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. […]

Dump & Run Taco Soup

easy taco soup

For years, this easy taco soup recipe has been a staple in our home. In fact, it’s quite possibly the most requested recipe by our kids, and the fact that it takes less than 10 minutes to throw together makes me “Mother of the Year” quite often. They don’t need to know just how simple […]

Homemade Hamburger Helper Recipe

Believe it or not, but this Homemade Hamburger Helper has a gourmet touch. One of our kids favorites.

What kind of strong emotions does the words Hamburger Helper bring to mind? I am going to admit, that for many, it brings back fond memories of family meal time around the table and distinctively says comfort food at its finest. To others, the instantaneous thought of, “How can you ever purchase that box mix?” […]

Grilled Chipotle Skirt Steak

Holland House Grilling Giveaway

At the height of the summer grilling season, a cook’s best strategy is to seek out the freshest ingredients and infuse them with delicious flavor. It’s hard to believe how tender skirt steak can be when it’s so easy to grill to perfection with just a few key ingredients. I’ve been a huge fan of […]

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 […]

Mexican Style Pot 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 […]