Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

Beefy Gnocchi Casserole

I had ground beef to use for dinner and wanted to include gnocchi.  I did a quick web search and laughed at the recipe that caught my eye.  It looked so delicious, but scrolling down I found the recipe was all boxes and cans kind of foods.  I wanted to use up some potatoes and make my own gnocchi and use good shredded cheese.  The recipe might be fine for quick meals but I wanted my casserole to be homemade. Continue reading

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

Cottage Cheese Lasagna

My family has always debated whether lasagna is best when made with cottage cheese or ricotta in the cheese filling.  As a kid, my mom always used cottage cheese.  We didn’t know what ricotta was.  In the Midwest it was considered something sort of “foreign”, maybe vaguely Italian or something.  I loved my mom’s lasagna and continued to use her recipe to make lasagna for my family. Continue reading

Pan Seared Steak

Pan Seared Steak

Pan Seared Steak

I am slightly embarrassed to admit I’ve never cooked a steak. Never grilled, never pan-fried, etc. My P.S. (Prepares Steak/ hubby) always does it. He fancies himself an expert at preparing steaks and I’m good with that. He is good! But he was out-of-town and I was alone in the castle with a steak. I’d picked up a piece of sirloin and wanted it for dinner. Research was needed! Continue reading