CAROLINA PULLED PORK

I searched high and low for a great pulled pork recipe.  In the past, I have made pulled pork in the crock pot; however, my family and I say that crock pots make meats too soft, too mushy.  When I saw this recipe that you slow cook the meat in your oven for 12-14 hours,…

MACARONI & CHEESE

Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? For this recipe, I have added several different cheeses and find that variety is the spice of life! Hope you enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1 Box Barilla Campanelle or Cellentani or Elbows pasta 4 cups milk 4 Tbsp. butter 4 Tbsp. flour 1 tsp ground mustard 1 tsp. black pepper 1/4…

LISA’S STUFFING

INGREDIENTS: 6 oz. box chicken stuffing mix 2 medium potatoes, cut in half and boiled until soft 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 celery stalks, chopped 1/2 onion, diced 3 tbsp butter 2 tbsp pecorino romano (see my blog on grating your own!) 10.5 oz can cream of celery soup 1 can chicken broth DIRECTIONS: Prepare…

LEMON BLUEBERRY CAKE OR CUPCAKES

INGREDIENTS: Cake: 1 cup (2 sticks butter, softened to room temperature 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 1 Tbsp fresh lemon zest 4 large eggs @ room temperature 2 tsp vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup buttermilk (store bought or 1 cup…

VEAL STEW

INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. veal cubes 3 large potatoes, peeled & cubed 4 carrots, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 1 glove garlic, small chop 1 cup frozen green beans 10.5 oz can cream of mushroom soup 15.4 oz Campbell’s Creamy Tomato tub 1 cup ketchup 1/2 cup water 2 tsp….

MEATLOAF

When I was younger, I never cared for meatloaf. As I grew older, I began to love and especially love it leftover as a sandwich with cheese and mayo. My sons never cared for it either but suddenly in their mid and late 20’s love it. I guess it’s something you hate as a kid…

CHICKEN SALAD

For this recipe, I had approximately 2 cups cubed chicken leftover from another recipe.  So I decided to make myself some chicken salad for my work week lunch for a couple days.  Feel free to add dried cranberries, sliced red grapes, whatever you desire! INGREDIENTS: 2 cups cubed chicken processed in food processor to your…

CHILI

INGREDIENTS: 2 lbs. fresh ground beef (I used 2.26 lbs. as that is how the package was made) 1 quart tomato juice 1 – 29 oz can tomato puree 1 can (18.5 oz) Progresso French Onion Soup 1 can red kidney beans, drained 1 can pinto beans, drained 1 can black beans, drained 1 medium…

SPAGHETTI WITH CLAM SAUCE

INGREDIENTS: 16 oz (nowadays, many packages are 13 oz!) 3 cans of Bumble Bee Fancy Whole Baby Clams (10 oz each) 1 6 oz. can Bumble chopped clams 2 – 8 oz. bottles Bar Harbor Clam Juice (or any brand) 2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes Salt & Pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic chopped…

TEMPURA CHICKEN FINGERS with Sweet & Sour Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups flour 1/4 cup cornstarch 1 tsp salt 1 tsp sugar 3 Tbsp vinegar 1 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 cups water Crisco oil (enough to fill dutch oven 2 inches high) 2 lbs. chicken tenders (I sliced three semi-frozen chicken breasts. When semi-frozen, much easier to slice and no sliding on…