Italian Nachos


A few weeks ago we treated the kids to a dinner of Spaghetti Tacos while they watched an iCarly marathon. Every weekend, either Friday or Saturday night, we let them stay up late and watch t.v. in the family room. As long as iCarly has been a part of our family’s viewing habits, the kids … Read more

Spinach & Mozzarella Stuffed Ground Beef Roll


Do you ever get an idea for a recipe in your head that turns out completely differently than how you first imagined? Happens to me all the time! Usually it’s because once I think of a recipe I over-think it to death and by the time I finally make it it’s changed in so many … Read more

Italian Meatloaf Patties


I think meatloaf gets an undeserved bad rap a lot of times. Personally, I can’t think of anything more comforting than a really good and well-made meatloaf. And to me, a really good meatloaf all comes down to proportions of meat vs. loaf. More meat and less loaf is definitely the way to go. We … Read more

Baked Spaghetti Casserole


Over the years I’ve tried many different recipes and variations of baked spaghetti. Spaghetti is a favorite meal in our house, especially with the kids, and I love the idea of having a spaghetti casserole that I can freeze and stick in the oven for a quick meal. The only problem is that I’ve yet … Read more

Golabki aka. Stuffed Cabbage


Growing up in a very Polish family, I developed a love for many traditional Polish foods. If I had to play favorites, I’d probably say that Golabki (aka Stuffed Cabbage) comes in at a close second to pierogi. There is just something so comforting about eating a steaming roll of stuffed cabbage covered in a … Read more

Asian Ground Beef Lettuce Wraps


Lettuce wraps are not part of our regular repertoire. In fact, I’ve only had them a cuple of times at restaurants. I do always enjoy them though. So when I was trying to come up with some new meals to add to our summertime dinner rotation, the idea of lettuce wraps was very intriguing to … Read more

Barbecue Beef & Rice Tacos


I’ve been working on cleaning out our freezer and pantry in hopes of having less food stuff to move to our new house. So while my focus has definitely been on quick and easy, I’ve also had to be a little creative with what we have on hand. As much as I’d like to serve … Read more

Meat Sauce


Spaghetti is one of my favorite meals, both to make and to eat. It used to be a weekly regular around our table until we all got a little tired of it. Now, even though it’s so simple to prepare, it always seems like a special treat. The meat sauce that I make to go … Read more

Meatball Marinara Subs


On the weekends, we always love to have a dinner that is a little different, a little fun, and definitely conducive to a fun family night of movie watching or game playing. It’s always a bit of a challenge for me to come up with something new though. I tend to rely on our stand-bys … Read more

Parmesan Meatballs


I ordinarily use a very simple recipe when I make meatballs. In fact, I actually use the same recipe for meatballs that I use for my meatloaf. It just makes it easier when I’m working with a bunch of ground beef at a time for a batch cooking session. I usually start with 5 pounds … Read more