Jumbo Cheese Filled Italian Meatballs


Nothing beats homemade meatballs and marina sauce. And these meatballs, as my kids would say, are epic! First of all, they're huge--and stuffed with mozzarella cheese. Honestly, you don't even need to serve them over pasta. Just add a side salad and you've got a complete meal.  I like to make 8-10 … [Read more...]

Recipe Rehab: Certified Angus Beef Stew Two Ways


I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for the Certified Angus Beef® brand. I received product samples to facilitate my review and a promotional item as a thank you for participating. I live in a house full of boys, so hearty beef recipes are always a big hit around … [Read more...]

Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef


As a food blogger, I don't repeat meals very often, but there are a few that my family does request on a regular basis, like Butter Chicken. This Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef is another favorite. My youngest especially loves it, and pleads with me to make it often.  And it's so delicious, it's hard … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

This is the time of year when simple slow cooker meals like these French dip sandwiches are a real lifesaver. If you've ever had multiple holiday concerts at different schools on the same night, you know exactly what I'm talking about! Those are the days when it's so nice to have a home cooked meal … [Read more...]

Pizza Night: Meatball Sub Pizza & Cheesy Pierogi Bacon Pizza Plus a Giveaway


Pizza night is a pretty regular occurrence at our house. We don't have a scheduled pizza night like many families do, but pizza is definitely on of our favorite meals to make together, so when I had a chance to try the Classico® line of pizza sauces (Traditional, Fire Roasted and White), I jumped at … [Read more...]

Toasted Meatball Subs

Toasted Meatball Subs

These meatball subs require a bit of extra time in the kitchen, but the results are so worth the effort. The meatballs are absolutely phenomenal, and 100% worth the time it takes to make them from scratch.  I like to make the meatballs and sauce ahead of time, then keep everything warm in a slow … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cheese Steak Sandwiches

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My husband loves cheese steak sandwiches and this slow cooker version is so simple and full of flavor.  If you like mushrooms in your cheese steak, add them when you add the peppers, during the last hour of cooking, so they don't get too mushy. If you'd like to spice things up a bit, top your … [Read more...]

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

Southwest Stuffed Peppers

I admit, when I was a kid, stuffed peppers were not something I ever wanted to see on the dinner table.  But now that my tastes have matured, I love them! There are so many varieties of filling you can use to stuff bell peppers, but this slightly spicy, southwest version is our family's favorite. … [Read more...]

Vietnamese Shaking Beef (Bo Luc Lac)

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I've been wanting to make this dish ever since I had it last summer on a trip to San Francisco.  It was just as flavorful and delicious as I remember.  Although the recipe looks long and complicated, it's really quite simple.  A few tips: the meat is definitely more tender if you can marinate it … [Read more...]

Cheesy Enchilada Casserole


I've tried a lot of Mexican-style casseroles, and this one is the best yet.  It comes together very quickly, and my whole family kept commenting on how good it was.  Your casserole dish will probably be very full, so I recommend placing a cookie sheet underneath during baking to catch any … [Read more...]