• Hamburger "Boats"
    Main Dish

    Hamburger “Boats”

    Hamburger “Boats”  Watch this recipe – YouTube  Pin this recipe – Pinterest  My mom made this meal quite often when I was a kid. I remember smelling it cooking while outside playing with the neighborhood kids; praying that yummy smell was coming from our house!  Mom would typically serve this meal with some sort of vegetable, so I decided to add some carrots directly to the foil boats instead of using a separate pan for vegetables.  One of my favorite things about this dish is the quick and easy clean up. The only dishes that need to be used to make this deliciously simple meal is the pan the “boats”…

  • Casseroles

    Broccoli & Hash Brown Casserole

    Broccoli & Hash Brown Casserole When I first started Burlap Kitchen I had no idea what I was doing. I still don’t, but I have learned a lot since starting this blog back in early 2014. I still have a long way to go, but I’m a firm believer in that old saying, “fake it till you make it!” So, until I make it, I will keep watering my dream until I blossom into the creative blogger I dream of being. As I sit here thinking about some of the recipe photos I’ve posted in the past I have to chuckle. Mostly because if I don’t, I’d probably cry from…

  • Stuffing Balls
    Holidays,  Side Dish

    Stuffing Balls

    Stuffing Balls Making this stuffing ball recipe really reminds me of when my Nana was still around for the holidays. I remember how as soon as I walked into her house at Christmas, I’d be bombarded by her four dogs and the amazing aroma of turkey and stuffing wafting from the kitchen. I also remember how Nana would greet me with a kiss, and how as soon as she walked away, Pap would ask me if I wanted a beer. Of course, I always said no, though sometimes it may have helped me deal with my family’s craziness! Just kidding! I absolutely love my family and truly enjoy being around…

  • Texas toast
    Sandwiches

    Lasagna Sandwich on Texas Toast

    Lasagna Sandwich on Texas Toast As a kid, I was never really a huge fan of lasagna. My mom used to hide onions in it and then swear up and down she didn’t put any in. Yeah, okay mom (insert eye rolling emoji). I remember folding my garlic bread in half and stuffing it with lasagna or spaghetti to mask the taste of the onions.  But as I got older I learned that if I made Lasagna my way, extra mozzarella, hold the onions,  I actually loved it! And let’s not forget a nice thick slice of garlic bread or Texas toast to slop up the extra sauce. For me,…

  • Casserole Recipes
    Main Dish

    Scalloped Potatoes & Hamburg Bake

    Scalloped Potatoes & Hamburg Bake Listen, I’ll be honest with you, I am terrible at coming up with names for my recipes. I just call them as I see them. When I started this blog all I knew was that I could cook, I didn’t realize that there were so many different elements to blogging. Along with cooking I also had to learn photography & improve my semi non existing writing skills. So bare with me as I learn. I am currently reading a book by Anne Lamott called Bird By Bird. I will warn you there is some foul language in the book. I am not finished with the…

  • Chicken on the Grill
    Holidays,  Main Dish

    Uncle Chuck’s Chicken on the Grill

    Uncle Chuck’s Chicken on the Grill When it comes to cooking on the Grill the struggle is REAL especially when it comes to meat. It seems I am either over-cooking it or undercooking it and, of course, you can’t serve under-cooked meat so it then goes back on the grill until I have achieved the polar opposite, a burnt slab of meat. So this year I have decided enough is enough and went to the pro, my brother. This guy can  seriously cook anything on the grill. His burgers alone are #drool worthy. So this year I am going to find out all of  his secrets starting with his Chicken…

  • Holidays,  Side Dish

    Cheesy Bacon Ranch Au Gratin potatoes

      Recently I had the pleasure of making these thick and creamy potatoes Au Gratin from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures. They were a huge hit, and I will be making them again in the very near future. If you have yet to check out A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures, then you’d better get hopping. She has so many delicious recipes that will leave you drooling. Trust me.. Catch her on facebook, also! – A Kitchen Hoor  My Bacon Ranch Potatoes Au Gratin was adapted from A Kitchen Hoor’s recipe, thick and Creamy Potatoes Au Gratin. I had no garlic or gruyere cheese in the house. But, what I did have, was bacon, ranch…