Charred Corn Salsa over Grilled Cumin Steak

Corn salsa with a little char makes the perfect cumin steak topping!

Charred corn salsa is light and flavorful!  It’s the perfect topping or the perfect dip! I know some people go nuts over a good steak.  I am not one of those people.  In fact, I couldn’t tell a good steak if it hit me in the face.  Part of this is due to my upbringing.  My mom was a thrifty chef and only bought meat sitting in the clearance section of our grocery store.  This usually meant that our meat was very tough and extremely chewy. … Continue reading →

Beer Cheese Bacon Burger

A big juicy burger topped with jalapeno popper beer cheese, crunchy fried onions and crispy bacon!

How about a thick, juicy beer cheese bacon burger for your next bbq?     Memorial Day is quickly approaching.  While my bbq is primed and ready, my beach body is not!  I am NOT ready to put on my bathing suit just yet.  Actually, let me rephrase that.  The world isn’t ready for me to put on a bathing suit just yet. My glowing white skin will blind everyone as soon as the sun makes contact.  It’s embarrassing.  That’s what an Ohio … Continue reading →

Steak Salad with Avocado Dressing

Pan seared steak rests on a spinach salad loaded with goodness! A simple avocado dressing finishes it all off!

A simply seasoned steak is cooked to taste, then placed atop a spinach salad that is piled high with quinoa, corn, black beans and radishes.   A creamy avocado dressing tops it all off! Writing my baby shower post from yesterday  got me thinking about when my own kids were born.  I have been reminiscing about what it was like to go from zero kids to one, then two, then three and how my parenting has changed along the way. Frankly, I’m … Continue reading →

Easy Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

Italian Sausage and ground beef are slow cooked to have dinner ready when you need it!

Italian Turkey Sausage and lean ground turkey are the main ingredients in this simple slow cooker meat sauce! Nothing beats an easy dinner that’s ready when you need it! There was a time that I loved to run.  I think that time was between the ages of 5 and 10.  During that time I ran everywhere!  I ran to my friends house, then I ran home.  I ran to school and I ran during recess.  I ran up the stairs and I ran down the stairs.  I ran playing … Continue reading →

Philly Cheese Steak French Bread Pizza

French bread pizza takes on the Philly Cheese steak with lots of peppers, onions and provolone cheese!

French bread topped with peppers, onions, beef and provolone cheese: all the flavors of a class Philly Cheese Steak sandwich! We always have Radio Disney playing in my mom mobile.  While I get tired of hearing the same old songs, I know the songs will be clean and my kids love them.  Especially my 5-year-old. With each new song, my 5-year-old announces “I like this song”.  She tells me this with every song, whether we’ve heard it before or … Continue reading →

Meatballs and Spaghetti {And a Cook Book Giveaway!}

Meatballs and Spaghetti 2

  This meatball and spaghetti dish is a lightened version of the classic Italian meal we all love! Pasta is something my whole family readily enjoys.  I only get grumblings when I serve it with either a cheesy sauce or a tomato sauce.   In other words, my kids like it PLAIN (where they get their taste is beyond me).  I'll compromise on the cheese sauces, who needs the extra fat anyway. … Continue reading →

Beef and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Beef and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry

Beef and Brussels Sprouts Stir Fry is in rich in flavor and tastefully simple! I can remember at least 5 foods that would make me gag as a kid.  I'm sure there were more but these five foods stand out in my mind as the worst offenders!   They were:  swiss cheese, mushrooms, liver, brussels sprouts and an egg/tomato breakfast dish that my mom would sometimes serve.  One thing they all have in common?  They are … Continue reading →

Greek Hand Pies

A savory hand pie filled with ground beef, veggies and Greek seasoning

A savory hand pie that starts with a pre made crust and is stuffed with pungent Greek flavor! Know what I hate?  I hate when I'm watching a movie or a show and someone jumps out of a car or runs out of a house and leaves the door wide open.  I will sit there and obsess over that open door for ages.  Seriously, it bugs me!  How hard is it to write into the script "shut door".  That's what we do in real life.  We shut doors! And if there's a … Continue reading →

Hickory BBQ Beef Chili #kraftrecipemakers

Hickory BBQ Beef Chili

  I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and their client. Hickory BBQ flavor permeates throughout this hearty beef chili! Toss everything in your slow cooker and you are done! Dinner tonight will be the best easy meal! We are officially into our first full week of school.  It's only a matter of time before the … Continue reading →