Polish Sausage, Potatoes, and Sauerkraut Crockpot Recipe

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One of my favorite comfort foods is Sauerkraut. I know it may not sound as comforting as macaroni and cheese or ice cream but I loved when my mom made Polish Sausage and Sauerkraut. There as always something about the smells that would fill the house and the full bellies after dinner that brought comfort. With my busy schedule, I found that I could quickly assemble it in the crockpot and smell the awesomeness all day long. Here is my simple recipe for a little Polish comfort. ¬†Polish Crockpot … [Read more...]

Not Your Mama’s Meatloaf

not your mama's meatloaf

I will admit it, I am not a meatloaf fan. Before my father-in-law cooked it 2 months ago it had probably been 2 years since I had eaten it. I know it is just meat in the shape of a loaf but it has never appealed to me.¬† I am outnumbered in my house though because my husband, father-in-law, and son all like it. I decided it would be nice to treat my father-in-law since 2 weeks ago he bought steak and lobster. While I was looking for hamburger meat, I strolled by the sausage aisle and seen … [Read more...]

Pork Garlic Butter Stir Fry Recipe

Pork Garlic Butter Stir Fry Recipe

I know stir-fry can be healthy but I have always avoided cooking them. I even owned a wok for several years but the thought of cooking with soy sauce grossed me out. I do not like Thai or Chinese food so ideas of sauces friends would suggest were quickly shot down. I finely grew frustrated when I had a load of fresh veggies and stir fry seemed like the logical way to cook them. So I took to the internet and compared different recipes. For dinner that night I made stir fry (soy sauce free) and my … [Read more...]

Turkey,Broccoli and Cheese Biscuit Bake Recipe

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I had turkey leftovers and wanted to use them up but was not in the mood for traditional turkey again. It was also a cold day and I knew that a warm dinner would be the perfect way to end our day. So I got out my leftover turkey, fresh veggies, and Great Value biscuits and created a hearty meal that was well received by everyone. Turkey,Broccoli and Cheese Biscuit Bake 2 packages Great Value Biscuits 4 cups leftover turkey 2 cups broccoli or broccoli/cauliflower mix (fresh or … [Read more...]

Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey Recipe

Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey

I ended up with several pounds of penne noodles leftover after I had to make pasta salad for a luncheon. I had leftover turkey also so I decided to put them together and came up with this delicious dish. The best part was it is made with leftovers so it was a snap to assemble and cook. Creamy Garlic Penne with Turkey 2+ Cups of Leftover Turkey 1 lb box of pasta (cooked according to directions on box) 2 Tbsp butter or margarine 3 minced garlic cloves 2 Tbsp flour 1 cup broth … [Read more...]

Turkey Parmesan Stromboli Recipe

Turkey Recipe

Whenever I cook a turkey dinner, I always end up with leftovers. My family is never in the mood for second turkey dinner anytime soon. My kids would rather eat pizza for dinner every night but I hate to waste food. Thus reinventing leftovers becomes a necessity at my house. Tonight I came up with a surefire way to please the kids, use up the leftovers, and make the adults happy. Turkey Parmesan Stromboli (with Great Value refrigerated pizza dough) 2 packages Great Value refrigerated … [Read more...]

Turkey & Broccoli Braid Recipe

Turkey Recipes

Leftovers are a staple in our household but eating the same thing over and over again can get boring. With the holidays here, leftovers are bound to be in abundance. I have started going thru my favorite recipes to find new ways to freshen up those leftovers. Tonight, I too one of my favorite recipes and mixed it up to use up leftover turkey. The best part is no one needs to know it came from leftovers and makes a great dish to pass at your next potluck. Ingredients: … [Read more...]

Dinner for 4 for only $2.00!

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Dinner for 4 for only $2.00 I never shop without coupons and always check the sale papers before I shop but I can never seem to get our family dinners under $6.00 a meal. This has been even more of a challenge with rising grocery costs and growing children. In our house we have 3 adults and 2 chidldren (ages 8 and 13.) My father-in-law has lived with us for about a year and he is a meat and potatoes kind of guy but never complains when I make casseroles or soup. He did once ask where the meat … [Read more...]

Unstuffed Pork Chops Recipe

Pork Recipe

Unstuffed Pork Chops Recipe I love stuffed pork chops but to be honest my kids do not. They do however love cooked apples and/or applesauce with their pork chops. This combines both our favorites into one family friendly dish. This does usually leave extra stuffing and apple mix leftover. My husband heats it up the next day for lunch. Unstuffed Pork Chops 6-8 Pork Chops 2 cans of apple pie-filling 2 boxes of stuffing … [Read more...]

Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe

Cheesy potatoes and sausage

Cheesy Potatoes and Sausage Recipe   Dinner Worthy Cheesy Potatoes with Meat 8 cups idaho potatoes, peeled, boiled and cut into cubes when cool 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons flour 4 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 lb Velveeta cheese, diced 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 2 packs or 2 lbs of beef bratwurst (other options: chopped ham, skinless sausage, cheesy bratwurst) … [Read more...]