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. 

 

Shrimp etouffee

Shrimp Étouffée

By Heather Solos | April 14, 2010

Heather says: This recipe appears complicated, but comes together a lot faster than the explanation and I should note that I screwed up and omitted half the beer and still had fantastic, oh my goodness, I need to make this again results. In fact our babysitter asked to move in with us, just to have…

Broccoli Cheese Frittata

Broccoli Cheddar Frittata

By Heather Solos | August 29, 2011

Heather says: We consume a lot of eggs in our household, currently consisting of three adults and three children. Seriously, you can’t beat egg dishes for protein content, budget consciousness, and speed of preparation. Right now we’re hot and heavy into football season which means that breakfast (and really the entire day) is all about…

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…

Creamy chicken and wild rice soup

Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

By Heather Solos | January 15, 2009

Heather says: This creamy soup is quite rich, perfect for a chilly evening spent calling Midwestern family and asking, “Hey, how’s the weather up there?” (It was -2F yesterday, sorry about that)   Yields: approximately 8 cups of soup Ingredients: 5 cups chicken broth 1 cup wild rice (If you aren’t a huge fan of…

Spatchcock Chicken

By Heather Solos | May 28, 2008

Heather says: I have said it before, but whole chickens are often a great buy.  I am a huge fan of cooking once and eating several times, but how do you reap the benefit when it is is too warm for the oven?  You grill it, of course.  Rather than cutting the bird into parts…

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…

Sausage Pinwheels with Sausage Gravy Recipe

By Heather Solos | September 18, 2009

Skip the narrative and go right to the pinwheel recipe or to the sausage gravy recipe. Heather says: When I posted a picture of last week’s proofing cinnamon rolls, someone asked if they were sweet or savory.  She asked this because her mother made a similar looking treat with sausage and cheese instead of the…

This recipe for garlic and brown sugar chicken is a family favorite. The chicken recipe is simple enough for a weeknight and makes a budget-friendly meal.

Chicken With Caramelized Garlic and Brown Sugar Glaze

By Heather Solos | September 30, 2009

Simple garlic and brown sugar glaze recipe for chicken parts, such as legs and thighs or a cut up chicken.

Tomato Soup: Saving Summer’s Bounty

By Heather Solos | June 25, 2009

Heather says: I can proudly say I did not have to cook this soup. My stepdaughter said she was in the mood for tomato soup and grilled cheese. So she started Googling. Together (notice I learned my lesson) we picked out and modified a recipe. Here’s what we came up with. This soup begs for…



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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