Kid-Friendly · Pork · Poultry

Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts

When a busy working mom of three kids  gives us an easy recipe to try, it is at the top of the to do list.  We tried it with pork chops, score.  We tried it with chicken breasts, jackpot.  The entire family will eat it,  shout it from the mountain tops. Super simple and very… Continue reading Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops or Chicken Breasts

Pasta · Pork

Creamy Sausage Pasta

Coffee conversation with a good friend always turns to food.  What's for dinner?  Anything in your crock pot?  Tried any new recipes lately? Thanks Amy for sharing this winner.  The fact that this is a one pan dish is a bonus.   1 T. olive oil1 lb. smoked sausage, sliced1 cup diced onion2 cloves of garlic2… Continue reading Creamy Sausage Pasta

Seafood · Soups

Seafood Chowder

A casual conversation prior to a cold front and the Super Bowl turns to food.  No shocker here.  Thankful for friends that always have the perfect recipes at the right time.  Deidra has four children and is an amazing cook.  She shared with me that her children are now very much an active  part of the kitchen. … Continue reading Seafood Chowder

Crock Pot · Poultry

Crockpot Cashew Chicken

Growing up in Southwest Missouri, they had a claim to fame that the original Cashew Chicken came from our area.  A friend from my hometown of Branson recently posted this recipe and I had to try it.  Winner!  Perfect amount of spice for the perfect taste.Ingredients2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken tenders1/4 c. flour 1/2… Continue reading Crockpot Cashew Chicken


Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork

We do our best to bring you a mix of oldie but goodies and something new and different. Cool weather makes us crave something with a kick, and this recipe fits the bill. Enjoy!1/2 pound lean ground pork 1 teaspoon cornstarch1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon freshly ground white pepper1 teaspoon peanut oil2 1/2 cups (1-inch) cut green beans1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic2 tablespoons hoisin sauce… Continue reading Szechuan Green Beans with Ground Pork


Caribbean Jerk Marinated Chicken

Close your eyes and dream you are on the beaches on Jamaica. After a few minutes in the kitchen, you will realize you have made a great chicken dish with little effort. Spices are well balanced in this recipe. 3 T. Carribean Jerk Seasoning (found in the spice section) 3 T. vegetable oil 2 T.… Continue reading Caribbean Jerk Marinated Chicken


Monte’s Ham

I adapted this recipe out of Saveur Faire magazine in an article about how to feed a ton of people really cheap. It was such a funny article that I decided to try it for a party with mustard and rolls, and I've made it countless times since. It is always fun to watch people… Continue reading Monte’s Ham


White Chicken Chili

My friends and neighbors know me well. I am always looking for something new to cook at the first hint of Fall and also any special occasion. Thank you Tawnya for sharing a great soup recipe. Between trick or treaters, we snacked on this soup all evening. It was perfect. 1 tsp. of lemon pepper… Continue reading White Chicken Chili


Festive Chicken

I had this at Craig and Amy's this week, and I loved it! This recipe can easily be doubled for a big family or company. Amy says she makes it when someone has a baby, and I think it's my new standby for that too! 1 box Uncle Ben's long grain wild rice (original recipe,… Continue reading Festive Chicken

Kid-Friendly · Poultry

Chicken on a Toothpick

We are starting to get into "eating things on a toothpick" around here. So I made up a little chicken nugget recipe that is quick, easy and most of all, kid friendly. 2 T. milk 1 egg 2 chicken breast halves Something for coating (see notes at end for ideas) Preheat oven to 375. Mix… Continue reading Chicken on a Toothpick