Showing posts with label venison. Show all posts
Showing posts with label venison. Show all posts

Thursday, June 23, 2022

Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joe

When I stumbled across this recipe, I immediately thought back to the Philly Cheesesteak sandwiches we had on vacation in Philly. Wow...were they amazing! If this recipe could come close to achieving those flavors, I knew I'd be one happy mama. 

This recipe did not disappoint! It was amazing! It is a great way to use ground beef (or venison for us) in a new way with a totally different flavor. 

Friday, June 17, 2022

Korean Beef Bibimbap

This recipe was shared with me by one of my third grade students...thanks Ryan! He LOVES this recipe and knows how much I love to cook so he sent this recipe my way to give it a try.

I've made Korean Beef Bowls in the past that we really liked but this Bibimbap recipe was different because it added in a TON more veggies than the other recipes. I LOVE veggies so this recipe was perfect for me. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna

My kids love lasagna but I don’t always have the time to make or bake it. This Crock Pot Lazy Lasagna is a quick and easy recipe that I can throw in the crock pot in the morning and know that dinner will be ready to serve when we arrive home that evening.

My kids enjoy this meal so we’ve made it multiple times. It is not my favorite so I make sure that I have a salad on hand or some steamable veggies to serve alongside this meal. Garlic bread is also an addition that we frequently make. A few minutes in the air fryer and the cheesy garlic bread is ready to serve.

Friday, May 13, 2022

Beef Pad Thai

I’m not an expert on Thai food but I really liked this Beef Pad Thai! The flavor was amazing and it was a nice light pasta dish.

My kids all inhaled this dish as well. It wasn’t a dish that they reached for when they had their choice of leftovers but they had no complaints eating it the night I made it. I was ok with that since the leftovers all came my way!

Thursday, April 14, 2022

Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

It’s safe to say that I am a fan of stir fry…quick, healthy, easy to throw together with whatever leftover veggies you may happen to have on hand. This Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry offers a little variation with the some added ginger. Quite tasty…we like it 🙂

Sunday, April 10, 2022

Spaghetti Squash Taco Boats

Oh my goodness was this delicious! What a healthy dish that offers a TON of flavor! You have got to try this Spaghetti Squash Taco Boat recipe!

It does take a bit of time since you have to bake the squash first. After cut in half, I sprayed each side of the spaghetti squash with olive oil then sprinkled it with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. When it came out of the oven and was cool enough to shred, I couldn’t help but sample a bit. It was SO GOOD! The flavor was amazing. I could have stopped making dinner right then and been happy just eating the squash.

Friday, April 8, 2022

30 Minute Taco Soup

I’ve been on a taco kick lately. We eat tacos A LOT at our house so when I saw this Taco Soup recipe, it seemed like something I just HAD to try. I’m sure glad I did…it was delicious!

I really liked the soup with a little plain greek yogurt mixed in…gave it a nice creamy flavor. The kids liked it loaded with cheddar cheese 🙂 I didn’t add any cheese on my soup and didn’t feel like it was missing anything.

Monday, April 4, 2022

Mexican Meatball Soup

Mexican Meatball Soup
This Mexican Meatball Soup recipe is better known as “Grandma’s Special Soup” by Rafael, one of my third grade students. He asked if I liked soup and when I told him YES, he brought in Grandma’s Special Soup recipe so that I could try to make it myself.

This soup was AMAZING! I loved how all the flavors came together. Rafael’s family sent in some dried spearmint leaves for me to use when making the meatball. So glad they had some extra to share as it really added to the mix of flavors in the meatballs (and also gave me ideas for drying some of my herbs this summer/fall…definitely something I need to explore further).

Monday, March 14, 2022

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

Beef Stew
This recipe was the first soup I made that my kids would actually eat. I kept telling them that it wasn’t soup, it was Beef Stew. They finally gave it a try and LOVED it. For years following that day, whenever I made soup, I referred to it as a stew so they would eat it 🙂 I always serve this Beef Stew with homemade bread. Delicious!

This recipe is one of Kenxie’s favorites so I made it the week of her birthday. I got home later than anticipated the night it was on the menu so I had to figure out how to get this on the table as quickly as possible.

Saturday, March 12, 2022

Easy Lasagna Soup

Easy Lasagna Soup
This recipe was recommended by a friend (thanks for sharing Megan). She has made this Easy Lasagna Soup for her family numerous times and always receives rave reviews. Since I’m a big soup lover and my kids love pasta, I thought this recipe would be a great compromise for us 🙂

When it was time to serve, they wondered whether they should eat it with a spoon or fork. They got an eye roll from me and a reminder that it was called lasagna SOUP. Needless to say, once they took their first bite using a SPOON, they were all pleasantly surprised. They really enjoyed this soup…and so did I. It’s a keeper for our family.

Monday, March 7, 2022

Cheeseburger Casserole

Cheeseburger Casserole
I was in need of a quick casserole that I could make in advance with zero prep on the day it would be served. This Cheeseburger Casserole fit the bill…the only thing I had to do after baking it was chop the pickles. Pretty easy…I’ll take that!

For how easy it was, this casserole is actually quite delicious. It was a crowd pleaser as well. My picky eater dove in and even went back for seconds…although she didn’t give the pickles a try.

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Philly Cheesesteak Stuffed Portobello

Stuffed Portobello
I’m a big mushroom fan so when I found this Stuffed Portobello Mushroom recipe, it became a quick addition to our menu. It didn’t disappoint! This meal was filling but still light. While I could have eaten two mushroom caps, one was enough for me to feel satisfied…although Xander ate three!

This healthy meal really is a breeze to throw together. It doesn’t take much time at all to prep and then it bakes for about 20 minutes. You could easily have dinner served in 30 minutes. Great for a busy weeknight when time is a hot commodity.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Venison and Asparagus Stir Fry

Venison and Asparagus Stir FryThis Venison and Asparagus Stir Fry is my all time favorite meal. I remember my dad making it for us as far back as I can remember. That may be why it’s one of my favs…brings back memories and you can’t beat the comfort of home cooking.

I actually don’t know if I’ve ever had this recipe with beef. I always use venison chops or steaks instead. Yet…you could easily sub out the venison for steak if you’d prefer 🙂

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Korean Beef Bowl

Korean Beef Rice Bowls
This Korean Beef Bowl is packed with flavor yet so simple. I served the meat over cauliflower rice with the cucumber slices on the side so the entire dish is loaded with veggies. Quick, easy, and healthy…the perfect winning combination!

I used to be intimidated by making meals with new ingredients but now I look forward to trying new flavors. Gochujang was a little intimidating the first time I tried it. I was not a fan of the brand I bought…it was so spicy that I couldn’t handle even the smallest amount. Then I found bibigo Go-chu-jang hot & sweet sauce and I feel in love with the flavor. As the label says, the perfect balance of hot & sweet!

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Cauliflower Taco Bake

Cauliflower Taco Bake
I wanted a easy casserole to throw together earlier in the day and bake later. This Cauliflower Taco Bake fit the bill and provided us with a tasty dinner with very little effort. There is a lot of cheese in this dish but it is awfully convenient to have a one dish meal that contains the meat and veggies in the same dish.

This recipe has you blanch the cauliflower. I chose to steam the cauliflower instead. I have an electric veggie steamer that I could have used but instead I chose to steam in the microwave using my Epicure Multipurpose Steamer to make the process a bit quicker tonight. Either way works well 🙂

Saturday, February 12, 2022

Cheeseburger Baked Potato

Cheeseburger Baked Potato
I added this Cheeseburger Baked Potato recipe to our menu because we had leftovers that needed to be eaten. I wanted to clean the fridge without just serving leftovers. This recipe was the answer! I used up all my leftover meatloaf and some cheese sauce while making a new meal. My leftovers were disguised 🥸

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Taco Bubble Up Casserole

Taco Bubble Up Casserole
This is not your typically taco casserole. It becomes a little more hearty with the addition of biscuits to the mix of the taco flavors and the peppers add a nice fresh twist. This taco bubble up casserole is definitely worth trying. It’s so pretty and colorful too! It would fit nicely into a Taco Tuesday recipe rotation 🙂

With the exception of the added biscuits, this is a fairly healthy meal. Funny enough, the reason I added this recipe to our menu was because of the biscuits. I had a can left in the fridge that was expiring next week. I needed a use for it so…we decided to give this recipe a try.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

3 Ingredient Easy Meatloaf

I’ve never been a huge fan of meatloaf but stumbled across this 3 Ingredient Easy Meatloaf recipe and thought I’d give it a try. I’m all for easy!

It really doesn’t get any easier than this. Dump the 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix them up. I used my potato masher to mix it up. LOVE this tool for browning meat so it worked wonderfully for mixing in the stuffing.

Friday, January 28, 2022

Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas

Quick and Easy Steak FajitasThese Steak Fajitas are so quick and easy that I’m not even sure it qualifies as a recipe! If you’re short on time but wanting to throw together a healthy meal, add this to your stash of go to recipes. You seriously can not get any easier than these Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas.

These are a go to in our house. I typically have extra tortillas on hand and I have a freezer full of venison so the steak is a quick grab. Onions are a pantry staple so the only thing I need to buy are colored peppers. I typically buy the three pack from Aldi or 6 pack from Costco. If I need a pepper for a recipe, I’ll have some leftover so…Quick and Easy Steak Fajitas gets added to the menu 🙂

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Lomo Saltado (Peruvian Beef Stir Fry)

beef stir fry
If you’re looking for a change from your traditional stir fry, give this Peruvian Beef Stir Fry a try. It is loaded with fresh veggies but has that kid appeal as well with the addition of the french fries. Before stumbling upon this recipe, I had never heard of Lomo Saltado. Now, my mouth waters when I hear it!