Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta

Quick Meat Sauce for Pasta - Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it

Stir up a pot of this quick meat sauce that is perfect on spaghetti or other pasta. Quick to prepare and freezer-friendly, it’s a great addition to your meal rotation. Pasta is a regular go-to meal at our house, particularly when all other meal plans fly out the window. I almost always have a couple […]

The Spring Street Club Sandwich

Spring Street Deli Club

I realized last weekend that the club sandwich is one of my tests on a good restaurant. It’s hard to mess up so you aren’t taking a huge risk in ordering it, but depending on the quality of the contents, you can gauge a restaurant. In fact, some of my favorite restaurants are those where […]

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Meatballs

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Meatballs | Good Cheap Eats

My kids are big fans of Chinese food. I can’t blame them. So am I. The mere sight of a Chinese food take-out box in the stands of the hockey rink this weekend prompted my youngest to ask if we could have Panda tomorrow. Unfortunately, the answer is no. For our family, that’s easily a […]

Grilled Balsamic Pork Chops

grilled balsamic pork chops

August is here. That means it’s time to cook outside, eat ice cream, and try to stay cool. Am I right? That’s why it’s so important to have a meal plan, preferably one that is grill-worthy. That’s where these balsamic pork chops come in. This is a super easy recipe that you can pull off […]

Serve a Hot Dog and Sausage Bar

sausage and hot dog bar

Serve an assortment of toppings alongside hot dogs and sausages for a creative and tasty twist on an old summer standard. This past weekend, I cooked for twelve. Our friends Devin and Jessika and their two kids came to spend a couple days with us. Ours is the kind of friendship where the dads like […]

Ham and Egg Salad

Ham and Egg Salad ingredients

Ham and eggs are a natural pair, especially in a sandwich-style salad featuring green garlic, spicy brown mustard, and crunchy celery. Ours is a house where hard cooked eggs disappear in the blink of an eye. Ours is also the house where we only dye a dozen or so at Easter, if we even get […]

Spice-Rubbed Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Custom-mixed spices are an economical and tasty way to add flavor and texture to grilled meats. Try this grilled pork tenderloin. Over the last few weeks since hubby and I have been “watching what we eat,” our meals have become simpler. With a hearty protein at the center and lots of fruits and veg all […]

Easy Skillet Pork Chops

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I was a “know it all” child. My poor mother. She humored me. She still does. (Love you, Mom!) My dad, on the other hand, chose to fight with me about it, most of the time. He’s a know-it-all, too. (Love you, Dad!) So, about the time I was sixteen, I decided that I could […]

Potato Nachos

Potato Nachos

We love southwest flavors at our house. In fact, we probably eat more Mexican style food than any other flavor profile. Not everything is “authentic,” but typically it’s delicious. Homemade pico de gallo is a staple in our fridge. Necessity is the mother of invention, particularly when it comes to dinnertime. Recently I found myself […]

Carnitas Tostadas

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Earlier this week I shared with you some of our favorite Mexican food recipes. And even though I created a meal plan on Sunday, I decided to veer from it a little tonight, in part thanks to this collection of samples from ConAgra. The fact that the avocados at the store were beautiful and plentiful […]