Irish Shepherds Pie – Perfect St. Patrick’s Day Dinner


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Irish Shepherds Pie This is one of my favorite comfort foods. When I was a kid, my grandpa would make Irish Shepherds Pie for St. Patrick’s Day Dinner. When I make it now as an adult, it gives me that feeling of “home.” I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do! Irish Shepherds Pie Ingredients: 1 pound local fresh ground lamb or pork 2-3 pounds of golden potatoes (depending on what you would like the ratio to be) 1-3 cups frozen corn, thawed butter, salt, pepper, paprika to … [Read more...]

Ham And Beans Slow Cooking In The Crock Pot


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Ham And Beans Slow Cooking In The Crock Pot Ever since I was a kid, one of my favorite meals that Dad or my Papa would make was ham and beans. Luckily, before my Papa passed away, he was able to teach me how to make them his way! This is still one of my favorite meals to have. I have developed my own way of cooking them now, but basically I follow the way he taught me. You can soak your beans overnight in room temperature water, or you can just start cooking in the morning. I cook them on … [Read more...]

Make Your Own Pizzas


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Make Your Own Pizzas Looking for something quick and simple to make for the kids or even yourself? These make your own pizzas are the solution! I actually cannot take the credit for these. I got the idea from my husband who used to make these when he was a kid. Now they are something we make when we don't have a lot of time for dinner. I make these in the summertime too or when my son is out of school on a break. You probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen to make these. You … [Read more...]

Pork Wellington the Easy Way!


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Easy Pork Wellington This pork wellington dish is not only a fool proof, it's an easy dinner and the possibilities are endless. I always keep puff pastry sheets in the freezer and have come up with some great dishes just by using what I have on hand or combining leftovers from the fridge. I included some other ideas at the bottom of the recipes. I hope you enjoy this dish as much as we do! Pork Wellington Ingredients: 1  egg 1 tablespoon water 1/4 cup dried apple rings or dried … [Read more...]

BBQ Pulled Pork Is What’s For Dinner


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BBQ Pulled Pork Being born and raised in a city known for it's BBQ, it's no surprise how much I love BBQ anything! Growing up, our family had our favorite places to go and I always remember my dad ordering a BBQ pulled pork sandwich! I decided to try to re-create an old favorite of ours! This is a very simple and delicious BBQ pulled pork recipe using basic items we all have in our pantries. It only takes a few ingredients and a crock pot! When using pork, I always find the best savings … [Read more...]

Rice and Gravy Made With Pork Loin-A South Louisiana Favorite!


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Rice and Gravy Made With A South Louisiana Spin! Rice and gravy is old and popular favorite here in South Louisiana. With Mardi Gras right around the corner, and so many wonderful dishes being made like Jambalaya, Gumbo and Crawfish boils, it is a great time to love food. I thought I would share this very popular dish with you all. When I first moved here about 7 years ago, my first thought was gravy on rice? Being from the midwest, all I could see was a flour based thicker gravy, I was … [Read more...]

Cracker Breaded Pork Tenderloin is What’s For Dinner


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Cracker Breaded Pork Tenderloin I found this recipe for Cracker Breaded Pork Tenderloin years ago in my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. It is one of my daughters’ favorite meals. Cracker Breaded Pork Tenderloin Ingredients: 4-6 boneless tenderloin chops cut to about ½ thick 1-2 sleeves of Ritz style crackers 1-1½ cups all purpose flour 3 eggs Cooking oil (vegetable or olive oil) Pepper Salt Garlic powder Onion powder 1 gallon size baggy 3 bowls … [Read more...]

Stuffed Italian Pork Roast – Frugal Recipe


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Stuffed Italian Pork Roast  If you caught our last post on Saving Money in the Meat Market by buying whole pork loins, then you saw that I was able to get quite a bit of meat out of one pork loin by knowing what and where to cut. If you didn't catch that post, you can read it and watch the video by clicking the link above. This article is the second installment of that series. The video above shows you how to cut the pork roast in order to make your Stuffed Italian Pork Roast. This article … [Read more...]

Baked Pork Chops is “What’s for Dinner”


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Kraft Fresh Take Baked Pork Chops Recipe Baked Pork Chops baked using a Kraft Fresh Take is a household staple for us. It utilizes several items from our stockpile and items we generally keep on hand. If you don't have a Kraft Fresh Take available, feel free to substitute any brand bread crumbs that you have available. For more information on the how to cut a Primal Pork Loin check out this post. Baked Pork Chops with Green Beans and Rice Preheat oven to 375˚ 6 Thin … [Read more...]

Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops with Peaches


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Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops Easy doesn't begin to describe this Bourbon Grilled Pork Chops recipe and there are only 4 ingredients. You can substitute peaches with canned pears or apricots, canned or fresh pineapple or fresh sliced apples to suit your own taste. If you want a little spice add red pepper flakes when you heat the fruit. I served with green beans tossed with a little low sodium soy sauce and pepper along with mashed sweet potatoes I thawed that morning. Following recipe … [Read more...]

Sausage and Roasted Vegetables


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Sausage and Roasted Vegetables   This sausage and roasted vegetables recipe is easy, healthy and entirely up to you. This is my basic starter, but I'll add whatever I have in the fridge or use seasonal vegetables that are on sale like fresh green beans and asparagus. You can easily convert this to root veggies such as sweet potatoes, parsnips, carrots, turnips etc. As the vegetables roast, they caramelize and get sweet. This is a great one to add to your list if you are dieting … [Read more...]

Sausage and Chicken with Spanish Noodles Recipe


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Sausage and Chicken Noodles I came across this recipe on Food on the Table while looking for something different to make with Italian sausage and chicken, other than my usual Italian dishes or grilling it and this is a keeper. This recipe is delicious and it turned out that I had everything I needed on hand. You can find the vermicelli I used in the Mexican food isle or use regular vermicelli and break it into small pieces. Food on the Table is a free online meal planning service that I … [Read more...]

Leftover Ham Salad Spread


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Leftover Ham Salad There are so many things you can make with leftover ham from ham & eggs for breakfast to bean soup, but my favorite is making my own ham salad spread. While it's perfect for sandwiches, I find it's very convenient to snack on with celery or crackers as well. Since I control the ingredients, I can keep it healthier than buying it pre-made. You can use any combination of ingredients that you prefer like celery, onions, pickles, a pinch of dill etc. I like to keep it … [Read more...]

Sausage and Chicken with Vermicelli


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Sausage and Chicken Vermicelli I came across this recipe for Sausage and Chicken with Vermicelli on Food on the Table while looking for something different to make with Italian sausage other than my usual Italian dishes or grilling it and it's a keeper. This recipe has very few ingredients, but it is full of flavor. You can find the vermicelli I used in the Mexican food isle or use regular vermicelli and break it into small pieces. Cooks notes ~ I have cooked with this vermicelli many … [Read more...]

Green Eggs and Ham


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Green Eggs & Ham Who's got ham leftover? Who's also got more hard boiled eggs than they know what to do with? That would be me on both accounts. Green eggs & ham is a great leftover recipe to combine both your leftover ham and your eggs. And with a name like this, who wouldn't love it? Green Eggs & Ham Ingredients 6 large eggs, hard boiled (of course!) 1/4 cup diced ham 3 Tablespoons diced scallions 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh … [Read more...]

Glaze Your Easter Ham with Mangos


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Mango Ham Glaze I am not a ham person by any means but I love mangos and I love ginger so this glaze recipe makes ham a little better in my book. My husband loves ham so I buy and cook a whole one. Lucky man he is! Here's what I do to make it appealing to me and the girls. Mango & Ginger Glaze Ingredients 2 ripe mangos, peeled, pitted and cubed 2 TB fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup honey 2 TB finely chopped onion 1 tsp grated ginger 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon 1/4 tsp … [Read more...]

Pork Wellington Recipe from My Stockpile


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Pork Wellington Pork Wellington is a very fast and easy recipe that is almost fool proof with the exception of over cooking the meat. Pork tenderloin is a smaller and very tender cut of meat and does not require long cooking times. You can substitute the filling below with spinach and feta cheese or use different dried fruit such as apricots to suit your own taste and it will be just as delicious. While the vegetables are sauteing, prep the potatoes and add both recipes to the oven at … [Read more...]

Spanish Chicken and Sausage


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Spanish Chicken and Sausage Spanish Chicken and Sausage is very budget friendly and also comes together nicely using leftovers such as rotisserie chicken, grilled kielbasa, pork chops/roast, beef pot roast etc. The recipe doubles easily and is freezer friendly. Spanish Chicken and Sausage Ingredients: 1 TBSP olive oil 1/2 lb sweet italian sausage, sliced, (about 2 links) 1 - 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed, (6-8 oz total weight) 1 medium onion, chopped 1 medium … [Read more...]

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