Shepherd’s Pie (aka Cottage Pie) – hearty and rich flavor

A nice treat on a cold day! So, we call it Shepherd’s Pie…..but it’s Cottage Pie What’s the difference you say? Cottage Pie is made with ground beef, technically Shepherd’s Pie is with ground lamb. We’re not that fancy around these parts. 🙂 I usually go with the Food Network recipe here: And use… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie (aka Cottage Pie) – hearty and rich flavor

American Goulash

Not your Grandma’s Goulash I was hesitant…..goulash? It sounds scary. But, don’t knock it until you’ve tasted it! The macaroni noodles are my kids’ favorite and sometimes I even sneak in come grated carrots and zucchini. ***shhhhh!!!!*** 2 pounds 80/20 ground beef 1 large onion, diced 4 garlic cloves, minced (measure with your heart!) 3… Continue reading American Goulash

New Year – New Plan

With the year about to tick over into 2022, it was time to regroup on our meal planning. JOIN US! We are working on going through our pantry to keep from wasting food from passing the best buy date and also in light of rising food costs. I’m not ready to a true “pantry challenge”… Continue reading New Year – New Plan

Sloppy Joe Sauce – make ahead Maid Rite? Loose Meat?

Sloppy Joe? Maid Rite? Loose meat? No matter what you call them—they are delicious! We typically double or triple our sauce, then use quart size bags to freeze flat to have ready to go for the next time the kids beg for these! This recipe mixes best with 1.5 pounds of cooked ground beef. 1/8… Continue reading Sloppy Joe Sauce – make ahead Maid Rite? Loose Meat?

5 Soup Casserole

We were gifted this family favorite after the birth of our 3rd child by a dear friend. This is her family’s special recipe! 5 Soup Casserole 1/2 – 1 pound PRE-COOKED ground beef/ground turkey 1 can cream of celery soup 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 can beef… Continue reading 5 Soup Casserole