Barbecue Cheeseburger Casserole


As I am away working this week my family is really helping me out. They are cooking and taking pictures for me as I feed them ideas. They are the best! The other day we took out 3 lbs. of ground beef to thaw. Once it thawed I wanted to cook it so we could…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks II


I found the picture in the depths of my computer after thinking I lost it! Our weather is finally starting to temper a bit. We are still having some wide swinging days where it is 20s one day and 55 degrees the next. But, those 20 degree days are getting farther and farther apart. We…

Easy Beef Empanadas


It isn’t the first day after the Daylight Savings Time, spring ahead, that takes its toll on our bodies Sunday is fine for us. It is the following Monday and Tuesday. Dragging ourselves out of bed an hour earlier is so tiring by evening and we are all bleary eyed in the morning. My son…

Sloppy Joe Pasta


I am always trying to turn some of our favorite dishes into new recipes. My family loves Sloppy Joes. The other night I had thawed about 2 lbs. of ground beef and was trying to come up with a meal that I could make without having to run to the store for any ingredients. We…

Ground Beef Shawarma Quinoa Bowl


With all the parties this month I know we are going to over do the cookies, appetizers, and candy. I wanted to make something that felt kind of healthy and that wasn’t too heavy. My family loves shawarma and I had ground beef thawing for dinner. I decided to twist the usual beef shawarma by…

Mexican Doritos Casserole


When I read this recipe I thought I couldn’t do it. It had canned cream of chicken soup in it. I usually do not make anything with canned cream of “something” soups. I either make my own version or substitute another ingredient. But, as it nears the holidays I am less inclined to fuss and…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks


I loved Salisbury Steaks growing up. We would get the TV dinners (remember when they were called that?) with the metal three tray compartments. I would either get Fried Chicken or Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes in one little compartment and corn in the other. They were a great treat growing up. I don’t know…

Shepherd’s Pie with Cheesy Tater Tot Topping


Working the remnants of my refrigerator and freezer to get as many meals out of them as possible. We are getting down to the bottom of the meat freezer and have a bunch of single items in the regular freezer. I saw this idea on a blog post a week or so ago and thought…

Taco Meatloaf


When my kids have friends visiting for dinner I try to keep dinner as”normal” as I can.  This was tough as my daughter’s friend is a bit picky as far as textures go. She doesn’t eat pasta, will only eat cheese if it is cooked and drinks more milk than anyone else I have ever…

Barbecue Beef Sandwiches


I still have quite a bit of ground beef leftover from last month. I buy 20-30 lbs. of meat at a time when it is a really good sale but at the same time it needs to be used before it goes bad so I make sure I rotate my meats freshest on the bottom….

Cheeseburger Tortellini Casserole


Whenever anyone asks how I come up with different meals I tell them take the things you like and the flavors you like and turn them into something else. Sandwiches turn into casserole or pizzas can be turned in soups. My kids ask for simple meals like a hamburger or hot dog every so often….

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…