Cincinnati Chili

Why am I looking at a soup cookbook and for some reason thinking that chile sound good? I’m not really a chile person, but when I saw this recipe it reminded me of a really great day when Randy & I went to a chile place in Burbank, CA that everyone out there had told … Continue reading

Beans & Brisket

Originally posted on Chocolate Castles:
3 to 6 pound brisket or large roast, trimmed 1 can rotel tomatoes 1 qt plus 2 cups water 1 pound pinto beans 1 large onion, sliced 1 large tomato sauce (16 oz) Wash beans and drain. Put in bottom of large roaster. Season the brisket or roast to your…

Cannelloni-Style Lasagna

The sun has been shining for a few days and it was such a nice change from the gloominess that we have been experiencing. But, tonight the drops are coming back and that means just one thing…I am in the kitchen baking and eating. Why is it, that the cold, rainy weather makes me want … Continue reading

Skillet Meatloaf

We have just returned from visiting my mom in Corpus, where we stay with a couple who well, who make Randy and I feel pretty young. She is 80 and he is 92. We enjoy them so much and they are just so sweet to open up their home to us for as long as … Continue reading

Bacon-Cheddar-Ranch Meat Loaf

What a great morning. My new Paula Deen magazine just arrived and thumbing through it, I immediately spotted a recipe that I am making for dinner this week. Last night, we had family over for pork roast with mashed potatoes and carrots, gravy, salad and green beans. It was a late invite so when I … Continue reading

Company Chile

We are really trying to use up what is here and since Randy wanted chile and we had everything for it, that was our soup last night. I am not a huge chile person, but I actually liked it and had 2 helpings. It was very easy and Randy was a happy camper. 1 lb … Continue reading

Great & Simple French Dip Sandwiches

Today while at the grocery store , I saw bolero rolls, 2/$1 so bought 2 and decided that tonight we would have French Dip Sandwiches. I wadddled over to the cheese/sandwich meat aisle and picked up a package of Oscar Meyer sliced roast beef, Havarti cheese. Proceeded well, you are probably not really wanting to … Continue reading

Comfort Food For Dinner

Last evening we had some dear friends over for dinner. Knowing that they had had a very emotional week,  I wanted them to really feel wanted and loved. When trying to decide what to make, I began to think of how I used to love walking in the door when I was growing up to … Continue reading

Beef Lombardi

There is nothing much I enjoy more (well, actually I guess there is a lot more that I enjoy, such as: grandchildren, traveling, shopping, baking, AGT, Candy Crush to name a few) than getting out old magazines from years gone by to search out the tried and true recipes. Peter Pumpkin lets me keep the … Continue reading

Cilantro Sauce & Grilled Steaks

Why do I do this?  Why do I seem to think that just because it is August I have to grill out every night to make up for all the times during the summer I didn’t grill out? It’s like it finally dawns on me that summer will be over in a couple of weeks (even though … Continue reading