Pork Chops Stuffed with Cornbread, Apple and Craisin Stuffing


It’s the beginning of the month so I am on the lookout for sales on meat for the month. They had 1″ plus thick pork chops on sale for $1.49 a pound. These are the perfect thickness for stuffing with all kinds of good things. It is fall so my mind immediately turns to stuffing,…

Simple Skillet Pineapple Pork Chops


One last pork chop recipe for August. We are nearing the end of using all of our $1.69 mixed cut pork chops that we bought a few weeks ago to help stretch our budget. Though my family has not complained, well too much, about the number of times we have had pork chops they have…

Pork Chops in Sour Cream Gravy


Did you get to watch the eclipse yesterday? Live? On the internet? We made viewing boxes but even though it was sunny when I took this picture there were only a few minutes when the sky was not fully overcast. We were able to catch a quick glimpse when it was at full eclipse but…

Cheesy Potato and Ham Casserole (No Canned Soups)


It is almost back to school time when we will be making more casseroles and slow cooker dinners. Still I wanted a comforting cheesy casserole last night. I think the thought of all I had to do today was overwhelming me. I had a bag of frozen potatoes and a ham steak in the freezer…

Herbed Cheese Crostini with Steak or Pork


To me the best dinners are the cook once and eat twice meals. We grilled extra steak the other night and a had two leftover Drunken Pork Chops (click for link to recipe). When I suggested this for dinner my family was thrilled. They love to do appetizer dinners every once in a while. I…

Drunken Pork Chops


Notice the “Drunken” theme lately? My birthday was early last month and I received LOTS of alcohol in all different forms for my birthday. So, wine in The Drunken Noodles (click for link to post) the other night and beer in the Drunken Pork Chops last night. I don’t drink much so expect to see lots…

Drunken Noodles


I took this picture yesterday. Notice anything? Over the past week or so we have all been noticing that the trees and bushes are showing signs of early color. Ahhhh! It’s too early! It is just a reminder to enjoy these last days of summer before they are gone. I decided to make a simple…

Sweet and Sour Spam


Sweet and Sour Spam. Wait, what? Yes, you read that right. Sweet and Sour Spam. This is one of those foods that most people have some sort of love/hate relationship with. It may stir up bad memories of childhood dinners or good memories of grandma frying a slice for breakfast. Wherever you fall on the…

Creamy Basil Pasta


Some days you just want comfort food that is easy. This was perfect for us. I didn’t get a picture of it with fresh basil sprinkled over the top so use your imagination. It had lots of flavor from the Italian sausage, basil, and Parmesan cheese. Super simple too! Verdict: This is a meal I…

Ham and Cheese Quiche


  Tonight’s dinner was a recipe from my trusty old Joy of Cooking cookbook.  This is how I adapted my recipe.  It is more custard like than Quiche like.  No one waited for it to cool before cutting in! This slice was falling apart as it was too warm when we took it out of…

Garlic Meatloaf with Garlic Butter Sauce


My family loves garlic. This is the perfect meatloaf and mashed potatoes for us. Minced garlic in the meatloaf, roasted garlic in the sauce over the top of the meatloaf and mashed potatoes? Perfect! Don’t have time to make the meatloaf just before dinner? Form the meatloaf the evening before or morning that you want…

Slow Cooker Asian Ribs


So, in fairness I did not take the pictures of dinner last night. My daughter and I never even got to taste them last night. Her dance recital is in 5 weeks and Feising (Irish dance competition) season starts this weekend so the class ran half-an-hour over. This will be typical for the next 2 months….