The Nebraska Reuben


The Nebraska Reuben. A gooey grilled sandwich that is filled with corned beef, cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing. A bite of heaven.

But who really created the Reuben sandwich? Nebraska! So the story goes… In the 1920s a group of guys would get together to play poker in a hotel in Omaha Nebraska. One night the fellows started to get hungry so they called out to the kitchen manager. He created a sandwich and named it after one of the players, Reuben Kulakofsky. Other stories suggest that Reuben himself created it. Whoever it was, it’s good!

Nebraska Reuben

Continue reading

Posted in Sandwich | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

National Cheeseburger Day! Go Deluxe!


It’s National Cheeseburger day! It’s a day to celebrate what’s been called America’s favorite sandwich – the hamburger, you just add cheese!

The cheeseburger first showed up on menus in 1928 in a restaurant in Los Angeles. But Kaelin’s in Louisville, Kentucky claims to have invented the cheeseburger. But who cares who invented it! We just love to eat them – and the messier the better.

Here is a recipe for a burger mixed with bacon and spices and grilled to perfection. And you can build it any way you want! It’s messy and juicy and so delicious!

So, are you ready – Happy Cheeseburger Eating! Continue reading

Posted in Sandwich | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Roasted Garlicky Pork


We put garlic in everything. The more garlicky the better! My grandfather used to poke 20 or 30 wholes in a pork roast and push a whole clove of garlic in there! Then he roast it for hours until the whole house was permeated with the smell of roasting garlic. By the time you ate, you were hungry!

garlic pork

Here is a smaller, simpler version of grandpa’s roast. Continue reading

Posted in Main dish, pork | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #218


What a week I’ve had! Besides being a blogger and photographer, I’m a full time director at a child care center. In the last four months our enrollment has doubled and, sadly, we’ve lost a fantastic teacher (she’s heading off to college – good for her!). But that means the rest of us are working hard while more staff is being hired. And, for the leader (that would be me), that means lots of hours to make sure the team gets to go home on time to be with their families.

So, needless to say, the blog has been neglected. To all those amazing cooks who shared and I didn’t get to your post to read it and comment, I apologize! I will get there, just late. And with all that’s been going on, I’ve had to figure out what to eat. And thanks to all of you amazing people, I know…

what's for dinner?

  This is the place to answer that question! This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):


 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

Continue reading

Posted in Blog Hops | Tagged , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Nevada – Shrimp Cocktail


In doing research for Nevada it was really hard to choose a dish to feature. There is such a diverse culture in this state and so many foods to choose from. There is a strong Basque influence in areas like Elko, and Paiute indians offered Native American cuisine in other parts. But, as we all know, the big draw to Nevada is Las Vegas.

Did you know Vegas was originally settled by Mormons in 1855? Yep – and they were largely responsible for building the first casinos. But a lot has changed since then! Vegas is a mecca of entertainment and food. So many kinds of food! All those amazing buffets of various themes, the one that stands out is the Golden Gate Casino. Purchased by an Italian American from San Francisco in 1955, he introduced the shrimp cocktail in 1959 and it was a huge hit. This delicious appetizer sold for fifty cents until 1991! And its still only $2.99 and served in an ice cream soda glass! As you can guess, they’ve sold a lot! Although this dish was created in Boston, Las Vegas claims the most sold. You can get one in just about every restaurant in Nevada!

So if you want to enjoy a taste a Las Vegas, here’s a super easy recipe to put together quickly! Play a slot game on your phone and you can pretend you’re in “Sin City”!

Continue reading

Posted in Appetizers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment