Meat and Main Dish

Coq au Vin

4-5 pounds of chicken. Deskinned thighs and legs or a mixture of the two.
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 c pinot noir ( lots of people like burgundy but i don’t love it.)
1/2 c chicken broth
1/ pound fresh mushrooms probably like 1.5 cups
cup of carrots, either chopped or baby ones
half cup of chopped baby onion or pearl onions. ( i use the tops anda ll. your preference)
1/2 tsp fresh marjoram
1/2 tsp fresh thyme ( if you… Continue reading

Healthy Eating-Chicken Breast over Potatoes

Simple Cheap Meals and Healthy Eating-Chicken Breast over Potatoes

Does the phrase “Simple Cheap Meals and Healthy Eating” sound like a contradiction in terms? Sometimes, they are very difficult to bring together, there is no doubt about it. However, that does not mean it is impossible to come up with simple cheap meals that are also healthy. One way to address this issue is by avoiding several aisles at the grocery store, actually most of the middle aisles should be avoided like the plague! The key to healthy, yet cheap and easy, meals is to focus on “fresh”.… Continue reading

No Bake Stove Top Pizza

Luckily, making your own pizza doesn’t require you have an oven with the simple use of a skillet and a stove top, you’re on your way to making your pizza “Deliciozo!”

You can save yourself the trouble of operating your oven, by simply following this easy no bake, stove top pizza recipe.


  1. Dough:
    1. All-purpose flour – 4 ounces (good for a 10 inch pizza)
    2. Yeast – 1% the amount of your flour
    3. Salt – 2% of the amount of your flour
    4. Water – 75% the amount of your flour
    5. Sugar – optional (half a teaspoon)
  2. Tomato Sauce:
    1. Olive Oil… Continue reading

Beef Stew for a Crowd

Make Country Beef Stew

When down home cooking sounds good to you, hearty country food delivers a warm and comforting feeling. One of those recipes most people still will turn to when they are looking for a delicious option is stew. This will of course come in beef, chicken or even a vegetable style. Depending on what you are in the mood for, there is a delicious dish that you can make in your home.

To get the best flavor from your stew, allow it to slowly cook all day and then serve it warm in the evening. This… Continue reading

Dutch Meat rolls (Boova Shenkel)

How to make Dutch Meat rolls (Boova Shenkel)

* 2½ lbs. beef
* 10 potatoes
* 2 tablespoons butter
* 2 tablespoons minced parsley
* 1 chopped onion
* ½ teaspoon salt
* ½ cup milk
* 3 eggs
* 2½ cups flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1 tablespoon shortening
* 1 tablespoon butter

After seasoning the meat with salt and pepper, stew the meat for two hours. Then make dough with flour, baking powder, salt and the shortening. Mix into a pie-crust dough. Roll into a dozen circles 8 to 10 inches in diameter. Steam the potatoes,… Continue reading

Lip Smacking Country Sausage Gravy

If you’re really hungry for biscuits and gravy like your grandma made, check out this recipe.  Years ago, my grandmother would get up at four o’clock in the morning to make her homemade biscuits and gravy for my grandpa.

Us kids couldn’t wait for the big cast iron skillet to be set to the side board on the old wood stove, because then, we knew that soon, out tummies would be full of the huge flaky biscuits and the absolutely wonderful sausage gravy, only my grandma knew how to make.  Grandma would be in the kitchen with flour… Continue reading

Beef Pot Pie

beef pot pieThis is a spin off on an old Amish and Early American favorite. Beef pot pie was a way to use up scraps of meat and a little vegetables. Beef pot pie is a traditional country recipe that isn’t actually hard to make. Given the many different kinds of pie crust on the market today that are wonderful and flaky, you can easily create a pot pie and freeze it for later use.

During the winter months, pot pie is comfort food. It is healthy and incorporates vegetables into a wonderful rich thick gravy as well as vegetables that might… Continue reading

A Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

ThanksgivingEvery family has those traditions that they cook for Thanksgiving. From the Northern areas, where a traditional Thanksgiving may be game and the fruits of the recent harvest, to the Southern American states where Southern cooking recipes may be used, Thanksgiving means something different to everyone and in every portion of the United States, but one thing remains the same. Thanksgiving is a time of feasting, family and food.

It is a time of fun and family, with all of us spending the day together, watching football or spending the time playing games and having a good time. Every family… Continue reading

Dandelion Salad

Its been said that dandelion greens can cure a wide variety of ills. The natives used to eat them for stomach issues, while the hill people of West Virginia ate dandelion greens for liver ailments. You can bet that while they may be only a folk cure for liver or other issues, they are indeed a delicious meal that is full of nutrients that are just good for you.

Dandelion greens and bacon are an age old country recipes that are down home comfort food. Be sure that you pick the dandelion greens from a place that is well away… Continue reading

Pepper Cabbage

Another Amish treat, the taste of pepper cabbage is one that any Amish or Pennsylvania Dutch food lover has come to adore. You can easily make the tart dressing that is mildly spicy at home. It’s not at all difficult to accomplish and makes a very authentic Pennsylvania Dutch meal component. Along the way, cabbage is very healthy for you, with a lot of fiber to keep you healthier and fit.

 Pepper Cabbage.


You Will Need:
2 cups shredded cabbage
* 1 large green pepper
* ½ cup hot salad dressing
* 1 tsp. salt

Mix the cabbage, pepper,… Continue reading