Mexican Style Pot Roast

Mexican Roast

Our family loves roast. I love roast. I love the multiple meal possibilities that come from a huge roast and dream of the C.O.S.T. (Cook once, serve twice) meals that can be made from doubling up that roast. (Is love an appropriate verb to use for meat?) With all those multiple meal ideas comes the [...]

Fast Fajita Salad

Grilled Fajita Salad

When trying to eat healthier, salads are a “Go To” option, but why is it that salads always taste so much better at the restaurant? The ingredients are the same, but there’s something about enjoying without having to chop, dice, mix etc. Restaurants fill the salad bowl with a variety of creative ingredients, so I [...]

Whip It Up Quick Homemade Lasagna Recipe

Too easy Lasagna @10MinuteDinners

With five children, four of them teenagers (3 big boys), feeding this crew dinner, and actually filling their bellies so they aren’t reaching for a cereal bowl at 10pm, is a full time job. Rarely does it work (the not reaching for cereal part), so I have kind of given up on that, but one [...]

Terribly Terrific Taco Ring

Easy Taco Ring @10minutedinners.com

Jostling around, I worked the room. Yes, with new born babe carefully snuggled on my back, a cheese grater in hand, and a Pampered Chef Round baking stone underneath me, I shared with ladies far and near my love of all things “Rings.” No, not diamonds, even though I hear they are a girl’s best [...]

Mini Biscuit Meatloaves (& tons of variations)

Mini Biscuit meatloaves

Long before that Extreme Couponing show came into existence, I have been a couponer – a Realistic Couponer.  One who uses that kind of food savings to benefit my family, but not one that goes overboard. With five children, four of them teenagers, it’s important for me to stay on top of my Grocery Guru [...]

Simple Shepherd’s Pie Recipe

Simple Shepherd's Pie

It was 6:15 o’clock last night, and I had no plans for dinner. I looked at the clock and panicked. Time had slipped by in a flurry of  “What in the world.  It was just 2:00. Where did the afternoon go?” By 6:25, this epitome of all comfort foods dish was heating in the oven. [...]