26 January 2011

Italian Sausage Delight

This was a winner! The only thing I did different was I used half a box of fresh sliced crimini (baby portabella) mushrooms instead of canned.

21 January 2011


I love tea. Well, let me rephrase that. I love most all black tea. Every now & then I will want green tea, but most always I prefer black & with NO fruit. (With 1 exception, I will drink orange tea when I am sick, but that is not the norm.)
I usually drink hot tea, but I also like iced tea. I prefer my tea with Splenda, tho I can drink it black. I also enjoy Splenda & milk/cream in my tea (I read that's a British thing.)
So I thought I would list the teas that I like. There are a lot. I keep 6 different black teas in my tea box at all times & another 4-6 kinds in the pantry.
So, here we go. My favorite teas in no particular order:

Regular Black Tea

Decaf Black Tea

Orange Black Tea when I am sick

English Breakfast Tea

Irish Breakfast Tea

Tazo's Awake Tea

Tazo's Joy Tea

Oolong Tea

Earl Grey Tea

Darjeeling Tea

White Tea

On occassion Green Tea

Depending on the spices I also like Chai (I do not say Chai Tea; they are the same words. It's like saying tea tea.)

I'm sure there are more. I like trying new black tea blends all the time. :)

20 January 2011

Deb's Pork Chop and Potato Scallop

Got this recipe from a friend. Had to alter it a little with what we had on hand, but it was a big hit! Thanks Deb! :)

Pork chop and potato scallop
4 pork chops (used several really thin, boneless chops)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 c. sour cream (used heavy cream because we didn't have sour cream)
1/4 c. water
4 c. thinly sliced potatoes
Salt and pepper to taste

Brown chops in skillet. Blend soup, sour cream, water and parsley in a 2 quart casserole. Alternate layers of potatoes and other ingredients, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place pork chops on top. Cover and bake at 375 for 1 1/4 hours (only took 40 mins).

19 January 2011

Calzone Rolls

This is a RR quick take on calzones. You can "top" it with anything you like. We changed out the salami for Italain Sausage & Pepproni. Yum-O!


Famous Queso Dip

I started fixing this when we lived in SC. It's a quick, easy dip & Restaurant style Tortilla chips or Pita chips, or homemade ones, go perfect with it. Yum!


18 January 2011

Rhon's Spicy Chops

This is 1 of the 1st recipes I ever created myself. I wanted to "doctor up" pork chops, but in a different way. I like the cans of Rotel tomatoes & green chilis. I do not like marinara sauce on chops. So I thought the tomatoes would be better. It's really easy. Just throw everything in the pan & bake. :)

Garlic Season All
Poultry Seasoning (yes for pork chops)
Olive Oil
Enough Chops for the family
1 can Rotel tomatoes & green chilis
Shredded Italian Blend Cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray pan with cooking spray. Coat chops on both sides with seasonings to taste & lay in pan in single layer. Top with can of tomatoes. Drizzle with just a little olive oil to make shiny. Bake for 45 mins-1 hour or until done. 5 minutes before they're done, top with cheese & put back in oven to melt.

*If you don't like the little bit of heat from the chilis, you could use just a can of tomatoes.

Enjoy! :)

05 January 2011

Bob's Oven Fried Chicken

Bob makes awesome oven fried chicken. Tastes just as good as fried chicken, but without all the oil & mess.
He uses this Betty Crocker recipe & adds extra seasonings like Garlic Season All, garlic powder, & poultry seasoning to taste.