Blog Archives for category Entrées

This monkey bread was so good.  It reminded me of a garden vegetable pizza without the sauce.  You could dip this bread in marinara sauce if you'd like.  I dipped it in my cauliflower soup.  What a great snack too and a good way to get kids to eat their veggies.

Mini Vegetable Monkey Bread

PrintMini Vegetable Monkey Bread 4 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Mini Monkey Bread This monkey bread was so good. It… Continue reading »

I've never had Panera Bread's version of this soup so I'm not sure how it compares.  I know this was very good and hearty, the sharp cheddar that I used really complimented the bland creaminess of the cauliflower.

Cauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat

PrintCauliflower Cheese Soup Panera Bread Copycat 6 Servings I’ve never had Panera Bread’s version of this soup so I’m not… Continue reading »

I don't ever recall a time in my life that I did not like liver and onions.  My earliest recollection of eating liver and onions was when I was about 10 years old.  My uncle Mike cooked it for me and I have a very vivid memory of watching him cook.  I'd almost rather have liver and onions over a good steak, almost!

Liver and Onions

PrintLiver and Onions 2 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Piece I don’t ever recall a time in my life that… Continue reading »

I know most people would call this a sub or a hoagie, but where I grew up they were called grinders.  Not just the meatball kind but even ham or tuna.  The cheese was melted into the roll in the pizza oven and then then meat was heated as well before veggies were place on them.  Making these with frozen meatballs is an easy weekday fix for dinner.

Meatball Grinder

PrintMeatball Grinder 1 Serving – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I know most people would call this a sub or a… Continue reading »

Two tours to Iraq and both times my son returned home, this is the first thing he wanted me to cook for him.  Silly boy!  I used to make these little breakfast sandwiches for my kids all the time.  They are quick, tasty and can be consumed on the go.  All three of my children have continued the tradition of making these for their families.  The dipping sauce was added recently to my recipe, as was the term "slider".

SPAM and Cheese Sliders

PrintSPAM and Cheese Sliders 10 Servings – Serving Size: 2 Sliders Two tours to Iraq and both times my son… Continue reading »

I love smoked oysters and oyster stew however, I have never had them fried.  I wanted to make a Cajun dish for Mardi Gras but did not have a lot of time this year.  So after searching the net, this was about the easiest thing I could come up with for Mardi Gras.  I even picked up these cute Mardi Gras plates for $1 this morning.

Oyster and Shrimp Po Boy

PrintOyster and Shrimp Po Boy 5 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I love smoked oysters and oyster stew however,… Continue reading »

I first had pierogies about 10 years ago when my mother-in-law made them.  Her family drizzled browned butter over them before serving.  I was not really fond of the browned butter, I thought they would be better with white gravy over them.  I guess I've been living in the Midwest for too long.  These are pierogies without all the work.  The onions are a must if you are an onion fan.

Pierogi Roll-Ups

PrintPierogi Roll-Ups 8 Servings – Serving Size 1 Pierogi I first had pierogies about 10 years ago when my mother-in-law… Continue reading »

One of my favorite appetizers when watching a sporting event or just hanging out with friends is little sausages saturated in bbq sauce on a cracker with a slice of cheese.  These appetizers cover all the flavors of that favorite snack and the flaky crescent roll dough beats the heck out of a plain cracker any day.

Barbeque Piglets in a Blanket

PrintBarbeque Piglets in a Blanket 8 Servings – Serving Size: 3 Pieces One of my favorite appetizers when watching a… Continue reading »

I always serve mashed potatoes with meatloaf so why not put them together.  The sweet sauce under the potatoes compliments the cheese and drizzle on top.  I don't mean to brag but my meatloaf is the bomb!

Mini Meatloaf Pie

PrintMini Meatloaf Pie 4 Servings – Serving Size 1 Mini Meatloaf Pie I always serve mashed potatoes with meatloaf so… Continue reading »

I love egg salad and eat it at least twice a month.  When you get tired of the same old lunch meat and cheese sandwich, whip up a batch of this.  If you are watching your carbs, serve this on a bed of lettuce instead of toast.

Egg Salad on Toast

PrintEgg Salad on Toast 6 Servings – Serving Size: 1 Sandwich I love egg salad and eat it at least… Continue reading »