Cleaned-Up Cheeseburger Macaroni

Another successful cleaned up version of a boxed meal from my childhood! If you sometimes crave Hamburger Helper the way I do, while still wanting to eat clean ingredients, this recipe is for you. This is delicious, cheesy comfort food 101!   Cleaned-Up Cheeseburger Macaroni (Original Recipe: The Cozy Cook) 2 cups shredded extra-sharp cheddar… Continue reading Cleaned-Up Cheeseburger Macaroni

The best Beef Stroganoff I’ve ever had

I've long searched for an exceptional Beef Stroganoff recipe that does not use canned soup. There are countless options floating around the internet, and I've tried most of them. They have all disappointed. They weren't bad, but they weren't good, either. And then, I found Vikalinka. She's Russian, so she knows what she's talking about.… Continue reading The best Beef Stroganoff I’ve ever had

Parmesan meatballs with orzo in basil cream sauce

I try to attempt at least one new recipe every week. Some are disappointing, but some are worth hanging onto, like this one. In our house, pasta and red meat are considered splurges, so this is a bit gluttonous for us. Don't skimp on the basil or forget the lemon squeeze garnish; they make a… Continue reading Parmesan meatballs with orzo in basil cream sauce

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… Continue reading Meatballs in Mushroom Sauce