Bolognese Sauce…the Italian way!

 Here are a few helpful tips when  cooking bolognese that will make this a “truly tasty Italian meal”     1. This is slow food. Do not skip, or rush through the ingredients or the process.            2. Allow your sauce to cook very gently for several hours to deepen the flavors.       3. Use bacon,  because it truly enhances the flavor    4. Use the combo […]

Ritzy Meatloaf

I must admit that I do love meatloaf.There’s almost nothing as homeyas the smell of meatloaf in the oven.I have several recipes that I like to rotatethat use different fillers like: breadcrumbs, bread, saltine crackers, oatmeal, and they are all good. This one uses Ritz crackers. Using the Ritz in place of the usual  is what makes […]

“No-Boil” Everyday Lasagna

Lasagna made easy…easier! The part of lasagna making that everyone seems  to like the least is boiling the noodles separately. You can skip that step with this tip!Just add a little  water around the edge of the lasagna, maybe ¼-½ C. This uses the regular lasagna noodles, not the no-boil kind. Then cover it tightly with foil […]

Simple Meatballs

Meatballs! Meatballs! Meatballs! Can you ever have too many meatball recipes? I think not! So when I saw my blog friend Tina over at Cherry Hill Cottage, the cutest blog ever, post her Mama’s meatballs, just the way she loved them as a child, I had to make them. Mix the ingredients and shape into balls. […]

Secret Ingredient Meatloaf

Who’s in the mood for a home cookedmeatloaf dinner?This  meatloaf gets a flavor boost with a good amount of seasonings, plus an ingredient  you don’t often find in meatloaf recipes; soy sauce.  It’s what makes this one just bit  different from my others. And I have a few, because it’s a favorite comfort food dinner […]

Hamburger Stroganoff…….

When you’re not in the mood for fancy, but still want a tasty dinner you’re  gonna love this easy hamburger stroganoff  Garnish this dish with chopped parsley or chives  from your herb garden and/or a shake of paprika.  Saute onions, garlic, and mushrooms in butterfor about 5 minutes until tender. Remove to a plate. Sear the […]

Everyday Lasagna

Everyone loves Lasagna but it always seems like a big production, but if you break itdown into 3 steps it’s really quite easy. If you have a favorite recipe and by all means  please tweak this one to your liking. I find these  proportions to be just the right consistency.  The steps are easy and if you have a small  family, […]

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