beef · dinner · entree · one pan

Country Meat & Potatoes Skillet Dinner

Sometimes, just sometimes, simple is better. Instead of using 27 different ingredients for dinner, sometimes 3 just works. Instead of taking hours to cook one meal, sometimes taking minutes is better. Instead of presenting a pretty plate of food, sometimes just spooning your dish on a plate works. This is one of those "sometimes" dishes.… Continue reading Country Meat & Potatoes Skillet Dinner

dinner · entree · pork

Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

You ever run across a recipe in an old cookbook and think, "there's no way that could work"? This happens to me A LOT. I've found Velveeta made into fudge (no way that could work!) and 'impossible' cakes made without eggs (how could that work??). But sometimes, just sometimes, it actually DOES work. This recipe… Continue reading Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

beef · dinner · entree · one pan

Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Skillet

I'd love to meet someone who has never made Hamburger Helper. When I was in college, Hamburger Helper was my dinner savior. I made so much of it that I think I made myself sick. My favorite, of course, was the stroganoff (both pasta AND potatoes) and cheeseburger mac. That last one is also my… Continue reading Bacon Cheeseburger Mac Skillet

Chicken · dinner · entree · one pan

Honey-Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

We've officially blown past the "enjoyable" part of summer and plowed right into the "miserable, please make it stop" part. A heat wave has set up shop over the state and shows NO signs of letting up. It's gross, humid, and relentlessly hot outside. I'm trying my best not to cook anything in this house… Continue reading Honey-Lime Chicken & Sweet Potato Stir Fry

Sides · vegetable

Country Ranch Green Beans & Potatoes

Some of the best green beans you'll ever taste in your life are the ones that are pan-fried with bacon. It's a classic green bean recipe that most everyone knows. Bacon, onion, and green beans all come together for the perfect side dish. But what if you could make a version of that...but better? That's… Continue reading Country Ranch Green Beans & Potatoes