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You’re Gonna Love This Easy Fried Pork Chops Recipe

Fried pork chops recipe, sound dull to you? Not so. These delectable pork chops are simple and a family pleaser. With a pan gravy that makes ordinary pork chops become…

SPIRALIZED WALDORF SALAD WITH GINGER WALNUT CREAM SAUCE

Waldorf Salad is one dish that takes me straight back to my childhood at my grandma’s house. She served simple food with love – like sliced tomatoes sprinkled with black…

Chicken and Broccoli Casserole

I am loving and using my rice cooker to make one of my favorite comfort foods.  One of the things I love to order from Cheddar’s restaurants is their broccoli…

Slow Smoked Honey Apple Beef Ribs

Finally, I’m making beef ribs. I always seem to gravitate to the baby back pork ribs. I’m also going to use a different marinade for this one. For the rub,…

Caribbean Style Smoked Baby Back Ribs

This will definitely be my new “go to” rub for smoking baby back ribs! Which I do a lot of. In fact, this rub has worked well on every different…

Quick and Easy Korean Country Ribs

I played with my new version a few times and every time my family devoured it. The recipe I am offering below is actually a doubled recipe from the original…

ONE POT SKILLET-ROASTED CHICKEN WITH SWEET POTATOES

Ingredients 1 large yellow onion, sliced1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock2 sweet potatoes (long and thin ones, for best slices)1/2 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced2 fresh sage leaves,…

Homemade HoneyBaked Ham

“Do we have a blowtorch?” I yelled down the stairs to my husband. “WHAT!?” he responded as he came quickly up the stairs with fear of what I was up…

Broccoli Salad

Spring is finally here and it just makes me want to eat GREEN! Actually, it make me want to grill everything green…and every other color for that matter. I needed…

How to Make Pickled Beets

This quick and ultra-easy recipe for pickled beets uses a basic brine and is ready to enjoy after 30 minutes. Diced pickled beets are great to put in salads, served…

Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes

I know I said this would be 50's week, but I had to make one slight departure. I was craving really good mashed potatoes to go with this weeks main…

BANANA COCONUT WAFFLES

You know what’s a really good idea? Going out of town with some friends and renting a house together for the weekend. You know what’s a really bad idea? When you’re the first one…

Delirious sweet potato pie

Ingredients 2 eggs1 cup sugar1 cup vegetable oil1 tablespoon vanilla1 cup flour1 tablespoon baking powder1 tablespoon vanilla1 pinch of salt1 sweet potato½ cup chopped walnuts¼ cup raisins1 teaspoon cinnamon1 teaspoon…

Sugar-Free Apple Butter (Slow Cooker)

Tugging rare Melrose apples from the rickety arms of orchards in Ohio has given way to gingerly laying a bag of golden crisps, which someone else picked, onto a conveyer…

SWEET AND SOUR CHICKEN

Unlike many sweet and sour dishes you get in the west where the mix is to sweet this is the original Canton recipe. This Chinese dish goes perfect along side…

Pico de gallo

Pico de gallo, how I love you so much. Pico de gallo, how I crave you so much. Pico de gallo, marry me? If you've never had pico de gallo,…

Quick and Easy Deviled Eggs Recipe

So now that Easter is over, what are you going to do with all the hard boiled eggs you decorated? If you are like me there are only so many…

Marinated Cucumbers, Onions, and Tomatoes

Cucumbers, onions and marinated tomatoes, a delicious, refreshing and light salad that is perfect for summer or winter. The thing I love about this salad recipe is you can serve…

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES

Are as we call them in the South fried green maters. Fried Green Tomatoes really became quite popular after the movie “Fried Green Tomatoes” who can forget that classic? But…

Bomboloni – Italian Donuts

YUM is the first thing that shoots into my head, just by looking at this picture! I love my Bomboloni – They’re soft, airy, super easy to make and NOT…

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Fudge

Who the HECK said that making fudge had to be hard?! I was done with this in 20 minutes and already had all of the (four) ingredients in the house…

Crock Pot Beef Stew

This Beef Stew is one of the best things your crock pot will make for you. After each bite of this my husband would say, “Steph… This is REALLY good”……….. “Steph..…

The Best Swedish Meatballs

this is my seventh meatball recipe to date. I think I’ve realized something about the whole meatball thing. Aside from loving balls of meat, I think it has more to do with…

Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs

Don’t get scared now, these Spicy Asian Chicken Meatballs aren’t that spicy. But they sure are flavorful. Different varieties of meatballs are quickly becoming my favorite thing to try. My last batch of chicken parmesan meatballs was…

Hot Caramelized Onion Dip with Bacon and Gruyere

So recently I was making a big ol’ batch of my French Onion Soup when I decided that French onion soup in the form of DIP would be delicious. I tried to think of…