Mia’s Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies


This is my own recipe which I came up with when I was probably about 12 or so. 1 1/2c vegetable shortening 1c 2T brown sugar 1c 2T granulated sugar 1 1/2t vanilla 3/4t water 3 eggs 3c unsifted flour 1 1/2t baking soda 1 1/2t salt 2 or 3c chocolate chips Preheat oven to […]

August 29, 2011

Superb Grilled Pork Chops


I cooked these pork chops for dinner the other night. We had creamed cabbage and corn-on-the-cob with it. They turned out perfect! 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 inch thick 2t brown sugar 1 1/2t coarse salt (I used kosher salt) 1/2 t ground allspice 1/4t dried thyme Mix the dry ingredients in a small […]

August 20, 2011

Mia’s Homemade Enchiladas


I hardly ever use a recipe for my enchiladas. I just go from memory and they always turn out really good. These are really easy to make. Try them and let me know how you like them. ENCHILADAS 3lbs ground beef 2pkgs taco seasoning 1 medium/large onion-chopped 1 canned diced tomatoes with green chiles 1 […]

August 7, 2011

Locust Invasion and a Wasp


Earlier, I was outside taking pictures of locusts trying out the new camera to see how well it works. The locusts were plentiful out front in the silver-leaf maple tree. Yes, these locusts appear to be mating-it is that time of year. LOL! The cool thing was when I clicked the wasp was flying in […]

July 29, 2011

Pork and Kraut Recipe


This is what I cooked for dinner tonight. It turned out really good! Lucky for me sauerkraut is one of my son’s favorite foods. PORK & KRAUT 4 boneless pork sirloin chops cut 3/4-inch thick 1 T vegetable oil 2 16-oz. cans sauerkraut, rinsed and drained Salt and ground black pepper, to taste 1 onion, […]

July 28, 2011