Category Archive: American

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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Corn Bread


This is not your typical dry grainy corn bread. This recipe calls for a can of cream style corn resulting in a very moist, flavorful corn bread, studded with kernals of whole corn. The servings are generous and can be enjoyed  for breakfast or served as a side dish with dinner. The perfect hearty side dish for chili, tomato soup, oven fried …

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Pot Roast with Caramelized onion Gravy (Crock Pot)


I love walking in the door to the aroma of dinner cooking in the crock pot. It makes life so much easier on a busy day. Choose your favorite cut of beef roast, I usually buy a rump roast or a bottom round roast and trim off all the fat. You start by browning the roast on all sides before placing it …

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