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. 

 

Lentil Burgers

By Heather Solos | January 10, 2011

Heather says: In our house we try to keep meatless Monday in the rotation, but before we get into the recipe itself, let’s get one thing straight. You aren’t ever going to convince an omnivore that a lentil burger is just like a real hamburger. Just get that out of your head right now, it’s…

Collard greens, bell peppers, Italian sausage

Collard Greens, Sausage, Peppers, and Onions – A One Dish, Gluten Free Meal

By Heather Solos | August 10, 2012

Heather says: You have seen one of my favorite recipes Sausage, Peppers, and Onions, right? This simple variation is great for those nights when you need something lower carb, have gluten free guests, or simply want to incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into your diet. You can substitute any of your favorite greens, cut into shreds,…

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,…

Sweet potato bacon and blue cheese risotto

Sweet Potato Risotto with Bacon and Blue Cheese

By Heather Solos | October 20, 2014

Heather says: As many of you know, I’ve moved. I now live in a house with a tiny kitchen that is more fixer-than upper. I spent the whole day working on the yard and wanted needed some serious comfort food. I’ll warn you, the kids did not approve, the blue cheese was too much for…

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…

Chicken Wings in the Oven

By Heather Solos | March 22, 2014

Dear Home Ec 101, I am having a dinner party and I want to have chicken wings as part of the meal. How long should I bake them for to make them taste perfectly tender? Signed, Winging it in Wyndham Heather says: Actually I have a couple of answers for you depending on how you…

Lentil Enchiladas Recipe

By Heather Solos | May 6, 2007

Heather says: I have debated posting this recipe for several days. It was good, but not a slice of heaven on a plate like the recently posted tomato pie. Once the enchiladas were smothered in salsa, I did enjoy them. The filling recipe is vegetarian and makes enough for 16 enchiladas, I made half and…

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…

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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