BBQ Beef Nachos Paired With CK Mondavi for Game Day Parties!

Disclosure: I am a #CKMondaviAmbassador and #CKMondaviWines has sponsored this post.  Any opinions are my own. It’s nearly that time when ‘dribbling and hoops’ take over March 😉  Despite my minuscule size (I’m only 4’9″!!) basketball runs deep in my family tree, and while I’m never chosen first on the playground teams (ha ha), I do love […]

Coffee Beef Stew

For all of you that read my blog regularly, you know that I’m a big coffee lover.  Coffee, coffee, coffee.  All the time. Every day.  I have a coffee marinade recipe that I use for steak, and I was really craving it the other day.  My only problem was I didn’t have any steak in […]

Sweet and Spicy Soft Tacos with IMUSA for Cinco de Mayo

Sweet or spicy? What’s your favorite flavor?  How about both?!  That’s what I put together for a Cinco de Mayo celebration! I’m not the best cook when it comes to Mexican fare, but IMUSA GlobalKitchen sent me some products to use in my kitchen to celebrate ‪#‎CincodeMayo‬. I have never made homemade tortillas before but […]

Italian Meatball Enchiladas

Italian Meatball Enchiladas insideWith the popularity of my Korean Beef Soft Tacos post I have been looking for more ways to do some ‘food fusion.’  I wanted to make something that was fast but still had a homecooked taste to it, and altered a recipe I found for enchiladas to put all the yumminess of Italian food with the inspiration of this Mexican classic.  Using frozen meatballs means that you can put this dish together in no time at all, and it takes just 30 minutes to bake.

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Soft Tacos

slow cooker korean beef soft tacosI have one more good slow cooker recipe to share today this one is cuisine fusion.  Korean Beef with Soft Tacos.  The recipe was adapted slightly from a Family Fun magazine feature by Stephanie O’Dea – you may know her better as the lady who blogged about using her slow cooker for a whole year!   A good many of my slow cooker inspirations come from her site.

Steakhouse Chili Recipe & the Ultimate Chili Challenge

With football season around the corner, you may be interested in Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge, a nationwide chili cook-off culminating in a Grand Prize trip to the Super Bowl next year. Home cooks around the country are spicing up their recipes and popping open bottles to compete for the best chili creation and Lambrusco pairing.

To help me become a part of the Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge, I was sent a few things to get my chili cooking started:

Beef Rouladen – It’s What’s For Dinner

Beef Rouladen with GravyBeef is a source of protein that we eat a lot of in our home.  While costs of beef have risen over the years, I stock up on sales or skimp on other things so that it fits into our budget.  I get a lot of ideas for dinner from  BeefitsWhatsForDinner.com, which is a Beef Checkoff program that their contractor The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association manages. 

Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie

Just in time for Pi Day, I’m sharing this easy to make Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie altered from eMeals Costco Plan.  I shared another inspired recipe from that plan the other day, Lemon Herb French Style Green Beans

eMeals is a meal planning service that takes the stress of meal planning and grocery shopping away, giving you the tools you need to get dinner on the table…even on busy nights!  And there are so many plans to choose from, there’s sure to be one that benefits your family.

Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Casserole – #CountryCrockCasserole

At the end of May I received an invitation to be a part of the Country Crock Casserole Club.  I was so excited and so honored to be asked to be a part of this.  Casseroles are right up my alley!  And being a part of this club has some fun surprises for my readers too.

Alright so let’s get on with the first casserole challenge.  Let me tell you what Country Crock sent me to work with.

Hearty Beef Chili Recipe

A well-stocked pantry, full of versatile, useful ingredients means you’re always ready to whip up a healthy meal in a matter of minutes.

Whether stocking up on staples or avoiding the latest onslaught of snow, a prepared pantry will enable you to sustain your family throughout any weather.