Recipes at Home-Ec101.com 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. 

 

Country Fried Steak Recipe

Country Fried Steak

By Heather Solos | March 4, 2011

Heather says: I can’t remember the last time I made country fried steak for dinner. Heck, it’s been a long time since I’ve fried anything, the last frying adventure was when I made fried chicken thighs almost a year ago. -Running this site, makes it pretty easy to keep tabs on our lives. So don’t…

Easy Chili Maple Pork Chops

Chili Maple Pork Chops

By Heather Solos | January 7, 2011

Heather says: This recipe for chili rubbed maple pork chops is amazing and pretty easy, too. It does take two pans to prepare, a large, oven-safe skillet with a lid and either a small skillet or sauce pan. While I have this recipe pictured with two vegetables (steamed snow peas and  cooked carrots tossed in…

Chicken Picante

By Heather Solos | March 11, 2008

Heather says: Way back, a hundred years ago, I used to work for a Spanish restaurant. Yes, Spanish as in Spain. One of our top selling lunch dishes was very simple and not exactly Spanish, it was a variation on fettuccine Alfredo with chicken and sweet peppers. My husband requested this dish so often that…

How to Roast a Turkey

How to Roast a Turkey

By Heather Solos | November 11, 2009

Heather says: I won’t lie. My hands down favorite way to cook turkey is to head outside and plop that bad boy into peanut oil. However, that’s not an option for many of you. Since turkey is running at $0.69 lbs and my 6 year old has a hollow leg, I call that a bargain…

Gluten Free Corn Chowder Recipe

By Heather Solos | November 26, 2011

Heather says: Gluten free doesn’t have to be complicated. This recipe for gluten free corn chowder is almost identical to the regular corn chowder recipe on this site. Now, I changed the proportions a little bit for a thicker soup and because I was using a smaller pot. This recipe makes three quarts of a…

Fried Chicken Thighs, Marinated in Homemade Italian Dressing

By Heather Solos | March 30, 2010

For a full breakdown on exactly how to fry chicken, I invite you to check out Buttermilk Fried Chicken. Heather says: We don’t fry chicken often, but sometimes when chicken thighs are well under $1 per pound the temptation is overwhelming. Recently we had a long conversation on the hidden sources of high fructose corn…

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,…

Serve this quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet recipe with mashed potatoes or some crusty rolls and butter for a simple, comforting meal.

Quick Beef and Cabbage Skillet Recipe – Hearty Winter Fare

By Bobbie | February 9, 2012

Bobbie says: Winter was almost ignoring us here in south central Pennsylvania:  not too frigid and hardly any snow, and heck, I even wore shorts last week. Well, indoors, at least.  Then that stupid groundhog saw his shadow on February 2, signaling six more weeks of winter. And then, someone must have passed the message…

Easily Make Gluten-FrAee Chicken Gumbo

Gluten-Free Chicken Gumbo

By Heather Solos | November 21, 2014

Heather says: I am ridiculously happy. I was recently doing my weekly shopping and found Pillsbury Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour Mix near the regular flour at Publix. It isn’t the fanciest of grocery stores, but it’s generally a step above of say Food Lion. Long story short, this gluten-free flour mix already contains xanthan gum which…



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. 😛

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