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 

Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes

I like to make Cornmeal Buttermilk Pancakes when I want a little change of pace to my pancakes. It happens. Plus, I kinda groove on the grainy texture and the light corn taste, especially when dipped in warm maple syrup. (Recipe modified with new photos 

Zucchini Fritters with Ranch Dip

Zucchini Fritters with Ranch Dip

Every summer I go on the hunt for ways to use zucchini. Even though I don’t have a garden anymore, I know lots of people who do, and I am always happy to take fresh produce off of their hands! These Zucchini Fritters with Ranch 

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon

Bacon-Wrapped Filet Mignon is one of the best beef entrees that I’ve had the joy of eating. Tender, juicy beef, seared in a cast iron skillet, wrapped in delicious bacon and full of fabulous flavor. Yes, it’s small compared to it’s counterpart the New York