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…

Chicken Queso Spaghetti


My mother-in-law used to make queso from a recipe on a Rotel can. She would make it and put it in a small pot over a flame to keep warm and all the kids would love to dip their chips in it almost like a fondue. It was a bit spicy but the family loved…

Million Dollar Spaghetti


This recipe has been all over Pinterest and Facebook for years. I have always resisted trying it or making a twist on it because it is so popular. I am an old-fashioned, easy, home cook. I am not about the popular. Although, I have wanted an Insta Pot to try but we are not quite…

Italian Sausage Bolognese


This was NOT one of the healthy dishes I made for my mother but rather the first dish when I got home from North Carolina the other night. My family had taken out bulk Italian sausage (a 1/2 sweet and 1/2 hot mixture) so I needed an easy way to cook it. The difference between…

Taco Spaghetti


Updated: 7-16-2017 I have been going back and revisiting some of the dishes my family loved that we have not had in quite awhile. This dish we had back in 2013 and when I made it again this weekend my family remembered how much they loved it! I have been hearing of Spaghetti Tacos for…

Slow Cooker Cheesy Spaghetti and Chicken


So, I am crying, “Uncle” for the next week or so. Next Thursday is Saint Patrick’s Day and between tonight and next Thursday my daughter will be dancing 6 days in Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Lansing. This is our favorite time of year. My daughter loves dancing in the schools and nursing homes. So, I…

Refrigerator Spaghetti


Sometimes I need a quick meal on the table in under 30 minutes. This is it! The kids had lessons and needed to eat before we left for the night. Both of them were hungry and wanted food. I need to have a dish that is easy to put together and they will be happy…

Southwest Sauce over Spaghetti


It is tax season in our house. Well, the last of two tax seasons actually. I prepare personal income taxes from February through April and then my partner works in a State Tax Department so her busy season is mid-August through early December. What that basically means is she gets up and arrives at work…

Spaghetti with Garlic, Parmesan, Broccoli and Wilted Spinach


My 12 year-old son suddenly decided last week to become a vegetarian. I thought it would be like all his other ideas and last about 24 hours and then be forgotten. I was wrong. He wrote up a contract with himself that for now he will eat eggs, dairy, and seafood while getting used to…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti


I love my slow cooker.  I say it every chance I get.  It makes cooking dinner so easy at least 3 days a week.  I know some people don’t like the texture of the shredded meat that often occurs with the slow cooker.  One way to combat that problem is to sear the meat prior…

Spaghetti Pizza Casserole


Busy, busy time of year.  That means I have to be on top of my dinner plans or we will be eating take-out or going to restaurants.  Not, the money I want to be spending this time of year.  Also, I need to have quick easy dinners I can make ahead, put in a slow…