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No work meat loaf recipe is excellent

Andrew Norton

The wind is gusting and snow is falling. It is a perfect day for meat loaf. I know a lot of folks don't care for dishes with the word "loaf" in the title, but this is quite possibly one of the best tasting meat loaf dishes I have had. So, without further ado, lets get to the recipe.

What you will need:

  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 2 C. packaged her seasoned stuffing (think stove top stuffing)
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine meat, egg, 1/2 C. tomato sauce, stuffing and seasonings. Shape in loaf in a shallow baking dish. Bake 1 hour.

Remove from oven and pour the remaining sauce over the loaf. Bake additional 10 minutes.

When my wife cooked this last week we didn't have tomato sauce so she substituted some three cheese spaghetti sauce. I have to say it made this rather tasty.

Corn Chowder


This recipe is delicious and perfect for a fall day. What you need:

  • 1 can sweet corn
  • 1 can creamed corn
  • 1 can cream of potato soup
  • 1 soup can of milk
  • 1 large can chunk chicken

Optional ingredients:

  • 1 can cream of chicken soup
  • 2 diced potatoes
  • 2 large spoonfuls of sour cream
  • butter
  • more milk
  • diced carrots
  • ham, diced smokey links, or some other meat


  • Combine everything and bring to a boil.
  • Serve with homemade bread or rolls.

Tasty recipes that will help keep the cold at bay

Andrew Norton

I thought I would revisit some of the recipes I posted last fall. Most people that visit All Things Michigan merely look at the most recent posts (within the last month or two). With that being the case, a lot of great recipes might be ignored this fall.

Enjoy these great recipes!

Roast Beef


My husband absolutely loves roast beef. This is our favorite way of cooking it and it is so easy!What you need:

  • Roast Beef
  • 1/2 bottle Italian Salad Dressing
  • Potatoes
  • Baby Carrots


  • Cut the potatoes into chunks. Put the potatoes and carrots in the bottom of a slow cooker. Put the roast on top. Pour about half a bottle of Italian dressing over the top.
  • Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 8 to 9 hours or until the meat is tender enough to fall apart.

Pork Roast


My mother-in-law made this delicious pork roast for us not too long ago. I couldn't believe how easy it was and just had to share the recipe. It's also that time of the year when warm "comfort food" dishes replace the salads and grilling out that we ate during the summer. What you need:

  • pork roast
  • 1 c. water
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • potatoes


  • Cut potatoes into chunks and put in the bottom of a slow cooker. Put the pork roast on top of the potatoes.
  • Combine water and onion soup mix in a small bowl. Pour over the top of the roast.
  • Cook on high for 4 to 5 hours or on low for 8 to 9 hours or until the meat is tender enough to fall apart.

Easy Eggplant Parmesan


I decided to plant eggplants in my garden for the first time this year. I chose Fairytale Eggplants. They are only about 4 inches long and 1 inch in diameter and are purple with white stripes. I came up with an easy eggplant parmesan recipe that my family loves. We always serve it with spaghetti. What you need:

  • 1 large eggplant or 4 Fairytale eggplants (or however many you want)
  • 1/2 c. melted butter
  • 1 c. Italian bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese (or cheddar or parmesan cheese)


  • Slice eggplant into 1/2 inch rounds. Dip in melted butter. Cover with bread crumbs.
  • Cook in a frying pan (sprayed with cooking oil) over medium heat for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and tender.
  • Serve with spaghetti and garlic toast.