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

Casserole · holiday · sweet

Whiskey & Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

We're just days away from the most gluttonous day of the year. My pantry is locked, stocked and ready for the big day. For the first time in forever, I have Thanksgiving off. I can't go anywhere, though, since I'll more than likely have to work the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The biggest day for college… Continue reading Whiskey & Maple Glazed Sweet Potatoes

Appetizer · Snack · Squash September

Fully Loaded Zucchini Skins

Guys! Guys!!! Today is September 1st...and you know what that means... It's Squash September!! I'm pretty sure this is my fourth annual Squash September. Four years! Wow. The time has just flown by. If you're new here, and you can't figure out what's going on by the title---the entire month of September is dedicated to… Continue reading Fully Loaded Zucchini Skins