Spicy Chorizo Potatoes


Chorizo – full of flavor and texture.

This is the most flavorful and easiest side dish you’ll ever make. The potatoes get crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. And they are covered with the spicy flavors of Mexican chorizo. A great side dish to just about anything!

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Oktoberfest Pancakes


I live near a town that has a Bavarian theme in all it’s store fronts and some of it’s restaurants. And every year they put on a HUGE festival for Oktoberfest, complete with crafts, German sausage, a beer garden and an ompah band. Growing up in a German family that loved to polka and drink beer, this celebration brings back memories. My dad loved to go. While everyone else was perusing the craft booths, dad drank beer and rocked out to polka tunes from the oompah band.

But what IS Oktoberfest?

This 16 to 18 day festival runs from mid-September until the end or into early October. It was originally a horse race to honor of the marriage of King Ludwig I to Princess Therese in 1810. It became an annual event that has since evolved to a party all around the world and centers around drinking beer.

So in honor of this hoppy holiday, I created this loose syrup that give pancakes a sweetness that only comes from a good dark beer. But don’t worry, the alcohol cooks out! And your left with the goodness that makes Oktoberfest Pancakes!


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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #219


A crazy week at work – short staffed, new hire a no show, fussy kids – Ahhhhh – and now it’s the weekend. The glorious time for me days. And one of my favorite things to do is create in the kitchen. I go into my zen.

So watch for new recipes coming soon. But until then, share some of yours here. Help us all answer the question..

what's for dinner?

  This is the home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~ And we want yours!

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!

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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

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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!

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