Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday: Frittata Nests

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, Rachael 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 can't figure out what it is but our house is crazy at 5:00 PM. I was wondering if anyone wants a job from 5:00 PM until 6:00 PM? This is when I think staying at home is for other people. I have found a … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan Sub Sandwich Recipe

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Summer is a busy time which results on eating out or on the go. Connie has some wonderful ideas for portable meals that I honestly would have never thought of! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This time of year lots of folks are looking for portable meals. You know what I mean…quick, healthy meals you can take with you to the ballpark, swimming pool, and in our case, the hay field. Beyond ham & cheese sandwiches, what should you pack? … [Read more...]

Strawberry Butter & Cherry Jam Update

I have meant to update you on my Strawberry Butter and Cherry Jam canning all week. It went very well! I LOVE the strawberry butter! In fact, there was a little leftover after canning and I ate it all. Yes, I was selfish and did not let anyone else have it! When strawberries are on sale, I am going to pick up some more to make another batch. The Cherry Jam came out great as well. It looks really pretty in the jar and it will make a wonderful gift! Find the Cherry Jam recipe I used HERE. One … [Read more...]

Make the Most of Your Meals

Cooking dinner is sometimes stressful from a time and money standpoint. Below are a few tips to make your meals go further. This is a post that I wrote for Ideas That Spark. Ideas That Spark: Mom2Mom Stretch Your Family Meals By Renae Chiovaro for Ideas That Spark Cooking at home is the most economical way to feed your family. Here’s how to make the most of your time and money. Cook once, eat twice. That doesn’t mean you have to serve the same meal each night! Cook extra servings of the … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray's Lasagna Burgers are What's for Dinner this Wednesday

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, Rachael 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 am attempting to stretch my efforts with this recipe. Our son finally came home after 13 days in the NICU. I made homemade spaghetti sauce last night to celebrate. I soon learned I would never do that … [Read more...]

Grilled T-bone Steaks With Sweet & Savory Sauce

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Get the grill out! This recipe looks really good with fresh vegetables and a grilled steak. This recipe will be a hit all summer as we will soon have zucchini and carrots fresh from our garden. Thanks to Beef It's Whats for Dinner for this recipe. Check out their site for more Summer of Sizzle recipes and tips on grilling. Total Recipe Time: 45 to 50 minutes 2 beef T-bone steaks, cut 1 inch thick (about 16 ounces each) 1/2 pound small carrots with tops, trimmed 2 tablespoons water 2 medium … [Read more...]

Rachael Ray What's for Dinner Wednesday

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, Rachael 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! Well Rachael and I are on a trial separation. It is a fact that I do love her but my life is suddenly out of control. I just had a baby boy. He is wonderful but since he was premature he is still in the … [Read more...]

Curried Pork in a Cream Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe

I love curry and I can't wait to try this easy recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I ruined a beautiful pork loin roast recently. I cooked it too long in not enough liquid and dried it out. Mistakes happen, I guess. But, I was not about to waste that roast, dry or not. So, I began looking for recipes that would tenderize the already-cooked meat and perk up the flavor. I found a curry cream sauce recipe that would do the trick, but … [Read more...]

Sizzling Sirloin Kabobs Recipe

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Last week I attended a webinar put together by Beef It's What's for Dinner and Chef Dave Zino. They have launched a new Interactive Meat Case on their website to help people choose the right cut of beef. Many of the same cuts of beef go by different names in different areas. If you are unfamiliar with a cut that a recipe calls for, check out the Interactive Meat Case to learn more! Plus there are some yummy recipes available. Chef Dave has shared a recipe with us that is perfect for summer … [Read more...]

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

I love spinach! I actually prefer spinach over lettuce for my salads. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I love a big, green salad, especially in the spring. Romaine, arugula, mixed baby greens, spinach, frisee, escarole, even cabbages, and good ole iceberg make crisp and healthy salads with limitless possibilities. Some of my favorite salad ingredients include something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something cheesy. … [Read more...]