Category Archives: My Kitchen
Budget BBQ – One of My Childhood Favorites
Pork and Bean BBQ - A tasty low budget meal for your family!

My mom used to make this when we were kids. And while she always told us, “I never said I could cook, I just said I could keep us from starving!”, this was always a great meal. And to think, it came about just because she needed to stretch her food budget… and a pound of ground beef!

Nowadays I make it with ground turkey, but that’s just a personal preference. But since it’s such a simple recipe (the best kind in my book!), I wanted to share it. It’s certainly nothing fancy, but it’s delicious, healthy, and can really help you out if you’re looking for great family meals on a budget.

No More Stinky Dish Cloths!!
LUNATEC Odor-Free Dishcloths - fantastic for scrubbing & washing. They dry fast and never gunk up!

I finally got a chance to talk to my girlfriend last week and we got talking about dishes and how they suck… Not because we like talking dishes, but because my usual multitasking self was in the middle of washing mine while we were talking.

I told her I’d finally found some wash cloths that clean really well without getting all stinky and smelly within a few days!

Tortilla Rollups (Low Carb Style) – A Favorite Finger Food!
Low carb tortiilla wraps - These are great for game days, holidays, and parties!

Even in my “I hate to cook” home, I don’t mind making these… for several reasons. First, there’s ZERO cooking involved so there’s zero chance I’ll burn it! Second, they’re…

After Washing a Sink Full of Dishes…
I always end up looking like this when done washing dishes!

Why do always end up looking like this? Am I the only one who gets as much water on myself as I get on the dishes?! Take care, Debi aka…

Mom’s Meatloaf For Christmas!

I asked my son what he wanted for Christmas dinner… game hens again (that’s what we had for Thanksgiving but they really weren’t that good this time around), ham, chicken or meatloaf (it’s his grandma’s recipe).

He chose meatloaf. I’m good with that!

This is the original recipe I got from my mom. She made it for us as far back as I can remember. She was a single mom of two. And even when she was with my stepdad, she still had to make food stretch because he came with two sons that moved in as well.

7-Layer Mexican Bean Dip (Low Carb Style)
Shredded Cheese Layer - Layer 7 of my 7-Layer Mexican Bean Dip

This is a recipe that my mom got from her best friend way back when I was in high school. I still remember the day that I came home and…

No More Bitter Cucumbers! Victory or Voodoo?
Sliced Cucumbers - One of my favorite vegetables

I love cucumbers! Of course I prefer them in pickle form if I have a choice, but in the summer heat, eating them plain and ice cold is definitely the way to go.

Until recently…

For some reason over the past year, it seems like every time I’ve bought cucumbers, part or all of every one had this god-awful bitter taste.

Yes, I Killed a Sponge…
Dish Sponge on a Stick - Not a tool I recommend

This is what happens in my kitchen when I’m involved. I mean really! How is it even possible to do this when you’re just using it as intended? It’s not…

Crock Pot Cooking – Flavorful Pulled Pork Recipe
Low Carb BBQ Pulled Pork

I recently discovered I have a crock pot – actually, I re-discovered it. I’m sure I bought it years ago for a recipe I found that I wanted to make….

Yes, I’m Weird About Certain Foods
Sliced Red Onion (aka Purple Onion)

I remember people always telling me that my taste buds would eventually change. I wasn’t sure what that meant at the time. Was my tongue going to become a different…

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