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 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…

Oven Fried Chicken

By Heather Solos | February 22, 2009

Heather says: This recipe is versatile, use any 3 – 5lbs of bone in chicken, use breasts, thighs, or a cut up a whole chicken. If you have young children they can help with shaking, but only if your container has a tight fitting lid or said child is old enough to understand they need…

Gluten Free Shrimp Etouffee

By Heather Solos | December 1, 2013

Heather says: I love to have people over for dinner; opening my home and sharing my table is my favorite way to show people I care and want them to be a part of our lives. As that circle of people expands -and ages, heh- I’m finding that more and more often I have friends…

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…

Cubed Indian Pork with Sweet Onions and Bell Peppers (Deconstructed) #Publix4Pork

By Heather Solos | February 10, 2012

Heather says: This recipe for pork cubes with sweet onions and bell peppers is a modification of another recipe for the National Pork Board’s Good and Good for You Campaign. I had to modify this recipe (which was supposed to be for kebabs) because skewers and small children do not mix. I swear I stored…

Salmon with Rosemary and Lemon

By Heather Solos | December 22, 2008

Heather says: This method of baking is fast and simple. If you can fold foil around salmon, you’ve got it in the bag. If you don’t care for rosemary try dill, basil, or cracked black pepper.  As an added bonus, the rosemary makes for a fancy schmany picture, eh? Ingredients: Salmon olive oil salt lemon,…

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…

Lasagna: The Company Dinner

By Heather Solos | November 19, 2014

The hearty sauce for this lasagna recipe is made from scratch and provides enough for a very large pan of lasagna. However, if you’re going to go the trouble of preparing a pan of lasagna, double the recipe and freeze one to bake at a later date. Also, don’t get overwhelmed looking at the ingredient…

Southern Fried Chicken

By Heather Solos | September 11, 2009

Click to skip the narrative and get to the recipe. Heather says: Fried chicken doesn’t sound fearless, does it? You must remember, Home Eccers, that I live in a part of the country where grown men will fight over whose Meemaw had the best recipe for any number of meals. For that reason, I 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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