Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potatoes

Kielbasa Sauerkraut and Potatoes is an easy one-dish recipe to make for your family as a weeknight dinner. Flavored with onion, garlic, thyme, and sage, it’s quite satisfying. And did I mention how easy it is to prepare? Make this dinner in under 45 minutes 

State Fair Funnel Cakes

State Fair Funnel Cakes

One of my favorite foods to eat at the Kansas State Fair is funnel cakes. But I don’t always have the chance to attend the fair every year, so this recipe for State Fair Funnel Cakes is a wonderful way to enjoy this sweet fried 

Fried New Garden Potatoes

Fried New Garden Potatoes

There are few things more delicious than Fried New Garden Potatoes cooked in a cast iron skillet until they are crunchy and dark golden brown. Smash them before serving for a trendy way to serve them–which is actually quite practical as it helps them to 

Family Pizza Night

Family Pizza Night

We love pizza at our house, and I make it nearly every week with Friday’s being our usual Family Pizza Night. I only have a handful of recipes, but we love them all.

Our Favorite Venison Recipes

Our Favorite Venison Recipes

My family likes to hunt deer and elk in the fall, whether in Kansas or Colorado. In fact, we practically lived on venison meat for the first 15 years of our marriage. During that time, I learned how to best prepare the ground burger, steaks, 

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip

Baked Spinach Artichoke Dip is a yummy appetizer when you want something a little salty and warm. This dip is perfect with crackers (especially Trisket crackers) or toasted Tangy Sourdough Bread or Rustic Sourdough Baguettes.  

French Chicken Stew (Coq au Vin)

French Chicken Stew (Coq au Vin)

This past fall I finally tried my hand at making French Chicken Stew, otherwise known by some as Coq au Vin. Coq au Vin was first made popular by Julia Child in her cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking.

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

Tuna with Parsley and Capers

 Tuna with Parsley and Capers is a delicious and easy way to prepare tuna steaks. The parsley, caper, and lemon sauce enhances the flavor of the tuna remarkably well and gives this simple dish stunning appeal that you would expect from fine dining.

Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans

Refried Black Beans is the perfect side dish for your favorite Mexican food. It goes especially well with enchiladas or tacos. Slow cooked on the stove for several hours and seasoned with garlic, onion, hot sauce and more, these beans will have you going back 

Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Recipe Ideas

Cast Iron Cooking. I love cooking on cast iron. It’s old. Dependable. A wonderful conductor of heat. It goes from stovetop to oven, plus it gives traces of iron to your food, which is just a bonus! Below are a few of my favorite Cast