Baked Macaroni

When you’re searching for an easy recipe to take to a potluck or to serve for Sunday lunch, this recipe is an easy go-to one. There is  no last-minute stirring and mixing because it will have been done three hours earlier. You can choose your style of macaroni; I usually use elbow macaroni, but that’s entirely up to you.  You’ll need butter, milk, shredded cheese (or Velveeta), and Salt and Pepper.  Oh yes, you’ll need … Read more

Baked Spaghetti

  This is an easy go-to recipe for a large crowd or for something you need to fix ahead of time.  Served with a side salad and green beans, the meal is an easy one for your family or for guests. You can fix this ahead of time and put it in the freezer for a week or two down the road.  It’s easy to fix two pans with this recipe: one for the day … Read more

Home Canned Beef

Home canned beef is such a great addition to anyone’s pantry. It can be used in casseroles, soups, stews, sandwiches, or just served as a main course in a meal. For years, I was able to get our Food Lion meat department to cut beef (or chicken) into chunks for me. I’d purchase twenty to forty pounds to can at a time.  With the changing of the packaging in our local store, I was unable … Read more

Best Ever Pork Chops

If you’re looking for a low-calorie or low-carb recipe for pork chops, keep moving.  This is not for you. If you’re looking for scrump-dil-i-icious, then hang with me and I’ll show you what I do. I make this dish once (or twice) a year.  The way my man works, he deserves this when it’s his birthday. I used to serve it when we had our kids’ teachers come for an end-of-the-year meal.  It was fun … Read more

Easy Chinese Stir Fry

    The dilemma of what to do with a huge amount of leftover rice was the catalyst behind this recipe. (It’s a  long story that has to do with a miscommunication of how much rice several folks were bringing to an International Food dinner at our house.  Suffice it to say that I had about eight cups of that fluffy stuff in my refrigerator.  After one chicken/rice casserole, my hubby was ready for something … Read more