American · Cookies · Dessert · Whole Grains

Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

It must be 20 years since I have made these oatmeal cookies. I came across the recipe recently and decided to give it a go. When I was first married I made this recipe regularly. After all these years, these cookies did not disappoint me, they are moist, chewy, and delicious. The combination of raisins,…… Continue reading Old Fashioned Oatmeal Cookies

American · pork

Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin

Pork has so much flavor whether you cook fresh cuts or cured meats such as bacon or ham. Years ago it was necessary to cook pork very well, which sometimes made it dry. Today, however, it is no longer necessary to overcook the pork. A minimum internal temperature of 145° and a maximum of 160°,…… Continue reading Pan-Seared Pork Chops with Herbs de Provence and Cumin

American · Potatoes · Vegetarian

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes go great with many dishes. The creamy, buttery texture of the potatoes is the perfect comfort food. The little extra effort you need to make homemade mashed potatoes is well worth it. This recipe adds flavorful garlic and olive oil to make the potatoes extra special. Ingredients: 4 – large Idaho potatoes 8…… Continue reading Garlic Mashed Potatoes

American · beef · Cheese · Legumes

Chili Pie with Potatoes and Cheese

I created this recipe just for the Super Bowl. The combination of the Chili with the potatoes and cheese put together in a pie crust, meets the challenge of Super Bowl food criteria; it is filling, satisfying, and delicious. It is not finger food, but you will not mind taking out a plate for this.…… Continue reading Chili Pie with Potatoes and Cheese

American · Appetizers · Chicken

Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard and Sweet and Sour Sauces

Chicken tenders are a favorite of both young and old. They are easy to make and delicious. They make great finger food for a party or can also serve as a main course for dinner. I have included two popular sauces, honey mustard and sweet and sour. These are also good served with a marinara…… Continue reading Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard and Sweet and Sour Sauces

American · Bread · Chicken · Southern · Vegetable

Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread

Growing up in Western Pennsylvania, I am no stranger to Southern cooking.  There is nothing I like better than going home to visit my family and sitting down with them to enjoy a good meal.  I had a taste for collard greens so my sister, Vicki, and I decided to cook together.  Vicki took the lead…… Continue reading Southern Fried Chicken, Collard Greens, and Corn Bread