Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce

Tonight’s dinner is one of our favorites: beef/lamb meatballs smothered in a creamy mushroom white wine sauce. My husband begs for this meal, especially smothered over a mound of mashed potatoes. This recipe makes roughly two dozen one-inch meatballs. Since the two of us could never eat that many meatballs in one sitting, I always freeze…

Chili con Carne

Confession: I love Wendy’s chili. It’s one of the things I missed after cutting out fast food. So I started digging through copy cat recipes online. I’ve been making it so long, I don’t remember the original recipe author. I might have even tweaked it repeatedly over the years. But this is the one in my…

Slow cooker applesauce

Applesauce is one of those recipes you don’t realize the ease of until you try it. And when you toss it all in the slow cooker, it gets even easier. The most time-consuming part is preparing the apples, but if you have one of these handy-dandy gadgets, even that part is easy! I think homemade…

Frosted pumpkin cookies

This is the result of combining two recipes on a whim, and the combination has become one of my favorite parts of fall. The cookie itself is soft, almost cake-like. And the frosting is pretty much life. Both dough and frosting freeze well, in case, like me, you get a hankering for pumpkin cookies in…