What to Make with Venison

photo source: The Happy Housewife While neither I nor my husband are hunters, nor anyone in the immediate family either, I do have several friends who are able to offset their food costs through hunting. And we’ve been the happy recipients of venison or wild boar sausage on one or two occasions. Hubs isn’t a […]

How to Cook a Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker

When I was a young newlywed, I’d always heard of the beauty of the slow cooker and what delicious roasts you could cook in one. Well, the first time I tried, it was an utter disaster. The meat was tough and chewy. I’m not sure it was even edible. I gave up on roasts for […]

How to Cook a Turkey

Wondering how to cook a turkey? We’ve got you covered with these easy tips that result in a delicious roast turkey. This post is for my kid sister. She moved away from our home state a few months ago and now resides in the historic village of Williamsburg, Virginia. This is also her first time […]

Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Vegetables

Warm up your tummy with this comforting Tortellini Soup with Sausage and Vegetables. It comes together quickly and easily serves a crowd. This whole produce box thing is really giving me a workout. And I don’t mean just lugging it from car to kitchen. I have met some vegetables and fruits in real life that […]

Easy Skillet Pork Chops with BBQ Sauce

These Easy Skillet Pork Chops are total comfort food. Sizzling BBQ sauce and a quick preparation make for a delicious and quick weeknight dinner. As soon as I could read, I started reading my mom’s cookbooks. For fun. I started cooking at about age ten, and doing the meal planning and grocery shopping at about […]

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 […]

Turkey and Black Bean Enchiladas

Doing a Pantry Challenge often gets my creative juices flowing. Since I have told myself to make due with what I have, I have to think creatively — or eat bland, boring meals. These enchiladas are the happy result of thinking creatively in the kitchen. Normally, I make enchiladas with cheese or shredded chicken or […]

Tri-Tip Sandwiches

The first time I ever went camping with FishPapa it was a coup de cuisine. His idea was opening a can of chili and cooking it on the fire. Ick. No thanks. My idea of camping food was marinating chicken breast in a ziploc bag, grating some parmesan, chopping some lettuce, and having Grilled Chicken […]