Recipes at are family favorites. The recipes are not always the most traditional version as, unless otherwise noted, they have been customized to meet the needs of a beginner to intermediate home cook. 


Leek and Potato Soup

Leek and Potato Soup

By Heather Solos | January 5, 2010

Heather says: As part of our attempt to eat more seasonally, we’re also trying new -to us anyway- vegetables. I know leeks aren’t at all uncommon and taste-wise they are simply a milder green onion, it was just nothing I’ve ever had much reason to experiment with. This soup has a flavor that suggests there…

Pork Spare Ribs, Memphis Dry Rub Style

By Heather Solos | July 14, 2010

Heather says: I found this a few months ago via Andre Pope, South Carolina’s youngest Certified Senior BBQ Judge, naturally. It’s quite silly, but gives a good overview of the many kinds of BBQ out there. I will admit to never having been brave enough to try it Alabama style and yes, when I’m through,…

Tomato Pie Recipe

By Heather Solos | June 15, 2015

Heather says: Two years ago I stumbled upon the deliciousness that is tomato pie. The framework for this recipe can be credited to Paula Deen, but it has been played with enough, to call it my own. Before giving this pie a shot, make sure you have fully ripe tomatoes. I know, I know it’s…

Linguini With Clam Sauce

By Heather Solos | December 9, 2008

Heather says: This is classic, but most of the ingredients are staples, so it can be thrown together on a night that you may otherwise say, “There is nothing to eat in this house!” Add a salad and a crusty loaf of bread and people will believe you know your way around a kitchen. Don’t…

Sweet potato bacon and blue cheese risotto

Sweet Potato Risotto with Bacon and Blue Cheese

By Heather Solos | October 20, 2014

Heather says: As many of you know, I’ve moved. I now live in a house with a tiny kitchen that is more fixer-than upper. I spent the whole day working on the yard and wanted needed some serious comfort food. I’ll warn you, the kids did not approve, the blue cheese was too much for…

This roast pork tenderloin with winter greens and caramelized onions comes together quickly and makes a great weeknight meal.

Roast Pork Tenderloin with Winter Greens and Caramelized Onions

By Heather Solos | January 28, 2012

Heather says: Here’s another recipe from the National Pork Board’s Good and Good for You Challenge. This roast pork tenderloin with winter greens and caramelized* onions comes together quickly and would make a great weeknight meal. With a little creativity and the right sides, like this morning’s Hasselback potatoes, it’d be good for a healthy,…

Cubed Indian Pork with Sweet Onions and Bell Peppers (Deconstructed) #Publix4Pork

By Heather Solos | February 10, 2012

Heather says: This recipe for pork cubes with sweet onions and bell peppers is a modification of another recipe for the National Pork Board’s Good and Good for You Campaign. I had to modify this recipe (which was supposed to be for kebabs) because skewers and small children do not mix. I swear I stored…

Pizza Crust Recipe

By Heather Solos | May 19, 2008

Heather says:       I was not content with the pizza crust I originally posted, it was good, but not something I felt others would rave about.  Consequently I have been experimenting with variations for the past few months.  While searching for a simple crust I had some criteria in mind: the ingredients must…

Fish and Chips, Oven Fried Recipe

By Heather Solos | December 18, 2007

Heather says: While I will always prefer the beer battered and deep fried fish, this version is a close second and is much healthier. Nearly any white-fleshed fish will do: cod, walleye, or whiting for example. If you would like the chips done completely in the oven, follow the directions for these potato wedges, omitting…

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  1. DarcyShaw1 on December 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Made the Beef Stew and the Beef Shoulder Roast with extra lemon and spices last weekend. Guaranteed to be a delicacy. 😛

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