Steak Bites

Steak Bittes

Steak Bites are about as easy as they get – just three ingredients. For more pretty and delicious be sure and follow me on Instagram.   Today I’ve got a recipe redo for you.  The photos in the original post were so bad it just had to have a redo.  I had actually taken the original photos at the dinner table as we were sitting down to eat and the lighting was terrible.  I have made these twice in the last few weeks because they are so easy and delicious. [Continue Reading…]

Middle Eastern Beef Gyro with Tzaziki Sauce

Middle Eastern Beef Gyro

Last Monday we had guests for dinner.  Once a month we get together with several other couples from our church that are about our age and whose children have now left home (i.e. empty nesters). One of the practices our church encourages is a weekly family home evening.  When our children were growing up, every Monday night was set aside and reserved for our family.  We spent the evening together. Family Home Evening usually consisted of a short lesson (scriptural based, a game, song, prayer and a treat.)   I [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

Are you ready for fall?   I had to scrap ice off my windows twice this week.  I think that means fall is here with winter not close behind, ready or not! We enjoy soup year round at our house but especially in the fall and winter.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as getting a pot of  hearty soup going in the slow cooker in the morning, smelling it simmer all day and then enjoying a big bowl full for dinner! Today’s recipe for slow cooker beef and barley soup [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Cuban Beef

Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef Tacos

Me and my slow cooker or should that be my slow cooker and I have a thing going!  I’m in love. As I’ve mentioned before I was late to embrace the slow cooker but now that I have that baby has taken up permanent residency on my counter.  I’m cooking in it at least once or twice a week. We are big into food carts here in the Portland area and one of our favorite things to get at a food cart is a “street” taco.  Today’s recipe makes great [Continue Reading…]

Steak Soup

Steak Soup

We are definitely in a soup mode around here.   My husband loves soup for dinner but I know there are some men that don’t consider soup a meal.  Today’s recipe for Steak Soup is a meal. It is pretty much a complete meal.  You’ve got your vegetables, your starch and your protein all in one bowl. Throw together a loaf of No Knead Artisian Bread the night before and you’ve got a delicious and hearty meal that will make even your “soup is not a meal” believers happy. This soup [Continue Reading…]

Crock Pot BBQ Beef

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Wondering what to serve on those yummy homemade hamburger buns I shared yesterday besides hamburgers?  I’ve got you covered. School is out here in the NW and so it is officially summer! Summer time brings it’s own set of challenges when it comes to dinner time. I like to play as much as the kids do in the summer so the goal is to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible. When you get rid of the routine of school somehow that routine of dinner gets harder and [Continue Reading…]

Crock Pot Balsamic Beef

balsamic beef

Note: Be sure to click on over and enter the giveaway for the yummy Pillsbury products and a $50.00 Visa card! I hope you aren’t getting tired of all these crock pot recipes!  After years of not using my crock pot I just can’t seem to get enough of it lately.  Why didn’t I learn to love my crock pot years ago when I had kids at home and dinner time was crazy time!?!?  Being able to pop my dinner in the crock pot first thing in the morning and [Continue Reading…]

Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce in the Crock Pot

Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce

I think I have finally embraced my crock pot. I am not sure why it has taken me so long.   I keep thinking about all the years I have missed out on of enjoying the ease of having dinner cooking first thing in the morning and not having to stress mid afternoon about what I’m going to fix!  I may be slow but I eventually get there! Today’s recipe for Brisket Tacos with Mango BBQ Sauce in the Crock Pot uses one of my favorite cuts of meat.  I love [Continue Reading…]

Flank Steak with Pesto


It’s funny, when the kids were home I never really got into celebrating St. Patrick’s Day.  I usually wore green on the actual day but sometimes I didn’t and I usually served something green for dinner but that’s about it.  I think now that the kids are gone, decorating for the holidays, making holiday treats, and planning green food helps me not miss them as much.  Maybe. One of our favorite cuts of meat is flank steak.  We love to marinade it and throw it on the grill for Fast [Continue Reading…]