15 One Pan Recipes

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
This is a roundup of delicious one-pan meals that have been the most asked for in our family as far back to the 1960s when mom used to make them.

You will find some new and old recipes that have been adapted to feed a large family economically with some great ideas when looking for something old or new to try.

Growing up we love tuna casserole but as time went on, the chicken was another idea to add as a substitute.

All these recipes can be adapted to satisfy your family's taste buds.

We love roundups like this for dinner ideas maybe you may remember our 20 kinds of beans or our 15 kinds of pasta recipes.

They're all easy recipes to follow and made with simple ingredients like our Polenta with Meat Sauce and Greens and Beans which are two others we love.

Get creative and try other meats, make them all vegetarian, or just get some great ideas below.

Scroll through this great roundup of one-pan recipes and enjoy these tried and true recipes.

this is a pin for later 15 recipes that are economical and casserole dishes


Grandma's Baked Custard

Sunday, March 29, 2020
When I make Grandma's Baked Custard, it brings me back to the simple days of good old fashioned desserts made with everyday pantry ingredients.

Grandma was quite creative making delicious desserts in the kitchen and this recipe brings back many fond childhood memories of her.

This over 100 years old recipe is made with just 6 ingredients.

It was a great way to use up a large amount of milk we knew was going to expire soon and nothing went to waste back the 1960s and when money was tight we used whatever we had.

The custard is done in either ramekin or in one large souffle baking dish (which I prefer) because we never had fancy dishes like those little white cups in our house in those days.

We just love her Homemade Chocolate Pudding or Grandma's Old Fashioned Banana Pudding recipes but her baked custard was the ultimate favorite comfort dessert.

I must say this is a little tricky to make if it's your first time and you must read the tips on scalding milk as the temperature must be perfect when mixing with the eggs.

Do read all the instructions first before attempting a baked custard so the results are perfect!

Once you get the hang of it, you will have mastered what is considered now a gourmet-style dessert served all over the world right in your own home.

Back growing up as a child, these were simple ingredients and we had it often, it takes a little time to bake but so worth it.

Served as is with a little cinnamon or nutmeg baked on the top or sometimes with a dollop of whipped cream and berries, it's just amazing.

Scroll through all the tips and directions before you start and print off this recipe at the end.

this is a baked custard with 6 ingredients in the recipe topped with whipped cream and red fresh raspberries, There are sprigs of mint in the background a spoon and white towels napkin


Loaded Boiled Smashed Potatoes

Friday, March 27, 2020
These Loaded Boiled Smashed Potatoes are one of the favorite ways I serve russet potatoes.

My family devours this chunky potato style casserole dish with any meal I make.

The topping is fantastic with melted cheddar, sour cream, and crispy crumbled bacon.

However you top your baked potatoes, this can be transformed into however you love them.

We huge potato lovers and I have a great Best Potato Roundup for you to check out.

This can be served with your favorite burger or even as an appetizer with chips or crackers.

Easy to make and done in no time with just a few ingredients and extremely addicting.

If you have a potato lover in your home, surprise them with this and watch how fast this is gone!

Scroll down for the easily printable recipe.

this is a deep dish pie plate with mashed chunky potatoes layered with cheese, bacon and sour cream


Mom's Italian Spanish Rice

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Mom's Italian Spanish Rice was and still is one of my favorite meals

This was an inexpensive meal using rice in a wine flavored tomato sauce.

The additions she would use made a whole other meal every time she served it.

There were times she added cooked ground meats, leftover meats, seafood and sometimes assorted vegetables were added.

Mom got very creative back in the 1960s when money was tight and we were on a budget with leftovers.

We just love rice recipes and mom and grandma made it several ways broccoli and rice, baked rice balls made and my grandma's homemade rice pudding are all family favorites.

This basic rice recipe is delicious no matter what you end up putting in it and it's so fast taking just around 35 minutes to your tables!

Scroll down to the printable recipe and make sure you read my tips and suggestions.


Italian Sausage and 15 Bean Soup

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
I love 15 kinds of bean soups, in chili, and especially in this Italian sausage soup is bursting with flavor.

The real beauty of this basic bean soup is you can use anything from fresh Italian sausage to leftover pot roast, chicken or any other kinds of meat I will give you a list of suggestions for.

Ok, so you can't find 15 beans in one package? Buy several kinds you like and mix them together no problem.

Fifteen bean soup has all kinds of lentils, lima beans, some kidney beans that are red or white and those are just to name a few.

I have made this soup so many different ways and my family always comes back to loving that Italian spicy hot flavored sausage.

It's so rich and full of every nutrient and vitamin and easy to make on the stovetop, pressure cooker or slow cooker.

We just love homemade soups and a favorite Italian Minestrone Soup.

Another great way to using 15 beans, is in a barbecue sauce called Cowboy Style Beans with Barbecue Sauce these are so delicious!

Scroll down to the bottom to print out this fabulous easy recipe!

this is a 15 bean soup made with ham bone in a rich broth


15 Easy Pasta Recipes

Monday, March 23, 2020
Here are over 15 pasta recipes cooked all different ways with easy pantry ingredients.

Some stovetop, others baked and all favorites through the years.

There are pasta sauces, pasta salads, casseroles, and many classic traditional recipes.

Many of these recipes are economical and will feed a large family easily on a budget with fantastic simple recipes.

The favorite classic like mac and cheese, tuna casserole and even a quick lasagna are just a few mentioned in this roundup of wonderful recipes.

What better than to have all your favorites saved in one place.

Check out the delicious recipes below and sauces to mix and match to make for your family with some less than 30 minutes of meals on your tables.

If you're a pasta lover you will love scrolling through all of these tried and true recipes.

We just love all kinds of pasta especially with the addition of beans.

Then we love our specialty pasta like our Homemade Cavatelli Pasta with Traditional Italian Meat Sauce and a favorite Homemade Ravioli Dough Pasta to just name a few of the family recipes we love.

There is something for everyone.

this pin for later is how to make all kinds of pasta recipes


20 Kinds of Bean Recipes

Sunday, March 22, 2020
Cooking with beans is a great way to feed a large family economically and these recipes are all fabulous tried and true over more than a 100 years old.

Mom and Grandma were taught how to stretch a budget and feed large and in Italy, beans were a staple then and now.

Many recipes were made with white beans, red beans, lentils, peas and so on.

All of them were either combined with a rich tomato sauce and back in the 1960s when money was tight, it was a bonus to have meats of any kind added.

Grandma and mom used ham bones, chicken, ground meats and whatever was available.

Beans are a great source of protein and full of nutrients, the perfect comfort foods have been made through the years including, stews, soups and anything from Italian American Recipes to Mexican American entrees.

Take a stroll through these recipes, they are easy to make, delicious and something here for everyone.

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Baked Italian Chicken Wings

Friday, March 20, 2020
Baked Italian Chicken Wings are healthier and a delicious alternative to fried!

Most of the time we enjoy our wings this way and they're so easy to make using less oil and still, have the crispy outside of fried chicken but oven-fried.

I marinade them, then use one of our many styles of chicken wing dipping sauces!

If you have never tried to bake wings, you will be pleasantly surprised just how crunchy and tender these are.

With a little Italian herb and garlic flavor in this terrific easy marinade, these wings will be your next new favorite way to eat them!

Just scroll down to print off the recipe.

These are baked Italian wings with a garlic parmesan buttery coating after baked on top garnished with parsley. They taste like fried wings but they are baked not fried.


Baked Parmesan Crusted Fish with Zucchini Salsa

Thursday, March 19, 2020
This is one of my favorite seafood dishes I make Baked Parmesan Crusted Fish with Zucchini Salsa.

It's a fresh vegetable topped white fish baked with panko bread crumbs and full of flavor.

Easy to make and the salsa on top is divine along with the freshly made marinara sauce to give it that gourmet taste.

Everyone thinks this came from a 5-star restaurant when I make it and this is such a simple recipe.

Then with a side dish of our favorite cavatelli pasta or twice baked potatoes, the meal is complete.

With just this vegetable salsa no top, it's really a meal in itself but my family just loves pasta as a side dish, I am happy with this seafood dish just the way it is.

Check out this easy recipe on the printable recipe card by just scrolling down to the bottom of the page.

this is a thick piece of haddock with zucchini salsa on top


Blueberry Cornbread Muffins and Savory Cornbread Recipes

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
There are times I just love a sweet blueberry corn muffin for breakfast or brunch and then I need my savory cornbread loaded with cheese, green chilies, and bacon, for picnics or dinner meals.

Since I made both this week, I decided to put both savory and sweet recipes in one place for you today.

Both cornbread recipes can be made into muffins or into square or cast-iron skillet pans.

Each recipe is unique in flavors but moist and tender like cake and so rich and delicious.

If I had to choose one over the other, it would be very difficult.

The savory recipe is great with Old Fashioned Chili, Beer StewBaked Barbecued Chicken and even just for snacking on.

I love the sweet cornbread for a quick on the go breakfast muffin and just perfect with any hot beverage.

Today this is a bonus recipe card, just scroll down to the printable delicious sweet or savory cornbread recipes to print them off.

these are a stack of blueberry cornbread muffins


Guinness Beer Muffin Bread

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Guinness Beer Muffin Bread is the perfect little bread muffin to kick off a festive St. Patrick's Day meal with and this is easy how to make individual servings.

The Irish stout flavors are perfect for a festive party meal of any kind and then slathered with some Irish butter while still warm out of the oven, these are fit for a king!

This is just a plain style beer bread recipe, however, there are suggestions and additions below to make other flavors with bacon and cheese, garlic and herb and cheese with garlic beer bread.

The aroma alone will make your mouth water while baking.

We stay home every year and celebrate being Irish for a day and make all our Best St. Patrick's Day Roundup of Recipes.

These muffins are on the top of the list of must makes every year and everyone loves them.

Muffin bread is so delicious and comes together quickly because guess what there's no yeast or rising to worry about!

I love easy recipes and quick bread like this one with no waiting time for the muffin bread to rise up!

The taste is extraordinary with extra light and fluffy texture plus with the brown sugar added it has a little sweetness for the perfect addition.

Served with my Slow Cooker Guinness Corned Beef, Colcannon Guinness Gravy Mashed Potatoes or even just a Guinness Stew or Guinness Cheesy Chili, these muffins are the perfect accompaniment!

Scroll down and see this easy recipe and keep this recipe all year long, don't wait for the holiday!

these are Guinness beer bread muffins with oats on top in a white square dish and the muffins are in the background cooling.


Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake Recipe

Monday, March 16, 2020
This is a fabulous adult Chocolate Irish Whiskey Cake all made from scratch and a perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with!

Every year, we love to be Irish for a day, being Italian we love all the Authentic Irish foods made to celebrate the Patron Saint, St. Patrick especially Guinness Corned Beef and if there are any leftovers our favorite Simple Reubens Sandwich made with that same corned beef.

Americans, in general, love the festive parties and this cake is just one of the menu items we traditionally make every year.

Mom always made a great Bacardi cake made with a cake mix with rum and this is very similar to that recipe and how it's made.

Hopefully, with my simple instructions step by step photos, you will see just how easy this is to make.

The cake does taste better with age and the alcohol really keeps this delicious cake fresh for weeks in the refrigerator.

Chocolate cake is always a welcome dessert in our home and you could take this to any festive adult party any time of the year and not just on St. Patty's Day.

If you love Irish foods, do check out my Best St. Patrick's Day Roundup of Recipes and make some of our favorites!

Scroll down to this wonderful chocolate cake recipe and print it off.

this is a chocolate cake that have holes poked in the top and then drizzled with a buttery Irish Whiskey sugar mixture over the top


Italian Double Chocolate Chip Gelato

Sunday, March 15, 2020
Double Chocolate Chip Gelato is an intense chocolate-flavored luscious and rich creamy Italian ice cream.

There really isn't anything better than this decadent ice cream dessert.

Ice cream has more cream where gelato is more milk.

In Italy, you will be amazed not only at the vibrant colors and flavors but some shops like in Rome churn it right in front of you.

The frozen smooth custard-like texture just melts on your tongue and makes a lasting impression to find this is a gourmet treat like no other.

Chocolate seems to be the flavor of choice in our home always.

With just a few changes of ingredients, you can change this to a Pistachio Gelato (which is in the recipe card below) that changes this basic recipe into another favorite.

We love making ice creams of all kinds and my family just loves Banana Split Ice Cream, Nutter Butter Vanilla Ice Cream which are two American favorites in our home.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card to get the recipes for these gelato recipes we love tasting wy gelato is a worldwide sensation!

this is a scoop of gelato with hot fudge sauce on top and a double chocolate frozen Italian ice cream


Broiled Lobster with Garlic Butter

Friday, March 13, 2020
Lobster is our favorite shellfish and I actually found Maine lobster this week and was so excited I had to buy it, although very pricey but so worth it.

Usually in Florida, we have the spiny lobster tails and they aren't as sweet and tender as Maine, but they are not that easy to come by.

Broiled lobster is very easy to make and with garlic butter, it's, of course, a little bit Italian right?

Ok, that's a bit of a stretch I know, but it's my favorite seafood and during the Christmas Eve holiday and lent, it's my treat.

We prefer the tails over the whole tail, most of my crew isn't fond of cleaning their food before they eat it.

However, you can proceed with this same recipe for whole Maine Lobster using this recipe with the exception or puffing up the tails with just boiling, broiled and then in the garlic butter dipping sauce recipe.

I love serving lobster with Roasted Vegetables, Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes or Twice Baked Potatoes and with some delicious Tuscan Garlic Bread.

If you're a seafood lover you can also use this delicious garnish topping and the garlic butter for scallops and shrimp if you're not fond of lobster.

The recipe for both is super tasty on any shellfish or regular cod, haddock or other white fish.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card to get this scrumptious lobster recipe.

these are maine lobster tails in a wire basket boiled


Venison Bolognese Sauce

Thursday, March 12, 2020
This is a basic Venison Bolognese Sauce much like a goulash style that is simmered slowly and poured over cooked pasta, baked potatoes, thick-sliced Italian bread, white cooked rice or mashed potatoes.

The recipe is basic for those who aren't a fan of deer meat and this recipe can be made with any other ground meats of choice which I will provide a list for below.

The sauce is hearty and perfect for feeding a large family and truly a hunter's delight.

If you are a venison meat lover, I have several recipes for you to try we love venison cabernet hamburgers, venison chili, and fried venison steak cutlets, those are all favorite just waiting for all venison lovers out there!

Just remember, my recipes are all a basic model and anything can be substituted, however, all these recipes are stamped with the seal of approval of my husband who hunts every year and a huge venison lover.

If you love goulash, this venison recipe will fool everyone the sauce is bold with flavors without a gamey taste and the kids had no idea this wasn't a hamburger.

Check out the printable recipe below and for all my deer meat lovers, this is a keeper for sure!

this is a saucepan of Venison Bolognese Sauce simmering to make a venison meat hearty sauce to go over pasta or potatoes


Air Fried Home Fries

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
These Air Fried Home Fries or Oven Roasted Potatoes are fabulous!

My mom made these often when we were growing up and they were always oven-roasted or pan-fried and they were often served for breakfast at many local restaurants.

If you love home fried potatoes, they really can be for breakfast, lunch or dinner and a great side dish anytime!

After getting a new air fryer, I was very pleased how delicious they crisped up on the outside and so delicious.

This method is the quickest and easiest way to get the best home fries I have ever had.

The air fryer cooks them perfectly using less oil which equals less fat and calories, without compromising the flavor.

For those who don't have an air fryer, I will give the instructions for oven-roasted, pan-fried, or grilled!

We love potatoes and I have many Best Potato Recipe Collections, and one of our favorites is these, our Slow Cooker Bacon Loaded Potato Soup and Mom's Twice Baked Potatoes.

Scroll down to the recipe card to print this off, either way, you make them this is an old family recipe that is full-proof for all you spud lovers out there.

air fried Italian Potatoes on foil


Cake Mix Lemon Pie Cheesecake Bars

Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Cake Mix Lemon Pie Cheesecake Bars are a well-known favorite, and I changed them up a bit with coconut.

Lemon luscious little cookies that taste like a lemon pie with a cake cookie crust and start with a lemon cake mix and have a cheesecake filling!

This simplified recipe is done in minutes with little ease and not a lot of kitchen equipment.

There will none left once they are cooled and you serve them these were gone in a flash!

Of course, if you want the plain lemon pie bars from scratch there is a bonus recipe for everyone that doesn't like using a cake mix!

Either recipe you make is an addicting lemon lover delight!

You may have remembered my Copycat Starbucks Lemon Loaf Cake and Lemon Ricotta Cookies and Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie, always great desserts anyone who loves lemon raves about when I make them.

Remember, you can choose a quick and easy cake mix bar version (which is super-fast )or homemade version that takes a little more time.

Oh and one more recipe at the end of the printed recipe card, an alternate homemade Lime Pie bar which is another favorite!

So what are you waiting for let's get baking this delicious lemon or lime gems!

I love doctored cake mix recipes and this is one I make often when I need something in a hurry.

Just check out these easy recipes by scroll down to the printable card.

these are lemon pie square cookie bars made with a cake mix


Baked Stuffed Eggplant Boats

Monday, March 9, 2020
Baked Stuffed Eggplant Boats are fun to make, easy and so delicious.

There are so many possibilities and creations you can make with the stuffing with the several suggestions I have below.

We love these stuffed and baked but there are many other cooking methods show below as well.

These eggplant boats can be made all vegetarian or stuffed with a variety of meats.

You can even use the scooped out portions to make a great Pasta Primavera Sauce!

This meal is a perfect alternative for those who practice Catholic beliefs during the Lent period before the Easter Holiday.

Mom love, hers stuffed with ricotta cheese and spices, the rest of us loved various vegetables added like mushrooms and peppers.

Adapt to the many stuffing ideas for an all in one fun meal and create each one tailored to however your family likes them.

We have many recipes using this versatile recipe and you can find most of them on my Eggplant Roundup of Recipes post.

Scroll down for this yummy stuffed eggplant recipe and print it off, it's a perfect way to kick off Spring with these delicious waistline-friendly eggplant boats!

this is a photo of a stuffed eggplant called eggplant boats. They are filled with tomato rice cheese and various meats.


Sour Cream Coffee Cake Mix Cupcakes

Sunday, March 8, 2020
These Sour Cream Coffee Cake Mix Cupcakes are moist with a light texture and taste like you made them from scratch!

I am a big fan of Drakes Coffee Cakes and these are pretty much a copycat in flavor, except for the addition of the nuts on top.

These little bite-size cupcakes are perfect for snacking on and a quick dessert at any time of the day.

We like the addition of nuts on top for the extra crunch and flavors but you can leave them off if you're not a fan.

Doctored cake mix recipes are super easy and they really can transform quickly into a fabulous dessert.

This basic batter is great with the addition of fresh fruit toppings baked in and I will give you several suggestions below.

If you prefer an all homemade from scratch recipe do try my Sour Cream Coffee Cake it's  a great old fashioned

For more doctored cake mix recipes, try these blueberry muffins they're always a huge hit along with my easy banana cake recipe!

Scroll down and check out my suggestions below and how to make these delicious coffee cake cupcakes.

this is a basket of sour cream coffee cake cupcakes made with a doctored cake mix


Venison Hamburger Salisbury Steak

Saturday, March 7, 2020
This stovetop one-pan meal is a classic salisbury steak made with a venison ground hamburger and so tasty.

The thick delicious brown gravy with mushrooms is just pure comfort food, especially when served with roasted garlic mashed potatoes.

If you are looking for venison recipes, this is surely a delicious one and you really can't tell it's not beef!

The kids loved it too and the best part no one even asked what it was because it tasted so good and the same as regular hamburger.

I know sometimes you can just think about wild game meats and not be interested in even trying it, but if you love venison and need ideas for using ground venison, try this recipe first!

You can leave the mushrooms out if you're not a fan and I will give other substitutions for ingredients below.

The gravy simmered with these burgers makes them tender and keep the venison moist not dried out.

We love venison cabernet hamburgers, venison chili, and fried venison steak cutlets, those are all favorite just waiting for all venison lovers out there!

Scroll down to the recipe card and check out this great recipe!

this is a salisbury steak with brown gravy and mushrooms using Venison ground meat

Easy Recipe

You can make this all from scratch or cut corners with some of the ingredients when you're in a hurry.

Even though I love the homemade gravy recipe for these salisbury venison steaks below, sometimes I get store-bought premade jar gravy in a pinch

We are big fans of salisbury steak and have made it with many other types of meat, so scroll down and if you aren't a venison lover, and check out this basic recipe.

this is ground venison made into salisbury steaks in gravy with mushrooms

Ingredients You Will Need to Make Venison Hamburger Salisbury Steak

Scroll down to the recipe card for the exact measurements

  • For the Patties:
  • ground venison hamburger or use another suggestion below
  • medium-size eggs
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • ketchup
  • prepared mustard
  • Italian style bread crumbs
  • white bread
  • milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste and we like a little cayenne pepper for heat
  • Optional Additions: jarred sliced or canned mushrooms rinsed around 8 ounces, 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • Homemade Brown Gravy Ingredients or Use Store-Bought Brown Gravy Bottled around 3 cups
  • French onion soup mix
  • beef stock
  • white wine, marsala wine or use apple juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • unsalted butter (unless you need the added salt)
  • cracked pepper
  • cloves minced garlic
  • flour

this is venison patties frying in a pan with mushrooms ready to be made into salisbury steaks

Meat Substitutions

  • Boneless Chicken Cutlets
  • Boneless Pork Chops
  • Steak Cutlets
  • Any Other Wild Game Meats
  • Hamburger beef Patties
  • Ground turkey, chicken or pork
  • Cube steaks

this is the gravy for making salisbury steak using ground venison hamburger with mushrooms in it


  • Always use a combination of butter and oil for frying venison, it's very lean and needs fat.
  • The milk and the bread added keeps the venison moist don't skip that step
  • Keep the patties warm if making homemade gravy instead of using the bottled
  • These patties can be frozen to use another time
  • This mixture of venison meat can be used for shepherds pie or a meatloaf
  • Serving suggestions are roasted garlic mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, and big sweet yeast rolls
  • You can also bake the patties instead of frying or air fry them sprayed with cooking oil
  • Make sure the venison is very dry no blood before mixing

this is ground venison hamburger made into salisbury steak  raw in bowl

More Venison Recipes To Try:

Venison Stew
Venison Pot Pie
Venison Cacciatore

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Venison Hamburger Salisbury Steak

Venison Hamburger Salisbury Steak

prep time: 15 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 40 M
This is a wild game recipe using ground venison hamburger meat to make a classic dish called salisbury steak. The patties are shaped into burgers sauteed and placed into a brown onion and mushroom gravy.


  • For the Patties:
  • 2 lbs ground venison hamburger
  • 2 medium-size eggs
  • 4  tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs
  • 1 slice of white bread added to 3 tablespoons whole milk and squeezed out
  • 1/ teaspoon Italian dried seasoning
  • 2 tablespoon Parmesan Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • salt, pepper to taste (we like a little cayenne pepper for heat)
  • Optional Additions:   jarred sliced or canned mushrooms rinsed around 8 ounces,  1/2 cup sliced onions
  • Homemade Brown Gravy Ingredients or Use Store-Bought Brown Gravy Bottled around 3 cups 
  • 1 pack French onion soup mix
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine, marsala wine, or use apple juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter (unless you need the added salt)
  • 1 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup flour


How to cook Venison Hamburger Salisbury Steak

  1. For the Venison Patties:
  2. In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients into the ground venison and shape it into patties.
  3. In a large skillet add 1 tablespoon butter and 2 tablespoons any kind of cooking oil.
  4. Fry the patties in oil for around 3 to 5 minutes on both sides.
  5. Place in a dish and set aside.
  6. For the Gravy ( homemade version)
  7. Use the fat from frying the patties, add the butter and then the flour.
  8. Cook the flour mixture for around 3 minutes on low heat.
  9. Stir in the liquids, add remaining ingredients including the mushrooms if using.
  10. Simmer until thick.
  11. Add the patties and simmer for around 5 to 7 minutes.
  12. Note: if using bottled gravy, I usually add around 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic and 1/4 cup of wine mentioned.


Substitute any meats of choice boneless for vension:
Boneless Chicken Cutlets
Boneless Pork Chops
Steak Cutlets
Any Other Wild Game Meats
Hamburger Patties
Ground turkey, chicken or pork
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Recipes We Love

Sausage Mushroom Peppers Cabernet
Venison Sauerbraten Stew
Venison Cacciatore
Venison Stew Old Fashioned

this is ground venison made into salisbury steaks in gravy with mushrooms

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2010. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

Classic Chocolate Cream Pie

Friday, March 6, 2020
This classic style chocolate cream pie is made a few different ways back in the 1960s.

The pies were either topped with toasted meringue or freshly whipped cream.

The crust was either made with graham crackers baked or regular pie crust and now I even use several different kinds of our favorite crushed cookie crumbs.

Any way you prefer your pie toppings, with cream or toasted meringue, this homemade chocolate pudding is divine and using mom's Lemon Meringue Pie (another classic favorite) recipe for the meringue becomes perfection.

These pie styles are both vintage recipes and certainly classics that bring back fond memories of my childhood!

We love all kinds of cream piesmason jar pies and make several kinds of flavors around the holiday, apple, fresh pineapple pie, and pumpkin are more favorites!

Back in the 1960s, we looked forward when mom made this pie from scratch, it sure was beyond special.

Sure this may be a little time consuming but this easy to follow recipe is the best ever and the pie is totally worth every minute it takes.

Just choose the crust and topping styles you like, and you're off to a good old fashioned chocolate cream or chocolate meringue fabulous pie.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for the instructions on how to make this simple vintage chocolate cream pie.

this is a chocolate cream classic pie with graham cracker crust and crumbs on top with fluffy whipped homemade cream


Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, March 5, 2020
These delicious Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes can be the easiest side dish on your holiday or weeknight meals!

There are two methods I have to make these whipped creamy potatoes.

The Slow Cooker Recipe and other cooking methods listed are a perfect solution for any busy cook or you can still make these the good old fashioned way on the stovetop.

Either way, these creamy fluffy flavored spuds are going to be your family's favorite way to enjoy them.

The potatoes have butter, milk and whipped cream cheese in them.

Roasting garlic is super simple with these instructions and adds a robust perfect flavor to this side dish.

Check out my other Best Potato Recipes and Side Dish Recipes for all my potato lovers out there.

Just scroll down to the printable recipe card to get started on making the best garlic mashed potatoes ever!

these are potatoes whipped in a bowl made with roasted garlic


Mom's Sausage Roll

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
This is mom's recipe for her style sausage roll.

This was served as an appetizer before a big Sunday meal and always at parties and family gatherings growing up.

There are so many ways to make this stuffed pizza dough and many options to add and adapt it to what you like.

If you like hot sausage, sweet or herb-flavored all of them will be fine.

There are also other meat suggestions in this recipe you can use if you're not a sausage lover like pepperoni.

This is a basic filling and it can even be made all vegetarian if you prefer.

Mom's version for this sausage roll recipe was handed down from her mom who was from Bari, Italy and has eggs in it.

If you would like an eggless version, just add more cheese as I will explain in the tips below.

We also always use homemade pizza dough and make many other versions like broccoli rabe and sausage roll a family favorite.

Mom used to have her own business in the 1950s and she would make several local favorite copycat recipes like Tomato Pie,Italian Greens Italian Lemon Ice,Pizza Fritta,Chicken Riggies,Manny's Cheesecake,Oscugnizzo Pizza,Pustiesand Rosato Chocolate Cookies.

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for this delicious Italian stuffed pizza dough.

this is a pizza dough stuffed and rolled with cheeses, sausage, peppers and pepperoni filling


Italian Quiche

Tuesday, March 3, 2020
This Italian Quiche is bursting with Italian style meats, cheeses and baked into a flaky pie crust.

The pie is perfect for breakfast, brunch lunch or even as a light dinner.

This style quiche makes it Italian because of the blended seasonings and imported Italian meats in it.

We used escarole and spinach in ours or you can use any greens you prefer.

The quiche is loaded with delicious Italian flavors and can be transformed into an all vegetable or meat pie.

We love eggs baked with cheese and egg tarts are a favorite also.

This egg and meat vegetable quiche are so easy to make and perfect any time of the day and leftovers are even better the next day!

It almost reminds me of a breakfast pot pie and we make several kinds of savory pie combinations.

Below you will find our Italian pies with pepperoni, spinach and some with hot ham (capicola) along with escarole and spinach with blended cheeses.

Just choose your favorite combination addition and adapt away.

Scroll down to this easily printable recipe.

this is a baked pie called Quiche with Spinach and Italian cheese


Tuscan White Bean Dip

Sunday, March 1, 2020
This Tuscan White Bean Dip is so easy and done in just a few minutes and perfect when hosting a get-together with family and friends or just because you want a healthy snack.

The beans or pulsed in a food processor with all the fabulous Italian flavors of Italy including garlic, white beans olive oil and some delicious herb.

The best part there is no cooking involved besides deciding whether you like your dips hot of cold.

A few minutes in the microwave will have you on your way to this creamy delight.

Serve it up with Tuscan garlic bread or pita points and you will be sitting in front of this bowl with an addiction to your newly created appetizer!

If you love the flavors of Tuscany and a fan of beans, this healthy dip will be your new favorite way to serve white beans.

We are big fans of any kind of Italian dish made with white beans especially Escarole and Beans and Pasta Fagioli.

Scroll down to this printable recipe and see why it's the newest favorite in our home.

this is a white bean dip with olive oil drizzled on top and some chunky white beans on top a piece a garlic bread is in this bowl to dip with it