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. 


Chicken, Roasted and Marinated in Balsamic

By Heather Solos | January 20, 2010

Heather says: This recipe for roast chicken tastes like effort marinated in herbs and vinegar. Really, it’s a throw together and toss in the oven kind of dish.  I won’t tell if you don’t, sometimes I like to pretend I’m working harder than I am. The chicken can be set to marinate the night before…

Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

By Bobbie | February 8, 2013

*plus an unrelated note from Heather at the end* Bobbie says: “So, is it cold enough for ya?” I don’t think I’ve made it through a winter in my entire life without hearing this lamest of questions at least once. I just smile and nod at the crazy person as I move along.  “Cold enough” implies that…

Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet

By Heather Solos | January 26, 2008

Heather says: File this meal under pretty good comfort food. Mr. Heather filed it under “should make again” but he’s from Minnesota and used to consider “hotdish” its own food group. Relax, I’m just teasing to pick on my in-laws. Everyone say hi to Nan and Gramps. Back to the food, it’s important to remember…

This recipe is based on the loaded potato soup served by Bennigan's. It is comfort food in a bowl.

Baked Potato Soup Recipe

By Heather Solos | November 4, 2008

Heather says, Ever since I worked at Bennigans, I have adored potato soup. I am fairly certain if it weren’t for snitched rolls and ramekins of baked potato soup I would have wasted away in my late teens. I was sad to see the company recently declare bankruptcy, but take heart the potato soup lives…

Herb Crusted Steaks

By Heather Solos | April 9, 2009

Heather says: It has been unusually cool here near Charleston, SC, but our summer is just around the corner. Summer, in my world means grilling and not just steaks, but vegetables, too. Our third and final installment of recipes from take us out onto the porch where I fired up the grill to prepare…

Chicken and Dumplings

By Heather Solos | November 6, 2012

Heather says: This recipe for chicken and rolled dumplings is my riff on the Lee Bros version which can be found in The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook. I love their recipes and while I think their idea for sweet potato dumplings sounds intriguing, I chose to go with classic rolled dumplings. Many people include shortening…

New England Clam Chowder

By Heather Solos | April 21, 2009

Heather says: Sometimes canned soup is good enough, but once you have had the real deal, it’s hard to go back. Try topping this basic clam chowder with a sprinkling of Old Bay Seasoning and a small handful of sliced green onions. This recipe is a good example of how simple a New England clam…

Butternut Squash, Poblano, and Bacon Skillet

By Heather Solos | June 30, 2015

Heather says I admit it, I fell off the menu planning wagon last week, the produce piled up, and around time to make dinner I stared into the depths of the refrigerator trying to pair flavors. Finally I turned to Google and found an Emeril Lagasse recipe that looked like a good starting place. The following is…

Tuna Macaroni Salad Recipe – Great Summer Main Dish Salad

By Bobbie | June 15, 2011

Bobbie says: I had a craving for Tuna Macaroni Salad today*, and since it’s a perfect hot weather main-dish salad, I thought I’d share it with you, too. I’ve based this on the way my mom used to make it, but Mom never followed a recipe, so I’ve come up with my own proportions. Also,…

1 Comment

  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. 😛

Leave a Comment