Easy Pork Chops with Mushroom “Gravy”

Last night I had pork chops to cook and felt like something gravy-like with mashed potatoes. I was also watching the debates so wanted to make something that didn’t take a lot of attention in the kitchen. I remembered this old dish I used to make when the girls were young. I don’t often use […]

Pork Chop with Peppers

Another chop recipe, because I find it easy to downsize recipes to one or two servings. This is from The Soprano’s Family Cookbook. I wouldn’t have thought to look there for a pork chop recipe but I am using Eat Your Books, which lets you search through all the cookbooks you own. Anything with pickled […]

Breaded Pork Chops (Lyonnaise) from Pure Simple Cooking

I really like this cookbook: Pure Simple Cooking: Effortless Meals Every Day. I borrowed it from the library initially and then decided to buy it after trying a few recipes.  I like how it’s organized. The chapters include Chicken, Chops, Sausages, Leg of Lamb, Fish, Pasta, Greens and Herbs, Spring and Summer Veggies, Autumn and […]

Stuffed Baked Potato with Bacon and Egg

Last night I was craving a loaded baked potato.  I remembered a recipe for stuffed baked potatoes in Plenty by Diana Henry. In my twice-baked potato world, I bake the potatoes, scrape the cooked potato out, mash up the baked potato insides with butter, milk and cheese, then stuff the potato skins back up and […]

Bacon and Tomato Sandwiches

In my family, nothing says summer like home-grown tomatoes. My children have been known to burst into song, singing John Denver’s ode to home grown tomatoes: “There’s just two things that money can’t buy; that’s true love and home grown tomatoes!” We grow tomatoes every year and eat them for 3 meals a day it […]