Shepherd’s Pie

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Bust out the green beer and the shamrock bead necklaces, if you’re into that kind of thing.

Me? I’ll be sitting at home, wearing my customary green outfit and eating leftover Shepherd’s pie. Sounds like my kind of party!

Don’t forget to wear green, you don’t want to get pinched!

Anyways, back to the food. Mmmm food… I grew up eating shepherd’s pie with my mom, although her version was a bit different than this.

Shepherd’s pie has always been a favorite meal for me. What’s not to love? Flavorful meat and veggie filling all topped with glorious mashed potatoes. Continue reading “Shepherd’s Pie”


Taco Taters

One of the downfalls of cooking for two people (our toddler hardly counts) is that sometimes I get a little carried away and we basically have to eat leftovers for an entire week. That can get a little tedious and so trying to revamp leftovers has become a fun game for me so we don’t lose our minds eating the same thing over and over again.

Last week, I made tacos… a lot of tacos. So many tacos.

To get creative with the taco meat I decided to slap it on some baked potatoes as a hearty and tasty alternative. Continue reading “Taco Taters”

Stovetop Stuffing Meatloaf

Poor meatloaf always gets a bad rap but you know what? It deserves better, raise the poor little meatloaf up on a pedestal and give it the recognition it deserves! Not only has it withstood the test of time but there are so many ways to customize it to fit your likes and dislikes.

Mix up the flavors by adding different veggies, different seasonings, different combinations of meat and toppings. Be the Picasso of meatloaf!

Here is just one delicious variation of this dinner time classic.

Do you enjoy those stupidly delightful boxes of Stovetop stuffing? Me too, so I put it into a meatloaf.

Say what?

Yes, you heard me. Continue reading “Stovetop Stuffing Meatloaf”

Creamy Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas

After making enchilada sauce the other day I followed it up with these drop dead amazing enchiladas.

Let me say that again… amazing!

When I visit a new Mexican restaurant one of the first things I try on the menu are the enchiladas. If you give me a fantastic plate of enchiladas then you are my new best friend.

Spicy, flavorful, cheesy, and plate lickin’ good!

Continue reading “Creamy Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas”

Barbecue Sloppy Joes with Horseradish Coleslaw

Growing up, I recall my mom making slopping joes by basically dumping in mustard, ketchup, and other seasonings until she liked the way it tasted. If we were lucky, there was a can of Manwich that made it extra special. Thankfully, I have my own kitchen to experiment in and now I have hit the nail on the head with these lil’ joes.

One of my favorite memories from when I was little was going to Ryan’s buffet and making a “Messy Jessi” this was my genius creation: tortilla, taco meat, nacho cheese, tortilla, shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, and olives. So messy that I needed to use a fork. I thought of a brilliant plan to open a restaurant called “Messy Jessi’s” and serve the messiest foods possible. I was a brilliant 8 year old.

Making these sloppy joes today took me on a trip down memory lane because I would have definitely included these bad boys on the menu. My dear husband mows them down without a fork but I don’t dare attempt it without one. Continue reading “Barbecue Sloppy Joes with Horseradish Coleslaw”