Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Loin


My first post about a Sweet and Sour Pork Loin was back in 2014 (click for link to original recipe). As our tastes have changed and my confidence in cooking has grown so has the recipe for our Sweet and Sour Pork Loin. The first recipe was very simple and the kids liked it but…

Southern Sausage and Rice Casserole


Yes, another sausage recipe. We are using up the last of the bulk sausage we bought this month. I have used it in many different dishes and my family is still not tired of sausage. That is the great thing. If you can make your dishes taste different from night to-night you can eat the…

Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches


We buy most of our meat in bulk and on sale so I have to be creative in my dishes. We eat quite a bit of chicken breasts, chicken thighs and drumsticks, pork chops, and ground beef because they tend to be the meats that are on sale most often and are generally cheaper. Once…

Southern Macaroni and Cheese with Pulled Pork BBQ


Don’t you love my fine paper china? This is where my life is this week. The simpler the better. Just keeping it real. My son’s musical had a fundraiser to help defray the costs of the costumes and sets for their show “The Wizard of Oz.” A local barbecue place sold 1 lb. packages of…

Crustless Quiche Lorraine or as My Family Says “Egg Pie”


My family likes quiche but when the kids were little they would not eat quiche. That was too weird sounding to them. They would eat egg pie but not quiche. So my family still calls quiche, egg pie. The least favorite part of the quiche for my family has always been the crust. They are…

Italian Sausage Bolognese


This was NOT one of the healthy dishes I made for my mother but rather the first dish when I got home from North Carolina the other night. My family had taken out bulk Italian sausage (a 1/2 sweet and 1/2 hot mixture) so I needed an easy way to cook it. The difference between…

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)┬áthe other night and beer in the Drunken Pork Chops last night. I don’t drink much so expect to see lots…