in the pantry for somethings that would…

Sloppy Joe Skillet Pasta


This has been a crazy month! With all we have had going on – 8 nights in hotels, graduation, an overseas trip for my son, a graduation party, dance recital, cello recital, doctors appointments, and physical therapy to just name a few things groceries are on the back burner. Besides this is the month we…

Burgers with Tzatziki and Feta


I am always looking out different ways to serve “ordinary” foods. How to make a burger or hot dog seem like a special meal. This was a night where I had 30 minutes to get the meal on the table before the kids started gnawing on the table legs. I had thawed a package of…

Ground Beef Ramen


My daughter loves Ramen noodle packages for lunch. They are cheap and easy for her to make in a hurry.  We always have a few packages of these in the pantry and we decided to use them in a pinch for dinner. They were perfect! They cook in no time and adding a handful of…

Moo Shu Sloppy Joes


Things have been difficult lately. I hate the feeling of everything being rushed and nothing quite completed the way I would like it to be. I feel like I am on one of those hamster wheels that is about to go off the track. We have actually been eating out more because we are on…