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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...

Salted Caramel Pecan Bars If you like salty, you’re going to love these salted caramel pecan bars!! And they’re so so easy to make! All credit for this recipe comes from a member of Allrecipes.com.  I tweaked it just a bit and I posted the original recipe below. Let’s Get Started We start by spreading a cup of chopped pecans on a baking sheet and...

  Sweet Smoked Baked Beans I’ve been to more than a few BBQ’s, parties, and pot-lucks where I show up with these baked beans to see that more than a few other people brought beans too.  Every time that happens I end up going home with an empty container, a boat load of compliments, and a big smile on my face. With a rich smoky smell and a sweet...

  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...

Crunchy Cashew Broccoli Salad Man doesn’t live on meat alone, sometimes we need to throw a salad into the mix too. This broccoli salad is a great way for you to get all the nutritional benefits of broccoli along with the great tastes of dried cranberries, cashews, and red onion mixed in with a slightly sweet dressing. This is the same dressing used for Sweet...

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...