Contributed by Brandie from Home Cooking Memories   For the last 24 years of being a wife and mom, I’ve done my best to save time in the kitchen. Sure, I’ve made a lot of complicated dinners in my years but, most of the time, I’m always looking for the easiest ways to get dinner on the table.   Beef Stroganoff was one of the first easy meals that I made for my family. However, the version I made years … continued…

Easy One-Pan Beef Stroganoff
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I had some extra burlap left over from making my burlap wreath last fall and some inspiration from a shopping trip in Gatlinburg, TN. So, I made my own burlap and twine ornaments that lend a rustic look to my Christmas tree. These ornaments don’t require much craftiness, but they do require a little patience since they don’t look great until the end. Supplies needed: Round ornaments, Burlap, Craft Glue, Twine, Glitter   First, cover your ornament with burlap. Since the ornament is round, … continued…

burlap ornament
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This post was contributed by Kristy from Mommy Hates Cooking.     As we move along to the fall and winter months, most of us tend to gravitate more toward comfort foods. When I think of comfort foods it seems like my mind immediately goes to heavy foods that are many times high in calories and fats too. The good thing is though you can still eat those delicious comfort foods without busting the calorie bank.   I fail at … continued…

Eggplant Lasgana
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This post was contributed by Debra from Worth Cooking.   Growing up, the best Sundays at church were always the weeks with potlucks. Beyond the fellowship – there was all of the fun options. Usually including things my Mom would not make like tons of desserts. But, with all the variety I always hoped there would be Mrs. Tate’s vegetable soup, and perhaps even better, Miss Cheryl’s Sloppy Joes.   Honestly, it might have only been a few times that … continued…

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Potatoes
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Contributed by Karly from A Simple Pantry   Anybody who knows me knows I’m all about that beef. Now you know too! It’s true, though, my love affair for beef goes back as far as I can remember. Beef stroganoff, petite sirloin, picadillo gorditas, easy lasagna bowls… if you can think it, I’ve probably eaten it with relish, savoring every last little morsel of amazing deliciousness. Are you getting a visual yet? Does it involve silverware? Because I swear, most … continued…

Easy Lasagna Bowls
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Recipe courtesy of Nathan from WannaBite.  I love ribeye steak. I haven’t met many men that don’t appreciate a quality steak that’s well cooked. My wife is a master at cooking steak. (Unlike me, who tends to overcook them.) So the other night, when she called to tell me that she’d picked up some Laura’s Lean Beef ribeyes and planned to cook them for dinner, I was very happy. You know you love something when you can almost taste it … continued…

Salt Crusted Ribeye with Bearnaise Sauce
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 Recipe courtesy of Nathan from WannaBite.   I’m southern boy. However, my family roots trace back to Germany. It turns out, a lot of the family dishes I grew up with, dishes passed down from generation to generation, have German roots, too. But as a kid, I had no idea. They were just family recipes.   As I became better versed in international cuisine, however, I realized my German heritage had lived on in my family’s culinary traditions, albeit with a … continued…

Unstuffed Cabbage Rolls
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Get inspired with recipes, crafts and healthy ideas for a spooktacular Halloween. Cheesy Beef Soup Baked in a Pumpkin Pot Roast and Pumpkin Risotto Healthy Treats Homemade Healthy Popcorn Balls Halloween Garland Halloween Wine Bottles Burlap Wreath   Follow Laura’s Lean Beef on Pinterest for more ideas! Follow Laura’s Lean Beef’s board Halloween on Pinterest.

Halloween Mashup
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When I was a teenager, I went to a farm auction with my mom. This was not something we always did, but we happened to be driving by and stopped. There I found an old metal milk jug and bought it, rust and all, for $10. I still have it to this day and will likely pass it to my kids. Fast forward a few years, and a husband, later; and I found my husband likes to browse antique shops … continued…

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I recently purchased a blue wire basket that brings out the subtle blues in my couch, but didn’t have anything to fill it. I first thought about using hollow vine balls. But then came across a tutorial on making decorative hollow yarn balls on the Jo Ann Fabric and Craft website that sparked my creativity and was the perfect solution to my decorating dilemma. I had an old skein of yarn that would highlight my couch perfectly. I had to … continued…

Yarn Balls
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