Pan Fried Pork Chops

When you are craving a fried meal, pan fried foods has got to be the easiest and most efficient way of getting that done. Compared to deep frying, pan frying uses A LOT LESS oil, less time and less clean up. It wasn’t until I got older and started cooking on a daily basis that I learned how flour could literally change the flavor and texture on anything! Pan fried pork chops are tender in the inside and crispy on the outside. This recipe is great if you need to throw something together quick for the family.

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Crockpot Lasagna

I learned how to make lasagna during high school, it was actually my sophomore year in Mrs. Wagner’s culinary class. Her class was the very first time I was taught in a culinary setting and it made my desire to learn and love cooking even greater. Although it was only for one school year with her, Mrs. Wagner was a marvelous mentor…patient, caring and was great in using different tools to engage with students in preparing and cooking delicious food.
Since high school…many moons ago, I think I’ve only made lasagna only a handful of times and each time I never strayed away from the one ingredient she showed us that was surprising but made a difference…cottage cheese. This of course isn’t the exact recipe because her’s was the classic bake in the oven lasagna, but I kept most of the ingredients and incorporated it into making a crock-pot lasagna!
This crock-pot recipe is a perfect and easy weekend dinner…set it up early, run your errands then come home to a delicious meal.

Thank you Mrs. Wagner 😊

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Oven-Fried Chicken

When I think of comfort food fried chicken is at the top of my list. I LOVE fried chicken! It’s in my top 5 comfort favorites…probably in my top 3. This is a version of how my mom made it for us growing up with a bit of my own flavor. I won’t lie, frying chicken can still be a bit intimidating for me that’s why I like to finish it in the oven. It’s a great method for beginners or if your pieces of poultry vary in size and you have to make extra sure that you’re not going to feed anyone uncooked poultry! I like this recipe because it has ingredients that are most likely in your fridge and pantry already and it’s perfect for a weeknight dinner!

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Red Pepper Pork Stew / Guisado de Puerco en Chile Rojo

I have 2 Mexican dishes that are my absolute favorite and every time I go home to see my mom I know for sure I will be eating one or the other. The first is Chicken in a Mole sauce, the second is this
Guisado de Puerco en Chile Rojo, but for the sake of the readers of my blog I will call it…Pork Stew in Red Pepper Sauce! I had mentioned during my New Year post that I was able to get a recipe from my mom where I put together actual measurements…well here it is! Despite the amount of peppers, it is not overpowering of heat, it is tender and every bit has a ton of flavor. It takes a bit of time but it is well worth it! Really…a taste of my home. ☺

This recipe post is dedicated to all 4 of my siblings. It might not be exactly like mom’s dish but it’s close enough! When I started writing I knew that I wanted mom’s food here too where you guys can easily look up and make at home for your own family. I hope ya’ll enjoy it. ♥♥♥♥♥

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Honey-Lemon Chicken

When it comes to food, there is one way to win my husband over…practically anything with a sauce! I want to share a delicious and succulent dish. Crispy chicken smothered in a smooth sweet and tangy sauce..yum! 11 ingredients may seem like a lot, but honestly when you’re making it you hardly notice it and the sauce alone is everything you need in life. It’s absolutely the best!

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Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup

You know what’s good? Chicken Tortilla Soup. You know what’s better? Making it in a crockpot! Yes, it takes longer than just making it on the stove top, but if you are already having a long day and crock pots are your best friend when it comes to having home cooked meals, then this is a perfect and simple recipe for you. This recipe is so simple, you can consider it being a one of those recipes where you can just dump it and forget it. I’ve seen and tasted plenty of chicken tortilla soups that have extra ingredients like black beans…personally I’m not a fan. Tomatoes, chilies and corn are plenty enough. But feel free to add any extra veggies! I’m sure it will come out as delicious either way!

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Garlic Parmesan Red Potatoes

Who doesn’t love side dishes? The best thing about them is the unlimited variety, vegetables, starches, hot, cold, sweet or savory…it’s endless! Here is a great way to add your main dish a little extra something with tender and crispy potatoes packed with flavor!

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