Taco Stroganoff

I’m always looking for new recipes to try.  I get tired of making the same recipes over and over again and I think we can all agree on this.  So I started searching through some of my favorite blogs and I found this recipe from Julie’s Eats & Treats.  I knew instantly that I needed to give it try.  I loved how this Taco Stroganoff recipe was super easy to make and it was an added bonus that I already had all the ingredients on hand.


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Copycat Olive Garden’s Pasta E Fagioli Soup

I don’t know about you but I LOVE Olive Garden!    Every time me and girl friends get together we always meet up at Olive Garden.   I always and always get the Paste E Fagioli Soup with salad.   Now now let’s not  forget about the bread sticks and a side of alfredo dipping sauce!   Great…now I  want need to go to Olive Garden!   I’m pretty sure we always pick here because we want to eat “light and healthy” and with soup and salad your set…right!  Well wrong for me because I say bring

on the bread sticks and keep them flowing and make sure my alfredo boat is always full!!!

Now with the temperatures dropping and snow falling it makes me want to eat soup and I always enjoy making soup for dinner.   Especially cause it is so easy to make and its usually low fat and very filing.   Except if you have bread and alfredo sauce!

I got this recipe Pasta E Fagioli recipe of of  Pinterest and I forgot which blog so I apologize but I promise you all love this recipe!

Now if I can only master that alfredo sauce I would never have to go out to eat ever again.

Copycat Olive Garden Recipe

Don’t you just love all the color!  I figure the more colors in a meal the healthier it must be!

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Sweet Whiskey Street Tacos

We love tacos at our house!  We probably have them at least twice a month.   I’m always on the search to try something new, to spice up taco night.  My husband was recently working by one of those taco trucks.  I personally would never be able to eat at one but he gave it a try after his coworkers went their the previous day.  Well he loved it and said it was one of the best street tacos he has ever had. So that’s where I got the idea to make my own street tacos.

Well they were fantastic!


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Chili Mac ‘n’ Cheese

There is nothing I enjoy better then a quick and easy dinner!  Especially when its late and the family is hungry.  Well this recipe is perfect.  Its beyond tasty and really quick to throw together.  The bonus part is that most of the ingredients I already had at home so it didn’t involve going to the store.


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Easy Shepard’s Pie

It’s  that time again for me to guest post over at The Best Blog Recipes

There is nothing I love more then comfort foods!!  There is just something about the temperatures dropping and the fresh crisp air in the morning.   So come on over to The Best Blog Recipes and check out my new recipes that will soon be your family favorite!


Navajo Tacos with Homemade Scones

We have been making this recipe for as long as I can remember.  It was always my favorite growing up and I loved to help my dad make them.
You can use this recipe to make dinner or you can just use the scone recipe for breakfast scones.

Navajo Tacos with Homemade Scones

Scone Recipe click here

1 pound hamburger
Tomatoes, we used my Pico De Gallo
Ranch Dressing, optional
Chili, optional

Cook hamburger like you would make taco meat.  Cook the scones according to directions.
When done stack you Navajo taco with your favorite toppings.
Everyone in my family likes them different.  I like mine like the picture were my husband likes chili and cheese on his.  So you can really mix it up and try all new kinds of navajo tacos.

3 Packet Pot Roast

I have seen this recipe floating around on Pinterest for the past few months.  A few weeks back Smiths was having a good sale on roast so I bought a few and froze them.  The night before I got a roast of the freezer to let thaw.  In the morning I mixed all the packets together and poured it over the roast turned on the crock pot and went on with my day.  When I got home that night and opened the door the aroma of dinner smelled AMAZING!
The flavors of the trio were amazing!
I was a little leery at first but dinner was a huge success and I think I will start making this recipe more often!

3 Packet Pot Roast

1 pot roast
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1 packet brown gravy mix
1 packet italian dressing mix
1 1/2 cups water

Mix all 3 mixes together with water.  Pour over pot roast.  Turn crockpot on to high and cook for 5-6 hours or on low for about 8-9 hours.
If you want to make gravy with the juice of the meat.  It is awesome flavor and is great to have with some mash potatoes.  I added the juice into a saucepan and let it come to a boil.  In a small cup I added 1/2 cup water and about 1-2 Tbsp of corn starch and mixed.  Then it starts to boil slowly stir in the water with corn starch and until desired thickness.

My notes:
I did add about half an onion.  I thought I was kind of salty so next time I might try to find to see if any of the packets come in reduced sodium.

Beef and Broccoli Stir-fry

I have officially decided that I love Chinese food, I also decided that I don’t attempt to make enough Chinese dishes.  One of  my all time favorite Chinese meals is  beef and broccoli.  I don’t know what it is but the flavors together are great, with the crisp bite  broccoli.   I thought this dish was fantastic and it was so easy to throw together.

Steak Strognauff



3-4 petite sirloin steaks, sliced thinly
1/2 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup beef broth
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 cup sour cream
1 bag wide egg noodles, I used healthy Harvest Wheat noodles
Salt and Pepper to taste

Cut steak into thin strips.  Place in Crock pot and season with salt an pepper add onion.  In a separate bowl add soup, broth and Worcestershire sauce and mix.  Place on top of beef and lightly stir.  Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low 7-8 hours.  When about ready to serve add in Sour cream.  Serve on top of cooked egg noodles and enjoy.

My Notes:
I didn’t want to waste my beef broth for this recipe.  So I added the extra into an ice cube tray and froze then transferred into a Ziploc bag for a future recipe.

I personally think this recipe tastes better the next day!


Sloppy joes

These Sloppy Joe’s were my worst nightmare when I was growing up!!!  I hated sloppy joe’s and of course I was highly enforced on eating them.   Also when I was younger I was disgusted with the thought of eating meat.  So I didn’t like any meals my parents made for dinner for that matter.   Well let’s fast forward about 10-15 years.   Now im getting better at eating meat and of course my husbands family is huge meat eaters.  The first time I went camping with his entire family…..they brought a freezer for all the meat.   That’s right you heard me a freezer!  Can we say huge carnivore’s in this family!
So I have been trying to be a good wifey and make husband meals that involve meat.    I thought I would give these sloppy Joe’s another try and tried a different recipe then my mom always used.    Shockingly they were really good and I have added sloppy Joe’s to my monthly meal plan.  I found this awesome recipe from no on other then the amazing  Pioneer Women.  It is a little bit spicy if you have little ones, so just adjust the recipe a little bit for them.  But this recipe was FANTASTIC I actually enjoyed eating them so much better then the can sauce!