Tuesday, September 6, 2016



It’s pure comfort food at its best – so no. It is not diet-friendly. It is not skinny. It is not light. It’s comfort food at its best, and EASIEST!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9×13 baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and onion and cook until beef has browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Drain excess fat.
  4. Stir in crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano, parsley and red pepper flakes; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. In a small bowl, whisk together cream cheese and sour cream.
  6. Add pasta to the prepared baking dish and layer with cream cheese and beef mixture; sprinkle with cheeses.
  7. Place into oven and bake until bubbly and heated through, about 15-20 minutes.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

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Saturday, March 26, 2016


Seasoned stock keeps this meatloaf juicy and flavorful. A revised ketchup delivers just the right amount of tang, spice, and sweetness. And the bacon? We think it speaks for itself. 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, grated on large holes of a box grater
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • ¾ cup ketchup
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • ½ cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 large eggs
  • cup fine breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds ground beef chuck (15% fat)
  • 6 thin strips bacon

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then parchment paper.
  2. Heat oil over medium in a small skillet. Cook onion and garlic, stirring occasionally, until very soft, about 4 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, bring ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, and cayenne to a boil in a small saucepan, reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and syrupy, about 5 minutes. Transfer 2 tablespoons ketchup mixture to a blender; add broth and parsley and blend until smooth. Set remaining ketchup mixture aside.
  4. Add broth mixture, eggs, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, salt, and pepper to onion and garlic; mix to combine. Add beef and mix well with your hands to combine. Transfer meatloaf mixture to prepared pan and form into a long log (about 12"x5"), smoothing surface. Spread reserved ketchup mixture over top and drape bacon in a crisscross pattern over loaf, tucking underneath. Bake until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 165° and bacon is crisp, 70–80 minutes. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing.
Enjoy :)

Monday, March 16, 2015


Put this zippy twist on your meatloaf dinner. It is a sweet and sour taste which will delight your family. They will be requesting all the time.

Easy Sweet & Sour Meatloaf


  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped fine
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 egg, beaten


  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons prepared mustard
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  1. Mix the first 7 ingredients together and shape into a meat loaf. Place on a baking pan. Combine sauce ingredients and pour over meatloaf. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 1 1/2 hours, basting occasionally.

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Bro's Breakfast Burgers

Here's an ultimate breakfast sandwich – a deliciously grilled burger with crisp bacon and a fried egg! Bro's Breakfast Burger is a satisfying comfort food sandwich that is perfect any time of day.

Bro's Breakfast Burger


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 2 tbsp. white onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp. strongly brewed coffee, optional
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. dried sage
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme

  • 5 slices bacon, cooked crisp
  • 5 slices swiss cheese
  • 5 eggs, cooked over easy or to taste
  • 5 hamburger buns, split
  • Softened butter, optional

  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  1. Use your hands to mix together all of the beef ingredients. Separate the mixture into five patties
  1. Place the patties on this grill and cook, flipping once, until done.
  1. While the burgers cook, fry the bacon. Once cooked, move the bacon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  1. Drain most of the bacon drippings from the pan, then fry the eggs to taste. Set aside.
  1. Split the hamburger buns, spread the butter onto the split sides.
  1. Once the burgers are fully cooked (but still on the grill), add the buns, buttered side down, to the grill to toast and place a slice of cheese onto each burger
  1. Cook until the buns are toasted and the cheese is melted.
  1. Place the burgers onto the toasted buns, followed by bacon and a fried egg. Serve hot.

Makes 5 Breakfast Burgers

Happy Cooking

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