Hobo Burgers


Hobo Burgers

Hobo Burgers

I’ve been enjoying this  recipe since about 1985, which was inspired by a recipe created by my second wife.  Much later, in 2009, an old neighborhood friend caught me out walking at our apartment community one evening and asked me if I could use a garden fresh tomato. I mentioned that she saved me a trip to the store to buy a tomato for that evening’s recipe for supper. After inquiring about my plans for the tomato, she and another friend suggested that I publish my recipe in the next community newsletter, which I did in August, 2009. Here’s what happened to that tomato:  Hobo Burgers.

Country Pork Chop Supper 2016


Country Pork Chop Supper 2016

Country Pork Chop Supper 2016

You will need a 4-quart Crock-Pot for this delicious Country Pork Chop Supper 2016 recipe, along with some simple ingredients. I have made some changes to my original recipe, resulting in a healthier dish overall. This even surpasses the flavor of my original recipe.
The first time I made this dish it really surprised me with its ease of preparation and full flavor. This would make a perfect meal for a cold winter evening, but I have used the original version several times all through the year. I prefer to cook this using the HIGH setting, which seems to leave more liquid than the slow method, and also doesn’t cause the pork to fall apart.

Aunt Georgia’s Pecan Pie


Aunt Georgia's Pecan Pie

Aunt Georgia’s Pecan Pie

Thanks to my Aunt Georgia for the inspiration for this delicious Aunt Georgia’s Pecan Pie recipe. I’ve modified her original recipe, including adding a tip she gave me about adding a little flour to prevent seepage of pie filling, and using yolks only instead of whole eggs as called for in her original recipe. You have no idea how many other recipes I tried before I found this one. It’s my “go-to” pecan pie recipe now and forever! I gave up on making my own crust, though.

I am currently working on a new recipe, though, using maple syrup, brown sugar, cream, and a hint of bourbon.  I’ll let you know if that one turns out good; otherwise, it will never see the light of day.

Lemon Yogurt Bread


Lemon Yogurt Bread

Lemon Yogurt Bread

This Lemon Yogurt Bread reminds me of my favorite banana nut bread, except that it’s lemon flavored. Oh my, this is tasty! I can barely stop eating it!

I used Yoplait Lemon Cream Pie yogurt in this one, but I’ve also used Yoplait Lemon Burst yogurt. Because it comes in 6-ounce containers, I had to buy two. So, after filling an 8-ounce Pyrex cup with yogurt, I was forced to eat the remaining 4 ounces with a spoon. Well, someone had to do it, and there was no one else here at the time!

By the way, this is also delicious with macadamia nut pieces instead of walnuts!

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal


Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal

Why pay for packages of instant oatmeal when you can make your own Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal?

Country Pork Chop Supper


Country Pork Chop Supper

Country Pork Chop Supper

This slow cooker Country Pork Chop Supper recipe has been a hit with several friends and myself for some time now. It is especially delicious on a cold afternoon or evening. Some might say it is almost like a pork chop stew. In fact, I usually serve it in a shallow Fiesta rimmed soup bowl to contain the thick sauce that permeates the dish.

Nothing could be simpler to prepare. I have neighbors that liked it so much, they made it twice in one week when I first gave them the recipe. Plus, it freezes well if you have leftovers.

Let me know what you think!

Marinated Tomatoes


Marinated Tomatoes

Marinated Tomatoes

I’ve been having these Marinated Tomatoes every summer for several years, but yesterday, on February 9, 2016, I bought 4 vine-ripened Texas tomatoes and made myself a delicious snack. I didn’t care that it was about 65° outside, because I craved them.  These tomatoes are delicious served with a grilled steak or pork chop, a plate of spaghetti, or by themselves. They are simple to prepare, and the taste and looks deserve a blue ribbon.

The salt added to the recipe is not enough for me, so I usually sprinkle a little extra salt on them when served.

 

Chocolate Éclair Cake


Chocolate Eclair Cake

Chocolate Eclair Cake

This Chocolate Eclair Cake is so easy to make, beautiful, and so deliciously rich! It is equally good regardless of the type of graham crackers used, but I personally prefer old-fashioned honey graham crackers instead of chocolate graham crackers.

Coconut Triple Cream Sensation


 

Coconut Triple Cream Sensation

Coconut Triple Cream Sensation

Inspired by Coconut Sour Cream Cake, a recipe my mother clipped from The Arkansas Gazette, Jan. 13, 1977, this Coconut Triple Cream Sensation cake is made with boxed cake mix with custom ingredients, and a can of frosting with added coconut. You wouldn’t know all that unless someone told you, because it tastes completely homemade from scratch.

Surprising in its original white color for use anytime, for Valentine’s Day mix 4-5 drops of red food coloring into the batter, stir 4-5 drops into the frosting, and mix the coconut in a bowl with 3-4 drops of red food coloring before sprinkling over the frosting. Rinse maraschino cherries with water, dry off, then place one on each slice of cake. For St. Patrick’s Day, use green food coloring, and use green maraschino cherries.

 

Club Soda Waffles


Club Soda Waffle

Club Soda Waffle

I have a very old Oster Belgian Waffle Maker, which I’ve used occasionally for over 30 years. It has been knocked around a bit, but it still makes very good thick Club Soda Waffles. I love to use Blackburn’s Butter Pecan syrup on them, too!

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