Bacon Dijon Potato Salad

Fireworks are just around the corner and I’m so excited about that! I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE fireworks!

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Getting together with family, enjoying a picnic, sparklers, s’mores, and the glorious sight of big glittery fireworks up in the sky… I love it all! Except for the sweltering heat and bugs, but I can look past that for the right potato salad.

This is the BEST potato salad. I’m serious, the bestest potato salad ever! Should I say it again? The. Best.

After I tried this potato salad for the first time I immediately declared it the best. This is how I will always want to eat my potato salad- bacon, green onions, hard boiled eggs, and tangy dijon… yum. Continue reading “Bacon Dijon Potato Salad”

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”

Perfect Baked Potato

Baked potatoes, such a simple and easily forgotten little dish, but totally underestimated!

A baked potato is a wonderful blank slate that can be topped with a never ending variety of toppings. That is what makes these taters so wonderful!

Sometimes you just need a little butter, salt, and pepper. Other times you need cheese, bacon, green onions, broccoli, steak, a fine wine, and a foot massage.

Is that just me?

Here are the simple and easy to remember instructions for a perfectly baked potato every time! Continue reading “Perfect Baked Potato”

Classic Potato Soup

It’s December! When did that happen?

So basically, it’s Christmas and more importantly… it’s soup season! Alright, maybe my priorities are a little mixed up.

But sometimes after a hectic day when you want to just cuddle under a blanket and watch your favorite zombie show (any Walking Dead fans in the audience?) it’s therapeutic to sip on a steaming bowl of comforting classic potato soup with your favorite toppings.

Even if you’re not watching a gory zombie show this comfort food is definitely welcome in our house during these cold months.

Living in the Midwest is definitely an adventure when it comes to weather. Just a month ago it was still warm and lovely outside and now, as if Mother Nature has it out for us, the frigid wind is cutting straight through our layers of sweat pants, sweat shirts and thick coats. Sometimes I feel like that meme that goes around every winter- Why do I live in a place where the wind hurts my face? Continue reading “Classic Potato Soup”

One-Pot Meal: Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans

Here is another simple and fast recipe for those days when you have no will power to pull supper together but you know you have to anyhow.

So after you’ve thrown a fit and whined that there is nothing to eat in this darn house, just pull on your big girl pants and throw supper into the pot.

I can’t even begin to describe how often I ate this while growing up. I’m fairly sure we had it at least once a week, and why not? It’s simple, yet still tasty.

Nothing fancy or complicated in this post. If you’re here looking for some culinary masterpiece you should run far far away, far far away. But if you’re in need of a meal that requires almost no work and definitely no mental strain, keep reading. Continue reading “One-Pot Meal: Sausage, Potatoes and Green Beans”

Irish Guinness Beef Stew

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is when many people get together and drink green beer and pull out their “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts. For me, St. Patrick’s day is an excuse to eat delicious heart warming Irish inspired foods and laugh when I get to pinch Mr. C for forgetting to wear green.

This year I made a fantastic beef stew flavored with Guinness and completely full of tummy-filling goodness. I was so surprised and pleased by how flavorful the broth turned out to be! Normally, I scoop out my bowl focusing more on the fillers in the stew, not the broth. But this time I was scooping extra broth into my bowl just to have an excuse to sop it up with a piece of bread.

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