Crispy Chicken Patties (better than chicken nuggets!)

Chicken Patties on white platter

Ready for a fun and flavorful dinner? Cook up a batch of fried Chicken Patties. Better than any chicken nuggets, they make a hearty main dish protein or a tasty filler for sandwiches. You know how some meals just seem more fun than others? One doesn’t look forward to an “experience” when served a bologna […]

Homemade Chili with Jalapeños

Fresh jalapenos give heat and flavor to this simple homemade chili that comes together in 30 minutes or less. Enjoy it for an easy weeknight dinner. You work hard all day. Your family is hungry. You want a quick and easy meal that doesn’t take all day or cost a fortune. It’s not too much […]

Sloppy Joes from Scratch

Sloppy Joes from scratch are a quick and easy dinner that won’t break the budget. In fact, you can very easily — and economically — make this savory meat mixture to serve a crowd. No cans or mixes required. Sloppy Joes are ultimate comfort food. They are hearty so they fill you up after a […]

Easy Turkey Burger Recipe

Turkey burgers are moving up in the world. This easy turkey burger recipe flavored with green onion and tarragon are further enhanced with creamy bleu cheese and a spicy chipotle mayonnaise. Make a batch tonight! Don’t you love a big juicy burger loaded with toppings? Chances are you’ve had one that goes down in memory. […]

Spicy Sausage Lasagna with Mushrooms and Peppers

This Sausage Lasagna, dotted with mushrooms and peppers, is flavorful and hearty. It comes together quickly and is very freezer-friendly. Lasagna is one of my favorite foods to make for the freezer. Not only is it economical and hearty, but it is also a fan favorite at my house. We are slowly making our way […]

The Basic Meatloaf Recipe that Everyone Should Have

Everyone needs to know how to make meatloaf, right? Here’s the basic meatloaf recipe that you can fancy up however you like — or not. After more than eight years of blogging, I’ve shared a lot of recipes. Throw in 4 cookbooks and the number gets even higher. I think I’m approaching 1000 recipes that […]

Spicy Turkey and Sausage Bolognese

Give tonight’s supper a kick with this quick and simple Spicy Turkey and Sausage Bolognese. It’s a perfect topping for pasta, polenta, or spaghetti squash. Are you still buying pasta sauce from the grocery store? Stop it already. It’s so easy to make your own pasta sauces — that taste better, are healthier for you, and […]

Samosa Cups Recipe

Samosa Cups are crunchy little bundles of seasoned ground meat, onions, and African spices. They are a delicious shortcut to traditional samosa. My neighbor Alice was born and raised in Tanzania. She’s an amazing mom, nurse, friend, and cook. She has always been quick to offer me advice when one of the kids is hurt or […]