AJ’s Steak De Burgo

Steak – if you are going to go out for steak you want it to be great as there is nothing more disappointing than looking into the eyes of the one across the table and saying, “Gosh honey, we can make a better steak at home.” And, sadly, that has happened to me more than […]

Stuffed Green Peppers

Here is another great recipe from Mike who shared his competition winning Beer Cheese Soup recipe with us awhile back.  This is another family favorite that he prepares for his wife and boys. Being careful to not cut the opening too large, wash then stem, core and remove seeds from….. 6 large green peppers …..and […]

Cheryl’s BBQ Brisket

Ever since this recipe was sent in to us I have been wanting to try it. This recipe comes from an expert as this is from a farmer/cow-calf operator who typically prepares this with homegrown beef.  Here are Cheryl’s tips for buying this cut of meat from the store and how to best prepare BBQ […]

Grandma’s Beef and Noodles

This post is actually harder to do as the real way I make this is not a straightforward as our previous post for Grandma’s Chicken and Noodles.  And, I actually have No Idea if this is how She made Beef and Noodles – this is how I make it, but of course still using Grandma’s […]

Classic French Dip

As promised in the post for Grandma’s Homemade Chicken and Noodles we are going to share another recipe where we use those Butter Balls – here is Kristina’s Classic French Dip.  This is so easy as you will be using the crockpot. The key ingredient that adds great flavor to the Au Jus is a […]

Ham and Cheese Quiche

There is a restaurant in West Des Moines, IA where I like to take clients that features a daily quiche lunch special.  They pair it with soup or salad.   It is called Club Car and is a locally owned restaurant (the best kind!).  After enjoying quiche there I set out to find a recipe that […]

How to Roast a Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

I’m not sure about some of the methods I see recommended for cooking Thanksgiving turkey. I once followed a roasting method that suggested cooking the turkey at 500 degrees. This only resulted in a visit from the fire department for all the smoke in the kitchen! I didn’t make a fabulous turkey but we did […]

Kristina’s Fish Tacos with Cilantro Lime Sauce and Citrus Slaw

I created this recipe a couple years ago with inspiration from the way two restaurants serve up their fish tacos. I made these several times this past summer for family and friends. Everyone who tried them said this is a recipe to share, in fact, my mother branded these as her new favorite food. These […]

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

I got this recipe when I was in high school.  A friend’s Mom gave it to me after she made them one night when I was over to his house.   I saved it and have been making it for my family for years now.  They really like these.  When I have more time I make […]

Easy Chicken Fajitas

I am always on the lookout for something new to try in the kitchen – recipe or product.  So the first time I stumbled on this McCormick Grill Mates Mexican Fiesta Marinade was actually on a trip to Kansas City when I decided to veer off through Jamesport, MO.  I found this at an Amish […]