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Garden New Potatoes and Green Beans {Granny's Recipes}

Fresh Green Beans and New Potatoes, simple side dish full of flavors from the garden, homegrown green beans and the first crop of new potatoes.  


Fresh vegetables are the best unless they are fresh out of the garden, and then you cannot beat them. I love Fresh Green Beans, and New Potatoes cooked together with a little bit of ham or bacon.




Crispy Oven Baked Tacos

Crispy Oven Baked Tacos made with a homemade ground beef filling, covered with refried beans, and grated sharp cheese then topped with pico de gallo.  A weeknight meal the whole family will keep asking for. 


Recipes that take few ingredients and little time to make are often on our meal rotations.  Oven Baked Tacos are in that category.  I like to cook the taco filling ahead of time and have ready just before popping them in the oven.  

I like to heat the refried beans and have them the same temperature as the homemade taco filling.  

For the cheese, there is nothing better than grating the cheese yourself versus buying the bags of grated cheese.  Don't get me wrong I buy bagged grated cheese, but there are certain dishes I like to use the freshly grated cheese.  

I usually have the ingredients for the pico de gallo on hand, chopping and mixing them all together and hang out in the refrigerator to be ready to top the tacos as soon as they come out of the oven.




How To Make Southern Smothered Boneless Pork Chops Hearty And Delicious

Southern Smothered Boneless Pork Chops,  succulent boneless pork chops made from scratch ingredients with no canned soups or milk.  A classic southern comfort dish that is hearty and creamy rich in flavor with a heavy dose of amazing seasonings.  


Have you ever heard that pork is the other white meat?  Several years ago that was an advertising slogan for pork.  The goal was to increase consumer demand for pork and dispel its reputation as a fatty meat.  

When I grew up, I remember ham and pork chops were the favorite pork selections and being high in calories.  But in the last years, pork dish has evolved.    From pork roast made into pull pork to pork tenderloin marinaded, considered the leanest and most expensive piece of pork to buy. 

For the recipe, I used boneless pork chops which are basically top loin or rib chops with ribs removed.  They are lean, very little connective tissue, no fat.

While the boneless pork chops have fewer calories, the absence of the bone and lack of fat around the bone which gives all the rich flavor, tend to be tasteless. 

To bring the rich flavors back in the boneless pork chops sear them in a hot skillet and cook them in a velvety rich gravy, producing superb smothered pork chops.