• Meatloaf Recipes
    Main Dish

    Cheesy Bacon Meatloaf

    I wasn’t always a fan of meatloaf growing up if you ever had my mom’s meatloaf you would understand why. Don’t worry, I’m not saying this to be mean, it’s just the truth. If you ask her about her meatloaf she just laughs and says  “well, it’s usually hit or miss”. And if she says it’s a miss, then dominos is on the menu.  It has become the family joke- make whatever for supper mom just not a meatloaf! I do have to say that meatloaf is about the ONLY thing that woman can’t cook.. well.. and turkey, but that’s a whole different story. ha. Enough about my mom’s meatloaf let’s…

  • Sandwich Sauce Mayo
    Appetizers,  Sandwiches

    Ham Salad Sliders with Spicy Mustard Sauce

    Ham Salad Sliders with Spicy Mustard Sauce I served these ham salad sliders at our super bowl party along with some other recipes that came by special request including my Buckin’ Bronco Nachos. I always like serving my recipes to a small crowd to get their reaction before posting them to my website. And I am proud to say that these sliders got rave reviews! While I was preparing the Sliders, I heard a few grumbles coming from the living room about the pickled eggs. I thought I would be nice and make a few without pickled eggs. Well, no surprise to me, the only ones left over were the ones…

  • BBQ Ranch Burger Recipe
    Main Dish

    BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats

    // BBQ Ranch Hamburger Boats   I often get asked the question,” how do you come up with your recipes? what inspires you?”  Today I am going to give you a small glimpse of how my mind works. It won’t be too scary, I promise. =p If you remember, two weeks ago, I posted about inheriting my Nana’s cookbooks and recipe cards ( see Orange Chiffon cake, a recipe from 1948). In with her cookbooks was an old family circle magazine from the year 1966. While I was flipping through the pages, I remembered my Pap telling me that he was having hamburger boats a few nights back. With hamburger boats in…

  • Taco Soup
    Appetizers,  Main Dish

    Taco Chili

    Ingredients: 1 (64 oz) bottle of v8 juice 1 pound ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning ( I use mild) 1 (15.5 oz) can light kidney beans 1 (15.5 oz) can black beans 1 (15.5 oz) can corn 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 table spoon peanut butter – optional ( I know what you are thinking, peanut butter??!! Yes, peanut butter! My mom has always made her chili this way, and now, that’s how I do it too. The peanut butter just helps to thicken the chili . It also leaves this little hint of flavor that your guests can’t quit figure out, but makes them say, yum! ) Toppings-…

  • Crispy Chicken
    Main Dish

    Hugy Grannies Flash Fried Chicken with a KICK

    // Today I am spicing up an old family recipe. This recipe comes from my Hugy Granny, which is my Grams, great grams recipe. I am not sure how they came about the spelling of her name, but it is pronounced like HOOD – G then put it together, Hugy. Now, that is not her real name, but it is what everyone called her. From what I gather, she was a tiny woman, and the family called her little Granny. My gram was a toddler at the time, and when she tried to say little Granny, it came out Hugy Granny, and the name stuck. Now decades later, the name still stands.…

  • Strange Sandwich combinations
    Main Dish

    Crock-pot Ketchup & Grape Jelly Ham Sandwiches

        Equal parts of Ketchup and Grape jelly cooked together  on the stove top make this wonderful sweet sauce. Pair the sauce with some cocktail wieners and you have got yourself one dangerously delicious appetizer. If you have yet to try this sweet and savory combo, you had better put it on your to-do list, and quickly! Now… Have you ever tried replacing the wieners with ham and loading all this yumminess on a toasted bagel that has been smothered with cream cheese and  topped with a few banana peppers? (pardon the run on, but it had to happen) I have. More than once. Ok, more than twice..  I’m…

  • Strange Sandwich combinations
    Main Dish

    Crock-pot Ketchup & Grape Jelly Ham Sandwiches

        Equal parts of Ketchup and Grape jelly cooked together  on the stove top make this wonderful sweet sauce. Pair the sauce with some cocktail wieners and you have got yourself one dangerously delicious appetizer. If you have yet to try this sweet and savory combo, you had better put it on your to-do list, and quickly! Now… Have you ever tried replacing the wieners with ham and loading all this yumminess on a toasted bagel that has been smothered with cream cheese and  topped with a few banana peppers? (pardon the run on, but it had to happen) I have. More than once. Ok, more than twice..  I’m…

  • Dip recipes
    Appetizers

    French dip… DIP!

      * This recipe was adapted from the recipe Hot Artichoke dip; found at the top of page 6 in the cook -book 100 best Appetizer Recipes. You can find this cookbook at 5 below, which is where I purchased the book. A few weeks ago I was at the 5 below store when I came across a few cool cookbooks that I knew I wanted for my collection. While flipping through the books on the way home, I found a recipe for a hot artichoke dip. Now, I am no fan of artichokes; but this recipe had my recipe inventing wheels turning. My hubby is a HUGE fan of…

  • Grilled Cheese recipe
    Main Dish

    Loaded Cheese Fry Grilled Cheese

    // If you are looking for a way to spice up a boring ole grilled cheese sandwich, this is the recipe for you. Trust me; this is not your momma’s grilled cheese. It’s loaded with bacon, minute steak, and of course french fries; but what really takes this sandwich to the next level is the chili srachara mayo that is smothered on the top and bottom of this sandwich. ** This would be a great recipe to use up left over french fries from take out! Lets cut to the chase; shall we? Ingredients for 2 sandwiches: 4 pieces of bread ( I used the pre-sliced Italian. Do not use thick…

  • Appetizers

    Buckin’ Bronco Nachos

    //   My brother is one of my toughest critics and if he say’s something is good, I know it is! And he told me these were awesome! I loved these because they were so easy to make and a great budget friendly crowd pleaser. =) Buckin’ Bronco Nachos Ingredients: 2 pounds ground beef (cooked and drained) 1 to 1 1/2  Cups of your favorite BBQ sauce 1 Cup caned baked beans ( you will have left overs, put them in a bowl and store in the fridge for later) 10 slices of pepper jack OR Monterrey & Colby Jack cheese ( I did half and half because not everyone…