Cooking · Dinner

The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Saint Patrick's Day is coming. Time for too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ra-ing about Molly Malone, Danny Boy and my Wild Irish Rose. Time for dancing a jig while not spilling a drop. Time for decking out in shades of forest, emerald, mint and moss. For celebrating my freckles and green eyes while lamenting my lack of red-headedness. And the… Continue reading The Best Corned Beef Dinner Ever

Cooking · Dinner

Moldy Maggot Stew (Black Bean and Sausage Chili)

Next on the mwuh-ha-ha menu for your perfect Halloween party, Moldy Maggot Stew. I know, it looks sooooo hideous. It's a great party dish, full of hearty goodness that will keep your guests warm, toasty and disgusted all night long. Maggot Stew is a glorious sausage and black bean chili recipe from one of my… Continue reading Moldy Maggot Stew (Black Bean and Sausage Chili)

Appetizers · Cooking

Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)

Roasted Zombie Eyeballs I know it's not even October yet, and you may be thinking "Nooooo! I'm not ready for holiday posts!" I won't tell you that there's less than 100 days until Christmas. Nope. Not gonna share that info. But, for the next month I will be sharing my favorite Halloween party foods. Halloween… Continue reading Roasted Zombie Eyeballs (Sweet and Spicy Meatballs)

Cooking · Dinner

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

I've heard tell that before there were slow cookers, women actually stood all day long in the kitchen. On their feet. Stirring, stirring, stirring. Checking meat and basting in an eternal loop. What kind of sick twisted world must that have been? I'll tell you what. My Crock Pot love affair prior to homeschooling looks… Continue reading Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken

Cooking · Dinner

Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Am I the only one who always always always gains weight between November and January? It's very irritating. You'd think with as many treats as I make all year-long, my body would be accustomed to constantly noshing on goodies. But no. Hello spare tire. Back again? Wonderful. Just in time for 1000 pictures with family… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Taco Chili

Cooking · Dinner

Easy French Dip Sandwiches

This is a man meal. Meat and bread. Add a sauce for dipping that's made with beer and you've got a home-run. The great thing about these sandwiches is that they practically make themselves. Two minutes to toss everything in the crock-pot...go about your business and come back to the house smelling delicious. Take another… Continue reading Easy French Dip Sandwiches

Cooking · Dinner

Baked Potato Soup

Potatoes are quite possibly the thing I would eat forever if I could. Well, that and cheese. This soup has both. There is just about nothing more comforting to me than a steaming bowl of potato soup. I love it. This version has enough substance to satisfy even the heartiest eaters. And, it includes bacon.… Continue reading Baked Potato Soup

Cooking · Dinner

BBQ Sauce

This is just a simple and quick recipe for BBQ Sauce. There are much more complex recipes out there, but since I use this whenever I'm basting things for a long time (like in a crock pot), I don't bother with a lot of fuss. BBQ Sauce 1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 2… Continue reading BBQ Sauce