Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

Meatloaf screams comfort food to me. At this time of year, I am all about the comfort food. Gray skies, cold temps call for warm comforting food on the dining room table. Because I never leave well enough alone, cheese and mushroom stuffed meatloaf is now our go to comfort food. Why have regular meatloaf … Continue reading Cheese and Mushroom Stuffed Meatloaf

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Move over Pumpkin – It is time for Butternut Squash

Fall is full of magnificent flavors – pumpkin, apple, cranberry, and squash. Butternut squash is one of my favorite Fall flavors. Cooler Fall temperatures rev up my desire to serve soup on my table. Put the two together and Butternut Squash soup is what is left. My Butternut Squash soup is simple and goes from … Continue reading Move over Pumpkin – It is time for Butternut Squash

Tastes like a Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Baked Potato soup is one of the few soups my whole family loves.  While I love soup, the hubby and kiddos are not huge fans. The taste of bacon and cheese may contribute to their love of this soup, but can I really blame them for that?  Baked potato soup is very simple to make, … Continue reading Tastes like a Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Take-In instead of Take-Out

I love Chinese take-out.  It is one of my favorite Saturday night dinners. We have our favorite spot and everyone has their favorite dish. Some nights I crave the flavors, but have no interest in the expense or the trek to go and pick it up.  On these days, I make simple Shrimp Fried rice … Continue reading Take-In instead of Take-Out

Grandma’s Lasagna

Dare I say, there is nothing more intimidating than cooking a beloved family recipe.  Everyone already knows how it is “supposed” to taste.  Everyone already has an emotional connection to the meal.  It is scary stuff! If you want to add another layer of intimidation, choose your Husband’s grandmother’s recipe; which you never had the … Continue reading Grandma’s Lasagna

Never Underestimate the Power of Leftovers

I hate to waste food, but I can appreciate that my family does not want to eat the exact same meal for three days in a row.  I try to look at leftovers as my magical path to a new meal in 30 minutes or less.  I have two examples from the week following Mother’s … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of Leftovers

Super Summer Side Dish – Broccoli Slaw

It may be hard to tell in the great state of Michigan, but summer is on its way. It should be here soon and with it BBQs, picnics at the lake, and lunch at the beach.  Deciding to grill chicken, hot dogs, steak, or hamburgers seems like a no brainer, but then comes the question, … Continue reading Super Summer Side Dish – Broccoli Slaw