>Sort of Down Home: Beefy Macaroni with Roasted Garlic and Sundried Tomatoes

> There are some things that just take you back home. Give you this down home feel. Meatloaf, mac and cheese, pot pie. Good ole’ American food. Sometimes I feel like changing up those recipes a little. Not with an intention to make them better, but just a little different. Good different. I was making … Continue reading

>Fat Camp Friday # 14: Country Dijon Beef Stew

> I got this recipe from this month’s Family Circle magazine and it was really pretty easy. I wasn’t completely sold on this one, but it looked tempting enough and I had all of the ingredients readily available. Need something for dinner? No trip to the grocery store needed? Sold. You had me at “Country”. … Continue reading

>Fat Camp Friday #13: Orzo Stuffed Peppers

> They say a picture is worth a thousand words….well take a look at these beautiful photos. Mmmm, stuffed peppers… Here’s a little secret: Cook the beef and pasta first to save you on the baking time.  Orzo Stuffed Peppers Printable Recipe 4 bell Peppers (any color) 1 cup cooked orzo pasta 1 pound ground … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Chili Rubbed Skirt Steak

> This is by far one of the best recipes I have tried from this cookbook. The spice blend is just perfect and the entire meal is another quick one, coming in at 30 minutes or less. With only six different (common) spices, and a cut of flank or skirt steak, this entire dish is … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Steak and Onion Sandwiches

> Talk about an easy recipe! Man, one thing I will give this Martha Stewart cookbook is that all of the recipes I have tried so far have been super easy and so quick! 45 minutes or less is my kind of meal. Not that I don’t like the labor of cooking, but every once … Continue reading

>Cookbook Challenge: Beef and Orange Stir-fry

> My next dish for my Cookbook Challenge brought me to Martha’s Beef and Orange Stir-fry. Yes, another stir-fry dish. She fooled me since the Chicken Stir-fry Wraps were wrapped in nice lettuce leaves. This was a lighter fare than the typical stir-fry beef, and although my husband wasn’t too fond (he likes things spicy … Continue reading