Beef and Shells — An easy one-pan meal

Does summer have you running your head off? Here’s a way to get dinner on the table in less than an hour while only...
Copycat Dinner Lunch

“Canned” Meatballs

Forget canned pasta! You can make your own pretty easily! This is a great recipe for your kids to help with. (Also, you can...
Dinner Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Scalloped Potatoes

  An easy way to make scalloped potatoes without heating up the entire kitchen!...

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Nothing can be easier than homemade pizza sauce. As a bonus, it’s also a great dipping sauce for breadsticks! Simple ingredients lead to a...
Dinner Lunch

Navy Bean Soup

Cheap, tasty, and nutritious — what more could you ask for?...
A bowl of spicy winter vegetable soup with corn bread in the background.

Spicy Winter Vegetable Soup

Spicy, warm, filling, and so nutritious! When you need something filling and spicy that is not chili...
Homemade enchiladas on a plate with sliced green onions.

Easy Enchiladas

Easy enchiladas start with easy enchilada sauce, and then just adding layers like a lasagna. Don't have enchilada sauce? No problems!...
A serving of Special Occasion Scalloped Potatoes
Dinner Side Dishes

Special Occasion Scalloped Potatoes

Lots of work, but definitely worth it! Need a knock-their-socks-off dish for your next family get together? Look no further!...
A delicious bowl of Chuckwagon Beans garnished with grated cheese and serrano pepper slices.
Dinner Lunch

Chuckwagon Beans

Easy, satisfying, and completely meat-free. Easy, tasty, and best of all they're good for both you and your budget....
Dinner Slow Cooker

Country Slow Cooker Casserole

It’s really a stew, but the slow cooker takes care of most of the work. An easy hearty meal with stuff you have in...

Fried Rice Technique

I filmed this video ages ago and the file got buried. I don’t know if I meant to delete it and refilm it or...
Condiments Dinner Lunch

Burger Salad and Burger Salad Dressing

Never let go of summer! The secret sauce that clown uses? Pretty close, actually  ...

Half-Pound Tacos

A taco that weighs half a pound? Nope! But a way to feed tacos to a family of four with only half a pound...
Half-Pound Sloppy Joes
Dinner Lunch

Half-Pound Sloppy Joes

Can you make sloppy joes with just half a pound of ground beef? Of course you can! Here’s how. Make that half pound of...
Hamburger gravy on buttered toast
Breakfast Dinner

Hamburger Gravy on Toast

Here’s a little dish I like to make whenever I need comfort food quickly and on a budget. Best of all, you can easily...

(Sort of) Hungarian Goulash

For years my mother has made what she calls “goulash”—ground beef, green pepper, a can of diced tomatoes, and lots of elbow macaroni. I...
Mexican Cornbread Dressing
Dinner Side Dishes

Mexican Cornbread Dressing

Looking for a dish to spice up your holidays? Try this savory Mexican cornbread dressing (or stuffing as some people call it). You won’t...

Split Pea Soup

Ages ago, I had lunch at a restaurant that is no longer in business. I ordered the split pea soup as an appetizer, and...

Cowboy Hot Pot

Easy to make and easy on the budget. Here’s how to have a family-friendly meal on the table in an hour or less. Oh,...
Dinner Instant Pot

Instant Pot Pasta/Lasagna

We’re experimenting with a new plugin that makes it easy to print out just the recipe. I’m not sure if I like it, but...