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. 

 

French Onion Soup

By Michele Newell | August 19, 2013

Michele says: I’m not a fan of summer; it’s hot, sticky, and—for someone as pale as I—sunburny.  I spend most of the summer indoors, hoping for a cloudy day.  For reasons probably related to my aversion to summer, I long ago decided that August is, in fact, autumn.  And what does autumn mean?  Soup, of…

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 BeefItsWhatsforDinner.com take us out onto the porch where I fired up the grill to prepare…

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…

Apple Cider Pancakes

By Heather Solos | September 3, 2015

Heather says: Whenever birthday season rolls around, we like to give the birthday child a few treats of their own choosing, within reason. I do believe my middle child is a budding foodie. The days leading up to his birthday he talked about how he wanted to have apple pancakes for breakfast, something we have…

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…

Pineapple Grilled Chicken

By Heather Solos | May 14, 2009

Heather says: I have friends who won’t touch bone-in chicken. I’ll admit it, I’m not a huge fan of leq quarters. What I am a fan of is any marinade that makes cheap chicken enjoyable. Short and sweet, this one does the trick. Ingredients: 10oz canned pineapple in its juice (about 1/2 a can) 1/2…

Chicken Gumbo

By Heather Solos | October 6, 2011

Heather says: It’s fall and it’s finally cool enough to switch from salads back to soups and stews and I’ve been waiting for months to make this recipe for chicken gumbo. This recipe is a good use for those cheap leg quarters I mention from time to time. This version of chicken gumbo calls for…

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe

Shrimp Gumbo Recipe, Cajun Comfort Food

By Heather Solos | August 23, 2012

Heather says: If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you probably have noticed that I have a strong affinity for Cajun and Creole food. What can I say? I live in the South and I love garlic and shrimp and when they simmer with trinity, then life, at least at supper time,…

This garlicky, sweet and spicy Honey Garlic Sriracha BBQ Sauce will work well for ribs, riblets, and chicken.

Honey Garlic Sriracha BBQ Sauce – Great for Ribs, Riblets, and Chicken

By Heather Solos | October 24, 2015

Heather says: The butcher shop I love had a special on riblets and leg quarters this week. If you’ve never worked with riblets before, they are the trimmed ends of back or spare ribs. As they aren’t the world’s most attractive cut, they are often significantly cheaper than back or spare ribs. As I didn’t have…



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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