Carne Asada: Marinated Steak Tacos

A super quick and easy Mexican Carne Asada marinade recipe for tacos and burritos with cooking instructions and advanced ingredient variations for when you have more time.

Creamy Ranch Pork Chops

I find that often the simplest recipes are the best.  This 3 ingredient wonder is Creamy Ranch Pork Chops.  This dish is something I used to make in college and has quickly become one of my husbands favorites.  It can be pared with just about any side, but I would suggest the Cheesy Veggies. Here's... Continue Reading →

Cheesy Veggies-Basic Cheese Sause

Feeling a bit monotonous after the New Year's resolution diet?  Yeah, me too.  This healthy-ish recipe is sure to curb those comfort food cravings, while not throwing you too hard off the wagon.  Cheesy Veggies is a basic recipe that can be played around with using whatever you have on hand.  No pepper jack cheese? ... Continue Reading →

Tender Cube Steak with Mushroom Gravy

This recipe is one of my husband's favorites.  It comes from a cookbook my parents got him for Christmas the year we got married, 2011, along with a new Lodge cast iron chicken fryer with a lid.  He was so excited!  This book is full of amazing recipes that are super easy to follow and... Continue Reading →

Peach & Gouda Grilled Cheese

Before I start this post, let me first say that I was like, "What the heck it this!?!" when I first saw a recipe for a peach grilled cheese sandwich, so I know how you're feeling.  If curiosity got you here, stick around and give this one a try.  You won't regret it, I promise.... Continue Reading →

Honey Lemon Dijon Salmon

I'm always looking for quick, uncomplicated, healthy dinner recipes I can put together on the fly; this is one of my favorites! Honey Lemon Dijon Salmon is easily put together in a hurry and cooks up in less than 20 minutes, making it great for a busy day; or this deceptively simple dish can also... Continue Reading →

Slow Cooker Ham and Beans

When the weather turns cold I am reminded of countless joyful memories from my childhood and college career.  I was raised in South-Western Pennsylvania where the winters are notorious for being bitterly cold, and yet if you ask many, it can also be one of the warmest times of the year from helping each other... Continue Reading →

Traditional Sauerbraten with Gingersnap Gravy

HAPPY OKTOBERFEST EVERYONE!!! Now that that has been said, we can move on to one of my favorite parts of the Oktoberfest celebrations, the food.  For those of you who think that Oktoberfest is just something that Germans do during the month of October to have an excuse to get drunk, you're wrong...sort of.  Oktoberfest... Continue Reading →

Getting Started with Cast Iron

It is no secret that I use cast iron for almost everything.  I only use cast iron, glass and stainless steel to cook with.  You won't find any of those "non-stick" things in my house.  I was taught how to cook with cast iron from my dad, who learned from his mom and grandma and... Continue Reading →

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