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. 


Jambalaya Recipe

By Heather Solos | March 28, 2007

Dear Home Ec 101: Please, please, please post a recipe for turkey jambalaya. I promise to try this whole menu planning thing if I have a recipe for turkey jambalaya. ~Swaying in Sweetwater Heather says: Since you said please, I’ll indulge you. I have a basic recipe that I tweak depending on what meat I…

Shrimp Quesadillas

Shrimp Quesadillas

By Heather Solos | April 14, 2014

Heather says: I promise you, that if you can make grilled cheese, you’ve got these shrimp quesadillas in the bag. In our house as the weather gets warmer we find ourselves reaching for lighter and lighter fare. Shrimp quesadillas are a perfect main dish item for spring and summer. Don’t go too heavy on the cheese,…

Pork and Mushroom Quesadillas with a Giveaway from the Pork Board

By Heather Solos | February 17, 2012

Heather says: This week Publix and the National Pork Board are featuring sirloin pork cutlets, which will be on sale at Publix through February 22. These boneless cuts of porks are great for quick cooking methods like stir fry. Today’s recipe for pork and mushroom quesadillas takes advantage of this quick cooking method. Quesadillas are…

How to Roast a Turkey

How to Roast a Turkey

By Heather Solos | November 11, 2009

Heather says: I won’t lie. My hands down favorite way to cook turkey is to head outside and plop that bad boy into peanut oil. However, that’s not an option for many of you. Since turkey is running at $0.69 lbs and my 6 year old has a hollow leg, I call that a bargain…

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…

oven baked tuna cakes recipe

Oven-Baked Tuna Cakes (Croquettes if You’re Fancy)

By Heather Solos | February 11, 2016

Heather says: Of all the recipes in all the world, never did I think the kids would like this one for tuna cakes. Crab is a bit on the spendy side for a herd of finicky kids, so I figured I’d give budget friendly tuna a try. I expected turned up noses and arguing about…

Countdown to Turkey Day 2009: Fried Turkey Talk

By Heather Solos | November 14, 2009

Heather says: My first encounter with a fried turkey had to have been around 1997. I was visiting the family of my then boyfriend down in Jacksonville, FL. The family was big and friendly, but I was extremely shy, so I lurked outside with the dad who was in charge of frying the turkey.  Circumstances…

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…

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…

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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