Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole

Upon discovering this recipe, I instantly knew it would be the star of our dinner! Its flavors are even more delightful on the following day. The Smothered Pork Chop and Scalloped Potato Casserole offers a comforting and satisfying blend of Southern-style smothered pork chops and the creamy, cheesy goodness of scalloped potatoes. This fusion results in a hearty casserole, ideal for family dinners or gatherings. While the exact origins of this dish remain unclear, it seamlessly marries two timeless comfort foods that have graced many households. With its tender pork chops nestled among thinly sliced potatoes in a luscious sauce, this casserole is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

This indulgent and flavorful casserole stands as a complete meal on its own but pairs exquisitely with lighter sides such as a crisp green salad, steamed broccoli, glazed carrots, or sautéed green beans to offset its richness. For those seeking a delightful crunch, consider adding garlic bread or dinner rolls to savor the delectable sauce.

Recipe: Smothered Pork Chop Scalloped Potato Casserole

Ingredients:

4 bone-in pork chops, approximately 1-inch thick
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 large onion, thinly sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup chicken broth
2 pounds potatoes, thinly sliced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 teaspoon paprika
Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Preparation:

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The Sparkling Duo: Baking Soda and Lemon for Your Health and Home

Imagine unlocking a secret combination that not only spruces up your home but also adds a zesty pep to your step. The dynamic duo of baking soda and lemon does just that! This pair is more than just a culinary complement or a cleaning aid; it’s a powerhouse of benefits that can enhance your well-being and bring a natural glow to your surroundings. Let’s explore what happens when these two natural wonders come together.

A Natural Health Boost

Combining baking soda with lemon juice creates a fizzing cocktail known for its health-promoting properties. While this blend should be consumed in moderation, it’s touted for its potential to balance pH levels, aid digestion, and freshen breath. Here’s a closer look:

Digestive Comfort: A teaspoon of baking soda mixed with the juice of half a lemon in a glass of water is an old-school remedy believed to aid digestion and alleviate occasional heartburn and indigestion. The bicarbonate in baking soda neutralizes stomach acid, while lemon’s citrusy charm encourages healthy digestion.
Detox Delight: Starting your day with this concoction on an empty stomach is said to kick-start your metabolism and flush out toxins. It’s like a morning ritual that refreshes you from the inside out, setting a positive tone for the day.
A Gleaming Household

Beyond the health benefits, this combination is a champion of cleanliness and freshness in your home:

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Old oven peach cobbler

ingredients:

°1 can peaches, sliced, drained
°1 cup Bisquick mix
°1 cup milk
°1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
°1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
°1/2 cup melted butter
°1 cup sugar
°Vanilla ice cream (optional)

* Directions :

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Cinna-bun Cake

My Mom makes the best cinnamon buns. I don’t make cinnamon buns…I’ve been craving Mom’s cinnamon buns, but they’ve been away. So I had to improvise. Enter Cinnamon Bun Cake, or as our two year old calls it, Cinabun Cake.

Ingredients

Base:

3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 cups milk
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 cup butter, melted
Topping:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
Glaze

2 cups powdered sugar
5 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Italian Cream Stuffed Cannoncini

ITALIAN CREAM STUFFED CANNONCINI (PUFF PASTRY HORNS)

INGREDIENTS:
YIELD: 12 cannoncini

For the custard cream (crema pastiera):

3 egg yolks

3 tablespoons (30 gr) of all-purpose flour

1/2 cup (100 gr) of sugar

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

8 oz (235 ml) of milk

For the cannoncini:

1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted (about 8 oz, 225 gr)

1/4 cup (50 gr) of sugar

1 egg (for egg wash)

powdered sugar to decorate

PREPARATION:

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Chicken Ranch Wraps

Ingredients
4 large flour tortillas
2 cups cooked chicken, cut up or shredded
¼ cup Ranch dressing
½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded
¼ cup chopped parsley
Instructions
FIRST STEP:
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Potato lasagna with chicken

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 chopped onion
2 crushed garlic cloves
450g cooked and shredded chicken
1 cup tomato sauce (tea)
1 cup of cream cheese (200g)
Salt, black pepper and chopped parsley to taste
500g peeled potato
olive oil for greasing
400g grated provolone cheese for sprinkling
Method of preparation
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JANET’S RICH BANANA BREAD

Ingredients:

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
2 medium bananas, sliced

Directions:

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BEST CARROT CAKE RECIPE

This Carrot Cake Recipe is a perfectly moist, delectable two-layer classic carrot cake with a perfect blend of spices and pipeable cream cheese frosting. It is one of my family’s favorites and is always asked for at Easter, family gatherings, and birthday parties.

This Carrot Cake Recipe is a perfectly moist delectable two layer classic carrot cake with a pipeable cream cheese frosting.
Are you looking for that perfect Easter dessert? Or maybe your hubby is just like mine and his idea of the perfect birthday cake is carrot cake. Either way, I have you covered with this carrot cake recipe. It is dependable, delicious, and moist, and even the novice cook can handle this cake. The five-ingredient cream cheese frosting comes together quickly and is thick enough to pipe the edges if desired. This beautiful homemade carrot cake is sure to be the hit of your holiday party.

This holiday worthy Carrot Cake is a perfectly moist delectable two layer classic carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THIS CARROT CAKE RECIPE?
FOR THE CARROT CAKE
First, shred your carrots and chop your pecans. Next, in a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Now in a large mixing bowl, whisk together the oil, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in about three intervals mixing with a spoon just until combined. Now stir in the carrots and pecans just until mixed.

Divide the batter between two well-greased and floured cake pans. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for about 30 minutes before inverting. Let them fully cool before icing.

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment on medium speed, beat cream cheese and butter until smooth, creamy, and lump-free. Add the salt and vanilla extract and continue beating until mixed in. Add the powdered sugar one cup at a time while beating.

Now place one of the cooled baked carrot cake layers on the serving platter or cake stand. Use a little short of 3/4 cup of frosting on the bottom layer and spread evenly. Now add the second layer and spread 1 cup on top. Use about 1 cup on the sides and reserve the rest for piping the edge if desired. Using your hands, carefully add the nuts to the side of the cake. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Serve this delicious and moist homemade carrot cake at your next holiday gathering and wow your family and friends!
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CRISPY FRIES

Ingredients:

3 medium potatoes
Vinegar
Water
Cornstarch
Cooking oil

Preparation:
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