Working Mom to Homemaker

Embracing The Change

Pepper Steak with White Rice


I found this recipe because we had received a generous gift of large amounts of different cuts of beef. I was already familiar with the roasts, T-Bone, Sirloin and Rib-eye steaks, but when it came to cube steaks and round steaks, I had no clue what to make with those. I came across this recipe with the impression that my husband and kids probably wouldn’t like it, but I would love it. I’m a huge steak fan, but my husband is not. (I find this odd) Anyway, I gave this recipe a try one night and he’s been asking me to make it again ever since. My 2 year old and 5 year old also loved it! 



  • 1 1/2 lb round steak
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • 2 green peppers cut in strips
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp. ginger
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup beef bouillon dissolved in water (or beef broth)
  • 2 TB cornstarch


  1. Cut meat across the grain into strips. Brown meat in a large sauce pan with the garlic.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and the peppers. Add soy sauce, peppers, sugar, ginger and 3/4 cup of bouillon. Cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  3. Blend cornstarch with remaining bouillon. Stir this into the meat mixture. Bring to a boil and simmer for two minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Serve over hot rice.

I decided to go with a Parmesan theme for my sides for this dish and made ROASTED GARLIC PARMESAN BROCCOLI and ROASTED PARMESAN POTATOES. I found them to be an amazing addition to this dish.


August 18, 2014 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

Chicken And Bacon Lasagna



Click the link above for full recipe and directions. 🙂

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

Crock Pot Italian Chicken


This is one of those easy dinners that I love to make. I made a couple slight changes to the recipe when I made it the second time and enjoyed it even more, but the good thing about this recipe is that you can take it as it is or add your own favorites you think may work.



4 Chicken Breasts

1 Packet Zesty Italian Dressing Seasoning

1 8oz cream cheese, softened

2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup


Cook all the above ingredients on low for 4 hours. If sauce is too thick, add a little milk.

Serve over pasta.

*I like to use the large spiral/corkscrew pasta, shred my chicken breast and add some crispy bacon to the top once everything is mixed together.

August 18, 2014 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

Oven Baked Meatball Sandwiches



Actual Pinterest Link



1. Meatballs (home-made or frozen)

2. Pasta sauce

3. Mozzarella cheese

4. Sandwich rolls.



1. Lay out your Sandwich rolls

2. Place meatballs in a pot and cover them with pasta sauce. Heat on low-medium, until heated through

3. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray

4. Fill each Sandwich with as many meatballs as it will hold

5. Top them off with a little bit of the pasta sauce and place them on the baking sheet

6. Once all sandwiches are on the baking sheet, top them each off with Mozzarella cheese

7. Bake in the oven at 400′ until cheese is melted, hot and bubbly

September 15, 2013 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

Taco Bake


Actual Pinterest Link

Another fantastic find! This one is very easy and customize-able. My family is picky so we just do meat and cheese and top off our individual pieces with our own desired toppings, but you could add whatever else to this recipe to make it more than just meat and cheese.


1. 1lb ground beef

2. 1 packet taco seasoning

3. Water, as called for on back of seasoning packet

4. 3 Large flour tortillas (8″ size)

5. 1/2 Cup salsa con queso

6. 1 1/2 – 2 Cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

DIRECTIONS: (the original post has step by step photos)

1. Brown and crumble ground beef. Drain excess grease.

2. Add in taco seasoning (follow directions on season packet)

3. Once ground beef is ready, add in 1/2 cup salsa con queso and mix well

4. Pre-heat oven to 350′ and spray an 8″ round baking dish with cooking spray

5. Layer the bottom of pan with 1 tortilla

6. Add about 1/3 ground beef mixture for the first layer

7. Add a 1/3 of the shredded cheese mixture

8. Place the 2nd tortilla shell on top

9. repeat steps 6 & 7 until all layers are complete

10. Bake at 350′ for 15 – 20 minutes, until cheese is melted and edges are slightly golden brown

September 15, 2013 Posted by | Main Dishes | Leave a comment

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