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What’s Pierogi Pizza?? A few weeks ago I was on vacation in Western Pennsylvania for a family reunion.  Other than getting to see a large part of my very large family, I was on a quest. To get the recipe for Pierogi Pizza.  What’s pierogi pizza you ask?  Good question.  First, do you know what a pierogi is?  A pierogi is a polish dumpling, made...

  Beef Stroganoff Looks can be deceiving. How can something that looks so eh taste so good?  I’m about to show you, cause this stuff is great!  This beef stroganoff is chunks of beef cooked tender all day long in a slow cooker with some onions, golden mushroom soup, cream of celery soup and a little pepper. And then, after cooking all day, add in some...

Baked Ziti I was watching a science fiction movie recently and starting thinking of reasons why aliens would want to travel across the cosmos to visit us. The common theme in the movies is that they come here for to wipe us out and take over.  I have a different theory, they come for the food!  A visit to Earth is probably much like the 30 mile detour that we...

Meatloaf With A Twist Hint: It’s the Goldfish What says home cooking and comfort food more than meatloaf?   I don’t know either… This recipe uses moist ground chuck roast along with the sharpness added with onion soup mix, brown sugar for a little sweetness, Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning for a bit of bite. And then there’s the...

Chicken and Dumplings I can’t be the only one that loves walking into the house after a long day at work only to be greeted by the smell of dinner already done. This recipe for chicken and dumplings is very easy and quick to put together in the morning before you leave for work and it’ll be ready and waiting for you when you get home.  All you’ll...

Smoked Brisket Smoked Brisket Imagine yourself biting into a piece of beef that literally dissolves in your mouth, this is brisket. Few things are more rewarding than taking on smoking a brisket for 12-14 hours or more. Slightly smoky aroma and taste, with hints of a wonderfully flavorful rub that’s been absorbed throughout the meat. Although this is something...

Pan Seared Steak topped with garlic parmesan butter Why Pan Seared Steak? Steak. For carnivores steak is the pinnacle, the top of the food pyramid.  There’s nothing like sinking your teeth into a perfectly cooked steak that’s tender and juicy in the middle with a sear on the outside to lock in all that flavor.  A friend of mine asked me for directions...

I intended to have this post done before the holidays but the website was going all wonky so I had to wait until that got straightened out. You don’t have to wait until the next holiday to have these wonderfully light and fluffy German pancakes.  These are great for breakfast or brunch I’ve even done them in a dutch oven while camping!   Try these;...

Some people love leftovers and others hate them.  I’ve got the solution right here with macaroni and cheese that you make from scratch and add in some leftover chicken (or turkey since this is right after Thanksgiving).  What you have is a great new meal. Any time you buy a rotisserie chicken from your local market, fried chicken from your favorite fast...

When I was growing up, it wasn’t dinner unless meat and potatoes were being served. Now that I’m older I know that there’s lots of other options but sometimes, when you’re really seeking comfort food,  you just can’t deny that there’s any better comfort food than getting back to basics with pot roast. This pot roast is very easy...