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Spaghetti and Meatballs 2
Beef, Pasta



 We never had spaghetti and meatballs at my house growing up. My Mom had a meat sauce recipe from her Grandmother and that was the staple in our house. Rob grew up with spaghetti and meatballs. I’m pretty sure spaghetti and meatballs is the first meal I ever ate that […]


Milk and Honey Bread


 We do love our bread. This is a softer and sweeter bread than my other recipe. These directions use a stand mixer, but you can also make this bread without a mixer. Just bring the dough together in a large bowl until it forms a rough ball. Then you will […]

Barbecue dry aged wagyu flank steak sliced as top view on a burn

Marinated Flank Steak


 This is a wonderful way to cook flank steak and it is extremely versatile. You can slice the steak and serve it with a side dish or two. You can also put the sliced steak on top of a salad, make a steak sandwich, or put it on nachos. Absolutely […]

Eggs in Tomato Sauce
Eggs, Vegetarian

Eggs in Tomato Sauce


 This is a very Mediterranean dish and there are variations from countries all around that area. In some places, it is called Shakshuka and in others, Eggs in Purgatory. It is also a dish that can be made as spicy as you like. It often contains red and/or yellow peppers,.Since […]

Steak and Mushroom Soup
Beef, Soup

Steak and Mushroom Soup


 As I so often do, I was reading a book that mentioned steak soup, so I had to go find a recipe for it and give it a try. Of course I had to change the recipe a little. 🙂 The original recipe just had you cook the mushrooms with […]

Frittata with Ham and Potatoes
Breakfast, Eggs, Vegetarian/Vegan



 A frittata is an Italian baked omelet. This basic recipe is flavored with chopped onion, grated cheese, and a generous sprinkling of herbs. Like the omelet, though, you may add almost anything you like. We almost always add ham, bacon, or sausage. The meat should be cooked before you add […]

Homemade Bread
Bread, Vegetarian/Vegan

Homemade Bread


 I have been making homemade bread for years. It was always one of my kids favorite things. When they came home from college, homemade bread was often one of the few things they requested. (Usually, they just said, “Anything you cook, Mom.”) With a stand mixer, homemade bread is actually […]

Jar of strawberry jam with berries on wooden background
Pantry, Vegetarian/Vegan

Strawberry Freezer Jam


 This is an absolutely amazing recipe adapted from the cookbook “Cooking from Quilt Country” by Marcia Adams that was originally published in the late 1980’s. There are many great “old-fashioned” recipes in the book and this is one of my favorites. The best time of year to make this is […]

baked delicious lasagna
Pasta, Vegetarian/Vegan



  This is a great lasagna recipe and it is vegetarian and could easily be made gluten-free by using gluten-free lasagna noodles. My family absolutely loves this dish. It was a fan-favorite when our kids were growing up. You will notice that there is an extra cup of red sauce […]