Blog Archives for category beef

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Jun 17

Cajun Goulash

My freezer is stocked with ground beef. I feel like every time I open that door, a brick of frozen ground beef comes flying out at me. It could be because this happened twice YESTERDAY! As you know, I buy in bulk and often forget what I have waiting for me. Sometimes, I get stuck in a rut with ground… Continue reading

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May 27

Mexican Potato Casserole

I’m on the healthy train again– well, healthier train. I’ve pulled out all my Weight Watchers cookbooks and decided that I’m going to cook adaptations of the recipes. I’m not going to worry if the recipe recommends fat-free of low-fat (and will completely ignore if the recipe says fat-free cheese because that is just gross!). I want to eat the… Continue reading

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May 19

Beef, Mushroom, & Rice Casserole

My mom is an amazing cook, but growing up, I can only remember a few dinners that were on the regular rotation– tacos, meatloaf, chicken wings, and a casserole with cream of mushroom and rice. I know my mom made so much more, but those recipes are the most vivid of my dinner memories. Oh, and we would go around… Continue reading

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May 07

Beef & Broccoli Rice Enchiladas

I cam home from work the other night and just needed a simple meal. I stock up on Knorr rice sides when they are 10 for $1 for this very reason. As I was getting ready ot make the rice, I looked at the recipe on the back of the bag– Beef & Broccoli Rice Enchiladas. I was intrigued, especially… Continue reading

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Apr 29

Sausage Pinwheels

What is a staple in your house? For some, it’s chicken or bread or peanut butter. For us, it’s Italian sausage. Whenever it’s on sale, I stock up and fill up the freezer. Whenever we’re unsure what to cook, we defrost some Italian sausage and go from there. Sometimes, like last night, we make appetizers for dinner. These sausage pinwheels… Continue reading

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Apr 21

Polenta Bake

Who doesn’t love polenta? I am a huge fan- I never had polenta and actually didn’t know it existed (yes, I am 100% Italian…) until visiting a friend’s grandparents’ home in college. One bite, and I was in love! Add sausage and cheese and veggies, and I’m in heaven. This version of Polenta Bake is very loosely based on a… Continue reading

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Apr 09

Sloppy Joes

I love sloppy joes. Seriously, I LOVE sloppy joes. My mom made them all the time growing up, so when I had a craving, I was beside myself when I couldn’t find the can of Manwich– because, the best kind of sloppy joe is one that comes from a Manwich can. I went on the hunt through my recipes to… Continue reading

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Apr 01

Mom’s Meatballs

My favorite, favorite family meal was/is my mom’s homemade pasta, sauce, and meatballs. She would make a HUGE pot of sauce and trays and trays of meatballs. We would eat meal one on Sunday and then continue to eat pasta or many other variations with the sauce and meatballs. It would get better and better with each meal. The sauce… Continue reading

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Mar 26

Italian Crescent Casserole

Well, hello again friends! Did you miss me? I certainly missed all of you over the past couple weeks when I have been MIA. I had a big work event this past weekend, and everything else in my life stopped dead in its tracks. Including cooking…and eating too for that matter. I ate a lot of jelly beans, and now… Continue reading

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Mar 12

Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

Happy Hump Day! I’m craving pasta- how about you?!? On our most recent trip to Costco, Austin found the world’s biggest container of frozen tortellini. We, of course, bought it and now gorge ourselves on this cheese-filled pasta. One of the first tortellini pasta dishes we made (besides for with butter or marinara sauce) was this cheesy sausage tortellini adapted… Continue reading