• Baked Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is one of those staples that is wonderful to keep in the pantry. It’s relatively inexpensive and has a long shelf life. We have quite a bit on hand but my kids just don’t gobble it up like they used to. After a while we grow tired of eating a lot of the same thing and kids are no exception. So last weekend I got a little creative with the oatmeal and made a baked rendition – with the addition of some fresh strawberries that needed used up before they went bad. The oats I used weren’t gluten free so I wasn’t able to give a taste-test myself but…

  • Bratwurst Sausage & Cabbage Skillet

    For some reason, we had a lot of leftover cabbage and carrots from our annual Corned Beef and Cabbage St Patty’s Day dinner. The cabbage is usually gone in a flash and we always wish we’d had more. I don’t know what the turn of events was for this year but I was determined not to let these leftovers go to waste, despite all the corned beef being gone. I also had a package of bulk bratwurst sausage in the freezer from a friend that I wasn’t sure how to utilize – so it’s been sitting in there for some time, just waiting to fulfill its sausage deliciousness destiny. Last…

  • Crockpot Kielbasa Hash

    I love using my crockpot. Year round. In the winter it gives a warmth and casts the most wonderful scent throughout the house. In the summer I put that dude out on the deck or covered patio and make a hands-off meal that doesn’t heat an already prone to being hot house. I especially love crockpot meals that are freezer friendly – so when I put one together for dinner tonight, a second can be added to a freezer stock for a dump and go dinner at another time. This particular crockpot meal is good for spring, summer, winter and fall. It’s also an amazing next day breakfast addition. Celiac…