Great Grandma’s Sloppy Joes

Great Grandma's Sloppy Joes |

I call this Great Grandma’s Sloppy Joes because the recipe was passed down from my daughter’s great grandmother.  My mom grew up eating these, she raised me eating them, and now my daughter is enjoying them as well.  As a matter of fact, my daughter says these are number two on her most favorite foods list.  We aren’t big green pepper fans, so we leave those out.  However, my mom and Grandma were known for throwing some in there so feel free to if you like.  I know everyone probably already has a favorite sloppy joe recipe or they make some with that stuff in the can, but I hope you will try these sometime.  I really think you will be glad that you did!

I love that these are so easy to make and they warm over WONDERFULLY even after a couple days.  We are pretty picky eaters and rarely EVER eat leftovers, so believe me it is saying a LOT if I am telling you that they are good warmed over!

I do have to admit that my mom raised me to eat them with a little miracle whip on them. My husband says that totally grosses him out so he and the kids don’t do that!

Great Grandma's Sloppy Joes
Serves: 3
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • ½ onion, chopped very finely
  • ½ small can of tomato paste
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. yellow mustard
  • ¼ cup ketchup
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice (optional)
  1. In a large skillet, brown your ground beef and onions together until done. Then drain.
  2. Add the ground beef and onions back to the skillet over medium-low heat. Now add in the tomato paste and stir well into the ground beef mixture.
  3. Next add the soy sauce, brown sugar, yellow mustard and lemon juice. Mix well.
  4. Lastly, add the ketchup and stir until well combined.
  5. Heat until warm throughout. Serve and enjoy!

Please come back and leave me a comment if you make these.  Happy Eating! :-)

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I don’t know about you guys but this time of year is always super busy!  Back to school activities and preparations always have me feeling like a chicken with its head cut off. One thing that has made life easier for me this year is that I did a lot of shopping online. Guess what I loved most? Ordering my favorite everyday products online from and having them delivered straight to my front door.  No need to go out and fight the crowds.  That my friends is AWESOME!

Online ordering with Walmart is super easy too.  You can do it from your computer…

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Or from the app on your smart phone…

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I have to make a confession… I can be a big pretty brand snob.  I have some favorite products that I just can’t depart with no matter how much I might save on something. P&G seems to have most of my favorites in their product line up too.  Needless to say, some of them made their way into my Walmart order. Like the Charmin toilet tissue, Tide laundry detergent and Swiffer Duster refills.  Can’t live without that stuff.   What I love about Walmart is that have just about everything you need.  I was running out of my favorite eye shadow so I threw one of those in my online cart.  I picked up a new concealer that I had heard rave reviews about.  Like I mentioned it was back to school time too so I picked up some Ziploc Snack Bags and some new fun pens for the kids to write with.

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When you go into your cart, you can choose to have the items sent straight to your home or you can opt to have them shipped directly to your nearest Walmart for you to pick up. Either way, it’s super easy.  I loved having them delivered to my front door so I didn’t have to mess with going into the store.  You could even order a bunch of necessities for your upcoming vacation and have them delivered straight to the condo or rental location where you will be staying.  How convenient is that!!  We will be doing that on our next trip rather than loading down the car with supplies before we leave home.

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Another great bonus, spend $50 or more and get FREE shipping.  I don’t know about you, but I never have a problem filling my Walmart cart with $50 worth of stuff.  They have everything and everyday low prices! offers several different payment options, including the option to Pay with Cash.  This is great if you prefer not to use a credit card online.

After you place your order, you can log in to your account at any time to check on the processing of your order.  Once your items ship, you will see these “Track This Item” buttons which has links that will let you check on your package.  I ordered my items the afternoon of August 6th and part of them arrived just two days later on the 8th.  Then the rest arrived the following day on the 9th.  You can’t beat that!

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The only negative thing I can say about the experience is that my Ziploc bags arrived crushed.  They were shipping in a plain white envelope with no packing or padding. Needless to say, they took a beating through the shipping process.

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Now these aren’t gifts or anything so it wasn’t a huge deal, but it was still kind of annoying.

I LOVE shopping online with and think that you will too.  I would love to give one lucky winner a $25 Walmart gift card so you can try it yourself (or spend it in your local Walmart if you prefer).

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**Disclosure:  The Walmart gift cards and information have been provided by P&G. However, all opinions expressed here are my own.**

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake

Oreo Pudding Poke Cake |

One of my son’s loves pretty much everything that is chocolate. Unfortunately for him, the rest of the family aren’t big fans except in the forms of brownies and chocolate chip cookies. One night last week I decided it was going to be Noah night with his favorites. We had baked ziti for dinner (coming soon) and Oreo Pudding Poke Cake for dessert. Little did I know that we would ALL become huge fans of this oreo cake.  It was delicious.  I think in the end my husband ate the most and he isn’t a fan of chocolate or cake.  Go figure.  Seriously, you need to make this.  It is super easy and so good.

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If you aren’t a fan of using boxed cake mixes, please follow the directions on The Country Cook blog.  She makes her cake from scratch.  I am sure it is delicious too! Sometimes, you just need a quick and easy family dessert so a cake mix version fits the bill!  Either way you can’t go wrong!

Easy Oreo Pudding Poke Cake
Serves: 12
  • Devils Food Box Cake
  • Ingredients needed to make cake according to box
  • 1 4.2 oz. box of Oreo Jell-O Pudding
  • 2 cups of cold milk
  • 2 cups of heavy cream
  • 4 Tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
  • 2o crushed Oreos for topping
  1. Bake cake in 9x13 pan according to boxed cake instructions.
  2. After cake is done, let it cool for 10 minute. You want it warm, but not hot.
  3. While the cake is warm, use the rounded end of a wooden or plastic spoon to poke holes all over.
  4. Mix Oreo pudding and two cups of milk quickly. Do not let the pudding set up. Pour pudding over cake and into holes.
  5. Cover and put in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.
  6. After cake has chilled, make whipped cream with an electric mixer with whisk attachment.
  7. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the cake. Then sprinkle the crushed Oreos on top.
  8. Serve chilled and enjoy!

Recipe adapted from The Country Cook

I know you are going to love this.  Be sure to come back and leave me a comment with how it was! :-)