Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes

Stewed steak with mashed potatoes is comfort food at it’s best! While it is still hot in the afternoons here, our nights and mornings have been cool like fall. Fall weather always puts me in the mood for soups, stews, roasts, and other comfort food. This recipe takes a few hours in your oven sinceContinue reading “Stewed Steak with Mashed Potatoes”

Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux

Does anyone else like Zatarains Dirty Rice mix? My husband and I ate it all the time in college when on a budget, and we haven’t had it in years. I decided to make some because it is delicious. If you haven’t had dirty rice before it is simply ground beef, rice and seasonings allContinue reading “Dirty Rice + Cajun Corn Maque Choux”

Reubens + Homemade Potato Chips

Reubens are kind of the perfect sandwich. Toasty, buttery, meaty, tangy… they have it all. They are on of our favorites. I also love how quick they are to make. You can make these as from scratch as you want, or you can make them with all store bought ingredients and they are fantastic bothContinue reading “Reubens + Homemade Potato Chips”

Carrot and Couscous Salad

I decided to make soup for dinner tonight and wanted a vegetable side dish to serve with it. When I made Thai red curry tofu the other day, I cooked the carrots before adding them to the curry by pan frying them in a tiny amount of oil until they were slightly tender. We reallyContinue reading “Carrot and Couscous Salad”

Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes

This pesto pasta salad with mozzarella and tomatoes is super easy to make and really versatile. You can use it as a side dish with dinner, as lunch, or to bring to a party or BBQ. It only takes a few ingredients but it has tons of flavor and people will love it. We areContinue reading “Pesto Pasta Salad with Mozzarella and Tomatoes”

Flavorful Beef Rouladen

My family loves German food. We always get super excited when traveling if we find a German restaurant. I want to expand my knowledge of German cooking, but is hard not to make our favorites. My kids most frequently ask for sauerbraten, but these beef rouladen are a close 2nd. I am not going toContinue reading “Flavorful Beef Rouladen”

Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Croutons

Do you all have a favorite salad? I love salad and have tons of salad recipes I make repeatedly, but I’m always looking for a new one. If you have a great one you are willing to share, message me! Caesar is one of my favorites. Nutritionally it isn’t a powerhouse, but flavor wise itContinue reading “Caesar Salad with Homemade Dressing and Croutons”

Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad

Does anyone else struggle with getting enough fruit and veggies into their family’s diet? My kids love fruit, and I love vegetables, but it still feels like are never eating as many as you are supposed to. In the interest of time I often fall back on basics like steamed broccoli or green beans. NoContinue reading “Quick Vietnamese Cucumber and Roasted Peanut Salad”

Balsamic Braised Short Ribs + Mashed Potatoes

These fantastic balsamic braised short ribs are another one of my family’s favorite meals. The subtle sweetness of the balsamic vinegar creates a uniquely delicious gravy when slow cooked along with the short ribs, red wine and beef broth. I pretty much always serve these over some creamy mashed potatoes because the combination is prettyContinue reading “Balsamic Braised Short Ribs + Mashed Potatoes”

Tuna Salad with or without Mayo

I feel like people usually either love tuna salad or hate it. I’m definitely in the love camp. I will take a tuna salad sandwich any day over a deli meat one. Standard tuna salad is pretty simple, and I really like the basic recipe. However, I also like to make it more interesting andContinue reading “Tuna Salad with or without Mayo”