Shepherd's Pie Recipe Using Leftover Mashed Potatoes

I love Shepards Pie! Like Connie, I often use my leftovers for this recipe. The great thing about this recipe is that you can modify it quite easily to what you have on hand. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This week was St. Patrick’s Day, and so we were all a little bit Irish.  I hope you wore green so you didn’t get pinched, ate a serving of corned beef & cabbage with a side of Irish soda bread, and said “Blarney” at least once!  I recently discovered that my husband … [Read more...]

Homemade Spinach Pesto With Pasta Recipe

Your Family Today: Recipes Homemade Spinach Pesto With Penne From the Editors of Your Family Today Spinach has a milder flavor than basil, which some kids find to be bitter. (The touch of honey here adds a little sweetness too.) It’s also rich in heart-healthy, cancer-preventing antioxidants. Pair this pesto with fiber-rich whole-wheat penne to give it an extra nutrition boost. Time-saving tip: Both the penne and pesto can be prepared several days in advance and refrigerated separately. Or … [Read more...]

Corned Beef: Point Cut or Flat Cut?

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Corned Beef Cuts My mother-in-law was visiting this weekend and I decided to make our St. Patrick's day feast a bit early. She is Irish and I thought it would be fun to have the traditional Corned Beef, potatoes, carrots and cabbage while she was here. While shopping for the corned beef it became apparent that I had not done my research. There are two cuts of corned beef;  point and flat cut. The point cut is cheaper. Not knowing what to get, I purchased both! We needed two anyways with … [Read more...]

Pork Barbecue and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw Recipes

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Pork Barbeque and Sweet & Sour Cole Slaw can be made in a variety of ways. Thanks to Connie for these recipes. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Pork barbecue is very easy to make when you make it in your slow cooker.  There are many, many bottled barbecue sauces out there with lots of wonderful flavors and varieties.  You can get North Carolina-style barbecue sauce that is vinegar-based with a tangy, spicy kick.  Another favorite is Honey Smoked, a flavor that is thick … [Read more...]

Restaurant Offers: Del Taco, Sizzler, Fazoli's and More

  Some of the following offers require that you sign up for their e-club or newsletter. Smart Couponing has reported that she received a coupon within a day of signing up. If you have a favorite restaurant, remember to look them up online. Many restaurants offer e-newsletters with coupons and birthday clubs! Sizzler: FREE Entree when you join their eClub Beef 'O' Bradys: FREE Appetizer when you join their eClub Del Taco: 2 FREE Chicken Soft Tacos when you join their eClub FAZOLI'S: FREE … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday : Taco Pasta Toss

I try every week to add a new meal to our menu. I attempt to follow the food guru and 30 minute meal making queen, Rachel Ray. The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less! I picked this recipe to try because we are meat challenged. My son hates meat. I know it isn't a big deal but we are trying to expand what he will eat. He loves pasta and salad. I thought I could sneak in some … [Read more...]

Menu Plan Monday

I have to tell you that last week I hardly cooked at all! Do you ever have one of those weeks when you are not motivated to cook at all? That was me last week! I am embarrassed to tell you we had frozen pizza one night, take out fried chicken another and Amee cooked for me one night too! This week, I need to get with the program! My mother-in-law will be here starting Wednesday so it will not be a typical week for us. Monday: Ham Tetrazzini (recipe calls for chicken, but we will try ham/ … [Read more...]

Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

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Boneless chicken has been on sale for the last couple of weeks. This is a great recipe to use and make ahead a time and freeze.  Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Kids love chicken fingers.  What’s not to love?  Moist white-meat chicken encased in a crunchy, crispy crust and dipped in your favorite sauce.  But, honestly, I can’t afford the fat and calories that go along with these little strips from heaven.  So, oven-frying the chicken is … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew Recipe

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Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Stew beef is on sale at the local grocery store this week.  You can make a number of things with this cut of beef including, vegetable beef soup, beef burgundy, beef stroganoff, beef pot pie, and beef hash, just to name a few.  But, my favorite is Beef Stew.  It’s an easy, slow cooker meal and can be doubled to feed a crowd.  Slow cooker meals are really great this time of year because we want comfort food … [Read more...]

CrockPot Ribs Recipe

I have to say this week I am so busy I  do not have time to make anything new. I know sad ha? I thought I would share a quick dinner idea that I used last night since we had Karate at 4:30-5:30 and then basketball 6:00-7:00. I mean sometimes you just have to do what you can. 1 bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce 1/4 cup of water 1 crockpot as many ribs as your family can eat or will fit in your crockpot Place 1/4 cup of water in the crock pot add ribs $4.18  and pour on the sauce $1.00. Place … [Read more...]