Impasta Lasagna

Tonight I made a cheater’s lasagna recipe. It’s easy, quick, and can be made vegetarian very easily. Here’s what you need: 9″ x 13″ pan Your favorite cooking spray 1 lb. of your favorite gluten free pasta, divided 30 oz. your favorite spaghetti sauce, divided 6 cups cottage cheese, divided 1 lb. extremely lean groundContinue reading “Impasta Lasagna”

Tasty Pulled Pork

Ok. So the picture isn’t of our pulled pork. I forgot to take one! So sorry, but you get the idea. You will need: Large pork shoulder roast (Ours was about 10 pounds!) 1 cup water 1/2 cup dehydrated onion flakes 1 Tablespoon salt 1 cup barbecue sauce (We used Sweet Baby Ray’s! Yummy!) StartContinue reading “Tasty Pulled Pork”

Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn

Ah…Autumn! It is finally starting to cool down here in the Midwest. One sure sign of that is the change in food in our house. Soups, stews, and of course, au gratin potatoes. What are au gratin potatoes? Where do they come from? Au gratin potatoes are an intoxicating blend of cheese and potatoes, bakedContinue reading “Au Gratin Potatoes – The Harbinger of Autumn”

Yummy Homemade Taquitos

Taquitos. Yummmmm. No, not the tiny store bought cardboard numbers that have more carbs than taste! I’m talking about the ones that I make from scratch (well, ok, I didn’t make the corn tortillas from scratch, but give me a break – I have a life!) in my kitchen with a child helper. They areContinue reading “Yummy Homemade Taquitos”

Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes

I have covered vegan mashed potatoes, but never the original version. So, if you are looking for the creamiest, dreamiest mashed potatoes, look no further. Here they are! You will need: 7 – 8 medium potatoes (I used russet) 6 cups of water 1 stick (8 Tbsp.) butter 1 cup sour cream 1 tsp. granulatedContinue reading “Comfort Food – Mashed Potatoes”

Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original

For years, this has been the staple soup in our house. I am not a huge fan of chicken soup, as it was about the only way my father would willingly eat any foul. Chicken was cheap, not to mention we raised them (and butchered them, ourselves) so plentiful. My mother only made roast chickenContinue reading “Mama’s Beef Soup – The Original”

German Farmer’s Breakfast

When I was a child, my mother used to make this breakfast on Sundays once in a while instead of cooking dad’s favorite “sunny side up and smiling” eggs with sausage or bacon and toast. This is a heavenly combination of bacon, eggs, and hashbrowns. Why it was a breakfast for a German farmer, IContinue reading “German Farmer’s Breakfast”

My Tuna Fish Casserole

Tuna fish casserole. Yum. I have loved this dish since I was a child. My mom didn’t make it much as both my sister and dad hated it. Once in a while, however, usually during Lent, we were treated to it. I had a hard time waiting for it to be done and invariably burnedContinue reading “My Tuna Fish Casserole”

Spatchcocked Chicken

What? What was that title? Yes. You read it right. We are going to talk about spatchcocked chicken. You’re doing what to a chicken? Spatchcocking it. Basically, we are taking out the backbone of said chicken, and making it lie flat on the pan/grill/frying pan. What are we after? Faster chicken!!! No, I am notContinue reading “Spatchcocked Chicken”