Modern Homecooking with a Midwestern Heart

Homemade meat sauce in a silver pot with a wooden spoon.

Homemade Meat Sauce Recipe

The BEST Homemade Meat Sauce has both beef and Italian sausage. It's perfect in lasagna or on spaghetti,…

This recipe for easy Taco Soup recipe is one of my all-star hits, and I’ll bet you already have most of the ingredients in your pantry! Besides being delicious, Taco Soup is easy no matter where you make it: On the stove, in the crockpot, or in the Instant Pot. I’ve included the instructions for all the ways!

Easy Taco Soup Recipe

This recipe for easy Taco Soup recipe is one of my all-star hits, and I’ll bet you already…

Chicken a la king on a white plate.

Chicken à la King Recipe

Chicken à la King is easy comfort food at its finest! Tender chunks of chicken and simple vegetables…

I updated my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe with healthy, nutty quinoa. This Chicken Quinoa Soup makes an easy lunch option or a quick dinner that won't break your resolutions.  Add fresh lemon juice and cilantro for extra flavor and a preview of the spring days ahead. Ready in 30 minutes or less.

Chicken Quinoa Soup Recipe

I updated my favorite Chicken Noodle Soup recipe with healthy, nutty quinoa. This Chicken Quinoa Soup makes an…

A sizzling platter of chicken fajitas is simple, fun, and just downright delicious. This Tex-Mex staple is famous for a reason: it makes everybody happy. Why not make your own tonight and skip the restaurant? This recipe is for the best, most tender fajitas around. 

Chicken Fajitas Recipe

A sizzling platter of chicken fajitas is simple, fun, and just downright delicious. This Tex-Mex staple is famous…

Slow cooker calico beans in a black slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Calico Beans

From cowboys to kiddos, everyone goes crazy for Slow Cooker Calico Beans. Loaded with beef and bacon, they're…

I never get tired of an excellent tuna salad recipe, and of the hundreds of versions I’ve made, this is the version I make when I want the best. Served on a bed of greens or slathered between slices of your favorite bread, this is the classic recipe that works perfectly for tuna melts, too.
Overhead shot of cream cheese wontons on a plate, garnish with scallions, sweet and sour dipping sauce on the side.

Cream Cheese Wontons Recipe

Delicious and addictive, Cream Cheese Wontons are crispy, creamy heaven with every bite. This Chinese takeout favorite is…

Venison chili in a white bowl.

Venison Chili Recipe

Cozy up to big bowl of healthy Venison Chili. Chock full of herbs and spices, this recipe will…

Make Homemade Chex Mix in the microwave in 10 minutes or less! Adapted from the original Chex Party Mix recipe (but I use more butter). View Recipe
Hot cross buns on a white plate.

Hot Cross Buns Recipe

A pan of freshly baked Hot Cross Buns, made with an easy yeast dough that absolutely anyone can…

Chocolate lasagna slice on a white plate.

Chocolate Lasagna Recipe

Dreamy and easy Chocolate Lasagna has all the dessert flavors you need! An OREO crust, sweet cream cheese…

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