Slow Cooker Korean Beef

I love getting the cheaper cuts of beef and slow cooking them to make them super tender. My family doesn’t miss the more expensive cuts for roasts if I cook them this way. For steaks you will want a more expensive cut such as sirloin, skirt, or flank. But, for this dish a bottom round…

Chicken Scallopini

Can we be honest here? I am struggling with dinners. I don’t want to make them. My standbys are even too difficult to think of making. I was chatting with a friend who told me she gave her kids bowls of cereal the other night and I thought it was perfect. We had popcorn the…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Chicago Style Sandwiches

We love to dip. Chips and dip. Bread to dip in olive oil. French fries to dip in sauces. It doesn’t matter. That is why we love this sandwich plus it has tons of flavor. It is simple to make the roast cooks in the slow cooker until you are ready to make the sandwiches….

Loaded Potato Skins

If you follow me at all you can probably tell that my mind is on football and appetizers. Yes, my Buffalo Bills lost the other day but it was a great run! Cannot be unhappy with how far they went this year. We are in an appetizer for dinner phase right now at our house….

Classic Beef Stroganoff

I have been making quite a few “classic” recipes lately. Comfort food and familiarity seems to be what my family is craving. I bought a few roasts that I cut into steaks. I decided to use them over a couple of days in different dishes so that I wouldn’t have to freeze them. I love…

Classic Style Meatballs

The other day I let my daughter decide which she wanted to do. Make dinner or clean. She chose dinner once she heard my suggestion of homemade meatballs. She hates mixing and cooking meat – I think she will be more vegetarian once she is on her own. But, she thought meatballs sounded really good….

Kielbasa with Sauerkraut

I love kielbasa. My family tends to be rather, meh, on having it for dinner. I can usually convince them once a month to have it if I pair it with cheesy eggs and potatoes or sauerkraut. I like having it with sauerkraut because that mean dinner is on the table in under 30 minutes!…

Simple Chicken Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing

I am a huge proponent of meal planning and not having lots of food waste. I read the other day that on average Americans throw away 219 pounds per person in a year. That is money each of us are throwing away. There are people going hungry in the world and country and a family…

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup and Google Analytics

So, I learned something new this week. I often look at other recipe/lifestyle blogs to see what they do as far layouts, pictures, etc. I know most blogs are not like mine which talk about what we are doing and eating. I notice that many blogs have tons of pictures and lengthy writing before you…

Stuffed Pork Chops

We are back in the kitchen trying to keep cooking at home this month to clean out our freezer and save some money. We usually do a “No Buy January” to clean out our pantry and freezer. This year because of life we did a clean out in November but decided to do a modified…

Tomato Pesto Roll-ups and Roast Beef Horseradish Roll-Ups

This is the week we make super easy meals in our house. We bake cookies, clean, and continue to decorate, watch Christmas movies, and the drag my son through online school. Senior-itis is settling in before Christmas break and he still has 2 more college applications to complete before January 1st. So, our meals are…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pot Pie Soup

I made a soup my entire family liked! I was so excited. Not a single, “It’s good but…” just lots of compliments and happy eating sounds. I think the secret is the rich flavor. It had plenty of “chunks” for my need to chew their soup family and such a rich depth of flavor that…