dinner · entree · pork

Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

You ever run across a recipe in an old cookbook and think, "there's no way that could work"? This happens to me A LOT. I've found Velveeta made into fudge (no way that could work!) and 'impossible' cakes made without eggs (how could that work??). But sometimes, just sometimes, it actually DOES work. This recipe… Continue reading Secret Ingredient Smothered Pork Chops

baking · breakfast · Chicken

Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Minis

I love finding a good copycat recipe for a restaurant favorite. When the recipe is spot on, you can save a bunch of money by making it yourself instead of driving to a restaurant. I've made a ton of fantastic copycat recipes including Chipotle carnitas, Piccadilly Macaroni and Cheese, and Cheddar's dijon chicken and mushrooms.… Continue reading Copycat Chick-Fil-A Chicken Minis

Appetizer · Sides · vegetable

Fried Green Tomato & Pimiento Cheese Stacks

I've lived in the South for more than 3 decades now, and have been cooking Southern food for almost as long as that. Despite that, I keep discovering new Southern classics. Most of the "new" dishes I find come from the Carolinas. I just stumbled upon one today: peas and dumplings. Never in my life… Continue reading Fried Green Tomato & Pimiento Cheese Stacks

dinner · entree · pork

Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing

Oh boy, oh boy. Here we are again preparing for another winter storm. Last February's winter storm was DEVASTATING. Our pipes froze up in the kitchen and bathroom (no damage, thankfully), we lost some more limbs, and the snow came up to my knees. Oklahomans are NOT built for this. We aren't Michigan or Ohio… Continue reading Pork Chops with Corn Stuffing

Sides · vegetable

Country Ranch Green Beans & Potatoes

Some of the best green beans you'll ever taste in your life are the ones that are pan-fried with bacon. It's a classic green bean recipe that most everyone knows. Bacon, onion, and green beans all come together for the perfect side dish. But what if you could make a version of that...but better? That's… Continue reading Country Ranch Green Beans & Potatoes