A few tips for cooking pasta

I don’t care what anyone says, pasta can be a challenge and it is very easy to over cook. Over cooked pasta can ruin a whole meal just because of the texture. I am no expert as I have mentioned before but I do have some advice that may help…. First off pick a big…

Sausage Gravy

I love breakfast food, normally not at breakfast time, so every now and then my family and I make a ridiculous amount of breakfast food together for dinner. Normally these meals involve bacon, waffles, eggs, and of course biscuits and gravy. Biscuits and gravy are one of those foods for me that I can eat…

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Wings

This is a pretty easy recipe, there are a few specific spices I use and marinade. I do really like the brands I use but if you find something similar it will work just as well. There is a tropical seasoning that I use that may be hard to find so if you can’t no…

Simple Pan Cooked Porkchops

This makes for a really simple and fast meal, also it doesn’t take to many ingredients which comes in handy in times like these that grocery stores are still struggling to keep up on meat supply. I was going to make breaded pork chops one night then realized I didn’t have any eggs but there…

Grilled Cajun Chicken Quarters

I love to grill and it is finally grilling season! I did have to fight some strong winds last night but it was all worth it for this dinner! This recipe has turned into one of our family favorites, especially because I cook them long and slow so it gives us a bunch of time…

Layered Taco Casserole

I totally stole this idea from my sister in law…thanks, Katie!! What makes this meal great is you can use basically whatever ingredients you have around if you have potatoes. I used several ingredients because I had some leftover grilled peppers and some black beans in the refrigerator. This would be delicious with just taco…

Whipped Coffee

So this recipe has been taking the internet by storm recently, but this is far from a new recipe. It is actually called “Dalgona coffee” or it is a close relative of “Beaten coffee” that is from India and has been around for a long time. So even though this coffee has been coined as…

Black Beans and Ham

This is kinda a take-off of Brazilian black beans, I had them at a restaurant once and was blown away from the taste. This is a great recipe, especially now with the lockdown situation, it costs very little and can easily be a complete meal with some rice.  I use what they call a “ham…

Lemon Pepper Pork Chops and Gravy

Hello all from lockdown!! Yep, we are still social distancing so I am still making recipes with things I happen to have already. This is a nice recipe to make on a cold rainy day, which here in Indiana we have had quite a few recently. It doesn’t require too much and none of the…

Quarantine Shopping

This is such a strange and challenging time in our history…the fight of a virus and lockdown. Since grocery stores are still open I thought it would be a good idea to put together a shopping list of things that can get you through a large span of time. Keep shopping trips only once in…