Herbed Cheese Crostini with Steak or Pork


To me the best dinners are the cook once and eat twice meals. We grilled extra steak the other night and a had two leftover Drunken Pork Chops (click for link to recipe). When I suggested this for dinner my family was thrilled. They love to do appetizer dinners every once in a while. I…

Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad with Steak


I loved this meal because it was one of our cook once, eat twice meals. Since we were already grilling it is super simple to add an extra steak (or two) to the grill for a second meal. That is generally how I get two meals out of one. Cooking extra meat is generally easy…

Greek Marinated Steak with Tzatziki


Back, what seems eons ago in January, I chose the word JOY as my word of intention through this year. My life got off track a bit and I was starting to get overwhelmed by health stuff and home stuff. I went back and read my resolution to choose JOY in making decisions and living…

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…

Steak, Roasted Red Pepper, and Feta Pizza with Balsamic Reduction


Well, the Unofficial Start to summer has come and gone. That four-day weekend seemed to pass by in a flash. From now until Labor Day our little town will be bustling with tourists.  We tend to avoid the local beach and downtown area from now until after Labor Day.  They get so busy and there…

Steak Pitas with My Menu Plan for the Week


Do you menu plan? I never used to but now I cannot live without it.  I plan for about 1 month because we get paid once a month and I do my stock-up shopping then. But, if one week or two weeks may work better for you, give it a try. My menu for the…

Garlic Butter and the First Outdoor Grilling of the Year


So, the weather has finally turned here in Michigan to the mid 70s. It has been gorgeous the past few days and has allowed us a chance to finally start grilling outdoors. We love to grill out but it always takes a few times to get back in the groove. Where are the tools? How…

Wow! Ore-Ida Shared One of My Recipes


The other day I took a quick look at my stats and thought, “That can not possibly be correct!” My page views were 500% higher than normal. I looked a little deeper and saw that most of it was attributed to one post “Greek Totchos with Homemade Tzatziki.“(click for link to post)  I wrote this…

Peruvian Steak and Potato Stir-Fry – Loma Saltado


One last dinner from our archives. Tomorrow I will be back with daily dinner posts. Catching up from vacation is tough! Have a great day friends and enjoy Fat Tuesday! For us to eat steak for dinner is a rare occurrence. I try to keep dinners rather inexpensive.  My kids say cheap but I prefer…

Narcoossee’s at the Grand Floridian in Walt Disney World


Two years ago on our trip to Walt Disney World we started a tradition of choosing a “fancy” restaurant, as my kids say, and having dinner as a family.  Last year we went to Citrico’s for a three-hour meal. This year when we were choosing the restaurant my daughter asked if we could pick somewhere…

World’s Best Steak Marinade


We are a family of carnivores.  A few times we have tried going vegetarian or semi-vegetarian but the smell of a really good steak cooking always seems to lure us back.  Even my mostly vegetarian daughter can’t resist a good steak.  The other night when I made a comment about my daughter being mostly vegetarian…

Delicious Steak


Steak is a rarity in our house.  I don’t often want to spend $5-$7 per pound on meat my family will eat in one bite.  They LOVE steak but for me to spend $10-$15 on one piece of meat for dinner it has to be a special occasion or on sale. That’s exactly what this…