Baked Ziti

This baked ziti recipe is a family favorite. It’s quick to make, budget friendly and gets on the dinner table in no time at all. This recipe has been around since I was knee high to a grasshopper and my mother passed it down…

Spam Pineapple Sandwich

Recently I have been introducing the teenagers to the wonders of Spam. All the amazing dishes you can make with just a can of Spam. There’s spam and eggs, spam fried rice, spam hash… ok I need to stop because I’m sounding a little…

Habanero Mango Shrimp Bowl

Sometimes you want to make a healthy meal with as little mess as possible and this habanero mango rubbed shrimp bowl hits on both requirements. You can use white rice, brown rice, black beans or quinoa as the base of this bowl. Heck I…

Hamburger Vegetable Soup

It’s starting to feel a little more like spring and boy I am so excited. Warm weather will soon be upon us but until spring finally arrives there are still some cold days and nights left to get through. Just no snow… please no…

Instant Pot Corned Beef

Corned beef and cabbage isn’t just for Saint Patrick’s Day. Using an Instant Pot makes it so easy to have corned beef weekly or even daily. Hey, I won’t judge, I know it’s good. Using an instant pot to pressure cook your corned beef…

Zesty Pot Roast

I learned about Mississippi pot roast a few years ago and that is the only way I cook my roast. What is a Mississippi pot roast? Mississippi pot roast is a roast that is slow cooked in a crock pot along with a stick…

Homemade Vegetable Broth

It’s always a good idea to have some type of broth in your pantry. Chicken, beef, vegetable or seafood broth can be the base of so many amazing dishes but have you ever went into your pantry and realized there was no broth to…

Medicine Ball Tea

I have been stuck with a wonderful cold for the past two weeks (thanks better half). You know what I mean… coughing, sneezing, runny nose, sore throat etc. I am finally beginning to feel better but my throat is still a little sore and…

Crochet Plush Square Throw

This plush crochet square throw is so comfy and warm for a cold winter’s night! This will keep you warm and snug while the other half watches another episode of Bob’s Burgers. You can switch up the colors with this pattern to make a…

Hot Toddy

Winter is a great time for trying new recipes that warm you from head to toe and they don’t have to be just soups or stews. A hot toddy is the perfect adult beverage for a cold winter night.  There are plenty of rumors…

London Fog

 Winter is upon us and there is nothing better than a warm cup of tea. It has been many many years since I last had a London Fog,  not the coat but the amazing Earl Grey tea and milk. There are many variations of…

Blue Cheese Bacon Steak Salad

Sometimes you just need a good steak but you want the appearance that you are eating healthier. That’s where this recipe comes in. We make our own blue cheese dressing and let me tell you. It is amazing. I may never buy bottled blue…

Bacon Poutine

Not many Americans know about poutine and I have to say we are missing out. Poutine is a dish consisting of French fries and cheese curds then smothered with gravy. Yes I did say lip smacking gravy. Poutine originated in Quebec around the 1950s…

Spaghetti and Meatball Bake

Growing up as a kid spaghetti and meatballs was served about once a week. Along with meatloaf, oh my mother’s meatloaf. Half ground beef, half bread crumbs. Anyways my mother’s spaghetti and meatballs tasted like mushy pasta with ketchup sauce along with partially frozen…

Instant Pot Mashed Potatoes

Every Thanksgiving we head to my wife’s family for a big dinner. I love it because I don’t have to do all the cooking and only need to come up with a side dish. So after getting an Instant Pot not too long ago,…

Lemon Poached Pears with Salted Caramel

When we head to the Seattle area, on the way back to Idaho we always stop at this neat produce store just outside of Yakima, Washington. They have some of the best produce around and this time was no different. The wife found some…

Red Beans & Rice

A few years ago I was able to go to New Orleans for a quick visit. My goal… taste as many iconic New Orleans foods. I had it all or at least as much as I could eat. Po Boys, beignets, oysters, jambalaya, gumbo…

Port Defiance Park

Port Defiance Park is a 760 acre park located in Tacoma, Washington. The park has amazing views overlooking the Puget Sound and is a breath taking hike. #PortDefiance #Tacoma #Washington

Asian Glazed Salmon

  Glazed salmon is one of those fish that I don’t make frequently enough considering how healthy it is. It is a great source of protein, high in  Omega-3 fatty acids and high in potassium. Salmon also can taste amazing. So for this dish…

Chili

This recipe for traditional chili really hits the spot on a cold night. There is really nothing better than coming home from work and having a ice cold beer, a warm bowl of chili and a piece of cornbread. Life really doesn’t get much…

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