Hamburger Pie

Time: 1 hour “Just say that you want me” – and you will once you make this simple, tasty comfort food! This is a great way to sneak a few vegetables into your kids (celery, onions and mushrooms). Enjoy! Music Selection: Fleetwood Mac – Tusk Ingredients: 3 cups small cut hash browns, thawed 1 cup…

Red, White & Blue Cheesecake

Time: 2 hours plus cooling time (make the day before) This is a recipe that my mom makes and is one of my favorites. It is a very flavorful, colorful, decadent (and filling) cheesecake! It is great for any celebration, however, to our US friends and neighbors, this cheesecake always makes me think of you!…

Instant Pot Spicy Chicken Ramen

Time: 30 minutes Music Selection: Miki Matsubara – Stay With Me This recipe will stay with you and quickly become a favorite. It is fast, healthy, and delicious – you can make it spicier by controlling the red curry/gojuchang. We made this tonight and I asked my kids to find music to pair with the…

Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes 18 large cookies Time: 1 ½ hours Music Selection: Nina Simone – Here Comes the Sun These cookies have the perfect balance of cookie to chocolate chip ratio – trust me! These are a favorite for my kids and for me as I like that it has fruit in them and not too much…

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Time: 1 hour So easy, so good, sooooo tasty! The smoked paprika and dill add just a little – wow factor to these already amazing appetizers…. AND guess what to all you keto dieters – they are keto friendly! Added bonus! Try these and you’ll get up and dance – ya boom boom boom boom…

Banana Cake With Peanut Butter Frosting

Time: 1 hour I have paired two absolute classics! Banana cake with peanut butter and chocolate chips with a hint of cloves smothered in peanut butter frosting AND BTO!!! You really ain’t seen nothin’ yet… baby! This is perfect for a potluck or high noon tea! Music Selection: Bachman Turner Overdrive – You Ain’t Seen…

Banana Peanut Butter Cookies

Time: 1 hour Music Selection: Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Home My middle kiddo, loves peanut butter, chocolate and bananas all together… always has. I made these today as a change to our typical chocolate banana peanut butter chip cookies and which are his ultimate favorite. These are also very chewy and delicious….

Church Sirloin Tip Beef Roast

Time: 2 hours plus marinating time Music Selection: Johnny & June Carter Cash – Old Rugged Cross My grandma Katie had this way with roasts. On Sundays we would often visit her place after church. We’d walk into a house that was warm and had the most delicious aromas of beef and vegetables, slow roasted…

Ricotta Stuffed Pasta (Conchiglie)

Time: 35 minutes This recipe will give you a “reason to believe” you too can be a gourmet chef. Simple, tasty, fast, hearty…. yummy! Believe. Music Selection: Rod Stewart – Reason to Believe ¼ cup Basil pesto 24 oz Marinara Sauce or 4 Cheese Pasta Sauce 350g Conchiglie pasta 87/b (about 2 1/2 inches long)…

Creamy Lemon Pasta

Time: 30 minutes This pasta is amore… so easy, so delicious, so very creamy and cheesy. Music Selection: Dean Martin – That’s Amore Ingredients: 8 oz angel hair or spaghettini pasta 1 lemon, zest and juice 2/3 cup heavy cream 4 Tbsp butter 3 oz parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced ½ tsp dried chili…