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My Pappy’s Kitchen

Heart Warming Beef Stroganoff

And no, I don’t mean heartburn! This dish is just so comforting and cozy, it’ll warm your heart and your mind will be right back to your childhood (hopefully, in a good way)! Of course the classic dish is made with thinly sliced sirloin or other steak, but times being what they are, beef is…

Good For the Soul Bread Pudding

Sometimes, after a hard week like this past one, you just need some true childhood comfort food.Either still warm from the oven with melty chocolate or cold with a tall glass of milk, this bread pudding should hit the spot. Right now, it’s the little things that can make our day, so sit down, relax…

Southern Comfort Dinner

No, there’s no alcohol here, only comforting food with a southern touch. Delicious, juicy barbecued pork chops, sweet potatoes and collard greens. I was never a fan of collard greens, but that was before I started cooking them this way. Even my family, who aren’t big veggie fans to start with, really liked them. So…

Pappy’s Famous Potato Salad

Pappy was definitely a meat and potatoes man. He loved his steak and he loved a good baked potato, but he was so good at making a summer favorite, potato salad. The secret ingredient was in one of his sayings: “If you’re going to live life, relish it!” That’s how he did his potato salad-he…

Kind Of A Jerk Chicken with Pineapple Rice

My Pappy loved spicy and sweet foods. I take after him in that way, but I take it further in that I like fruits in main dishes. Now I hope I didn’t lose too many of you by saying that, but I do like pineapple in a lot of things as a matter of fact,…

Pappy’s Jambalaya

So, just curious, is there anyone out there who can just say the word “jambalaya” like a regular word? Or are you like me and can’t say it without a kind of accent…”jam-ba-LAY-a” However you say it, it’s soooo good and soooo comforting. This was one of Pappy’s favorites.It’s also very versatile, meaning, and I…

Salsa Chicken

Ok, I told you Pappy’s favorite saying was use what you got. Well I had salsa, I had chicken and I have cheese (of course) so now I have Salsa Chicken! Don’t need too much of a recipe, but here goes… 1 boneless breast per person Little taco seasoning mix 1 Tablespoon salsa per breast…

Comfort Food: Meat and Taters

In these days and times, we all need a little extra comfort. Pappy’s kitchen was always a very comforting place, with the warm stove, soup aroma filling the air and Pappy always having a cup of hot cocoa ready on a cold winter’s day. Nothing says comfort like a good sturdy meal of homemade meatloaf…

My Pappy

My grandfather, I called him Pappy, left quite an impression on me, even though I was “no bigger than a cricket” when he passed away. Some sayings he had were so funny, they still make me laugh today. Thankfully they were repeated often and remembered, so I can share them with you here. Some of…


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