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. 


Thai Inspired Beef Cabbage Skillet Recipe

Thai Inspired Beef and Cabbage Skillet

By Heather Solos | February 25, 2013

Heather says: I’d like to thank Bobbie for helping out with the name of this quick beef skillet, I was staring at it last night and drawing a blank. This ground beef cabbage skillet recipe will feed six, more if you serve over cooked rice or noodles. Feel free to play with the ingredients as…

Simple Chicken Curry

By Heather Solos | July 11, 2007

Heather says: This may not be the most traditional curry recipe available on the ‘net, but the kids love this mild version. My husband and I find it a pleasant change from our usual repertoire. It is also easily adapted to a kosher diet by substituting cultured soy for the sour cream. However, I have…

How to Make Dumplings

How to Make Drop Dumplings

By Heather Solos | August 13, 2010

Heather says: Drop dumpling are easy to make and a great technique to keep in your toolkit. Nothing says comfort food like chicken and dumplings. When I first launched this site, I included this recipe for chicken noodle soup. I use the same technique, using homemade chicken stock, when I have it for my chicken…

Italian Pork Chops

By Heather Solos | December 7, 2008

Heather says: This is a simple recipe that can be expanded with little effort to feed a large family. Simply double or triple the sauce according to the number of pork chops you cook. The sauce below is for 4 -6 1/2″ thick chops, reduce the browning time for thinner cuts. The technique for the…

Silky Smooth Green Pea Soup Recipe

By Bobbie | December 7, 2011

Bobbie says: Now is the perfect time of year for hearty soups to warm the body and spirit. Served with bread (homemade or from the store) and perhaps a salad, this thick, creamy soup makes a great lunch or light supper, and pea soup is surprisingly easy to make from scratch. Once upon a time,…

Fried Pork Chops

Pork Chops, Fried

By Heather Solos | January 28, 2013

Heather says: Fried pork chops are a quintessential Sunday Dinner and depending on the number of minions you are cooking for, they are fairly low effort. They are less touchy than fried chicken and completely company worthy, especially if it’s the kind of company that will hang out in the kitchen and talk while you…

Learn to make beef stew, a perfect meal for chilly evenings or whenever you need comfort food. Stretch the meal by serving it over rice.

How To Make Beef Stew

By Heather Solos | December 4, 2007

Heather says: Growing up, I thought I hated beef stew. I avoided it at all costs. Then came the day I was on complete bedrest during my first pregnancy. I had just gotten out of the hospital, and my ex-husband’s grandparents were kind enough to bring over dinner. Not knowing the depths of my loathing…

Simple Autumn Skillet

By Heather Solos | October 12, 2011

Heather says: This autumn skillet recipe is a simple framework, feel free to use your imagination and modify it however you see fit. This recipe is great for a new cook who wants to become comfortable with the art of substitution. Don’t like squash, try peeled and cubed sweet potatoes, toss in some apple slices. Turnips…

Vegetable Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Vegetable Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

By Heather Solos | December 29, 2010

Heather says: Winter is officially here and eating seasonally in the winter can certainly be difficult. Well, difficult if you like variety that is. For the most part we’re reduced to vegetables that store well, like squashes and potatoes, along with hardy vegetables from the brassica genus: brussels sprouts, cabbage, collard greens, etc. I’m not…

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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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