Eggs and Breakfast Sausage in Pato Sauce


I once dated a guy whose mom would make eggs in Pato sauce for breakfast on Sundays. It was something I had never had but was a favorite of everyone in his family. Recently I found a recipe that reminded me a bit of the eggs in Pato Sauce at Lexi’s Clean Kitchen. Lexi’s recipe…

Fajita Style Ground Turkey Tacos


I resurrected an old recipe for Homemade Taco Seasoning last night and tonight set out to make some healthy ground turkey tacos. I normally don’t add much into taco meat besides meat and seasoning. Maybe some onion. But tonight I was inspired to add in some veggies. I’m not big on veggies so I need…

Southwest Shepherd’s Pie


I have an overwhelmingly large amount of ground turkey in my home. I bought two pounds today on sale at Smart & Final along with a pound of ground turkey breakfast sausage. When I came home I discovered I have four more pounds of ground turkey in my freezer. So I set out to find…

Pizza-Style Meatloaf


I have been obsessed with meatloaf recently. I don’t know why. I never ate it as a child. I never liked it. I don’t like ketchup in general and my generation grew up eating meatloaf with ketchup slathered on top. But I didn’t. I rejected anything that had ketchup on it. To this day, I…

Lightened Up Slopped-Up Spaghetti


When I was a kid, my grandma watched my sister and I quite often. She lived about a mile from the Catholic school where we attended grade school and I remember walking to her house after school or being dropped off there so she could watch me when I was sick. We would watch Days…

Taco Soup


One of the reasons I really like this soup is because it reminds me of one of the soups the day kitchen manager, Christine, used to make when I worked at the Wauwatosa Chancery.

Thanksgiving Day Shepherd’s Pie


This is probably the worst time of year to be living in temporary housing. It’s the holidays and I don’t have any of my own kitchen stuff to cook with. To improvise this year, I decided to put together a few dishes that required very little prep work. You gotta have turkey on Thanksgiving. It’s…

Spinach and Feta Turkey Burgers


My grandma and I have good taste. We both clipped this recipe from the Penzeys Spices magazine! I made these turkey burgers when my dad was in town (in an effort to eat “healthier” with him). I ate mine on Brioche Buns bought at the Portland Farmers Market (the buns were the BOMB) and topped…

Turkey-Feta Meatballs


Dad eats a lot different when he’s at home in Wisconsin versus when he’s visiting me and Sis. Part of the reason is that we tend to eat out more when we’re together than we otherwise do. The other part of the reason is that I cook so much. I’ve been digging through the hundreds…

Pasta Bolognese


This dish is simply amazing. The best part? You can’t tell it’s loaded with veggies.