I know that’s an odd headline above, because I imagine most cooks already think Pork Loin is easy. But for some reason, my whole life has been an odd contest with me trying to learn to cook the “simple” things, while loving to perfect the complicated, high-skill dishes. Ask my husband how he had to … More PORK LOIN MADE EASY…
My daughter gave me the most yummy meat loaf recipe years ago, from an old (cute) friend, Pam Turner. I’ve never seen that girl without a smile on her face! And Larry REALLY smiled when he tried my lo carb version. So I will give you the original recipe, and then tell you the secret … More MEAT LOAF! But how the heck to I make it lo-carb???
I love to make my own Salad Dressings! They are so easy, so much cheaper, and so much more delicious than store bought. If you go in my Table of Contents (on the Greatest Party Ever), you will find 3 really great ones. But here are 3 more. The first is, of course, from my … More Salad Dressings: 3 Good Homemade Ones!
I’ve told you before about my Mother, Geri Jones. When I had a small catering business, I would work for weeks on menus and cooked many dishes ahead for large parties (My limit was up to 50 people). Without exception, my Mom would make some simple side dish to “fill in” and then it would … More Retro Vegetable Soup from Geri..my Mom… around 1952…3 ingredients!!
I almost didn’t post this recipe because I figured anyone knows how to do a simple stir fry. And then I remembered Martin Yan, and “Yan Can Cook”. At least 20 years ago he had one of the first cooking shows on PBS (before Food Network). I loved his cooking, and he had such … More A Simple Stir Fry…Remember Yan Can Cook?
This is a PRESSURE COOKER recipe as described, but it would be very easy to convert to an oven or grill cooking (about 1 1/2 hours on each side, wrapped in foil). Finish under the broiler as described below about 5-10 minutes under a broiler at the end. I know it isn’t a very pretty … More St. Louis Ribs…..in AZ! (Pressure!!)
****SEE BELOW FOR A LIST OF LO-CARB VEGGIES . Once in awhile I like to pretend I’m on Chopped. I make myself a rule that I have to prepare a good dinner without going to the store or borrowing anything from Beckie next door. Also, I have the added complication of a hubby who is … More “Chopped” Chicken Night…..Oh what should I do for another lo-carb dinner?
My hubby is on a lo carb diet. Nothing sounds sweeter than to hear: “You’ve lost 5 lbs!” So I am always on the search for healthy, yet lo carb recipes. I follow the Pioneer Woman’s blog, and yesterday she ran something just about perfect for my purposes. Of course, I tweaked it–She used chicken … More Stuffed Chicken…..lo carb!
When our kids were growing up, we used to have Friday Night Taste Tests. I would go to A.J. Bayless and buy 3 kinds of something and we would cook it and taste it. We liked doing the store brand and comparing it with the expensive stuff. The one I remember the most were Fish … More Salmon “Taste Test”
I do these every Easter. Hardly anybody ever eats them, but they are pretty! And I do love beets! Anyway, they are easy. Simply buy a jar of pickled beets and drain the liquid. Boil 6 eggs and peel them. Bring pickling liquid to a simmer, and add the eggs. Put all into a jar … More Purple Eggs…..didn’t your Mother do it?