Meatball Subs with Vodka Sauce and Whipped Garlic Parmesan Ricotta

Vodka sauce is delicious and I love it, but have you ever wondered why there is vodka in it? Vodka has no flavor, so what does it add? I was curious about this myself and according to google, the vodka helps the cream or half and half that is usually used in the sauce toContinue reading “Meatball Subs with Vodka Sauce and Whipped Garlic Parmesan Ricotta”

Shepherd’s Pie Soup

This recipe is exactly what it sounds like, shepherd’s pie but in soup form. I love making soups in the fall and winter and I always love to try new recipes. Shepherd’s pie is delicious, and the soup version is just as delicious. This recipe uses potatoes both mashed to thicken the soup, and alsoContinue reading “Shepherd’s Pie Soup”

Stuffed Pepper Soup

I was excited when I saw this recipe, because we love stuffed peppers, but I have always found them a bit of a pain to eat…. trying to cut the pepper and get the right bite of pepper/filling. This dish tastes exactly like you’d expect a stuffed pepper to taste, and you can just spoonContinue reading “Stuffed Pepper Soup”

Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes

I am pretty much on board with any meat/gravy/potato combo, and I liked to sound of these Salisbury steak flavored meatballs. This recipe uses ketchup, mustard and Worcestershire sauce as the main flavorings and I was a little worried it would just taste like a hamburger (would that really be a problem?), but the gravyContinue reading “Salisbury Steak Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes”

Mexican Steak Tacos

Tacos are probably my husband’s favorite food. We love any and all kinds of tacos. Our favorite though are the Mexican tacos you get from food trucks and taquerias. They are so simple but so delicious. I used flank steak for these. You could also use skirt steak if you can find that. The keyContinue reading “Mexican Steak Tacos”

Lomo Saltado

Lomo Saltado is a Chinese-Peruvian hybrid dish created by Chinese immigrants who moved to South America. The dish combines American ingredients, like potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers, with Chinese ingredients and techniques, like soy sauce and stir-frying. Some versions call for tossing the French fries directly into the stir fry while others put the fries onContinue reading “Lomo Saltado”

Patty Melts

One of my kids likes to watch youTube food videos and give me new cooking ideas, and one those lately was these smashburger patty melts. These were definitely not health food, but they were so delicious! We often eat homemade hamburgers, and my husband grinds the beef for those from chuck, sirloin and short ribs.Continue reading “Patty Melts”

Carne Asada Tacos

We love any and all tacos, but Mexican style are our favorite. These marinated carne asada tacos have a ton of flavor and I love this recipe. The steak needs to marinate for 24 hours, so plan ahead on this one. The marinade for the meat is tasty combination of dried Mexican chilies, chipotle chilesContinue reading “Carne Asada Tacos”

Garlic Steak Bites with Parmesan Gnocchi

This was a super quick dinner to pull together after a long ortho appt for my daughter. I cut and marinated the steak earlier in the day, and used store bought gnocchi so it only took about 15 minutes to make this meal. The steak is marinated with citrus, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, and spices soContinue reading “Garlic Steak Bites with Parmesan Gnocchi”