Old Fashioned Meatloaf Recipe

  It amazes me how many recipes can be found on the internet at the click of a button! You can find all kinds of fancy, fun, new and different foods to try. But there there are those times when we really just want to go back to basics and make the food that Grandma used to serve. Many of our mother’s and grandmother’s old recipes have stood the test of time and are still loved today. And that is after we discovered Pinterest and all the changes and dressing-up one can do of basic, old recipes. Today’s post features a classic meatloaf recipe just the way it was made “back in the day.” Nothing weird, just the warm goodness of a meatloaf made with love! And who could argue with that?   To prepare the meatloaf you will, of course, need ground beef. The recipe below uses one pound, but since I like to make extras once I’m at it, I tripled the recipe when I took the following pictures and used three pounds. My meat was in the freezer so I took it out that morning to thaw out in time for dinner prep. At that point you will need almost 1 1/2 hours from start to finish. When dinner time comes around, start out by combining the dry ingredients: oats, sage, salt, and pepper. You’ll also need milk, eggs, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Mix all of these dry and wet ingredients […] Read more »

Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler Recipe, Picture Tutorial

    This post features a picture guide on how to make a delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Cobbler, a perfect early summer dessert! When searching for recipes, I was hoping to find a picture guide to help me get a quick idea on how to make a cobbler. The visuals are so helpful for me, but I could not find one.  So I will provide a picture tutorial in this post. The recipe I used contains pieces of cream cheese, an added bonus. Other types of berries or fruits can be used in place of strawberries, or you can use a mix. I made a couple of smaller changes to the original recipe as I wanted it to be a little bit more flavorful, but it also was very good just like it was. If you try this recipe, I would love it if you leave a star rating and a comment below, as it really helps me out! I really appreciate it! This is how you do it: Wash, dry, and hull 1-2 quarts of strawberries. I used one quart here, but it depends on how much you want of berries versus crust. I will probably use a little bit more next time. Cut them into large pieces. If the berries are small you can use them whole; otherwise cut them in half or quarter them, depending on the size of each berry. Place the butter into a 13 x 9 […] Read more »

Planting and Growing Green Beans in the Home Garden

    If you wonder if you can handle growing vegetables on your own, you should try green beans! Growing green beans is easy and rewarding, and fun for both kids and adults! Also called snap beans or string beans, they can grow in pots or garden containers, or in-ground. You can fit them into small places as they really don’t need much space. Bush beans can also be planted close together as they will use each other for support, making staking unnecessary. They need some fertilizer and a bit of water, but these plants are not fussy. They are not infallible either, they just aren’t difficult plants. For these reasons they are an ideal vegetable for kids to grow or for adults who want to start out with something simple. The seeds are large, also making it easy for kids to handle and plant. With the pictures below I will take you right through it. Did you know? Some helpful tips before we get started: Although sometimes called string beans, most varieties of green beans nowadays do not have much of a string in them. It’s just an old name that sticks around, and in fact this unpleasant characteristic has been more or less “bred out” of them. I have tried several varieties myself and haven’t had a problem. These days they are usually referred to as snap beans due to the snap you’ll hear if you break a fresh bean. […] Read more »