Saturday, June 19, 2010

Oven Baked Lemon Pepper Pork Chops

You can use Boneless or Bone in Pork Chops Your choice, I just found these on sale!!
I always use a meat beater on my meats i cook in the oven so the spices can get in them. So that was my first step.

I also like to use foil to cook on a pan somethimes, such an easy clean up (although not in this case cause i have generiv foil that apparently manages to stick to the pan) Grease foil just a tad so the Pork Chops wont stick.

Sprinkle Lemon Pepper, Salt, Pepper, any Cajun Spice on each side of the pork chop and rub in with hand.

Cook at 400 Degrees for about 45 minutes, then broil for 5-10 minutes. Then they are ready!!


(i think the spices just look soooo GOOD)

The Finished Product:

I think the look wonderful, Sorry i should have put them on a plate before i snapped a photo!

Homemade Mashed Potatoes!

I always use 5 large baked potatoes for just me and my husband. (so i can have a little extra for lunch the next)

Peel Potatoes & cut into chucks
Put water in a large pot--Bring to boil
Put peeed potatoes in boiling water.
Watch potatoes and check them to see when they are tender.

Drain water off of potatoes, Pour back into pot or bowl.
Use Potato masher to mash up potatoes.
Pour Milk and spoons of butter to your taste. (i usually put 2 tablespoons of butter and i just pour milk until they look good)  Stir until they are as fluffy as you want them!! Serve Hot!!

Salt & Pepper to taste

My Favorite Green Beans

1 Can on Green Beans
1 chicken bullion cube
1/2 tsp of vegetable oil
Salt and pepper to taste

Cook on medium heat until green beans are done..

They taste awesome!! The bullion cube gives it the perfect flavor!!

Do any of you use bullion cubes in your Green Beans?

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Easy Homemade Biscuits.

This is really a recipe from the hubby... I am just sharing it!!
He recently made them for me so....i thought i would share. I did not take a pic though!! i need to start taking a pic of every meal... I never know when i might wanna share my recipe!!

Easy Quick Homemade Biscuits

3 cups Self rising flour
1 tablespoon of Sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup of butter
1/4 cup of shortening
1 cup of milk

1. Preheat oven to 450. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, salt. Use a pastry blender cut in butter (did not do this we just put it in because we do not have a pastry blender!) until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add milk all at once. Using a fork, stir just until mixture is moistened.

2. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface  Knead dough by folding it . (the hubs did all his knead in the bowl.. MEN)
Roll dough until about 3/4 inch think.  Cut dough with biscuit cutter, or whatever you want to use. I used a round cookie cutter. ( you can also drop biscuits using a spoon onto the cooking sheet.)

3. Place biscuits on cooking sheet Bake for 10 to 14 minutes and butter them up for a awesome taste!!

(I recommend more Sugar, not sure how much hubs put in but we decided it need more after eating them)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Not a recipe....but....

This Lady is the Queen of  Southern Cooking.. so it's so the next best thing!!!

I get to see a show from the Queen of Southern Cooking...PAULA DEEN!!!!!!!!!!

I have a Paual Deen Cook Book and maybe i can get a few more this weekend!! Whoop Whoop!!!

I will share a recipe from her cookbook this week in honor of me celebratint FINALLY getting to see one of her shows... We are not sure if she is cooking on it or not we just know its a show and that is so all that matters to me cause. I love me some Paula Deen... She is awesome and i love all of her kitchen products!! The pot and pan sets are superb!!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

BBQ Lil' Smokies.

I know this is possible one everyone knows...but i do mine different that most of the people i know so here goes...

2-4 Packages of Hillshire Farm Lil' Smokies (Depending on servng size)
Bottle of Kraft Original BBQ Sauce (1 bottle for every 2 packages)
1 Jar Apple Jelly (1 Jar for every 2 packages)

Cook in Large Crock Pot

When i make them i usually start them around lunch time and set them on low when i get home from work or around 5 turn them on high and they are ready to when its time to eat!

Great for pot Luck Parties and Holiday get togethers!!!

Homemade Mac-n-Cheese

2 cups of elbow maccaroni
1 small block of velveta cheese (cut half of block into small cubes)
2 tablespoons of butter
1/4 milk

Bring noodles to a boil and drain.
Combine cheese, milk, butter and stir till cheese and butter melted. Add more cheese for your preference.

I love mine cheesy and with a little salt and pepper!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Sausage Cheese Balls

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Makes 3 dozen

1 lb sausage (hot or mild your preference)
4 cups of Shredded Cheese
3 cups baking mix

1. Preheat oven to 400

2. In bowl combine sausage, cheese and and baking mix. Mix together ( i use my habds it's the best way)

Shape into walnut sized balls. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet.

3. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Ta da they taste  and look  soooo GOOD!!

Oooie Goooie Cake

Layer #1
1 cake mix (yellow)
1/2 Cuo Butter
1 egg

Mix the above together and pour sticky mixture in 9x13 pan.

Layer #2
1 8oz. package of Softened Cream Cheese
1 Box Powdered Sugar or 1 lb, spread on top of Layer #1 cook for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

When it is done it will have a golden brown color and look oh so tasty!!!  It is best warm!

I like to sprinke a little powdered sugar on the top it looks pretty and makes it sooo Good!!!

Oven Fried Chicken.

6 to 8 Chicken tenderloins ( I use fresh non frozen)

2 Cups of Bulgarian Butter milk

3 Cups of Cornflakes

2 Tablespoons of Zatarains

A dash or 3 of Red Pepper ( my husband likes it hot so I use more)

Preheat oven to 425. In a small or large bowl add buttermilk and red pepper if you like it spicy and place tenderloins in bowl.

In another large bowl or Ziploc bag if you prefer. Combine cornflakes (crushed) Zatarains & red pepper. Place chicken in bowl with cornflakes and seasonings, I usually place one piece at a time in the bowl of cornflakes and shake till whole tenderloin is covered. , then place tenderloins on greased baking sheet . Cook for an hour.

Sorry I dont have picture of my favorite chicken recipe!!

Cake Balls

 I made this  using Kelly over @ Kelly's Korner via her Kelly's Recipes ( to kind out how to make them click the link Kelly's Recipes) blog...

Kelly uses Red Velvet cake,  Cream cheese Frosting and Vanilla Almong bark ( i think i would like it better)... but i used Yellow Cake and Chocolate Frosting and Chocolate Almond Bark ( it was so rich)!

 But they are GOOD!!! Brandon loves yellow cake so i thought he would like them more.. he did.. I almost couldn't eat them cause the are RICH!!

So glad i finally got to try out Kelly's Recipe!!  Next time i am trying Red Velvet or made even Carrot Cake of Fun fetti wouldn't that be awesome!!

Looks Gross huh!!

The were so Yum!! Brandon's Grandpa took have of these!!

Parsley Potatoes.

  Parsley Potatoes

4  potatoes (red potatoes or idaho) Serves 4

1/4 C. Butter or melted
Parsley  (i just sprinkle some on there till it looks good)                                   
 Salt & pepper to taste
a little cajun seasoning, is always a plus
You can cook them stove top, bake, or microwave.
I have done them all. But the best to me is in the oven!
Bake @350 for 20 minutes.
Microwave until potatoes are soft, same for stove top.

I make them however depending on how quick i want them done...tonight i coooked them in the microwave.