I have an obsession with all things cheeseburger. It’s a problem sometimes when it causes me to wake up at 3 am and seriously consider traveling somewhere to get one… And I’m always dreaming up ways to create dishes that taste like cheeseburgers…things like Cheeseburger Pizza and Cheeseburger Meatloaf,or the Pioneer Woman’s Cheeseburger Salad. And of course, this amazingly delicious Crock Pot Cheeseburger Soup. [Read more…]
There are a few things in life my husband is passionate about: woodworking, Christ, not touching the computer screen with your finger, and Chicken ‘n Dumplings.
I knew when we got married that he was crazy about them…and that kept me from making them. I was afraid I would bomb it royally and he’d wonder, “why did I marry this sorry excuse for a woman who can’t make dumplings?”
See, my Mama didn’t teach me to make this dish. She doesn’t like it, so she never made it.
I didn’t even eat them for the first time until after Barry and I were married. I’ll be honest – they’re not my favorite.
For as long as I can remember, my Mama has made this soup. She has spoiled me. I can’t even touch the “tomato soup” in a can. What is that stuff anyway? It tastes like a big bowl of nothingness to me. Yuck! (No offense to my husband and dad who actually like that stuff.)
This recipe is SO easy and SO frugal that I just had to share it. I’m tickled that my mom is letting you in on some of her awesome recipes like this and Sausage Macaroni. Can you tell that I was fed well as a child? Annie loves this soup now too! She gobbles it down and begs for more. So, pull up to the computer with your grilled cheese and let’s make soup! [Read more…]
Barry and I are HUGE fans of venison. I was raised on ground venison…so it’s not unusual to me. I was blessed to marry a hunter…even more blessed that he doesn’t make me come along with him to hunt. *Snore fest*
Venison is really great for you! If you can get your hands on some, I would highly recommend it. Ask around. Do your friends hunt? If so, they might be willing to give you some of their plunder, only charging you for the processing. SCORE! [Read more…]
It’s Fix and Forget Friday! Woohoo! Joining us today is Jami from The Young Wife’s Guide. Take it away, Jami!
Nothing is much more comforting on a rainy or cool day than Beef Stew. Here sharing her recipe is my friend, Mary, from The Encouraging Home. Thanks Mary!
I love beef stew or stew beef…however you say it. Meat, potatoes, and carrots ~ a comfort food that I love. This is an easy, yummy meal. Sometimes I cook the beef with vegetables, other times I just cook the meat and serve it over noodles or rice.
First, place diced potatoes, carrots, and celery in the crockpot. Add however many that you like.
Today we have a great post from my colleague, Debra, from Sweet Kisses and Dirty Dishes. Just the name of this soup makes this pregnant mama happy. Chow down! Thanks Debra.
When Stacy asked me to do a guest post for Fix-It-And-Forget Friday, I was smile-from-ear-to-ear-and-giggle-a-bit excited. I immediately started to think about what I would make… and failed three attempts in a row (though don’t worry, the recipe below is a winner!) That lead to three *cough* interesting meals. The food would have been fine if it had been cooked correctly, but I did not know how to use the crockpot for those recipes.
It never occurred to me that I could not just pick up my slightly dusty crock pot and make an amazing meal. I tend to think I can do anything, which leads to a lot of humbling experiences. Ooops. Chicken and broth. Chicken and broth. My crock pot did not realize it could do anything else. Except that one time it cooked meatloaf in a hotel overnight, but that was unusual circumstances. [Read more…]
Y’all today we have a guest post by my awesome friend, Becca from Frugal Wannabe. I met Becca at a workshop and she’s been a blessing to me ever since. Crock on!
I admit, I’m one of those weird people who can and will eat and/or make soup any time of year, even in summer. So, yes, I am bringing you a soup recipe when it’s warmish weather! I also love using my Crockpot, because I have 4 kids to care for during the day, which means almost no free time, and standing over the stove leaves plenty of opportunity to forget and burn food. I am known for burning grilled cheese sammiches. Oh well, on to the recipe!
To make this yummy soup, you need lots of fresh, yummy ingredients. You could use frozen if you want, but why, when you can use fresh?! Look at all this goodness.
See that onion? Don’t mind that. I forgot that I was using leeks and stuck it in the picture. Oh well, it still looks good, right? [Read more…]
Sometimes when I start out with a recipe, I have no idea where I’m going. I have a basic idea in mind….but usually my basic idea falls to the wayside. I was going with a traditional chili when I started, but then I decided to switch it up a bit and add some more color – then Calico Chili was born…..and I added the name Texas on it because I used stew beef instead of ground beef. Stew beef is bigger. Everything is bigger in Texas. Can you see my reasoning here? [Read more…]
I’m just going to tell you, the name of this soup is really weird….and kinda gross. If I had seen it in a cookbook, I would have made a nasty face and passed it by as quickly as possible. Curried? Sweet Potato and Carrot curry? EWWW! My great friend, Erinn sent me this recipe with the recommendation that it was awesome. I trust Erinn. I trust her enough to make her nasty sounding Curry Soup – that’s love. And guess what? I loved it! It has an amazing blend of flavors and they all pair together wonderfully! [Read more…]