Appetizer · Dessert · dinner · entree · Sides

Quarantine Cuisine: 20 Recipes for a Memorial Day in Lockdown

Let's face it: this Memorial Day weekend will not be like any we've had before. Sure, it's the first signal of summer, but kids have been home for the last 3 months. Summer seems like it started in March this year because of the pandemic. Not only that, but you can rule out any large… Continue reading Quarantine Cuisine: 20 Recipes for a Memorial Day in Lockdown

beef · Casserole · dinner

Tater Tot Topped Shepherd’s Pie

I'm starting to get the hang of the whole grocery-shopping-every-three-weeks thing. The first two weeks are great. My meals are packed full of fresh vegetables and fruit. The third week is the "lean" week. That's the mad-dash to make casseroles and use whatever is left in the fridge/freezer. By the end of the third week… Continue reading Tater Tot Topped Shepherd’s Pie

dinner · entree · pork

Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Cabbage

Pork tenderloins have been on sale at my grocery store lately so I've been buying them up. Tenderloin is probably my favorite cut of pork. As the name implies, it's super tender---but only if it's correctly cooked. Many times, home cooks will overcook pork and let it dry out. There's nothing worse than a tough… Continue reading Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Spicy Cabbage

dinner · entree · fish

Parmesan Fish Sticks

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese. Chef Boyardee beefaroni. A can of Beenee Weenies. People are turning to their childhood favorites right now, and I'm no different. Hamburger helper. Kid Cuisine. Cheez Balls. Instead of falling into the trap of buying all the premade, loaded-with-chemicals food, I've been trying to make my own homemade versions. I've been… Continue reading Parmesan Fish Sticks