Roasted Onion and Musroom Burgers with Potatoes--A one pan meal.

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes

Roasted Onion and Mushroom Burgers with Potatoes is a one dish meal that gets a family friendly dinner on the table in no time.  It’s simple, delicious, and is the perfect meal for a busy weeknight.  I created this meal when my family requested burgers and roasted potatoes, but the burgers were still frozen, and my attention was needed in other places besides the kitchen.  

Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes--Brussel sprouts roasted in a a mixture of onions, tomatoes, and diced green chilies. Delicious!

Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes

Roasted Spicy Brussel Sprouts and Tomatoes  is a tasty and delicious vegetable side dish that goes well with almost any meat entrée. The best part is that they are prepared in one pan, so clean up is simple.  This recipe was inspired by two things–an over abundance of brussel sprouts and the need for a side dish that would go well with a Mexican inspired dinner entrée.  The solution was to cook the brussel sprouts with a spicy tomato blend and onions.

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

Green Chili Enchi-sagna

What do you do get when you arrange your tortillas, filling, and green enchilada sauce  in layers instead of rolling them up?  It’s something that I call delicious.  We also call it Enchi-sagna.  Enchi-sagna is Patty Cake’s short hand for Enchilada Lasagna.  The best reason for making our Green Chili Enchi-sagna  this way is that it takes much less time that rolling enchiladas and placing them into a pan.  That helps get dinner on the table faster on those busy evenings, and since you don’t have to roll them up, it doesn’t matter if your tortillas are a little bit […]

Corned Beef Hash with eggs

Corned Beef Hash

What do you do when you have leftover corned beef?  The answer is simple–make Corned Beef Hash.  I confess that we usually get our corned beef hash from a can, but it’s very easy to prepare from scratch, and it uses up St. Patrick’s Day leftovers.  Once you try the homemade version, you may never go back to eating the canned stuff. 

Polynesian Corned Beef

Polynesian Corned Beef with Roasted Vegetables

Polynesian corned beef is one of our favorite ways to have corned beef.  The recipe gets its name from the pineapple juice in the glaze that is spread generously over the corned beef both before and halfway through the baking time.  It’s also so named because Mustard-Pineapple Corned beef just didn’t have the same ring to it.    Baker’s Man is not a big fan of corned beef, but he really likes corned beef prepared this way.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Saint Patrick’s day is nearly here.  That means corned beef and cabbage is on our menu.  I know it’s not traditional Irish fare, but it’s an American tradition.  Do you know what’s better than corned beef and cabbage?  Corned beef and cabbage cooked in the slow cooker.  It’s simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.  Because corned beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, it lends itself well to preparation in the slow cooker.  Did I mention that it’s delicious?

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs

Baked Spaghetti and Meatballs is a great casserole for an easy dinner.  The thing I like best about this is that it can be made ahead, stored in the freezer, and popped in the oven when you need an easy meal.  It’s filling, delicious, and kid friendly. 

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasted Baby Carrots

Roasting carrots is a great way to accentuate the natural sugars that occur in them.  A roasted carrot is sweeter than a steamed carrot.  I love that I can throw them into the oven and ignore them for the next 30 minutes or so and have a perfect side dish to accompany any meat entrée.

Roasted Chicken and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters and Potatoes

I love that this meal is cooked in the oven in only one pan.  I love that it cooks for 1 hour without requiring any of my attention.  I love that it calls for leg quarters because they are usually the most inexpensive cut of chicken, so this recipe helps our family stick to our grocery budget.  The best part is that it’s a delicious and family friendly meal, too.

Baked Breaded Ranch Chops

Baked Breaded Pork Chops are delicious any day of the week, and this version, dipped in ranch dressing before breading, is baked, instead of fried, which helps to save a few calories.  These are delicious, easy to make, and family friendly.