Tag Archive: garlic

Surprise Baby Shower for Megan (Creamy Chicken Enchiladas)


I have a tiny confession to make today… I used to be a baby shower hater. Sure, if one of my friends was having a baby, I would go to the shower, but it was not exciting to me. I would stress over what gift to buy because all things baby were a mystery to…

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa


Don’t you love that moment when your spouse (or kids, friends, you get the idea) eats a dish containing a food that they supposedly “don’t like” and have a food epiphany? As soon as someone tells me that they don’t care for a particular food, I consider it my personal mission to create a dish…

Sausage Ragù


Perhaps this blog post should be titled “The Best Sauce Ever”…  However, that’s a fairly subjective claim to make.  If you ask my husband, though, he’ll tell you this is not only the best sauce ever, but that it is the best thing I have ever made. So, while this rich meat sauce is certainly…

Lamb Burgers

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Before Miss Madison was born, I had an idea in my head of what life would be like post-baby… She would be napping a lot, so I’d have no problem preparing three meals a day and keeping the house clean.  I would have no need for battery-powered baby toys to keep her occupied, since I’d…

Slow Cooker Carnitas


Two of the most popular recipes I have ever posted are my Shredded Beef Tacos and my Easy Slow Cooker Shredded Beef. Are you noticing a theme? They are similar recipes, and I have to admit that they are some of my favorites, too. They are easy to prepare, and the results are simply fabulous….

Basic Burger Recipe (WFMW)


Grilling season is here again! The weather here turned warm a month or two early this year, so my hubby and I have already been grilling quite a bit.  We grill just about everything, from chicken and steak to veggies and pizza.  But, my favorite meal on the grill is burgers. There are so many…

Kitchen Bootcamp Roundup – Potatoes


This month’s Kitchen Bootcamp challenge was to make a dish using the humble potato. While it may not be difficult to come up with something to make that utilizes potatoes, I hoped that the challenge would inspire some creativity.  And, it did! I was thrilled with the recipes that everyone came up with, and I look…

Italian Turkey Meatloaf


Meatloaf is one of those foods that is often overlooked in my kitchen.  I have nothing against it. In fact, I quite like it.  I just don’t usually think to make it, and it doesn’t make its way into the weekly menu very often. A few weeks ago, though, my mom mentioned that she had…

Garlic Bubble Loaf


Would you believe I’ve never made monkey bread before? It’s true! I’ve seen so many fabulous recipes, and I’ve certainly eaten my share.  But, when it comes down to it, it’s rarely something I think of to bake myself. So, when I saw this Garlic Bubble Loaf from Red Star Yeast, it caught my attention….

Baked Ziti Casserole


When it comes to dinner parties around the holidays, I am all for thinking outside the box. Turkey, ham, and roast beef are fantastic, but sometimes I think it’s fun to do something a bit more casual and cozy, especially for a small gathering of friends or family! Casseroles are a great way to keep…