Kafta Kebobs


One of the reasons I originally started making a different meal each week night was to get my kids to try new foods. I thought that if I didn’t repeat a dish they would finally be willing to try new foods and flavor combinations. I learned quite a bit over the last 2 years. I…

Back to Reality and Hamburgers with Gravy


Spring Break is over.  Sigh.  It always takes a few days for us to get back into the routine of school, classes and work.  It seems so easy to get out of the routine but so hard to restart it.  Even knowing that the first day back will be rough the actual reality always seems…

Greek Pizzas with Tzatiki


We are getting back into the warmer days slowly.  On top of all the school and community events my children have we are wanting to spend more time outside.  That means dinner is getting later and later.  I love that this meal took less than 30 minutes to have on the table and I made…

Cowboy Casserole II


So, this dinner was supposed to be entirely different.  Well, it was supposed to be a Cowboy Lasagna like at Peppermint Mocha Mama.blogspot.com.  The problem was I started reading the reviews.  Many said it needed more flavor, the tater tots were mushy not crispy, it used canned tomato soup which I don’t use.  So, what…

Mom’s Old-Fashioned Meat Loaf


This isn’t a great picture but this is how my mother used to make meatloaf right down to the ketchup and hot sauce topping.  My mother had to stretch her food budget so she would add bread crumbs to meatloaf, more noodles to casseroles and everything was homemade down to the bread and cakes we…

Patty Melts


My family was thrilled when I came home with 3 pounds of ground beef recently.  We have been eating so much pork that when I saw this on sale I couldn’t let it go. I mixed all three pounds of ground beef with spices to make two meals.  The first, dish that we had last…

German Skillet Dinner


I have been thinking about this dish all night.  I am so excited to share it with you.  I am not sure if it because my daughter helped me with creating it or because it is such a great dish for October.  We sort of invented our version of the skillet dinner by playing with…

Cheesy Wild Rice Casserole


This didn’t get posted yesterday because I had food poisoning.  I couldn’t believe it.  I still can’t.  I knew when I looked at the words someone used to search my blog and saw Barbecue Beef Cowboy Casserole and started getting sick again there was no way I was doing anything with food. We went to…

Cheesy Sloppy Joe Eggrolls


Day three without a kitchen sink.  It is now glued back on but it needs to dry for 48 hours and then be sealed.  I am getting really tired of not having a sink and running water in the sink.  I can use my dishwasher but I don’t put pots and pans in it.  So,…

Spaghetti with Meat Sauce


Someone was mentioning to me the other day that they were looking at recipes but most of the recipes they looked at didn’t have ingredients they had on hand, especially spices.  Having a basic spice cupboard is a good idea if you are looking to cook more at home.  No, you do not need to…

Cheesy Hamburger Soup


The weather seems to have gone crazy lately.  It has been beautifully warm like the summer was supposed to be.  Yet, it has been crazy cold at times.  A slight taste of what is to come? I have been at the grocery store for quite a bit lately to pick up those one or two…