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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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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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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Soft Dinner Rolls

Holiday season means tons of great food, time of giving and best of all family time. This dinner roll is so great to serve during family dinners and potlucks! So soft and fluffy it melts in your mouth, it’s a dinner roll that is very versatile and great year round. They can easily become a sweet dinner roll or a savory one by just a touch of extra ingredients. Its also great to try different shapes and sizes, believe me it won’t take away from its taste and softness!  Keep Reading!