Tag: pork

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

Super Cheesy Double Meat Baked Spaghetti

With the first bite of this baked spaghetti, I thought to myself “why has it been so long since I made this for dinner??”. I quickly answered my question — which, as I look back on this convo– makes me realize: not only am I 

Garlicky Brown Sugar & Bacon Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

Garlicky Brown Sugar & Bacon Oven-Roasted Chicken Wings

Chicken wings just may be my new favorite speedy meal idea! One the night we ate these for dinner, I actually made 2 different flavors and served them together. I was trying to hedge my bets I guess – thinking, “If they don’t like one, surely 

BLT on a stick with Homemade Buttermilk Herbed Dressing

BLT on a stick with Homemade Buttermilk Herbed Dressing

BLT — it is my most favorite sandwich. Toasted white bread, a smear of mayo, thick cut salty bacon, crisp iceberg & a juicy slab of ripe, juicy summer tomato.  I am just not sure it can get any better. That is why I was so excited to try this idea ((found on PINTEREST)). It was the perfect addition to the wedding shower tasties I served over the weekend!

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An Okie Girl’s Take on Chinese Pork Ribs ((4 ingredients including the ribs!!))

An Okie Girl’s Take on Chinese Pork Ribs ((4 ingredients including the ribs!!))

Ribs are on sale this week at Whole Foods so they made it on the weekly menu for our hungry herd of 6!! After a week of neglecting my meal-making duties, I decided it was time to cook again.

Bacon & Brown Sugar Coated Oven Roasted Chicken Legs – How to feed the fam tasty food on the cheap!

Bacon & Brown Sugar Coated Oven Roasted Chicken Legs – How to feed the fam tasty food on the cheap!

Yes!! This meal was everything this momma looks for when feeding the herd: Tasty Cheap Easy Pleasing to all

Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Well — here you have it! Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding has been Food for a Year’s most popular recipe… BY A LANDSLIDE!! I am amazed at how many people have viewed & commented publicly and privately on this recipe. Continue reading Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken & Rainbow Veggies with Gremolata & Bacon

Oven Roasted Crispy Chicken & Rainbow Veggies with Gremolata & Bacon

Isn’t this a gorgeous meal?? You can’t help but feel good about your cooking skills when putting this into the oven. But before I tell you all about how wonderful this is and how I know YOU CAN DO THIS, don’t zone out into your 

Cheesy Bacon & Jam Stuffed Biscuit Cups

Cheesy Bacon & Jam Stuffed Biscuit Cups

I love making breakfast muffin cups and lately I have been on a real roll. The guys are homeschooled 3 days a week ((and Gracie is homeschooled exclusively)), so I get plenty of opportunities to try my breakfast ideas on them. They love my NomNoms ((check out 

Crispy Ham & Dinosaur Kale Topped Cheesy Manicotti

Crispy Ham & Dinosaur Kale Topped Cheesy Manicotti

Lately, I have been working to clear out those little odds and ends in my pantry, fridge & freezer. You know what I am talking about?? Those bits of unused ham, several partial baggies of dried beans and lentils, a few fresh veggies that I never figured out when to use, half cartons of broth, cream and tomato juice, mustard jars and Italian dressing bottles that are one scrape or squeeze away from the garbage and on & on.

Somehow, my groceries accumulated into clutter that are too useable to toss but really need to be used to protect my neat-freak sanity. Do you have those piles of food clutter?? Well, I have been working on the BIG Pantry Clean-out of 2015. Continue reading Crispy Ham & Dinosaur Kale Topped Cheesy Manicotti

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

No-Peek Magic Bean & Ham Soup

I have just fallen in love all over again with my giant cast iron enameled Dutch oven. For the longest time, my slow cooker was my go to dinnertime savior for those crazy days that start when it’s dark and end when it’s dark. You 

101 Ways to Stuff a Mushroom…Starting with Blue Cheese & Bacon

101 Ways to Stuff a Mushroom…Starting with Blue Cheese & Bacon

It is hard to beat a stuffed mushroom. Wouldn’t you agree? They are so simple to make and the filling choices are limitless! Artichokes & chicken, olives & peppered cream cheese, pancetta & oregano, sausage & jalapeño, crab & ricotta, ham & swiss, sharp cheddar 

Weekend Randomness and a Yummy Leftover Recipe

Weekend Randomness and a Yummy Leftover Recipe

It is “that” time of year! Pumpkins are everywhere and the air is cooling! I took the herd to the grocery store a few days ago. For the record, that is something I try to avoid. Within 2 minutes, my cart was full: Continue reading Weekend Randomness and a Yummy Leftover Recipe