Close up of bierock that has been cut in half, one in front of the other, along with some crinkle cut fries.

Cheesy Bierocks Recipe (Runza-Style)

Cheesy Bierocks are fluffy yeast dough pockets that are filled with seasoned beef, onions, cabbage, and of course, lots of cheese! Wondering why we say they are “Runza-style?” Read on.

Two elk burgers on a wooden board.

Elk Burger Recipe

Elk burgers are a lean but flavorful alternative to a traditional beef burger. Whether you purchase your elk meat from the store or you have it ground fresh, you can make them juicy and delicious with just a few simple steps!

Plate of toasted ravioli with a bowl of marinara

Toasted Ravioli Recipe (3 Ways)

Toasted ravioli is a delicious appetizer that can also be a main dish! But it actually isn’t toasted at all! These tasty bites, crispy on the outside, with soft and gooey cheese on the inside, are actually fried! And in this recipe, I will also show you how to make toasted ravioli in the air fryer, as well as baked in the oven. Simple, crunchy, cheesy, and delicious!

One pan thanksgiving dinner

One Pan Thanksgiving Dinner Recipe

Turkey, stuffing, and three side dishes, all cooked up on a sheet pan. In just 2 hours (cooking time included) your abundant one pan Thanksgiving dinner will be ready to serve. So kick back, relax, and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Coney Dogs Recipe

Coney dogs are steamed hot dogs smothered with all-beef chili, and topped with minced onions and mustard. The chili is a little bit sweet and a little bit spicy. Invented in Michigan, these coney dogs are a real American treat! Did you think that coney

A fluffernutter sandwich with a bite out of it. Two more sandwiches stacked behind.

Fluffernutter Sandwich Recipe

This simple Fluffernutter sandwich is a delightful treat! A New England favorite, creamy peanut butter and marshmallow fluff are spread over white bread. It is a favorite of kids and adults alike! There are so many good things about the sweet and salty combination of

Two crab cakes on a dark grey plate, 2 lemon wedges in front and a ramekin of cocktail sauce in the back.

Oven-Baked Crab Cakes Recipe

This oven-baked crab cakes recipe skips the heavy oil but delivers a delicious flavor and texture. Big chunks of lump crab, a light cracker filler, and the authentic flavors of Old Bay seasoning make this crab cake recipe extraordinary! Ingredients Eggs: This is the binding

Coconut chicken strips piled on a plate with ramekin of ranch.

Coconut Chicken Strips Recipe

These coconut chicken strips are crunchy on the outside but juicy on the inside! Easy to make, they are a recipe that both kids and adults will love! You can easily make them Paleo/Whole 30 approved by using almond flour. It’s the perfect weeknight meal!

Side view of lobster rolls on a pan with fries and condiments.

Lobster Rolls Recipe

Lobster rolls are a New England delicacy, made with fresh and simple ingredients. A buttered and toasted bun provides the perfect texture contrast for the star of the show, tender and succulent pieces of lobster! There are both warm and cold versions of the lobster

Bowl of louisiana gumbo with a ball of rice in the middle. Spoon is scooping up a piece of shrimp.

Louisiana Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo is a melting pot of rich and flavorful stock, the Holy Trinity of vegetables, and a variety of meat. It is hard to classify what makes a truly authentic Louisiana gumbo recipe because there are about as many variations of gumbo as there are

Close up of a Kentucky hot brown sandwich. Two tomatoes on top, and 2 pieces of bacon in a cross pattern.

Kentucky Hot Brown Recipe

The Kentucky hot brown is an open-faced sandwich that is the ultimate comfort food. There is a creamy sauce, crispy bacon, and underneath that is a foundation of soft and pillowy bread. This sandwich was invented by the owner of The Brown Hotel in Louisville,

Plate of roast beef with potatoes, carrots and mushrooms piled on top

Oven Pot Roast Recipe

Pot roast has long been considered a classic American Sunday meal. It is perfect because you can do all of the work to prepare it, then walk away and come back a few hours later to your meal complete and ready to serve! Pot roast

Loose meat sandwich with 2 pickles, condiments in background

Loose Meat Sandwich Recipe

Depending on where you live, the loose meat sandwich is called different things. In Iowa, it is a Maid-Rite. In other midwest states, it is called a Nu-Way, steamer, Big T, loose hamburger, Tastee, or even a tavern sandwich. So many names, and some slightly

Chicago-style deep dish pizza

Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza Recipe

A classic Chicago-style deep dish pizza is characterized by a buttery crust, tons of cheese, and a super flavorful sauce. This recipe has all of those and is much easier than you might think. When we decided on deep dish pizza for our Illinois state

Thai Cashew Chicken

Thai Cashew Chicken Recipe

Thai Cashew Chicken is the perfect dinner for when you are short on time, but you still want something that has a lot of flavor. In Thailand, it is known as Gai Pad Med Mamuang, which means chicken stir fry with cashew nuts. While considered

Bowl of Coconut Curry Cashews

Roasted Coconut Curry Cashews Recipe

Roasted nuts are addictive, especially if they are flavored! These roasted coconut curry cashews are a unique twist on the more traditional roasted cashew, and I would argue they are even more addictive! Sweet, spicy, crunchy, earthy – all the best flavors of your favorite

finger steaks recipe

Idaho Finger Steaks Recipe

I am happy to share that this Idaho finger steaks recipe was a hit! Crispy and perfectly seasoned on the outside, tender and juicy on the inside. They were addicting little strips of goodness! Who knew finger steaks could be so good? Truth be told,

Wrapped Kalua Pork with Salt

Smoked Kalua Pork Recipe

Traditional Kalua pig is a whole pig that is cooked in the ground. Literally, they dig a giant hole and bury the pig! I don’t know about you, but that’s not something I was up for doing in my backyard. So when we had our

Finished Honey Sriracha Salmon

Air Fryer Honey Sriracha Salmon Recipe

A couple of years ago I stumbled upon this baked honey sriracha salmon recipe by Creme de la Crumb. I call it “the fish recipe for people who don’t love fish.” My family doesn’t really like fish, but they will eat this recipe! And since

2 pieces of fried chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken Recipe

When we decided to have fried chicken for our Georgia state dinner, I’ll admit I was a little intimidated. I usually prepare “fried” chicken in the oven. It’s healthier that way, and I love anything that cooks without me having to stand over it. But

Summer Vegetable Curry

Summer Vegetable Curry

If you have followed my menu plans for any length of time at all you know that I love curry! It very well may be my favorite food ever! I love trying new ways of making curry so that I can enjoy some variety while

One Pot Pasta Side View

One Pot Pasta with Ricotta Clouds

Do you remember the 2013 trend of One Pot Pasta? I was mind-blown when I first tried it, loving the simplicity. Boiling pasta in water, with onions, garlic, and tomatoes, was an easy dinner! I wondered if I could create something similar, but with a

Slippery Dumplings

Slippery Dumplings

The Difference Between Southern Dumpling and Slippery Dumplings Growing up in the south I know all about chicken and dumplings. Truthfully, I never liked them because the biscuit-like dumpling is too wet on the outside and felt like I was eating raw dough. I had

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Street Tacos with Fresh Pico De Gallo

Taco Tuesday is our favorite night of the week, and these Street Tacos with fresh pico de gallo are always a hit! It is so nice to cook a meal that the entire family loves, so this is on our regular rotation! A Flavorful Marinade

Pork Green Chili

Pork Green Chili

When planning for our Colorado state dinner I scoured the internet for the best pork green chili recipes. None looked like exactly what I wanted. So I took a little bit from a number of different sites and came up with my own version. We

chicken tacos

Chicken Tacos

Necessity is the Mother of Invention These tacos were created one night when Matt was out of town, and I was searching for something simple to make that both Cora and Levi would eat. I didn’t want to take a trip to the grocery store,

House Chicken

House Chicken

Monday Day Grill Day Mondays are usually “grill something” day at our home. In the summer that often means literally putting meat on the outdoor grill, but it can also mean cooking meat inside on the stove or in the oven. Essentially, Monday is “stand-alone

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

This Chicken Parmesan is the most flavorful chicken parm I have ever tasted! Pardon me for the humble brag, but I think it is top restaurant quality! The addition of fresh basil is not required to make it a good dish, but if you have

Square photo of peanut thai chicken on a plate with rice

Peanut Thai Curry

Thai food is my ultimate comfort food and this Peanut Thai Curry checks every box in what I look for in a perfect Thai recipe. Warm spices and coconut make this creamy sauce absolutely delicious, and the peanut butter adds a depth and richness that