Pork

Breakfast Casserole – Bacon Egg & Veggies

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole

It’s time for a hearty Breakfast Casserole! I am all about easy recipes.  I don’t have a lot of time to cook but still want to make sure that I serve meals that are visually pleasing and taste good, even when they don’t take much time to make. The hearty Breakfast Casserole features eggs and bacon…

2016 Top Recipes- Recipes Just 4U

These 2016 Top Recipes posts were the most popular with my readers last year. Perhaps one of them will start the year out right in your kitchen.

One of my favorite things to do, early in the New Year, is to look back over my Google Analytics statistics to see what worked on my blog.  It is always fun to discover which recipes resonated with my readers to make the top 10 list for the previous year.  These 2016 Top Recipes were…

Apple Pecan Stuffed Pork Chops – It’s Time for Fall

Apple pecan stuffed pork chops

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #SmithfieldCares #CollectiveBias It’s time for some apple pecan stuffed pork chops! If you have been reading my blog for long, you will know how much I love this time of the year.  I love everything about fall –…

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans

These Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans are a must have dish for any backyard BBQ or Pot Luck Dinner. Many of the crock pot recipes that I feature on my blog are some version or other of my mother’s favorite recipes. Mum died late last year, but her love of cooking will live on with these…

One Pot Sausage Rotini Bake

one pot sausage rotini bake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PickedAtPeak #CollectiveBias It’s time for a one pot sausage rotini bake. Anyone who reads my blog knows that I am a big fan of easy weeknight meals, particularly 30 minute meals. But don’t let the word easy make you…

Grilled Pork with Mango Salsa

Grilled Pork with mango salsa

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #AllNaturalPork #CollectiveBias It’s time for some grilled pork with mango salsa! We love to grill at our house.  My husband is a wonderful grill master, and everything he puts on the grill comes out beautifully.  It’s up to me…

15 Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

layering is the key to a great crock pot casserole

Slow Cooker Meals can Save Lots of time at the end of the Day. I love to use my crock pot.  I can throw all of the ingredients into it early in the day and let it do its job all day long. At the end of the day, my house smells great when I…

20+ Best Bacon Recipes

Treat your Family to One of my favorite Bacon Recipes Everything goes better with bacon, so the saying goes. Did you know that bacon has its own special day? It is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day in the US.  There are also some who think of international bacon day as December 30.   Whichever…

How To Cook Perfect Spare Ribs

The secret to perfect spare ribs is long slow cooking

One of the big pleasures of the summer is all of the BBQ cooking that is done.  It is the idea way to socialize with friends when the temps are high and the feeling is casual.  And nothing is better on the grill than perfect spare ribs. Summer BBQ Time – How to Cook Perfect Spare…

Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Perfect side dish or appetizer

bacon wrapped asaparagus

If you are having a party, recipes for easy appetizers are something that you will want to have on hand as go-to recipes. This easy bacon wrapped asparagus recipe makes a great party starter and is also a great side dish for any regular meal.    This Bacon Wrapped Asparagus is the Perfect Side Dish Asparagus…

Pork Chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork chops with Apples and Stuffing

Pork Chops With Apples and Stuffing – Easy Weeknight Meal. If you are looking for something fast and easy to make on a busy weeknight that is still full of flavor and looks great, this Pork chops with apples and stuffing is the perfect choice. The wholesome taste of cinnamon and apples is always a…

Saucy Asian Meatballs

Saucy Asian Meatballs

I am always looking for new easy appetizers for party foods, particularly things that can easily be served on a tooth pick and eaten while standing. These saucy Asian Meatballs make great party appetizers and your guests will love them. These Saucy Asian Meatballs make a Great Party Appetizer One of the best things about…

Delicious Potato Cheddar Soup with Bacon

Rich and Cfreamy Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

This hearty potato and cheddar cheese soup is a perfect choice for cool fall evenings.  Be sure to use a good quality cheese.  It is important for the dish’s full bodied flavor. I like chunks of potato in my soup. For a creamier soup, puree the mixture before serving. This soup makes a good meal…

Slow Cooker Applesauce Pork Roast & Vegetables

The veggies browned beautifully!

Ahh…the wonders of crock pot recipes.  No other kitchen appliance can make a dinner with hardly any preparation at all taste like you spent hours preparing and tending it.  This Slow Cooker Applesauce Pork Roast has a lovely sweet flavor and beautifully tender pork. I use my crock pot all the time, but never quite…

French Bread Pizzas

French bread pizzas

Brrrr…it’s cold here in Raleigh. Time for one of my 30 minute meals that will hit the spot. The temps are down to about 9 degrees overnight and that is nothing whatsoever like normal for us here.  So, I need something filling and warm and comforting.  I decided to make corn chowder but wanted a…

Slow Cooker Herbed Apricot Pork Loin Roast

Short on time in the morning but want to use your slow cooker?  Just 5 minutes of preparation is all you need for this delicious pork roast. Just mix all your ingredients and brush it over the roast and turn it on. The easy meal prep is what makes crock pot recipes so appealing. This…

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto

Asparagus Crostini Appetizers with Gouda Cheese and Proscuitto - from The Gardening cook

It’s party time! And that means we need some easy appetizers.  Party appetizers like these asparagus crostini appetizers and easy to make, easy to serve and easy on the taste buds! These appetizers will just disappear from the serving plates at your next party. A loaf of toasted French bread is the base to add…

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole This recipe goes back to the hearty food of the 1970s.  My mom used to make hearty side dish casseroles a lot since we had a big family and food had to go a long way. The recipe is easy to make and delicious.  I used…

BBQ Phyllo Pastry Appetizers

BBQ Phyllo Pastry Appetizers

These tasty BBW Phyllo pastry appetizers are easy to make and will be a big hit at your upcoming holiday parties. They  are made with phyllo shells, cheddar cheese and shredded pork.  The tangy BBQ sauce adds just the right about of kick to these little bites. This recipe is one of my favorite easy…