Chrissy Inspired Beef Stew

Let me be clear, this recipe was tailored from the recipe in Chrissy Tiegen’s 2nd cookbook Cravings: Hungry for More.  I’ve made some notable adjustments, but wanted to make it clear that I did not develop this recipe from scratch.  If you have been curious about Chrissy’s cookbooks, let me also tell you loud andContinue reading “Chrissy Inspired Beef Stew”

Make Now and Freeze For Later

Nesting hit me this weekend.  One day it was in the form of cleaning and the next it took the form of cooking.  Here are the recipes I used to make several casseroles and breakfasts to freeze for later.  And, I have to tell you, having food and meals already taken care of, takes suchContinue reading “Make Now and Freeze For Later”

Don’t Feel Like Cooking Nachos

There has been over a week long stretch of cold, cloudy, and rainy days here.  At first this weather makes you want all the autumn goodies, and then after a week, you get to feeling down right lazy.  -AND- it was Monday, so all we wanted to do was go straight home and to bed,Continue reading “Don’t Feel Like Cooking Nachos”

Creamy Baked Ziti Casserole

Back when I shared this post, I froze the leftover spaghetti sauce.  That’s all gravy, but how many of you freeze food with every intention on eating it in the future and then don’t?  We are guilty of this.  So I was determined to do something with this leftover sauce besides chuck it in theContinue reading “Creamy Baked Ziti Casserole”

Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff

Source: Heather’s Bytes I had a wicked craving for beef this week and came across this recipe on the one and only, Pinterest.  The first time I try a recipe, I like to follow the directions exactly.  Unless something just doesn’t make any sense.  So that is what I did with this one.  The flavorContinue reading “Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff”

Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce

Today is Nate’s day off and we are going to see Spider Man tonight at the I-Max, double score!  I’m not sure who I’m more excited to see Andrew Garfield or Emma Stone.  Who doesn’t love Emma Stone?  Even though she has become more and more glammed up recently, I still like the girl-next-door lookContinue reading “Two-Timing Spaghetti Sauce”

Lasagna Pie

How awesome is the feeling when a recipe lightbulb goes off in your head?  And how much more awesome if the feeling with that recipe actually works out and is delicious?  Pretty dang awesome!  It started when I was pondering what to make for dinner Friday night after a hellacious week at work for theContinue reading “Lasagna Pie”

Enchilada Cupcakes

Here’s a new one for you, enchilada cupcakes!  I’ve seen quite a few recipes using wonton wrappers and decided to give them a try.  We were in the mood for enchilada casserole and then I had the thought to stuff some wonton wrappers with enchilada ingredients.  To our surprise, they turned out!The “cupcakes” were relativelyContinue reading “Enchilada Cupcakes”

Lasagna Roll-a-tini

I love when you get a hankering for something in particular.  You have no question in your mind what you want to cook for dinner.  Makes life so much easier!  Last night, I could’ve named my first child lasagna if it meant that was what I would be eating for dinner!   These little roll upsContinue reading “Lasagna Roll-a-tini”

Salsa Verde Stuffed Peppers

I got a hankering for stuffed peppers last night.  I went to the store with a list written and came out with something totally different!  When I think of stuffed peppers, I think of ground beef, mozzarella cheese, and marinara sauce…think again for this recipe!  These little bundles of joy are sweet, spicy, and coveredContinue reading “Salsa Verde Stuffed Peppers”