“Go fix me a turkey pot pie!”

Posted on Sep 21st, 2012

I usually shy away from pot pies. I think "pot pie" and I think of gross veggies and mystery, gristly meat surrounded by gummy gravy and topped with…

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“Sleeping to escape reality…”

Posted on Sep 12th, 2012

Ahh, precious, elusive sleep. I got maybe 5 hours Monday night. I went to bed before 10, stomped downstairs around 11:15, and finally crashed between…

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“Snap back to reality”

Posted on Oct 22nd, 2012

I went back to work today, and it was somewhat depressing. For one, it's Monday, and Mondays suck 99% of the time. For another, I'm missing my mom.…

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“You push it back down…”

Posted on Sep 3rd, 2012

I had a post and recipe all ready to go yesterday, but everything fell apart, so I scrapped it. This is why I don't like to cook when I'm exhausted.…

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3-Ways of the Edible Variety

Posted on Sep 16th, 2012

Yeah, I know that sounds a bit rude, doesn't it? Sometimes I'm funny. But allow me to elaborate a bit. If you've read this blog for any length of…

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Bacon Jalapeño Burgers

Bacon Jalapeño Burgers

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2016

Bacon Jalapeño Burgers are tangy-spicy, and would be a great addition to your Independence Day celebration. I've been trying to find ways to use up…

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Baked Cranberry Cocktail Meatballs #CartonSmart

Posted on Nov 13th, 2013

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carton Smart for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Roughly a year ago, the city of…

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Baked Philly Cheesesteak Rolls

Posted on Jul 6th, 2013

The weekend always makes me crave junk food. Well really, who am I kidding? I could eat junk food all the time. It's not good for anyone though, and…

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BBQ Beef & Biscuit Bake

Posted on Jan 29th, 2013

Man...It's only Tuesday. That realization hit me like a ton of bricks around 3 this afternoon. Ugh! But it could be worse...It could still be…

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Beef and Potato Moussaka

Posted on Apr 18th, 2013

I spent Wednesday evening baking up a bunch of cupcakes for my boss's birthday today: I won't out his age, but it was a milestone birthday…

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Beef Rissoles

Posted on Oct 13th, 2013

For people who only get one channel (NBC), Jay and I watch a lot of TV shows from across the pond. A couple years ago, he ordered a Nigel Marven DVD…

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Beef Stir Fry with Snap Peas

Posted on May 19th, 2013

We had a rather busy day Sunday. I started off with finishing the laundry I started Saturday, then we popped over to the Children's Museum because…

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Brisket Poutine with Smashed Potatoes

Posted on Jan 14th, 2016

Apologies to all my Canadian friends for this post. Yes, I messed with your national dish, and I Americanized it. But perhaps you won't hate it.…

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Cheeseburger Pie

Posted on Mar 29th, 2014

Cooking inspiration strikes at the most random times, I think. I come up with foods I want to make either laying in bed, waiting to fall asleep, or…

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Cheesy BBQ Beef Hash Brown Bake (and a giveaway!)

Posted on Mar 5th, 2013

It's already been one of those weeks and it's only Tuesday! I feel like I'm swamped with all sorts of stuff, and while Jay was nice enough to take me…

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Cheesy Meatloaf Pie

Posted on Feb 26th, 2015

We've had a crazy couple weeks. Jay and the bambino have been sick (I suspect both had different versions of The Plague), we've got those car repairs…

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Chili-Topped Tostadas

Posted on Feb 8th, 2013

Another crazy week comes to a close. Work was especially nutty. And we got a bit of a surprise Thursday morning. For about a week, Jay and I had…

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Chiseled? Chislic? What?

Posted on Jan 6th, 2013

I happened upon a recipe for something called Chislic in a rather odd way...In sorting the mail at work, I discovered that one of the natural gas…

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Cincinnati Chili Dip

Cincinnati Chili Dip

Posted on Dec 19th, 2016

Cincinnati Chili Dip is a Queen City staple during the holidays, and comes together in a snap! I don't know what it is about 2016, but this has…

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Cincinnati Chili Frito Pie

Posted on May 21st, 2014

Yeah, I made a Frito Pie. I saw one in my Pinterest feed over the weekend, and it looked good. Monday was the bambino's last day of kindergarten, and…

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Cincinnati Chili Mac

Cincinnati Chili Mac

Posted on Jul 5th, 2016

Cincinnati Chili Mac is a slight twist on the typical 3-Way. Add beans and white onions for a 4-or-5-Way! By now, my long-time readers know, when…

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Cincinnati Chili Totchos

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

Last week, while beautiful weather-wise, was crap. And our streak of good weather is over for a little while, as today, it's been windy, chilly and…

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Cincinnati Chili Tots and a #StackandSnap Giveaway-CLOSED

Posted on Dec 1st, 2014

If you've read this blog for over a year or longer, you know that the holidays are not my favorite time of the year. For some reason Jay and the rest…

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Cinnamon Crowns, Cleaning and a Cheeseburger Casserole

Posted on Sep 30th, 2012

My worst fault is procrastination. I did eff-all yesterday. Okay, I got some of the cobwebs down out of the living room while we watched "Dexter."…

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Coney Chilito Casserole

Posted on Sep 8th, 2013

Wait, what? Yes, I said Coney Chilito Casserole. Allow me to elaborate. Jenny, one of my coworkers asked if we ever ate chili dogs, and I explained…

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Creamy Hamburger Noodle Casserole

Posted on Nov 26th, 2012

Growing up, we never had things like Hamburger Helper or Tuna Mac. More often than not, my mom or dad would cook something mostly from scratch,…

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Crockpot BBQ Meatballs

Posted on Sep 25th, 2013

The week had not started off well. The bambino's having a tough time adjusting to school, which is unfortunate. Hopefully things calm down soon, but…

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Easy Pepper Steak

Posted on Sep 30th, 2013

I forgot to take something out of the freezer--I am horrible about remembering to do that. We stopped by the grocery store after Jay and the bambino…

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French Dip Sandwiches

Posted on Sep 16th, 2014

I'm still flying high from my overnight in St. Paul and seeing The Replacements: That was the best photo my crappy little Nikon P&S could…

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Ground Beef Pancakes

Posted on Dec 30th, 2013

I've had the past few days off from work, because once I told Jay what we'd have to pay for the bambino to go to all-day care through school, he…

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Laundry, Jackie Chan & Cheeseburger Egg Rolls

Posted on Sep 8th, 2012

Neither laundry or Jackie Chan really has anything to do with today's post...Other than I did some laundry while Jay watched some movie about a kid…

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Lighter Beef Nachos

Posted on Jan 19th, 2013

I don't know what my problem is, but for probably the past month, every weekend I've felt the need to make and then inhale (pretty much on my own) a…

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Lighter Philly Steaks

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013

It's usually pretty quiet and all right after the beginning of the year at work (in spite of all the fiscal cliff nonsense coming from Washington),…

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Loco Moco

Posted on Aug 30th, 2013

Loco Moco? A dish from Hawaii, a place I've never been but would some day like to visit. Why did I make this? Well, long story short, with me…

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Lomo Saltado #SundaySupper

Posted on May 8th, 2016

I first made Lomo Saltado about five years ago. I'd seen the recipe in one of my Food & Wine issues and was intrigued. A meat-and-potatoes…

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Mint-Flavored Meatballs: Keftedakia

Posted on Jul 11th, 2013

It still kind of amazes me just how I can go from having a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad day to being calm and serene the moment I get into…

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Totchos, Minion movie, Minion toy, #shop

Movie Night Totchos

Posted on Dec 17th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MinionsMovieNight  #CollectiveBias My…

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Myra’s Super Supper #SundaySupper

Posted on May 1st, 2016

Mother's Day is coming soon, and while I don't expect much, I ask for the same thing each year--to be taken out for a meal. Last year, I got…

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Oh Myyy: A Week of Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

Posted on Aug 24th, 2012

This entire week has been shite. Monday started on a good note, but by the end of the day, I was in a foul mood and a funk that lasted for the rest…

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Open-Faced Texas Toast BBQ Sloppy Joes

Posted on Jan 13th, 2013

It got a little chilly this weekend. The string of above-freezing days was nice while it lasted, but we're back to more winter-like temperatures. I…

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Oven Roasted Brisket Sandwiches

Posted on Apr 13th, 2016

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MadeWithTheMasters #HeinzBBQ…

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Pineapple Flank Steak Salad

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2014

I admit, I'm still struggling with this healthy eating. I don't know why I'm being such a petulant brat about it. I'm starting to suspect that the…

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Potato-Corn Cakes with Barbecue Beef

Posted on Nov 10th, 2012

Having finally recovered from Election night frenzy, I actually cooked Wednesday night. Now that I have a working printer again, I cruise the…

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Prime Rib Hash

Posted on Jan 20th, 2013

I mentioned yesterday that I was going to do something a little different for breakfast. While reading through my latest copy of Saveur, I came…

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Red Wine Flank Steak and Caprese Salad

Posted on Apr 29th, 2013

There are certain blogs that I should avoid. And by that I mean that they're just so good and feature such delicious recipes or beautiful…

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Skillet Meatloaf

Posted on Mar 24th, 2014

Skillet Meatloaf isn't reinventing the wheel. There's nothing novel about it. But it's as good as its loaf pan counterpart. Maybe better. I…

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Slow-Cooked Shredded Beef with Potato-Corn Cakes

Posted on Jun 29th, 2015

This post and giveaway are sponsored by Stubb's Legendary Bar-B-Q So, the latter half of June hasn't exactly been conducive to blogging. I came down…

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Smothered Hamburgers

Posted on Mar 27th, 2013

It's another one of those weeks where I just want plate after plate of comfort food. Comfort food (for me anyway) usually involves some sort of meat,…

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Steak and Arugula Flatbread with Parmesan

Steak and Arugula Flatbread with Parmesan

Posted on Apr 3rd, 2017

This post is sponsored by Wewalka. Steak and Arugula Flatbread with Parmesan requires just a little bit of prep work, but comes together in just a…

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Steak and Potato Sandwiches

Posted on Feb 22nd, 2014

I feel like I'm suffering growing pains lately. I don't know what else to call the uncomfortable realization I came to a few days ago, that truly,…

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Steak Sandwiches with Arugula, Mozzarella and Marinated Tomatoes

Posted on Jun 30th, 2013

This week has been the pits. Between the thyroid stuff and finding out I am also Vitamin D deficient (which, I could've predicted...It's one reason I…

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Stuffed Peppers

Posted on Jul 1st, 2014

I got a kick in the arse last week, which I'm just now wrapping my head around. Like many bloggers, I make things, write them up, and then publish…

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Tater Tot Casserole

Posted on Oct 23rd, 2013

With all the ground beef I picked up at Costco over the weekend, I started thinking of things to make. Jay mentioned Tater Tot Casserole, which I…

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Toad In The Hole

Posted on Oct 15th, 2013

Continuing on our kick of making English/British foods, I opted to make something I've done before, although it's been probably a couple…

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