Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

It’s a St. Patty’s Day staple and I have been making it for over 20 years.  Gotta let that sink in for a moment… 20 years. Wow.  That’s a lot of corned beef and cabbage. Slow cooker is hands down the best way to make this dish.  Set it and forget it.  I’ve never been…

Corned Beef and Cabbage Pizza

Originally I had done this as video and when trying to edit the video, there were some problems.  Needless to say, it didn’t work out.  So, instead, I am simply releasing the recipe here.  Nothing new about that. Right? Anyway, we really like doing mashups with different kinds of non-traditional toppings and a corned beef…

Grilled Chicken Salad

On the nights that life is hard and coming up with a meal is too daunting of a task we like to turn to salads. Green salads full of crunch and flavor have been a standard go to for us when we aren’t sure what to make for quite some time, soup being the other….

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

There is that part of me that recognizes the need for healthy foods and lighter fare.  And, for the most part, I wouldn’t call my cooking overly rich or heavy.  But it definitely hardy and meant to stick with you for a long period of time.  Not to mention the need for leftovers because saving…

Shepard’s Pie

We are getting ready for March here.  March means three things: Spring St. Patrick’s Day My Birthday In short, the celebration of all things green and Irish.  (Technically I am only part Irish.  I am also Welsh, German, English, and other.  Essentially, I am American.)  This is the time of year when I can really…

Bacon & Cheese Beer Bread

    Mr. Stacy loves a good beer bread, especially when it’s soft, warm, and full of all the little things that he enjoys like good beer, cheese, and bacon.  Can’t say I blame him.  I think I am right there with him.  It wasn’t until I moved to Germany where I found out what…

Prepping For the Market

Last summer I started kicking around the notion of selling baked goods at the farmer’s markets here in town, but was otherwise distracted by life, Mr. Stacy, and travel. This morning I decided that I really should do that this year. I can get out. Meet people. Share my food. Plus, make a little money…

Beer Cheese Dip with Sausage

I really don’t like crowding my blog posts with more than one recipe.  So, think of this as Part 2 with Game Day posts. For my dish during the broadcast, I used Cold Smoke Scotch Ale from KettleHouse Brewing Co. in Missoula.  If you want a lighter flavored try a light lager or IPA.  I…

The Dreaded Cold and Flu Season

As lovely as Montana is, it is not isolated from the rest of the world and cold and flu season has settled in horrifically.  The number of sick people at work seems to grow exponentially and even I have succumb to the horrors of the cold.  I spent a week marinating in cold and flu…

Taco Salad

One of my readers recently asked about some food ideas that were tasty, filling, and fit into their dietary restrictions. No problem. Mr. Stacy and I have been making taco salad since we have been together.  It’s really one of his specialties.  Because it’s very tasty, fairly simple, and quite an ingredient flexible dish it’s…

Rolled Sugar Cookies

I am going to be completely honest, I hate sugar cookies.  I enjoy eating good sugar cookies, but I hate making the damn things.  These things were just a mystery to me with the mixing, chilling, rolling, getting them cut without sticking to the counter.  Let’s not even get into the baking with the spreading…