Crockpot Cheese Tortellini

I originally found this recipe in the 2011 Taste of Home Summer Slow Cooker publication, and love it. Ingredients: 1/2 lb Italian sausage 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1 jar marinara sauce 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian diced tomatoes 1 … Continue reading

Marinated Pork Chops


Ingredients: Pork Chops Italian Dressing Instructions: Put pork chops into zip-loc bag.  Add enough dressing to cover. Refrigerate 6 hours, or overnight, turning occasionally. Grill. *Throw out unused marinade because of raw pork exposure.

Mushroom Garlic Pork Chops


Ingredients: 1 T vegetable oil 4 pork chops, 1/2 inch thick (about 1 lb.) 1 can (10.75 oz.) Campbell’s Condensed Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic Soup 1/4 cup water Instructions: In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, heat oil. … Continue reading

Pasta and Pig Guts

pasta and pig guts

While this isn’t the prettiest dish in the world, it certainly is one of the yummiest. Is that a word? Yummiest? If it wasn’t it is now. If you want to dress up your version of the dish and make … Continue reading

Country Wining and Dining

old-fashioned country kitchen

This week, I’m taking a look at Chapter 6 of Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life.  Chapter 6 is all about Country Wining and Dining.  Needless to say, I was super excited about this chapter because … Continue reading

Meat Kabobs

Meat Kabobs

It’s summer, and summer is time for grilling…. Mostly because using the oven heats up my kitchen, and increases the cost of the A/C. I’m not a big fan of crunchy veggies, so instead of adding veggies to my kabobs, … Continue reading