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”

Cornmeal Fried Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Cream Gravy

My family likes all kinds of food, but they really love meat and potatoes. šŸ™‚ The happiest faces I get at dinner time are usually when we are having some variation of meat and potatoes or meat and noodles. Cornmeal fried pork chops with mashed potatoes and roasted garlic gravy fits nicely into that category.Continue reading “Cornmeal Fried Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Garlic Cream Gravy”

Hot Buttered Pretzels + Creamy Cucumber Salad

My kids are addicted to these hot buttered pretzels from King Arthur Flour. They are soft and buttery, and kind of roll like. The pretzels are not dipped in lye like the soft pretzels you get at theme parks or the movies (although I do want to try that soon). They are quick and easyContinue reading “Hot Buttered Pretzels + Creamy Cucumber Salad”

The Best Bbq Sauce + Pimento Cheese Potato Salad + Caramel Iced Boba Coffee

My husband is making ribs today, lucky us šŸ™‚ I’m off the hook for the main dish today, so I’m going to share my very favorite homemade bbq sauce recipe with you. Plus I tried this bacon pimento cheese potato salad recipe from closetcooking, and I really liked it so I hope you will too.Continue reading “The Best Bbq Sauce + Pimento Cheese Potato Salad + Caramel Iced Boba Coffee”

Sauerbraten, SpƤtzle and Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage

This is one of our all time favorite meals. It doesn’t really get more perfect than the combo of tender, meaty beef and flavorful gravy, creamy spƤtzle, and the hit of sweet and sour from the cabbage. This is a dish that has variations by region and person, and I have never tried another version,Continue reading “Sauerbraten, SpƤtzle and Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage”