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Split Pea Soup With Ham

Split Pea Soup With Ham

This soup is incredibly tasty, starting with a stock made with ham hocks, or a meaty ham bone purchased from the Honeybaked Ham store or leftover from a spiral sliced ham. I usually increase the quantities and freeze some in containers, to have plenty of […]

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Deconstructed Chicken Pot Pie

Dairy-free, condensed soup-free and pie crust-free, this alternative to a traditional pot pie starts with a sauce made from a roux and is slow cooked. 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 pound red potatoes, diced […]

Southern-Style Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing (or Dressing)

Southern-Style Sausage and Cornbread Stuffing (or Dressing)

To be truly Southern, it would be called “dressing” instead of stuffing, but this recipe was passed down to me by my Mom, a Louisiana native, and was passed down to her by her grandmother. So it’s about as close to being Southern as it […]

Cilantro Crusted Mahi Mahi

Cilantro Crusted Mahi Mahi

Here’s a quick and easy recipe that’s delicious and versatile – use any mild white fish fillet, such as mahi mahi or tilapia. 1 1/2 lbs (4 – 6) mahi mahi fillets, bones and skin removed 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped […]

Penn Dutch New Year’s Day Pork and Sauerkraut

Penn Dutch New Year’s Day Pork and Sauerkraut

The area of Western Maryland where I grew up is home to many families of Pennsylvania Dutch, Amish and Mennonite descent, and this dish is one of my favorite memories from child – and adult – hood.  It’s a recipe for Penn Dutch New Years […]

Vintage American Tuna Noodle Casserole

Vintage American Tuna Noodle Casserole

This is one of those quintessential Americana recipes that everyone, including myself, grew up on – and loved. My Mom altered the classic recipe just a bit, by substituting corn flakes for potato chips, because she thought the chips made the dish too salty. She […]

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwiches

When it comes to BBQ, North Carolina is known for a unique method of slow cooking pork that produces a tender, mouthwatering meat which is served simply with a large dollop of cole slaw upon a white bread bun. To nearly replicate an authentic taste, […]

Shepherd’s Pie, American Style

Shepherd’s Pie, American Style

Shepherd’s Pie is an English dish, traditionally made with ground or diced lamb, hence the name. Americans usually make it with ground beef, which is actually called “cottage pie” by the English. However it’s known, Shepherd’s Pie is basically a layered casserole of cooked meat […]

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage

St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef & Cabbage

Like turkey on Thanksgiving, it’s the one day of the year when everyone gets to enjoy corned beef and cabbage. Some people refuse to eat it, claiming a dislike for the taste of boiled cabbage, but I found the solution to the REAL reason: I […]

Tex Mex Turkey Chili With Beans

Tex Mex Turkey Chili With Beans

Years ago, I discovered this recipe by chance on the inside of the ground turkey cardboard wrapper.  I’ve made it many times as a winter comfort food, and it can be ready in as little as 30 minutes. It’s great reheated, and leftovers can be […]

Hearty Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Hearty Slow Cooker Pot Roast

There are many slow cooker pot roast recipes out there. Based on what I’ve tried, I’ve come up with this one – I love the thick, tasty gravy that develops, along with just the right combination of vegetables. You can adjust the quantities according to […]

Embarrassingly Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Embarrassingly Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Perhaps a better title would be “Semi-Homemade Chicken Pot Pie,” but it really is embarrassing how easy it is to make this hearty dish that will make your kitchen smell wonderful and generate enthusiastic requests for seconds! This is the basic recipe, and you can […]


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