Irish Stew with Noodles, for St. Patrick’s Day

If you like beef stew, you will want to try this Irish Stew with Noodles. The fork-tender beef is cooked in a tomato-based gravy, then served over cooked noodles. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day! Irish Stew for me and you! St. Patrick's Day is coming soon! I love This little holiday with the "wearing of the green", the leprechauns, shamrocks, and the traditional Irish foods! And let's not forget the legend of St. Patrick as well as the true story of his life. We all remember the story of St. Patrick banish all the snakes out of Ireland. Right? Well that is a legend. But did you know he was an ordained priest who went to Ireland to share Christianity with the Irish people? Lots of good things to share about St. Patrick and St. Patrick's … [Read more...]

Aunt Kathleen’s Spaghetti and Meat Sauce for Valentine’s Day!

I first posted this in 2014. It is my "go-to" Valentine's Day dinner. Italian is always an excellent choice for a lovely dinner. And my Aunt Kathleen's Spaghetti and Meat Sauce is my favorite. Add a salad, French bread, a chocolate dessert and celebrate! Today is Valentine's Day. . . As I pondered for two days what to make for our Valentine's Day dinner, I finally decided on Aunt Kathleen's Spaghetti with Meat Sauce. For years spaghetti and meat sauce was my "go-to" Valentine's dinner. When my children were small, this is what we would always have. I usually made a Min's Italian Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, and it's still one of my favorite recipes. However, it has to cook for 4-5 hours. Since I didn't have that much time, I opted to … [Read more...]

Beef and Broccoli Stir fry

I first published this Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry when we still lived in Little Rock. It is a delicious, easy main dish . . . especially if you like Chinese food, like I do. My husband went "shopping". . . Last week my husband went "shopping" at Sam's Wholesale. He came home with frozen egg rolls! Never had he bought that! So, I decided I would try a Taste of Home recipe for Beef and Broccoli for our dinner this evening. We both love Beef and Broccoli when we go to a Chinese restaurant to eat, so why not? Making the Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry . . . This Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry is so easy to prepare. I would add it to my Quick and Easy list of recipes. The most time is spent slicing the beef and preparing the broccoli. Both could … [Read more...]

Smothered Cube Steaks Recipe, a favorite comfort food!

Smothered Cube Steaks with gravy and onions is one of my favorite comfort foods. My Grandmama Hall and my Mama both made it. Serve with homemade mashed potatoes for a "made in heaven" dinner! Smothered Cube Steaks is comfort food to me! Nothing says "comfort food" to me like Smothered Cube Steaks. My Grandmama Hall used to make this a lot, served it with mashed potatoes and English Peas. She served EVERYTHING with English peas! I loved the tender pieces of meat covered with the creamy gravy and sautéed onions. It reminds me of times in my childhood when I would be at Grandmama's house. Mama also would make the Smothered Cube Steaks, so it is, and has been, a favorite of mine since I was little. Smothered Cube Steak, the perfect … [Read more...]

Amazing Beef Tips and Gravy, the perfect one-pan meal!

These Amazing Beef Tips and Gravy will be one of your absolute favorite main dishes. Pop it in the oven and it cooks itself. It's delicious with mashed potatoes or rice.  Amazing Beef Tips and Gravy, the perfect slow cooked main dish! Years ago, my daughter, Candace, had a recipe for Braised Beef Tips. It was good, but the process of making them was a little time consuming. So, last week, she was visiting my sister, Jeri, who had these Amazing Beef Tips and Gravy in her oven cooking on a low temperature for their dinner. Candace said the aroma from the food baking was awesome! So, she decided to make this, and invite us all over for yet another Sunday Supper with family:) I went with her to the grocery store to buy the ingredients … [Read more...]