Two Great Beef Stew Recipes

February 6, 2014
beef stews

I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. It’s been a rough winter this year. I am not sure my children have had a whole school week without […]

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Grilled Pepperoni Pizza and Other No Oven Meals

September 13, 2013
pizza on the grill

When it comes to dinner, pizza is definitely one of my family’s top choices. We order pizza out quite a bit but my kids also love homemade pizza. So I couldn’t stop making it during our kitchen renovations. The grill is a perfect oven substitute when you don’t want to heat up your house. Check […]

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Slow Cooker Beef and Beer Sliders

December 13, 2012

For years, I have been using a Crock-Pot slow cooker.  I still have my original one given to me as a shower gift over 18 years ago. Maybe I shouldn’t have revealed that information as now you can try and guess how old I am.    It was great to use when I was working 10 […]

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Thai Beef Tostadas

June 25, 2012

A few weeks ago, I received a complementary shipment of TortillaLand tortillas. My kids were beyond excited. My son’s eyes lit up.  He is much more interested in the score of a baseball game than food but these tortillas are not just any tortillas. They are fresh and according to my ten year old son, […]

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Manly Father’s Day Recipes

June 12, 2012

Father’s day is right around the corner and I know if my husband gets to pick out dinner, his choice will be some kind of meat. I am not a meat and potatoes person like he is but every once in a while I like to dig in to a nice steak or chop. Of […]

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Mongolian Short Ribs

April 24, 2012

It’s not a secret that I keep Sun-Bird Seasonings in my pantry for the nights when I need a quick easy dinner. With all my kids activities, there are lots of those nights. But sometimes I like to slow the cooking down and make a meal in my slow cooker or Dutch oven.  These meals […]

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This Drunken Pot Roast is Crocked!

November 12, 2010

The weather has gotten a little colder and I have been craving soups, stews and chilis. Today I have the simplest crock pot meal for you. I love making pot roast in the fall and winter. This is one of the easiest meals to make. You might have most of the ingredients in your house: […]

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Steak and Potato Salad

December 5, 2009

In our house, I am the veggie, chicken, seafood and salad eater while the husband loves meat and potatoes. Last week, it was his turn to make dinner. His turn comes only every few weeks or so but he does get the occasional responsibility . So he thought he’d surprise me this time with something […]

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Marsala Mushroom Beef Tenderloin

November 9, 2009

First, I want to announce the El Tacodor winner. Congrats to Dawn from Vanilla Sugar who has won the dinner prize pack! Dawn, please email me your address and My Blogspark/ Old El Paso will ship out your prize. Now for some good stuff. I just loved making this dinner! It was quick and easy, lower […]

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Beef Barley Vegetable Soup

March 20, 2009

It is the first day of spring and we woke up to a light dusting of snow. Mother nature, what are you doing? Today, Rita’s is giving out free water ice but obviously we might be able to make our own. Hopefully the warmer weather will be hitting soon. I usually don’t make much soup […]

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