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Cheesy Bacon Meatball Potato Casserole ((a real crowd pleaser))

There comes a point when it is time for a change — right?? Well, I needed something different for dinner. I did a quick scan of my freezer, fridge and pantry and this is what I created: “Meatball Casserole”.

I normally go down the Italian road ((oh, how I literally went down the Italian road!!)) when using frozen meatballs – but with this recipe, I chose pure-dee comfort. Continue reading

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I talking to myself; I am admitting it publicly. Is that a good picture of a mom’s life or what?!

So – here is my answer: “Wow, this is so good, I can’t quit eating it. Now I remember why it’s been off the menu for so long!! It makes my pants tight!”.
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An Okie Girl’s take on Tacos al Pastor

Okay folks, I thought the name of this dish was Tacos “EL” Pastor. Apparently, it isn’t “EL”, it’s “AL”.  That in and of itself is proof I am a “winger”. Not sure what “winger” means in this context?? Well, I am one of those who cooks first, reads second, or tenth — I am a winger. I mean, what mom of four, wife, pet ((times 5)) owner etc. has time to read a recipe before cooking it?? I sure don’t, I wing it every.single.time.

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Giant Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Supreme ((A Perfect Super Bowl Party Food))

Are you ready for some football food?? It’s that time of year where people are gathering around the TV rooting for grown men to do amazing things with a football. With all the effort it takes to root, we need some extra special, yummy game day food, right?! For this big game treat, I took a favorite hot sandwich & turned it into a real crowd pleaser.

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An Okie Girl’s take on Coconut Beef Curry ((this is gonna be good…))

If you have been trained in authentic Asian cooking, you may scroll down, scan my recipe and proceed to laugh out loud. Hard. For all I know, the recipe I am about to share it so far from authentic, it should be put into a totally new cuisine category. Either way, this is what I do. Mix, stir, adjust, imagine, taste, try and repeat. My Coconut Beef Curry was absolutely bursting with aromatic flavors. The depth and layers were magnificent. ((not to brag))

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Davy Crockett Stew

Do you know all about Davy Crockett and his stew making capabilities? You don’t?? Well, time to be informed:

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew how to cook
Kilt him a b’ar ((and turned it into stew)) before he could read a book
Davy, Davy Crockett, cookin the wild frontier
Off through the woods he’s a-marchin’ along
Makin’ up stew an’ a-singin’ a song
Stirrin’ or’ a f’ar an’ feedn’ his foes
He carries him a pot where ere he goes
Davy, Davy Crockett, the stew makin’ buccaneer

See – Davy Crockett makes stew. Amid fighting off the enemy and the vicious wild animal, he makes yummy, hearty man-pleasing stew. At least that is the story I told my boys 5 or 6 years ago to Continue reading

Sweet Smoked German Sausage & Cheesy Green Onion ((carrot)) Mashed Potato Casserole

Looking for an easy one pot meal that will please the entire herd, make your house smell divine & provide some health benefit? I have the perfect recipe! Homemade mashed potatoes laced – um, I mean blessed with the addition of 4 large, sweet carrots and a bit of cheese and butter is a tasty and HEALTHY treat that will not bring tears to the table*.

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Pasta-less Lasagna Rolls ((so tasty, you won’t even miss the pasta!!))

Have I mentioned the status of my rainbow chard lately?? I am amazed, these plants are flourishing!  They are huge, healthy, happy & gorgeous. Over the last several years, I have begun integrating edible plants into my flower beds, I am starting a new trend – edible ornamental gardening. It pleases me deep in my soul. Visitors are often questioning, what is that – It’s gorgeous!? When I tell them it’s edible they are always surprised. I proceed to walk them around all of the beds, pointing out all of the edible treats I have tucked and nestled among my trees & flowers. Continue reading

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