Tag Archives: brown sugar

Calico Baked Beans

Labor Day is right around the corner.  I haven’t even solidified our plans yet.  Is anyone else like me–Waiting until the last-minute to decide what to do?  This seems like the last hurrah for Summer and I want to make sure to get the “best bang for my buck”.  This recipe will go along with […]

Smoked Pork Chops

Smoked Pork Chops are a great selection for dinner.  Why?  You might ask.  I’ll tell you why.  The Butcher has done all of the hard work for you and you will get all the credit.  That works for me every time!  I paired my Smoked Pork Chops with pork and sauerkraut, smashed garlic red potatoes […]

Pork, Sauerkraut and Black-eyed Peas

Well, New Year’s Eve is right around the corner.  I can’t tell you where 2016 went.  It is such a blur.  We have to have our traditional New Year’s dinner of sauerkraut and pork with black-eyed peas and mashed potatoes.  Our children surprised us with tickets to Trans-Siberian Orchestra on New Year’s Eve so I will […]

Applesauce cake with Caramel Frosting

Today is election day. It is very important to exercise your right to vote. That is a right that came because of the sacrifices of our veterans. Friday is Veteran’s Day. My dad was in the Navy, my husband, aka the Butcher, was in the Army and my brother-in-law was also in the Army. I […]

Baby Back Ribs

It sometimes takes me awhile to get on board, but once I’m on it’s full speed ahead!  I had one of those moments last week-end. We were having a rib cook-off with some people from our church. Everyone was using Baby Back Ribs so I thought, why not? I took 3 Baby Back Ribs. I […]

Sauerkraut with smoked pork chops

If you don’t like sauerkraut in the summer, skip this blog–better yet, mark this blog for the fall.  I happen to believe you can eat sauerkraut anytime of the year.  The Butcher has been smoked pork chops the last several weeks.  I knew I had to try them with sauerkraut.  Here is my recipe. I […]

Pineapple Upside Down Cake

The Butcher is one year older.  He had a delightful birthday if I say so myself!  When I asked him what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday he said PUC.  I couldn’t guess what that meant so he had to tell me, pineapple upside down cake.  Once I knew what he wanted, the […]

Memorial Day

I can not believe Memorial Day is here already.  When I was younger I always marched in the Memorial Day Parade, first as a Girl Scout and later in the band.  It was always a very solemn occasion.  Though I think of grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, baked beans, potato salad and watermelon on Memorial Day, […]

Spinach Salad

I went on a field trip yesterday to get the spinich and purple onions for my spinach salad.  There is a jewel of a fruit market at 3054 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth, Ohio.  Acme Hill Farm Market is about 3 1/2 miles west of the center of Wadsworth.  I bought fresh produce and was delighted to […]