Irish Fries


Day 12 of semi-isolation. We are trying very hard to not go out now. Our pantry and freezer are fairly well stocked. We made a last minute run late last night and found the coveted item – toilet tissue! We had 6 rolls at home but with three women in the house well, that is…

Skillet Sausage and Sauerkraut


Weather has been up and down the last week or so. Much of Lake Michigan has been losing shoreline as the waves have been brutal. The high water combined with the pounding waves have done tons of damage up and down the coast. You can see quite a bit of debris that has been thrown…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apple


Things in our house have been hectic so I am trying to use my slow cooker as often as possible. I don’t always care for meat cooked in the slow cooker as they easily overcook (like when I forget to set the timer and they cook for 10-12 hours) and though they are edible they…

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…

Slow Cooker Schweinbraten (Bavarian Pork Roast)


I think if my children had to choose which ethnic food they would put in their top 10 German food would be somewhere in the top 3.  I think it would be hard for them to choose between Mediterranean, German and Asian foods. When I took a pork roast out of the freezer the other…

German Style Pigs in the Blanket Casserole


As you can probably tell from most of my posts my favorite things to cook are casseroles, skillet dinners and slow cooker dinners.  They let me mix all the ingredients together, walk away and let it cook.  Yes, I enjoy the fancy dinners once in a while, but right now my family life comes first…

St. Bernard Hot Dogs


So with back to school and dance classes starting time is getting stretched thin again.  Last night we made a take on one of our favorite hot dogs from a restaurant back home, The St. Bernard.   The picture is not very good but they were yummy! Ingredients: Your favorite brand of hot dogs Hot dog…

Kielbasa with Sauerkraut


This was another emergency meal for me.  I needed something quick at 8:00 pm at night to throw together for dinner for my family and this is what I came up with.  I added cut up veggies on the side and dinner was served in 15 minutes.