dinner · pork · slow cooker

Green Chili Pork Frito Pie

When my station brings food to a work party, we go all out. Case in point: Our Super Bowl work party. I brought cheeseburger party sliders and mini bagel breakfast sandwiches (we do work the early, early morning shift, you know). Another coworker brought crockpot queso, brown-sugar bacon wrapped lil' smokies, homemade cookies, pigs in… Continue reading Green Chili Pork Frito Pie

Casserole · Chicken · dinner

Barbecue Ranch Chicken Casserole

The wind sure is sweeping down the plain here in Oklahoma. We're gusting to 30 miles per hour almost, and have already seen a few grassfires spark out west. There's an ugly brown hue replacing the brilliant blue sky. Even when we're blessed with some warmer weather, we're cursed with these hellish winds. You've got… Continue reading Barbecue Ranch Chicken Casserole

Appetizer · pasta · Snack

Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

I'm not one for New Year's resolutions. The chances of me keeping them? Slim to none. In fact, I don't think I've ever kept a single resolution my entire life. Does that mean I'm impulsive? Too flakey? Bad at commitment? Or maybe I just set really unattainable goals. Oh well. There's no failing if you… Continue reading Parmesan-Crusted Fried Tortellini

Chicken · dinner · soup

Chicken & Black Eyed Pea Chili

New Year's Day wouldn't be a holiday without these four things: Pork Greens Cornbread Black eyed peas Ever since I was little, my mom has been making pork & black eyed peas for the holiday. It's a tradition held by many kitchens across the country, and most importantly the south. There's something inherently nostalgic about… Continue reading Chicken & Black Eyed Pea Chili

asian · Chicken · dinner · pasta

Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

The London Symphony Orchestra's version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker plays throughout the house. The track is on Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, right after the Pas De Deux. Chocolate and cinnamon and sugar cookie smells fill the air. The Christmas is lit up and twinkling with warm gold lights. Red food coloring is smeared… Continue reading Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowls

entree · pork · slow cooker

Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing

Stuffing or dressing? That was the big debate we all had at work on Thanksgiving. Half of my coworkers proclaimed the savory side dish as stuffing, the other half as dressing. It didn't matter where you were raised, either. I'm from Texas and I call it stuffing, while other Texan coworkers called it dressing. A… Continue reading Pork Chops with Jalapeno-Pecan Stuffing