Albondigas Soup, Simplified for Weeknight Ease

Ground Beef Soup

Heather says: I absolutely love albondigas soup, it's a family favorite, but sometimes I just don't have the energy to mess with rolling the meatballs. Sometimes I just can't bring myself to care that much. So on a whim one evening, when I had planned on making the original albondigas, I looked at it and said Fuhgeddaboudit, we're doing a … [Read more...]

Thai Inspired Beef and Cabbage Skillet

Thai Inspired Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Heather says: I'd like to thank Bobbie for helping out with the name of this quick beef skillet, I was staring at it last night and drawing a blank. This ground beef cabbage skillet recipe will feed six, more if you serve over cooked rice or noodles. Feel free to play with the ingredients as that would be exactly how I came up with this recipe. … [Read more...]

Simple Philly Skillet

Philly Skillet with Bell Peppers and Onions

Heather says: This simple Philly skillet is another in my impromptu, unorganized, and johnny-come-lately decision to really dive into cooking basics here on Home-Ec 101. I try my best to stay out of the center aisles of the grocery store. Yes, there are some pantry basics on some aisles that I must have, but for the most part, if you want to … [Read more...]

Turkey or Beef Taco Skillet

Easy Taco Skillet

Heather says: Taco Skillet? Yep. We're Home-Ec 101 here and one of my goals for 2013 is to go back and share those simple recipes that we assume everyone already knows how to make. This is as close to Hamburger Helper™ as you can get without opening a HH box. Sometimes dinner is just thrown together with what's on hand. This Taco Skillet uses … [Read more...]

Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet Recipe – Hearty Winter Fare

Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet - roughly chop cabbage and shred carrots

Bobbie says: Winter was almost ignoring us here in south central Pennsylvantia:  not too frigid and hardly any snow, and heck, I even wore shorts last week. Well, indoors, at least.  Then that stupid groundhog saw his shadow on February 2, signalling six more weeks of winter. And then, someone must have passed the message along to Winter, … [Read more...]