Mexican Beef and Pasta

This dinner hit all the buttons for my family, basically it’s taco pasta and it was yummy!! And easy to make!  My two favorite things. 3 cups pasta 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 (14 1/2 oz each) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 can … Continue reading

Zesty Hamburger Soup

This is a great dinner for a chilly day and it makes a lot of soup so leftovers! 1 pound hamburger 2 cups sliced celery 1 cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 4 cups water 2 potatoes, cubed 2 cups frozen corn 1 1/2 cups uncooked elbow maccaroni 4 cups V8 juice … Continue reading

Buttermilk Cake with Caramel Icing

There has to be dessert when company comes so I made this cake for my niece and her kids when they came to visit.  The cake is great but it’s the frosting that makes this so delicious! cake 1 cup butter, softened 2 1/3 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour … Continue reading

Farmer’s Casserole

I’m helping with a neighborhood breakfast with Santa this Saturday and when we were trying to decide what to serve for breakfast, I remembered this casserole that I used to make all the time and so we decided to serve it at the breakfast so I figured I’d better make it again for a test … Continue reading

Maple Cream Pie

I’m not much of a pie maker or a pie eater, if I’m going to consume those calories then I’d rather just have chocolate cake or brownies, you get the idea but this year for Thanksgiving I decided to give a real cream pie a try and this was the result and I have to … Continue reading

Baked Ziti with Fresh Tomatoes

Dinner last night, recipe compliments of Taste of Home, it was comfort food yummy and a good way to use up some of the last tomatoes from the garden. 1 pound ground turkey or beef (I used about 1 1/2 pounds hamburger) 1 cup chopped onion (I used 1 large onion) 3 pounds plum tomatoes, … Continue reading

Taco Joe Dip/Soup

Another dip for the party, another easy one too as this one is made in a crock pot.  It was really easy and also really yummy, another one that would be great for a Super Bowl party.  It’s a “Taste of Home” recipe. 1 (16 oz) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 1/4 … Continue reading