Funeral Food: Broccoli Casserole

Broccoli Casserole

When my grandmother passed, her neighbor, a literal little old lady, walked up to the house with a covered dish in hand, tripped, and she and her Broccoli Casserole went down.  Luckily for us, she was okay and the lid on the casserole was on tight, so while it appeared misshapen and unidentifiable, the tasty […]

Fastest Lasagna You’ll Ever Make with No-Cook Noodles

Fastest Lasagna You'll Ever Make with No-Cook Noodles

We love us some easy meal-makin’ in this house, especially when it concerns lasagna, how about you?  Yet, lots of folks hesitate to make it because it is time-consuming with the cooking of the noodles and the making of the sauce. What if I told you that this is the fastest lasagna you’ll ever make?  […]

Got Tortillas? Fill ‘Em With This.

Meat and Potato Tortilla Filling

Remember my first attempt to make tortillas?  Mmmm, homemade tortillas. So good. Well, you gotta fill them with something, right?  R-I-G-H-T! How about this deliciousness? I make this meat and potato filling a few times a month and we use it in everything from stacked tortillas to scrambled eggs.  It’s addicting! This was my plate.  […]

Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken

Oven Roasted BBQ Chicken

Ask anyone who knows me: I love my chicken straight off the BBQ pit, slathered in sauce, baby! But what’s a gal to do in stormy weather or when it’s too dern cold to BBQ, yet the delicious hankerin’ refuses to quit? Oven roast those chicken bits, that’s what! I’ve been making roasted whole chickens […]

Brine a Turkey the Easy Way

The Easy Way to Brine a Turkey

For years, we have been brining turkeys with great success, and you can too! Most people think that when you brine a turkey or chicken, that the end result will be an overly salty beast.  So. Not. True. The opposite is true: when you brine poultry, the end result is tender moist deliciousness that most […]

Easiest Pinto Bean Recipe You’ll Ever Find: Take Two


We eat lots of pinto beans in the house + OMT! loves easy = y’all see where this is headed. I have shared my easiest pinto bean recipe with you and today, I’m offering a delicious variation: pinto beans cooked with a ham bone. ~faint~ My favorite way to make dem pintos is in a […]

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

Spicy Bacon Meatloaf Mac and Cheese

I can hear some of you thinking: Obsessed with Bacon Meatloaf much, woman?!  Yes, yes I am.  And you would be too if you would just make the dang-blasted thang. It’s important to point to the obvious here: my recipe for Bacon Meatloaf, like most of my recipes, is for those who love leftovers.  Luckily, […]

Tomato and Mozzarella Bruschetta with a Twist

Bruschetta with a Twist

Bruschetta is a family fav during the summer tomato season.  Done as a meal, it’s easy, light and satisfying.  Can I get an AMEN and a HALLELURIAH! If you’re a long time reader, you know I have trouble following recipe directions exactly as written and like to add a twist to suit our tastes.  Bruschetta […]

Grilled Burger Pizza

Grilled Burger Pizza

Summertime = Burgertime! We’ve already covered grilled corn and grilled taters with onions, so why not burgers via a Grilled Burger Pizza? Here’s the truth about our summer grilling: We grill once every two weeks-ish and load up the grill with burgers, sausage, hot dogs, and anything else in the meat department that has caught […]

A Twist on the Traditional Meatloaf Sandwich: Meatloaf Quesadilla

Meatloaf Quesadillas

Meatloaf.  You either love it or you hate it with a white-hot heat.  OMT! lurvs it (remember THIS post?!).  So much so, she aught to marry it and then stop referring to herself in third person. Obviously, when you make a GIANT meatloaf for two, you’re gonna have leftovers.  What’s better than a meatloaf sandwich?  […]