Shepherd’s Pie

The kiddo went to science camp in Yosemite for a week earlier this month. I asked what she wanted for dinner the two nights before she left. Her answer Shepherd’s Pie, and it was okay if she had it both nights! This is a girl after my own heart. I love nothing more than a…

Comfort Food is Turkey Bean Hotdish

Growing up my mom used to make the best comfort food. Now for me as an adult comfort food is turkey bean hotdish. This is a one pot meal if you choose, quick to put together and great to make in bulk for freezing for another meal. Normally this is made with ground turkey, but…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…

Happy National Sloppy Joes Day

It’s Saturday – you’ve survived the week.  I know you’re probably thinking you want to BBQ, because it’s CA and that’s what we do. But no – today is National Sloppy Joe’s Day.  But remember – Sloppy Joes are a fast dinner. What modern mom doesn’t love that idea? And you know me, my all…

National Chili Day with Two Cooks

Who likes chili – you do right? Well I totally do. I’ve told you how much I like making frito boats, or “walking tacos” as they’re called in other parts of the country. I have many memories of my mom heating up a can of Nalley’s chili as a quick post swim meet dinner for…

I Love Sloppy Joes

One of my favorite meals when I was a kid was sloppy joes. After having a kid I decided in my free time to learn to make my own from scratch. Click HERE for my recipe. It’s in regular rotation at our house and 100% kid approved. And while I’m at it I want to…