March 15, 2020

Am sure you are thinking what the heck is that? That is my home made bone broth/stock putting away in my crockpot. I roasted up 2 big fat roasting chickens, removed the meat from the bones, used some for recipes and froze some, and started my bone broth for a soup and the rest for the freezer. Every day there are beginning to be more and more reports of food shortages, even soups, fights over items, national guards being called in, police patrolling stores...

March 10, 2020

Oven 375, Time 25-30 minutes

Move over, turkey and beef, pork is another one of my fav ways to go!! This is a recipe I love because it uses ground pork, rice, and is simple and fast. I however whir up as I like to say, my own pork in my food processor. If you can find ground pork in your supermarket that works great. I find, however, the store bought tends to have a lot more fat then I care for, and in my area hard to find.  It really is easy to make your ow...

March 5, 2020

Today pork tenderloin medallions were on my menu. Oooops, out of applesauce. One of my family feels pork without applesauce is "just not the same" hint, it is not me. So the next best thing, my caramelized apple pcs. come to mind. Luckily I had one apple in my fridge, and I was all set!!!! This recipe is so fast, you can almost have it done before you even say maple caramelized apple pieces. So simple a child could do it, and delicious to boot, not only as...

February 29, 2020

Oven temp 350 Time 30-35 minutes (see note below)

If you have never mastered making a white sauce, you must do so now. It is the basis for so many yummy things, of course mac and cheese being the most common. Of course you can buy white sauces in the stores, and add in your own ingredients to jazz them up, but once you master your own, you will wonder why you waited so long to make it. Then from there you add in anything and everything you can imagine. I hav...

February 23, 2020

Today's recipe is a rice dish, mainly because we love rice, and rice is one of the least expensive carbs there is. Of course that depends on the kind of rice, and there are many. And now there are even "riced" veggies in the supermarkets, fresh or frozen. Who knew? I have to admit, that does appeal to me, anything veggie related works in my kitchen. I also like to steam my own vegetable and rice it myself, to my desired size. With supermarket ones you take...

February 17, 2020

Oven 375 Time: 30-40 minutes

The other day I was browsing through my blog for a recipe I wanted to use. Yes, I use it all the time, it is like my own laptop cookbook. As I was noticing the recipes that were stuffed with this or that, from mushrooms, to potatoes, to peppers, spaghetti squash, and on and on I thought, hello, the thing I eat the most stuffed, especially in the summer are zucchini, where was a recipe for that? I have stuffed zucchini with everyt...

February 11, 2020

Please note: this photo is before placing in oven, not after coming out!!

Oven 325  Time 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours

 Today I am sharing a beef and veggie recipe that comes together rather quickly and rather reasonable price wise, not a soup and not a stew!  Like always it can be a barometer for your own concoctions, or another words what you like or what you have on hand at the time, or after a shopping trip! I like to buy a nice looking chuck steak about 1 1/2 to...

February 8, 2020

We've all been there a time or two. Gone out to eat and everything on the menu just looks too good to pass up. Or maybe our eyes are bigger then our belly this time, or a special of the day catches our eye that we could not pass up, and hello, we have leftovers. Fish is one of the hardest leftovers to imagine. There are lots of variety in fish kinds/types available these days, thanks to the demand for more fish dishes for health reasons. I might also add, w...

February 6, 2020

As you know I love coconut rice and have a recipe on here for that. What you don't know is my favorite thing to eat with it is my marinated chicken chunks. Why? you ask. Simple, my marinade includes pineapple juice along with one other flavorful ingredient that I love, lite soy sauce. I generally prefer bone in, skin on chicken breasts, most of the time, flavor and moistness from bone and skin for that reason. But sometimes boneless skinless breasts can als...

February 2, 2020

Oven temp and times listed below!! Tips!!

If you follow cooking trends these days you have seen what they are calling gourmet mac and cheese recipes popping up everywhere. I do not consider myself a gourmet cook, I consider myself a what works for me today on a whim  cook. Today I was wanting one of my favorite pasta sauces I make, or another words a kicked up mac and cheese. As you know/can see from previous posts, mushrooms, cheese, spinach and pasta are u...

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