Beer Braised Brats with Caramelized Onions II


I am slowly cleaning out the refrigerator of our last Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share so we are eating lots of salads and the last of the preserved blueberries. It has been a busy week getting the kids ready for camp and us ready for our vacation. Lots of laundry and organizing. I need simple…

Slow Cooker Pepper Steak


You know I love my slow cooker. Having a variety of recipes for it that are fairly simple and tasty are a life saver for a busy family. I found this recipe for  Slow Cooker Pepper Steak on Recipe.com (click for link to original recipe). You know I encourage you to make a recipe your own…

German Style Cabbage Rolls


This is a recipe handed down from generation to generation in my family.  I have changed it for my family but it is still almost the exact same recipe my great-grandmother used. Do you have a dish like this in your family? This is the dish we make for holidays in our house.  It is…

Easy Oven Cheeseburgers – Great for a Crowd !


We arrived home late Monday night from our trip back to New York. It was such a great time but we were all exhausted. The suitcases came in and went to the basement and we had to pay a little attention to the cat who was still miffed that we left her with a sitter…

Pulled Pork over Cheesy Fries


After two months my son has decided he likes being a vegetarian but he is not going to be as strict about it he has been. He wants to continue to avoid meat but will eat meat if that is what I serve. I am going to try to cook vegetarian or pescatarian most days…

Chicken St. George


We have been on vacation for the past two weeks and just arrived home last night.  It was a beautiful two weeks with only 1 1/2 days of rain and temperatures in my favorite area of 70 to 75 degrees just about every day.  Sunshine was plentiful and I felt amazing. This is what we…

Savory French Fry Casserole


Well, at the Feis (Irish Arts/Dance Competition) this weekend my daughter severely sprained her left foot.  Which wouldn’t be so bad if she hadn’t already had a brace on because she sprained her right ankle.  So, after an x-ray at the Emergency Room she has a boot on her left foot.  No, dancing for at…

Slow Cooker French Dip


As I looked through my past posts this year I cannot believe how often I use my slow cooker.   I leave it right on my counter to use as much as possible.   It has saved me many times when I just could not figure out what we were going to have for dinner.  Yesterday was…

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…

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…

Sloppy Joe over Cheesy Cornmeal Waffle


My new waffle maker came today so of course I have to immediately try it out.  I knew I wanted something unique and savory to try so this is what I created.  The meat of the day was the ground beef my daughter chose from the freezer and I immediately thought of Sloppy Joes like…

Hummus Crusted Chicken with Zucchini and Summer Squash


I needed inspiration for dinner.  Supplies are low this week so I needed to use things I had on hand in the refrigerator and pantry.  I was browsing through Pinterest because that is what I do daily.  I saw the title of a Pin that someone had posted and I knew right away I wanted…