Potato Chowder – Deliciousness!

Potato Chowder

Potato Chowder

I love soup and potatoes. So of course one of my classic go to fall/winter meals of all time is potato chowder. Typically every fall I buy a multitude of potatoes. Russets, red, Yukon, yellows, purple, fingerlings any kind. But I always have on hand russets. They are cheap, about $1.50 for 10 lbs, and you can make Continue reading

Basic White Bread – The Wonder of a Bread Machine!

Basic White Bread

Basic White Bread

I grew up with a mother who bakes and cooks from scratch. She has huge jars of flour & sugar on her counter. Always has and probably always will. She made bread from scratch my whole life. & she taught me. I won prizes for my wreath shaped breads from school. Made wheat, flavored, dessert Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars – Epic & Easy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

I love chocolate and peanut butter. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are in my top 5 off all time favorite candies. Peanut butter m&m’s are pretty epic also. I had a horrible habit as a kid that I would get a 1 pound bag of m&m’s Continue reading

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast – Lazyish?

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Have I mentioned I love to be a lazy cook. Honestly don’t we all? Oh sure we all love the big traditional Thanksgiving style meal. I do. It’s one of my favorites. Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, rolls, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, cheesecake & whatever else your family includes in their traditional meal. As a person who didn’t grow up celebrating holidays we never Continue reading

Horseradish Pork Chops – The Other Other White Meat!

Horseradish pork chop

I have been craving pork lately. If you couldn’t tell from the Broccoli Bacon Salad post – https://modernwifetale.com/2015/08/17/broccoli-bacon-salad/. Fried pork, baked pork, sautéed with veggies, Continue reading

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli Bacon Salad

I think all of us have had this one or more times at a potluck. For my own wedding we requested it. Family “What do you want for a wedding gift?” Me “Could you make a batch of potato salad, you a fruit something or another & you a broccoli bacon salad.” As you can see I’m pretty informal. Mind you I was Continue reading

Slow Cooker Beef Tips

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

Annnnnd it raining. I know, I live in Washington and we expect it. But its August and we are roofing our house so I’m not too pumped that we have rain, thunder and lightning going on. In fact this makes me want to stay inside and cook a stick to your ribs kind of dinner. I saw something like this on Pinterest Continue reading

Layered Salad of Delight

Layer Salad 2

Oh layered salad, how I love your convenience. Let me count the ways. Well the layers I guess. Truly one of the easiest salads I have found from Pinterest. It’s all prep and minimal cooking (except bacon, which you could leave out but I wouldn’t, it’s too delicious!). Great for this heat wave we continue to keep having. I like that Continue reading

My Infatuation With An App!

Courtesy of Pinterest

Courtesy of Pinterest

So I’m addicted and I’ve got it bad. I’m addicted to the world of Pinterest (they say the first step is admitting you have a problem, ha). Of the pictures, the articles, the enthusiasm, the shiny things…

I love to Pin everything that interests me and then go back and reread why I loved that pin. So many Continue reading

Meat and Potatoes – aka. Man meal

Meat and Potatoes

So my husband can be a picky eater. He doesn’t like pasta, hot tomatoes, and on and on. So many of the major food that’s available in this world. He loves meat and potatoes. We both do. I just also like more variety in my life. That’s one of the hardest things for me as the household chef is to accommodate both our tastes. But we both love this casserole I’ve put together with a few different recipes in this galaxy. It’s easy to prepare and he, along with most men, love it. Continue reading