Buffalo Pork Chops


I am always looking for simple dinners and I remembered this recipe from 2014. The Mozzarella Buffalo Pork Chops (click for link to original post) is a perfect weekday meal in that it is on the table in about 30 minutes. It has tons of flavor and is super juicy. Verdict: This is one of…

Kielbasa, Rice, and Broccoli Skillet Dinner


Happy Labor Day! School is starting tomorrow. We are spending the day getting ready and having a small family picnic. The weather the last few days has been cool but of course the weather predicted for the first day of school? High 80s! At least it is not rain predicted like usual. So, we are…

Slow Roasted Pork Loin


One of the skills I continually work with my kids on is cooking. Last night when I asked my son to put the pork loin in to cook I got a bit of the eye-roll. Not completely because I cut that one off quick. But, when I told him what he had to do to…

Spicy Pork Ramen Noodles


Lots of kids across the south and some in the lower Midwest seem to be heading back to school. This is my second least favorite time of year only to New Year’s Eve. I am very sensitive to the passage of time and reflection on life during these times. It has been only about 2/3…

Sour Cream Pork Chops


Pork chops were super cheap a few weeks ago, $.99/lb, so you know I bought 10-15 lbs for the month. Now it is time to start cooking them! I remembered a recipe that I made a few weeks ago that I thought would work perfectly with pork instead of chicken. The recipe was simple so…

Top Recipes for July 2019


This month lots of the older recipes have getting attention. These Funeral Potatoes, or Cheesy Potatoes, (click for link to recipe) were a hit on Easter but they are good for any time of year! This recipe for Paula Deen’s Bobby’s Goulash (click for link to recipe) is from 2012. I haven’t revisted it but…

Choose Your Topping Pork Chops


We made a deal that if we were done before dinner before the ice cream shop closed we would get ice cream and head to the beach. It was already 8:00 pm so we weren’t sure if it was possible. This meal made it possible. Super simple and we were to the beach before sunset!…

Favorite Recipes Revisited: BLT Pasta Salad


This recipe from 2018 is one of our favorites for Spring. It has the taste that summer is just around the corner! We have been snowbound lately and I have been dreaming of warmer temperatures. So, my mind is turning to summer picnics and salads. To battle the winter doldrums we had an Indoor picnic…

Braised Red Cabbage (updated)


If you asked my children the star of this plate was the Braised Red Cabbage (click here for link to original recipe), although the German Meatballs and Spaetzle were good too (click here for link to recipe). There was not a bite left at the end of dinner.  They love red cabbage. My house smelled…

Ham and Cheese Stromboli


They had full boneless hams on sale recently for $.99 a lb! That is a super price here. So, I bought one and cut it into pieces before freezing so that we could use if for different dishes – baked ham, soups, casseroles, etc…. We took out one of the smaller pieces for dinner the…

Italian Sausage Stew


Confession time. I still have my Christmas tree up. We decided in January we were going to leave it up all year. We love looking at the lights at night. We don’t light it every night but decided to decorate if for the holidays. I just ordered some green lights for St. Patrick’s Day. Which…

Country Egg and Sausage Breakfast Casserole


The cold has broken and it was over a 90 degree temperature change between yesterday and last week. Things are getting slushy so we are trying to get everything up and off the driveway and sidewalks so that it doesn’t freeze. At least it is warm enough now to do this. End of the month…