Crockpot Meals

Maple Bourbon Baked Beans

Maple Bourbon Baked Beans

My adorable nephew came over recently to hang out with auntie and his cousins. I sure miss the days when my kids where that young, snuggly and innocent. Now my not-so-innocent angels are traveling to different states with the grandparents and going off to overnight […]

Slow Cooker Smoked Carnitas

Slow Cooker Smoked Carnitas

Oh man, you guys are in for a treat! These may not be one-hundred percent authentic Mexican but dang are they good. You will NOT be disappointed. This recipe originally comes from my sister so I have to give her credit for the basic rub […]

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

Vegetable Beef and Barley Soup

One of my favorite soups from when I was a kid was a vegetable beef and barley soup… from a can of condensed soup, of course, as that was the trend.  This version is packed full of wholesome ingredients, and none of the bad, making it a hearty […]

Creamy Broccoli Soup

Creamy Broccoli Soup

With the temps dipping back into the single digits after three days of snow, a soft sumptuous soup like creamy broccoli soup is just what I need. There’s something uniquely wonderful about a soup that’s creamy, hearty and totally good for you. I can indulge and still […]

Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Beef Gyros with Tzatziki Yogurt Sauce

Ahhhhh. That’s the sound of a happy mom who’s getting a little bit of a break! My two daughters are away for the week spending time with their grandparents on the farm.  They will be showing goats and exhibiting their culinary and artistic creations at the […]

Veggies and Venison Chili

Veggies and Venison Chili

Know what I love about you guys?? That you’re all game for wild game.  After a great response from my post on venison stroganoff, I feel I owe it to you to give you another awesome spin on how I prepare venison in this veggies and […]

Korean Meatballs

Korean Meatballs

My darling sister makes these amazing Korean meatballs and I finally had to re-create them to post for all of you looking for a delicious appetizer.  I mean, who doesn’t need another tasty finger food for all of these winter game gatherings??  Or for family […]

Chipotle Bean Dip

Chipotle Bean Dip

 Last weekend we were over at my mother-in-law’s house to celebrate the March birthdays.  I did manage to make my daughter’s cake and she chose to have a Minecraft theme so it was decorated with little Minecraft figurines.  I’m glad she kept her idea simple this year […]

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Boats

Buffalo Chicken Sweet Potato Boats

Holy cannoli.  Have you ever planned a family reunion?  If you have, you probably know my pain.  My cousin and I are trying to find a location that suits our family style with a mix of camping and cabins, has kid activities, is in a […]

Squash and Cheddar Cheese Fondue

Squash and Cheddar Cheese Fondue

  I’m here to convince you that you love squash. No really, you do. Mixed into the right recipes, even self proclaimed squash haters (me) don’t have a choice but to love it. This recipe is a perfect example. Squash and cheddar cheese fondue tastes […]



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