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

Biscuit Crust Chicken Pot Pie

When I was a teenager, I got pretty frustrated with my mother and my aunts who just dumped and added things when they cooked.  How was I supposed to know how much “a little bit” of flour was?!    I remember the day I stood by my mother and measured everything for a recipe I liked.  She just added and dumped until it looked right, but since I didn’t know what “looked right” meant, I … Read more

Italian Grilled Chicken

  This Italian grilled chicken is one of our favorite grilled dishes.  We’ve served it to a lot of folks on our deck during the summer – up to thirty folks at a time. Marinate the chicken all day, allowing it to thaw.  I use a Tupperware container that has a deep lid and a deep bottom.   I just flip the container, which makes to let the dressing seep through.  Turn it every couple … Read more