Thursday, February 22, 2018


  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2/3 cup water

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Place the sugar, vinegar, water, soy sauce, ketchup and cornstarch in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Stir continuously until the mixture has thickened.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Italian Breaded Pork Chops


  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 4 pork chops


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (160 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, beat together the eggs and milk. In a separate small bowl, mix the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and parsley.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large, oven-proof skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, and cook until lightly browned. Remove garlic, reserving for other uses.
  4. Dip each pork chop into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumb mixture, coating evenly. Place coated pork chops in the skillet, and brown abut 5 minutes on each side.
  5. Place the skillet and pork chops in the preheated oven, and cook 25 minutes, or to an internal temperature of 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Sweet and Sour Meatballs


  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 slices bread, crumbled
  • 1 pinch salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1 cup beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat egg and water in a bowl; add ground beef, bread crumbs, salt, and black pepper to eggs and mix thoroughly. Form ground beef mixture into bite-size meatballs; place meatballs into a large baking dish.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until meatballs are browned and no longer pink inside, 25 to 30 minutes.
  4. Mix ketchup, beef bouillon, and vinegar in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Combine brown sugar and cornstarch in a small bowl and stir brown sugar mixture into ketchup mixture. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and stir until sauce is thickened and bubbling and brown sugar has dissolved, about 5 minutes. Add meatballs to sauce, stir until coated, and serve.
Serve with rice

Thursday, August 31, 2017



  • 2 tablespoons margarine or butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped celery
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2/3 cup long grain white rice
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil

  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2/3 cup diced cooked chicken breast
  • 2/3 cup cooked crumbled Italian sausage
  • 2/3 cup peeled cooked shrimp


  1. Melt margarine in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in onion, celery, and green pepper; cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Pour in diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and rice; season with basil, garlic, pepper, hot sauce, and bay leaf. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then turn heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the rice is done, about 20 minutes.
  2. Once the rice has cooked, stir in chicken, sausage, and shrimp. Simmer for a few minutes until heated through. Remove bay leaf before serving

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Italian sausage, Peppers and Onions


  • 6 (4 ounce) links sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup white wine


  1. Place the sausage in a large skillet over medium heat, and brown on all sides. Remove from skillet, and slice.
  2. Melt butter in the skillet. Stir in the yellow onion, red onion, and garlic, and cook 2 to 3 minutes. Mix in red bell pepper and green bell pepper. Season with basil, and oregano. Stir in white wine. Continue to cook and stir until peppers and onions are tender.
  3. Return sausage slices to skillet with the vegetables. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 15 minutes, or until sausage is heated through.

Friday, February 3, 2017


1/2 cup chilled dairy-free, soy-free Earth Balance buttery spread
1-1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix chilled margarine and vanilla in mixer. Slowly add powdered sugar.  Put in frig to chill before icing cake, if necessary.  
This is enough to frost 12 cupcakes or an 8×8″ pan of cake. 

Egg Free Dairy Free Chocolate Cake

Heat oven to 350

Grease pan(s) with an allergy safe food if you are making this for someone with food allergies. We have luck with Earth Balance dairy-free butter and coconut oil. 
1.5 c flour
1 c sugar
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vinegar
1 tsp vanilla {affiliate link}
1/3 cup oil
1 c cold water

Combine ingredients by hand or with a mixer. We use our KitchenAid Stand Mixer {affililate} because it gets the flour lumps out well. Pour batter into a greased pan or 100% silicone food-grade muffin cups {affiliate}. 

Bake approximately 30 minutes in the oven until the cake springs back to the touch or a toothpick comes out clean. Time varies depending on the pan you use.