Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

I originally found this recipe in the 2011 Taste of Home Summer Slow Cooker publication, and love it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb Italian sausage 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 jar marinara sauce 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms 1 pkg (9 oz) refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 cup (4 oz) Read More …

Spice-Rubbed London Broil

This lean flank steak gets an Indonesian flair with a coating of brown sugar and spices. Ingredients: 1 /12 tablespoons firmly packed brown sugar 2 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 (3 Read More …

French Dip Sandwiches

Ingredients: 3-pound fresh beef brisket (not corned beef) 1 package (1.3 oz.) dry onion soup mix 1 can (10.5 oz.) condensed beef broth 8 mini baguettes or sandwich buns Instructions: Place beef in 3 1/2 to 6 quart slow cooker. Mix dry soup mix and beef broth; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low Read More …

Bubble-Up Pizza

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. groud beef 1 (15 oz.) can spagetti sauce 2 (12 oz.) tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits 1 1.2 cups shredded cheese Directions: Brown beef, drain and stir in pizza sauce. Quarter biscuits into 9×13-inch baking dish Top with beef mixture. Bake uncovered at 400 F for 20-25 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and Read More …

Country Wining and Dining

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because I love to cook myself (as long as I don’t have to clean up afterwards).  Read More …

Trip to SIPAC

This weekend was the Indiana Farm Bureau District #9 Annual Meeting at the Southern Indiana Purdue Agricultural Center, henceforth to be known as the meeting at SIPAC.  It wasn’t much of a meeting, mostly it was a tour of the SIPAC facilities.  I learned a lot, and it was a pretty fun trip.  I went Read More …

Meat Kabobs

It’s summer, and summer is time for grilling…. Mostly because using the oven heats up my kitchen, and increases the cost of the A/C. I’m not a big fan of crunchy veggies, so instead of adding veggies to my kabobs, the ones I make are strictly meat.  I start with cubed roast (stew meat) and Read More …