Easiest pot roast in the world…!

ITALIAN DRESSING POT ROAST This is my husbands favorite – ever, ever.  I don’t remember when I first made this or where I got the inspiration – maybe it was his Gramma, way back in the day – can’t recall, but have been doing it like this for years.  It’s SO easy and always turns…

Might not be pretty…but it IS pretty good!

OLD-FASHIONED GLAZED MEATLOAF (First…let me apologize for the hunk ‘o meatloaf-on-a-plate.  Good grief.   I had served dinner to Hon and he ooed and awed over it so I then felt like I should have taken a photo so I could post the recipe.  That was all that was left.   Don’t worry.  It’s really,…

Let’s just jump in and BATHE in this, shall we?!

MEATLOAF MINESTRONE This soup is filling and so easy…it doesn’t take hours to simmer, but can be on the table in 50 minutes! Full of vegetables and  chunks of leftover meatloaf floating in a seasoned broth….for your family add a crusty Italian loaf rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil and there’s your complete…

Go a little Greek…

GYRO-SPICED MEATBALLS and TZATZIKI Time for some solid, dense protein?  Need a lunch or dinner that’s full of flavor and super filling?  Something new and different?  Here ya’ go… You can make meatballs, patties, or loaf….or even crumbly fry this off in a pan. The secret is to fry, bake, or broil the meat until…

“Wendy’s” Chili…do you want onions and cheese with that?!

“WENDY’S” CHILI Hon loves Wendy’s chili – he would buy and eat it every single day…and does! My friend sent me an e-cookbook of copycat recipes and this was one of them.  I changed it up a little bit, and made the first batch.  I held my breath as SuperMan ate one…and then two bowls…

Meatball Stew – protein packed and easy

MEATBALL STEW Need a quick supper? Fix this dish and even the pickiest eaters in the house will gobble it up. Toss a crunchy salad full of dark greens and colorful red and yellow peppers, radishes, some purple onion slices, and deep black olives. Dowse it with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar…sprinkle…

Italian Herbed Meatloaf…

ITALIAN HERBED MEATLOAF This smells so homey-good while baking! For the family: in the same oven I put some chunky potatoes on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkled with grated parmesan, salt and pepper, a dash of garlic powder. Stir occasionally and roast until golden and crisp. Whip up a green salad…

Lovin’ from your crockpot…or ANY pot for that matter.

SWEET & SOUR MEATBALLS Regular Sweet & Sour sauce is very high in sugar… for those of us who want that wonderful flavor but few sugar grams – I think you’ll love this.   Stick this in your slow-cooker on low for a few hours, make up some fluffy, fragrant rice for your family…dinner’s ready!…

What’s not to love?! Individual lasagna with a spiced up twist…

TEX-MEX LASAGNA When you’re talkin’ about comfort food…Lasagna has to be pretty high on the list!   This one has a spicy twist and is perfect for those wanting to get away form the carby noodles. I like to do it in individual servings so that each person gets a gorgeous little lasagna all their…

Get your crock pot dusted off…

POT ROAST WITH MUSHROOMS & ONIONS Cooking with a crock-pot is very convenient if you have the time to let things simmer forever and ever! I like it, but I also slow simmer a beef roast in the oven at about 275 degrees all day long…works just the same.  Some braise theirs on the stovetop…

Guaranteed to be a new family fave!

CHEESEBURGER PIE This is the basic recipe…use your imagination to make any ‘burger’ you like.  I topped mine with spicy ketchup and dill chips. How about a Cowboy Burger – pinto beans mixed into the meat part…BBQ sauce slathered under the cheese topping. Or some blue cheese crumbled in and roasted garlic.  Or feta cheese…

Sí, señor! Sopa tacos!

LINDA’S FAMOUS TACO SOUP This is easily my most popular recipe!  (REVISED: Well, it used to be!!  The Quinoa Burgers and the Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole have FAR surpassed this one.  But it is still fab!) It’s quick, can be altered to fit whatever you have in your pantry at the moment…can be made vegetarian, garnished with anything,…