Meaty Meals

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

(Gourmet) BLTs and Tater Tots Recipe

While I am a picky meat eater I love a good gourmet BLT.  When I think about pairings of meals BLTs and tater tots are a perfect combo.  Especially if the tater tots are crispy.  There is a place in Detroit that has the best […]

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry Cooking – A Compilation of Recipes

Pantry cooking?  I don’t even really know how to do that since I rely on fresh foods entirely.  These times are crazy right now so I am learning to be resourceful.  So usually I don’t create posts like this but we are in weird times […]

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

soup sundays: italian inspired beef stew

We finally got snow!  So it’s the perfect type of day to make some comfort food.  I don’t eat red meat a ton but sometimes I CRAVE a good beef stew.  My husband moved here from Texas and he used to think it was so […]

Tomato Meat Ragu

Tomato Meat Ragu

As you know by now if you have read any of my previous posts – we don’t eat a ton of meat.  We may eat meat once on the weekend and sometimes not at all.  I always have been picky about eating meat and before […]

carb fakeout: meatballs and zoodles

carb fakeout: meatballs and zoodles

I LOVE carbs!  Love them!  I like potatoes pretty much in any fashion. A good homemade pasta makes my mouth water.  I love the grains as well, farro, quinoa, wheatberries and lentils are some of my favorites.  But I never realized how many carbs I was eating […]

a spin on my grandma’s classic – rigatoni night

a spin on my grandma’s classic – rigatoni night

You know those nights when you are just craving comfort food?  This was one of those nights.  My husband and I had just returned from being back home for the Holidays.  We were visiting my grandma one night and I had told my dad “if […]

deconstructed roasted veggie “lasagna”

deconstructed roasted veggie “lasagna”

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]rowing up my mom was not the best cook in the world (sorry Mom!) but she did make a few dishes that she had mastered.  Lasagna and stuffed shells were two dishes she would make a lot.  As I got older it was something she […]

slow cooker beef bourguignon

slow cooker beef bourguignon

[dropcap]T[/dropcap]here is something about the word “crockpot” that makes me cringe.  Maybe because I think of pot roast or some kind of meal made with condensed cream of chicken soup.  You know, the stuff that has those weird pink pieces of “chicken” in them?  So […]

slow cooked sunday “supper” – beef braciole

slow cooked sunday “supper” – beef braciole

We don’t eat a ton of red meat but sometimes I crave it.  Beef braciole is one of those slow cooked meals that just make your house smell amazing.  But finding the time to spend a few hours cooking seems to be hard to come […]