Category Archive: American

Pan Glazed Chicken with Basil & Chocolate Walnut Cranberry Cake

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I am getting back into the swing of things after being gone for three weeks. Yesterday was filled with unpacking, laundry and figuring out what was left in the pantry, refrigerator and freezer. I thought I was going to resume my exercise routine today but I have come down with a terrible cough and have …

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Chipotle Sloppy Joes & Slaw


I have been at mom and dad’s for two weeks today, the time has gone by really fast. As I said earlier I am staying an extra week to help. Mom’s recovery from knee replacement is going well and she is improving each day. This happens to be a busy week with two doctors appointments …

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A Down Home Favorite In My Home Town

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This little Tastee Drive – Inn & Out has been around for many years in Lincoln, NE. When my parents were first married back in 1956- 57 they could afford to go once a month to get a tastee sandwich and onion chips with dip and it was a big treat for them. Mom says the tastee sandwiches …

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Pork Chops with Gravy

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Yesterday was a good day to run errands and take Mom to her first physical therapy appointment. Dinner was super easy with this tried and true recipe for pork chops with gravy and mashed potatoes. The recipe calls for 4 pork chops but we had a package of 6 small ones and it worked out just …

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Oven Fried Chicken Breasts and Nuggets

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I have tried many oven fried chicken recipes over the years but my family always wants me to go back to this cornflake crumb recipe. The cornflake crumbs give the chicken a golden brown color without the added fat you find in packaged mixes from the store. It has a nice balance of flavor with paprika, …

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