Spicy Eggplant and Beef

This meal sure isn’t pretty….  As a matter of fact, it looks truly gross – but it is so good!  Even Lo really liked it and he’s never been thrilled with any eggplant recipe I made.  My sister emailed the recipe to me and when I had an eggplant lingering in the fridge from taking […]

Twice Baked Taco Stuffed Potatoes

  When I bought two bags of organic potatoes for 99 cents each, I needed to figure out a way to use them in case they started going bad since they were reduced.  I didn’t want us to have to each a bunch of starchy potatoes within 2 weeks, so I made Potato and Crab […]

gluten free tuscan pot roast

Tuscan Pot Roast Recipe

I picked up a big, beautiful piece of meat from the House of Meats at Anderson’s last week when it was on sale.  I don’t remember exactly what the cut was – I think boneless top round or something like that.  I knew I had a bag of small pearl onions in the freezer that […]

Gluten Free Chipotle Meatloaf

I had it in my head that we’d have lentil meatballs, pasta, and Private Selection Arrabbiata Sauce that I got for free as a part of my Private Selection BzzCampaign.  I asked Lo to pull the meatballs out of our chest freezer this morning, but he couldn’t find them.  He (along with some other guys […]

Cajun Cabbage Rolls

In August I went on  a major cooking binge when Lo was out of town.  One of the items that I made and froze was Cajun Cabbage Rolls. It was a risk because I had no idea if either of us liked Cabbage Rolls because I’ve never had them before and I assumed he hadn’t […]

Gluten-free Bibimbap

While it sounds like a song by the Hanson Brothers, it’s actually a crazy delicious Korean dish that I had while visiting friends in Atlanta. Since it’s something that I’ve only had the “real way” once, I can’t tell how spot-on this recipe is, but we love it. I pieced this together from several different […]

Easter Meal 2011

For the last few years, we’ve stayed home on Easter. Traffic on Sunday night is so terrible (especially coming from my parent’s in NE Ohio). The first year we did this, we went to Betty’s for Easter lunch/dinner because they had adorable peep martinis. Last year we went to Dirty Franks Hot Dog Palace for […]

Corned Beef and Coleslaw

I was busy lazy before St. Patrick’s Day weekend, so didn’t get the corned beef made until the next week.  I didn’t know that I liked corned beef until we went to Skillet and I had corned beef hash.  I didn’t even know what it was, but it sounded pretty gross.  What is “corned” anyway?  […]

Reduced-Fat Sloppy Joes

We loved these sloppy joes – the sauce was really good and they were much healthier since mushrooms were added, thus decreasing the beef in each serving.  I’m being completely honest when I say that you have no idea there are mushrooms in this recipe.  As a matter of fact, I just asked Lo if […]

Cajun Cabbage and Beef

Cajun Cabbage Recipe adapted from Taste of Home 1 pound ground beef 1 medium red pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 can diced tomatoes and green chilies 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce 1/2 cup uncooked brown rice 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 […]