Cheesy Cowboy Taters recipe

Cheesy Cowboy Taters (that’s potatoes for you city folk)

This post is sponsored by VELVEETA®. All opinions are my own. I don't know if y'all know this, but my cowboy is pretty darn fantastic, and cute to boot!  When I'm running short on menu ideas, he always has something brewing in that ol' brain of his and when things happen, he steps up and ropes the task in and just fixes everything.   He is a ... Continue Reading

home-style potatoes

The Best Time to Make Home-Style Potatoes

Meat and taters....that seems to be the heart of our meals most days so making sure I can make them taste good all the time becomes a challenge.  I've baked them with Ranch dip, mashed them with butter and cheese, and done just about everything else I can think.  One of our most favorite ways to eat taters is to pan fry them. Our secret is to cook ... Continue Reading


Easy Crock-Pot Tater Soup

The weather's turning cooler, the leaves are falling, and the soups are cookin'. There's something about tater soup that comforts me. Maybe because it's tasty or maybe it's because no matter how low we get on groceries, I always keep potatoes on hand and that means there will always be food on the table. There are so many variations of potato ... Continue Reading

Fried Tater Squash and Okra

Fried Tater, Squash, and Okra Mix

HA HA. I have no clue what to call this but I know there are folks out there who have eaten this and if you haven't, you're missing out on a delicious vegetable meal! We were given a whole bunch of fresh okra and squash and I mean a whole bunch and I knew exactly what to make. My husband used to daywork for other ranches a long time back and I ... Continue Reading

Meat and Potato Pie Precooked

Meat and Potato Pie – Not Pretty but Good

Nor is it healthy when topped with all that cheese but it's very good to eat and GREAT to make when feeding a large crew.  I've always seen this cooked in this way but would love to hear your variations if you make something similar. INGREDIENTS 1 lb ground beef ½ small onion chopped 6 to 8 saltine crackers, crushed 1 egg, beaten 1 can cream ... Continue Reading

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Ranch Red Potatoes with Bacon

Just another side dish idea.  We try to cook potatoes in a variety of ways and for everything but mashed, we use red potatoes. Basically you throw all this in a bowl, mix and bake. Pretty simple. I chose to use light dressing and no cheese since I'm trying to lose weight but normally we do add cheese.  Another great variation of this if you don't ... Continue Reading

sweet flake potato pancakes

Sweet Flake Potato Pancakes

By Joy into January's Food Challenge INGREDIENTS 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and finely shredded 1 small onion, grated 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup rolled oats 1 cup corn flakes, crumbled 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper canola oil 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce DIRECTIONS Squeeze ... Continue Reading


30-Minute Beef Stew in a Pressure Cooker

Just because I have time to cook all day, doesn't mean I want to.  Or maybe we need a meal ASAP before we head out the door.  This has got to be one of the coolest pans ever!  Meet the Fissler Blue Point Pressure Pan Set.   You can grill, sear, saute, steam and pressure cook in this one pan.  Whew, that's a mouthful! It's no lightweight either!  ... Continue Reading

mash taters with baked tater flavor

Mash Potatoes with Baked Potato Flavor

These mash potatoes are just heavenly.  I love baked potatoes but hate the work so this is a great alternative. I use mash potatoes as a filler for many meals, otherwise, my boys would never be full! INGREDIENTS: Red potatoes Sour cream Parsley Butter Bacos - Bacon Bits (optional but SOOO GOOD!) DIRECTIONS: Clean potatoes, cube, and boil ... Continue Reading