Earlier this week I was flipping through the most recent issue of Real Simple magazine when I stumbled on a recipe for a Slow-Cooker Shepherd’s Pie. The picture was enticing. It looked like a pile of mashed potatoes surrounded by a beef stew, and that stew looked luscious! I read the recipe through a [...]
This dish was a HUGE winner for the Waz household. Everyone enjoyed it immensely, and Zander even cleaned his plate- swiss chard and all. I really expected that he would sit with his stuffed shells and pick as many green bits out that he could. But he didn’t, and he devoured every bit of [...]
We’ve been revisiting some old favorites in our home this winter. It’s been really fun pulling out a recipe that I haven’t made in a very long time and seeing what we think of it now. In many cases, the reason I stopped making certain dishes is because of the kids- if they’re not [...]
So yesterday’s Ranch Dressing Mix? I mixed it with some sour cream, mayonnaise and milk and used it as the base for an absolutely delicious chicken salad.
I started with a package of chicken thighs, which I simply baked sprinkled with seasoned salt (homemade- recipe coming) and black pepper. Once the chicken was cooked [...]
At the beginning of September, Andy got an unexpected phone call. It was from our “Pig Guy”. Several years ago we’d bought a half of a pig from this person, and we loved every bit of it. We’ve talked on and off how we’d love to get a whole pig from this guy sometime, [...]
It really is that good.
I first had this meat sauce…hm… sometime last winter, I think. I wanted to make lasagna for dinner, and was debating making a lasagna different from my usual one. After searching around on a few websites and chatting with a few people, I settled on the recipe for World’s [...]
I warned the kids a few weeks ago that my goal this winter was to get them to like beans. Not the green beans that they eat with abandon fresh from the garden- but dried beans. I don’t exactly remember what we were eating that night- burrito bowls I think, and as Zander dodged [...]
It’s been a crazy busy week here at Tummy Treasure central. Like everyone else in our area, we also returned to school this week- hitting the books from the comfort of our own home. I forgot how much work it is for me! And I also forgot that with schooling underway, I lose a [...]
We have tacos or burritos quite a bit at our house. It’s just such a great, quick and easy meal. You can vary it by using different meats, cheese and veggie toppings, and it’s totally a make-ahead deal. It’s so easy for me to cook up meat, shred cheese and chop veggies, and then [...]
I’ve never been fortunate to have a real Philly Cheesesteak. I mean, I’ve had them out and about, but I’ve only ever been in Philadelphia once in my life- and that was for a work-related conference that had us inside a conference/meeting center for about 8 hours. Wow, that was a really long time [...]
There was a day not too long ago where I got this idea in my head to make a curry as a side dish for a baked chicken night. I thought this was a win-win situation, because the kids are not big curry fans, but they like chicken. I could be totally happy eating [...]
Oh, this was good! This one was really good- way better than I expected, that’s for sure. This week for a stir-fry I decided to pull out my Big Book of Wok and find a new recipe to try. Pork called my name, so I turned to the meat chapter and paged through until [...]