Pork

Phyllo Cup Appetizers – BBQ Pulled Pork Phyllo Cups

Pulled pork phyllo cup appetizers that are ready in just minutes

These phyllo cup appetizers are easy to make and will be a big hit at any BBQ gathering. Tender pulled pork and a tangy BBQ sauce add just the right amount of kick to these little bites. This recipe is one of my favorite easy appetizers. Phyllo cup recipes are so much fun at a…

16 Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

layering is the key to a great crock pot casserole

I love 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 come home after being out all day.  But there are a few cooking tips to make…

Summer BBQ Recipes – Fire up the Grill

Summertime grilling recipes

At our house, we barbecue all year long since the weather is somewhat moderate here in NC. But when summer rolls around, we really give the grill a workout. These Summer BBQ Recipes are some of my favorites.  Many of these choices are 30 minute meals, and will be a hit at any summer time outdoor…

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

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 Slow Cooker Boston Baked Beans. January 6 is National Bean day.  That means that it’s time to dig out…

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…

20+ Best Bacon Recipes

“Everything goes better with bacon”, or 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 day you celebrate it, one of these bacon recipes…

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.    I love healthy side dishes that still have a taste…

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 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. This soup is one of my favorite one pot meals. I like chunks of potato in my soup. For a creamier soup, puree the…

Slow Cooker Pork Roast with Applesauce & Vegetables

The veggies browned beautifully!

This slow cooker pork roast with applesauce and vegetables is a very easy recipe that tastes just amazing.  The pork has a sweet rosemary mustard sauce that compliments the applesauce beautifully for a wonderful fall meal Ahh…the wonders of crock pot recipes.  No other kitchen appliance can make a dinner with hardly any preparation at all…

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

This slow cooker herbed apricot pork loin roast tastes like you spent hours tending it, when the crock pot really did all the work for you. 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…

Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole

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. Printable recipe – Cheese Potato & Italian Sausage Casserole The recipe is easy to make and delicious.  I used…