Mediterranean Pork Chops

This is another new recipe and this one is a keeper. There is a bit of prep work, but it can be done in advance and so easy to put together once done. It’s light and a perfect dinner for a warm evening. I served this with Parmesan cous cous (from a box). (The photosContinue reading “Mediterranean Pork Chops”

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Mushroom Pork Chops

I was tiring of my recent dinner routine, grill this…grill that. So, I took a look through recipes I had wanted to try and found this little gem. It’s easy, fast and delicious! Ingredients1 T olive oil4 boneless, center cut pork chopssalt and pepper to taste2 T butter8 ounces sliced mushrooms1 t garlic, minced1 1/2Continue reading “Mushroom Pork Chops”

2020 Christmas Cookies

Every year I make 12 different type of cookies (Twelve Days of Christmas) to share with neighbors and friends to celebrate the Christmas holiday. A few constants regarding my baking are as follows. I always use what my mother called “air bake pans”. The bottoms of cookies are less likely to burn when using these.Continue reading “2020 Christmas Cookies”

Fall leaf clean-up

Not much is happening in my gardens these days so it’s time to start “putting them to bed” for the winter. A fellow Master Gardener friend shared one of her secrets to keeping her plantings happy – leaf mulch. Leaf much is preferable to hardwood mulch because it decomposes faster, thereby adding a slow releaseContinue reading “Fall leaf clean-up”

Ribeye French Onion Soup and Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing

During these times when travel abroad is not an option due to health concerns, familiar senses can conjure up wonderful memories of holidays. French Onion Soup is a dish so classically French, that thoughts of dining at a quaint Paris bistrot come flooding back by its comforting aromas and taste. This recipe adds a bitContinue reading “Ribeye French Onion Soup and Green Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing”

Italian Sausage Sandwich

My mother made this for dinner when I was growing up and it was always a hit. Also, it is super easy to make! The title states “Italian Sausage”, but my mother, nor I, ever use Italian Sausage for it. We use Beef Kielbasa. We tend to eat these open faced to save calories. ItalianContinue reading “Italian Sausage Sandwich”

Three layer Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Who doesn’t like a chocolate cake? It is one of our favorites. Over the years, I have found that cake recipes that call for vegetable/canola oil or sour cream tend to be more moist and last longer than those without either of those ingredients. This cake recipe tends to be a bit messy during preparationContinue reading “Three layer Chocolate Cake with White Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting”