One Pan Mahi Mahi Fajitas


One pan meals? Yes! I hate doing dishes and the less dishes I have to wash the happier I am. Ask my kids about using 5 utensils for making a pan of soup. Drives me nuts! This is technically one bowl and one pan, but it works. This meal is simple and the flavor was…

Unstuffed Pepper Casserole – Making Two Meals at Once


So, yesterday I said I cooked all the meat for two dinners. I took one half of the ground beef and Italian sausage mixture and I used it to make Pizza Sloppy Joes (click for link to recipe).  While that was cooking that meal I made an Unstuffed Pepper Casserole. It was great because when we…

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…

Italian Sausage Stuffed Peppers


When you need dinner on the table quickly having frozen dinners in your freezer can really help make the dinner process go much smoother.  Casseroles, stuffed peppers, soups and lasagnas freeze very well.  Make a double batch of dinners either on a weekend or when you have extra time to make dinner one evening and…

Amazing Vegetarian Lasagna


I am reblogging some of our favorite dishes from the past. I first made this dish over a year and a half ago. This lasagna made a veggie lover out of me. If vegetables always tasted like this I would be a full-time vegetarian! I have a confession.  I HATE vegetables.  Oh, I eat them…

Kung Pao Chicken


I had a bit of extra time last night so I decided to make Kung Pao Chicken.  I stopped at the store on the way home and picked up green peppers, red peppers, green onions, soy sauce and peanuts.  I also picked up a few extra fresh ingredients for our next couple meals. But, I…

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…

Teriyaki Stir Fry with Chinese Noodles


I am still trying to get my family (and myself) to eat more vegetables.  I am serving larger salads with more ingredients than lettuce, tomato, spinach and onion.  I am putting them in just about every entrée I can and serving 1-2 vegetable sides per meal. The other night I decided to just stir fry…

Chicken Fajita Stuffed Peppers


Mostly our weekends have been spent at Feises (Irish dance competitions) but now our son had his First Lego League competition this past weekend in Grand Rapids, MI.  We knew nothing about First Lego League.  We knew that he was a programmer but beyond that nothing.  We learned quite a bit this weekend.  I have…

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…

Vegetable Soup with Ground Beef


I think it is now heading into winter here in Southwest Michigan.  I woke up the other morning to 36 degree temperatures.  Yes, 36 degrees.  I am not ready for this.  Our summer was short on beach time because of cooler weather and now my fall is getting cut to start winter already?  No. But,…

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…