Cheeseburger Macaroni Skillet (Hamburger Helper)

A homemade, healthier version of the famous boxed dinner.  Seasoned ground beef and onions simmer alongside pasta in tomato sauce and beef broth and is then topped with cheese for a one skillet 30 minute dinner.  One of the main reasons I started this website way back in 2012 was to show others who had […]

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Beef

A traditional Irish dish made with ground beef and vegetables in a savory seasoned gravy topped with mashed potatoes with a little melted cheese underneath.  Let me introduce you to your new favorite comfort food…Shepherds Pie! There isn’t a morsel left on anyone’s plate in my house when I make this for dinner. Comfort food […]

Hamburger Helper Beef Stroganoff

The classic comfort food from your childhood made from scratch without the boxed preservatives.  Done in 30 minutes!   All you busy moms out there are going to love me after today’s post. There aren’t many things I can promise, but one thing I can …. this beef stroganoff dinner is on the table in […]

Juiciest Burger You’ll Ever Eat

This recipe has been in my family for over 10 years. They are simply hands down the juiciest most flavorful burgers I’ve ever had.   In almost 7 years running this food blog I’ve never once posted a recipe for burgers. How is this possible? Well you don’t have to worry because I’m here to […]

Salisbury Steak in Mushroom Gravy from Scratch (with NO gravy mix)

A delicious easy weeknight dinner with tender beef patties smothered in a mushroom gravy made from scratch with no packaged gravy mixes! Salisbury steak is pure comfort food at its finest. Tender beef patties are simmered in a savory thick brown gravy until they are perfectly cooked.   Unfortunately if you try to look up […]

Traditional Polish Style Stuffed Cabbage Rolls (no canned soup)

Stuffed cabbage, or Golabki, is a cabbage roll common in Polish cuisine made from lightly soft-boiled cabbage leaves wrapped around minced pork or beef, chopped onions, and rice, which can be baked in a casserole dish, made on the stove top or even in a slow cooker. They are usually topped and served with a […]

Swedish Meatballs with an Epic Sauce

If you’ve ever had the Swedish meatballs at IKEA then you will fall all over yourself when you try these!!!   I’ve been trying to recreate them for years and I think I’ve finally nailed it! What makes me so confident?   Because these meatballs are full of flavor, they are not bland like the […]

BEST EVER Meatloaf with a Brown Sugar Honey Whiskey Glaze

We have a great meatloaf recipe for you today and before you moan and groan let me first say something … this meatloaf recipe with this honey whiskey sugar glaze will rock your world! I don’t normally write this much on one of my posts, but I truly feel meatloaf gets a bad wrap.  It […]

Simple, Easy and Delicious Chili

I hope everyone had a great weekend and got out to enjoy the beautiful fall days we’re having now.  I for one am glad the heat is finally gone.  Why?  Because I have been DYING to make Chili. I have a few chili recipes on here, like the White Bean Chicken Chili, and another Chicken […]

Anne Burrell’s (Baked) Meatballs

Yum I think I am becoming a meatball snob. Even though I like my meatballs, I am still trying to get that WOW factor when I eat them.  And who better to turn to than the experts at Food Network, with Anne Burrell being one of my favorite all time chefs. The difference between my meatballs […]

Beef and Bean Burrito

I really don’t have any great story to tell about burritos, like reminding me of a recent trip to Mexico or the day a warm breeze was going through my hair as I sat with a Sombrero on my head and a Margarita in hand. You see, the thing is… my son LOVES any food remotely Mexican related.  I think […]

Make THIS, Not THAT!: Sloppy Joes

MAKE THIS! Did you eat Sloppy Joes growing up?  If you live in America, chances are you’ve had at least one.  They (supposedly) were invented here as a sandwich consisting of beef, onions, tomato sauce and some spices. The sloppy part?  Well, if you’ve ever had one that part is pretty evident.   The best part about […]