Every family has their personal meatloaf recipe. It’s the one you equate with comfort food meals your Mom made when you were a kid. This is one that my Mom made and it’s always been in my personal family recipe notebook. However, I guess I hadn’t made it in a long time because when I …

This recipe is a cold weather staple in our house. It’s one that even those people who claim they can’t cook can manage to put together and for a working Mom, this is a nourishing meal that is a real time saver and budget stretcher. When my Dad retired, he took an interest in cooking. …

This was a great recipe my Mom made when I was growing up. She worked and had to be an industrious and budget conscious meal planner for our large family. Luckily for us, she was a great cook. I’ve taken so many of my best planning techniques from her and, as the mother of six, …

My husband is an avid follower of competition BBQer, Malcolm Reed. In his most recent blog post, he shared a Cast Iron Steak Recipe and said it was the best steak he’d ever eaten, and this was from a guy who has won steak events in competition. Challenge accepted. PaPa went to his Big Green …

This is one of my most requested meals. Beef stew is one of the ultimate fall and winter comfort foods, a great make-ahead one-dish meal for working moms and dads, and it freezes well. My beef stew recipe is a combination of my Mom’s, my Mother-in-Law’s and my own additions. My memories of this dish …

It’s fall. Soup weather. Stew Weather. Apple pie weather. Mmmmmm, all of those posts coming up this week. As it happens, my husband pointed out that we had over-purchased milk this week, meaning I needed to find ways to use extra. His suggestion was, “How about a nice batch of potato soup?” I could have …

If you’re a fan of the 15 minute meal and a fan of scallops, this super easy recipe from myrecipes.com is one you have to try. Scallops are one of my favorite things, but not something I cook often. Because they’re expensive, they’re also not something I feel great about “experimenting” with, so this recipe …

The first time I ever heard of anyone putting apples and onions together in was when I read the Little House Books as a kid. In it, Laura Ingalls talked about fried apples and onions and how much her Pa enjoyed them. We never added onions to our fried apples when I was growing up. …

Finally, it’s that time of year again when I can start making all of my chili, soup and stew recipes. These are some of our family’s favorite meals. This White Chicken Chili recipe is one I got from AllRecipes.com years ago and was one inspired by the dish served at Cha Cha’s Restaurant. I’ve never …

This is one of the easiest, yet most impressive, meals you can serve on a holiday weekend. With very little labor and prep, you can feed a number of people a healthy portion of shrimp, sausage, corn and potatoes. The key is really have it all ready to add to the pot at the right …