Slow Cooker Meat Sauce


Yes, you can make sauce quickly or you can spend all day stirring and watching your pot of sauce. I chose to make it in the slow cooker and I am so glad I did! I didn’t have to touch the sauce all day (I cooked the ground beef, onion, and garlic early in the…

Slow Cooker Rochester “Garbage Plate” Meat Sauce


There is usually a story about our meal or picture each night and that is true of this meal. We had a new friend over for dinner the other night and I struggled about what to make for dinner. I finally settled on making a dish from Rochester, New York, that would best represent us….

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…

Pastitsio


So we still have about 6″-7″ of snow left on the ground even after two days of it melting.  I am still searching for comfort foods. In New York, where we used to live, there was a huge Greek festival every year.  We would head over early in the afternoon for lunch and sit for…

Rochester Style Garbage Plate with Meat Sauce


We are going back “home” for a visit soon but we are still missing Rochester.  On our last trip back I picked up 3 lbs. of Hoffman Hot Dogs.  Now Zweigle’s are the hotdog of choice in Rochester, NY but we prefer Hoffman’s.  I can say that now that we moved away without everyone looking…