A Well Heeled Grilled Cheese

I don’t know what you do with the heels of your loaves of bread, but I’m hoping that your response is not that you throw them out.  Little kids, and adults, often turn up their noses when offered a sandwich made on the heels from the loaf of bread, but I have a solution.    Everyone loves grilled cheese sandwiches, and it’s possible to use the heels from a loaf of bread to make a grilled cheese sandwich , or a tuna or patty melt, on the heels of a loaf of bread and serve it to a family member without […]

Baked Pizza Sliders--large dinner rolls filled with pizza toppings and grushed with garlic butter before being baked

Baked Pizza Sliders

Baked Pizza Sliders are easy to make and delicious.   Rolls, spread with my Quick and Easy Pizza Sauce, are topped with meat and cheese before being brushed with garlic and herb butter and baked in the oven.  The result is a delicious, crispy bread loaded with melted cheese and meat.  Baked Pizza Sliders are sure to become a  favorite with your family like they have with mine.

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes

Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe for a nearly complete meal from your slow cooker.  A chicken is stuffed and “roasted” in the slow cooker atop a bed of russet potatoes.  The end result is chicken, stuffing, and baked potatoes that are cooked while you’re at work.  All you need to do when you come home is cook a vegetable or throw together a salad.    Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes allows you to have a fancy Sunday Dinner on a weeknight. 

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprouts

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout Skewers

Bacon Wrapped Brussel Sprout Skewers are a simple and satisfying vegetable side dish that’s sure to please your family.  There’s something about the combination of crispy bacon and soft brussel sprouts that makes this dish amazing.  The ingredient list is incredibly short, and the final product looks impressive

Ground Beef and Green Bean Teriyaki served over rice

Beef and Green Bean Teriyaki

Beef and Green Bean Teriyaki is a simple, delicious, and kid friendly meal.  The ingredients are readily available.  It’s easy to prepare, and makes a perfect meal for a busy weeknight.   Beef and Green Bean Teriyaki is made from lean ground beef, and when served overnight is a very filling meal.

Broccoli Salad

Bacon and Broccoli Salad

This delicious Broccoli Salad is very simple to prepare, and it’s loaded with flavors.  It’s a perfect side dish for grilled meats, and it’s a great alternative to potato or macaroni salad.  Once you taste Broccoli Salad, you will wonder why you would ever want to eat any other salad.  It’s that good, or maybe, I’m just really in love with it. 

Which is the better value--canned or frozen?

Canned or Frozen, Which is the Best Value?

It’s a conversation that I have often with my friends and co-workers.  Everyone has very strong opinions about whether or not one should eat canned foods.  I have friends who only eat fresh foods.  I have friends who eat mostly canned food.  I know people who are somewhere in the middle. 

The Pantry Challenge--Final Week

The 31 Day Pantry Challenge: Final Report

I confess that I am a week late in delivering my final report on the Pantry Challenge, but my life outside of cyberspace has been a bit crazy.   Here’s my summary for the final week of my pantry challenge. 

Slow Cooker Hot Dog and Chili Bar

Slow Cooker Hot Dog and Chili Bar

This is a very simple way to put together food for a group of sports enthusiasts who are hanging out at your home to watch the game.  All you need is a couple of slow cookers and you can put together a buffet bar that features hot dogs, bowls full of chili, and nachos.  It’s simple, and it always impresses your guests. 

31 day pantry challenge: week 4 report

The 31 day Pantry Challenge: Week 4 Report

I’m behind in my posts this week, but I wanted to give you our report from week four.  One more week has come and gone in the pantry challenge, and I’m still having fun.  We have decided that instead of resuming our regular grocery budget, we will  continue with the pantry challenge through the end of next week rather than stopping on Wednesday, the first of February.