Philly Cheesesteak

For much of my life I have been near the Philadelphia area. I was born about 30 minutes west of Philly, when I was very young my family had moved to western Pennsylvania but my grandparents still lived around the Philly area. In high school I lived in Wilmington Delaware (again about 30 minutes from…

David Venable’s Comfort Food Shortcuts Salisbury Steak

A few weeks ago I finally received my copy of the newest cookbook from QVC’s resident foodie David Venable, Comfort Food Shortcuts. I don’t know about you but when I get a new cookbook I first flip through it to see the photos and some of the recipe names, then I actually read it cover…

FRENCH FRIED CHICKEN, CHICKEN PAILLARD

This is a recipe that is my take on one I found from Iron Chef Geoffrey Zakarian, Chicken Paillard or as we call it French Fried Chicken. Paillard is an older french term referring to a quick-cooking, thinly sliced or pounded piece of meat similar to German Schnitzel. I like to use skin on chicken…

Oven Fries

It is no surprise that we love fried potatoes in our house. We are trying to cut down on the deep-frying, hence the use of our air fryer. So I wanted to come up with a way we could have fries that would be equally good in the air fryer or the oven. I was…

Pork Loin filled with Bacon and Stuffing

This week I had intended to make a nice pork roast for dinner so I had a pork loin thawed and ready to go for the roast but decided to take it in a different direction. It had been a while since I had the smoker going, about four days, so I decided to smoke…

Pan Fried Stuffing Patties

The other night I was making smoked pork chops and our typical sides of green beans and boxed stuffing. Lately we have been in a bit of a rut as far as our side dishes are concerned. Now I love the flavor combination of the stuffing, beans and pork, but I wanted to try something…

Crockpot Sloppy Joes

As I said in my other Sloppy Joe post School Lunch Sloppy Joes I love Sloppy Joes and I also mentioned that in the area of Pennsylvania I live in we have people from North East PA that call this barbecue and also people from Western Maryland that call it Steamers. There are many online debates about…

Brown Sugar Maple Pork Chops

As I have said many times before I love Pork. Whether it is a pork loin, pork roast, pork steaks, pork chops, pork ribs, or pulled pork I am a pal of pork. In our house we eat pork 2-3 times per week. This one is a riff on a recipe Karen has been making…