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I found this delicious recipe at my local butcher’s store (shout out to Duma’s Meats! I love ya!) These Chops are officially called “Melinda’s Pork Chops” and are ohhh, so delicious and easy to make! Make sure you get a great cut of meat with bone in- otherwise you will be stuck with dry chops. If you are in my neck of the woods….go to Duma’s, no grocery store meat! ;)

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Coat chops in flour, garlic powder, dry mustard and onion powder.

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Brown in olive oil.

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Place in Crockpot with Cream of Chicken Soup (do not add milk/water). Cover and let simmer for 6-8 hours until tender.

Original Recipe Here

Creamy Crockpot Pork Chops
 
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http://www.dumameats.com/recipes/melindas-pork-chops/
Ingredients
  • 6 – pork chops- "Bone in"
  • 2 tbls oil
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dry mustard
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1-2 cans cream of chicken soup
Instructions
  1. Mix flour and dry ingredients together and coat chops.
  2. Brown in olive oil on stove and put chops in a crock pot.
  3. Pour soup over top of chops (do not dilute soup) on low for 6-8 hours until tender.
  4. Cooking time will vary depending on crock pot and size of chops

 

 

 

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EASY Parmesan Crusted Chicken http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-parmesan-crusted-chicken/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-parmesan-crusted-chicken/#respond Tue, 21 Apr 2015 15:47:35 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8195 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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IMG_4313This chicken recipe is so moist and flavorful. You can serve it along side of pasta or with a vegetable and potato. My entire family (and friends) love this one.

*GF option- use GF Italian seasoning.

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I love the “kick” of freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.

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By combining freshly shredded and pre-grated Parmesan cheese, we get coverage, texture and full flavor. Also add a packet of Good Seasons Italian dressing mix (one of my favorite ways to add flavor in an instant.)
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Coat chicken and place on a foil lined pan.

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Bake at 375 for approximately 25-30 mins depending one the size of your chicken breasts. Do not over bake, light pink/white is perfect as the chicken will continue cooking when you take it out of the oven.

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Mmmmmm……

EASY Parmesan Crusted Chicken
 
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Ingredients
  • 6-8 chicken breasts
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
Instructions
  1. Marinate thawed chicken breasts in mixture of egg and milk. (4-6 hours)
  2. Combine cheeses and Italian dressing mix.
  3. Take chicken out of marinade and coat with mixture.
  4. Place on a foil lined pan and bake at 375 for 25-30 mins or until done.

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EASY Italian Green Beans http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-italian-green-beans/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-italian-green-beans/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:08:12 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8192 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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green beans
Green beans are one of the only veggies my entire family will eat. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time to fry up bacon and slice onions for my traditional recipe. This recipe is so quick and honestly more delicious than you can imagine. It’s become a weekly event in my home!
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EASY Italian Green Beans
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 bag (1 lb) of frozen green beans (any cut)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 packet of Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix (dry)
Instructions
  1. Lightly prepare a small casserole dish
  2. Add green beans
  3. Dot with butter
  4. Sprinkle on dry Italian Dressing mix
  5. Cover and bake at 350 for 40 mins

 

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Easy and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-and-cheesy-scalloped-potatoes/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-and-cheesy-scalloped-potatoes/#comments Sun, 12 Apr 2015 13:02:28 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8187 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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There is something about the comfort ham and scalloped potatoes bring to a family table. You and your family are going to love this recipe- it’s a staple in my home. This is actually one of my daughter’s favorite side dishes.

Although you need to spend a few more minutes peeling potatoes, use a food processor or slicer to speed up the process in slicing your potatoes. By having each slice of potato even also helps with even baking. Enjoy!

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Mmmmm….

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Easy and Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
 
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Ingredients
  • 4 lbs of potatoes peeled and thinly sliced
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 6 Tbsp flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 cups freshly shredded cheddar cheese (use 2 cups for sauce and set aside 1 cup for the topping)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and whisk in flour to make a roux
  2. Add milk, continue stirring with a whisk.
  3. Sauce will become thicker and smooth.
  4. Reduce heat and stir in cheese.
  5. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Place a half of the sliced potatoes in a prepared 9x13 pan.
  7. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes.
  8. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.
  10. Sprinkle with more salt and pepper
  11. Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F.

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Easy Easter Lamb Cake and an Easter Playlist {Guest Post} http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-easter-lamb-cake-and-an-easter-playlist-guest-post/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/04/easy-easter-lamb-cake-and-an-easter-playlist-guest-post/#comments Wed, 01 Apr 2015 14:03:02 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8183 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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Easter Lamb Cake

Hi Ladies, I have a special guest today! Please welcome my friend Angie…

Angie says:

In my family, a good deal of meaningful conversation happens around our
kitchen table. So when holidays like Easter come around, I am always looking
for creative ways to incorporate teaching moments into our meal time.

One of our favorite family traditions is to make a lamb cake for Easter. No
special pan is needed, just an 8″ or 9″ round pan. You can find the Easter Lamb Cake Recipe at celebratingholidays.com, along with several other Easter Recipes.

Easter Lamb Cake

The imagery of the “lamb” has a special connection to Easter, so I like to
encourage conversation about it. The Bible records that for hundreds of
years, lambs were used as sacrifices for the sins of the Jewish people.
Around 700 years before Jesus was born, Isaiah wrote that the Savior would
be “led like a lamb to the slaughter” (Isaiah 53:7). When John the Baptist,
a contemporary of Jesus, saw Him coming toward him, he said, “Look, the Lamb
of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” (John 1:29). These words make
sense to us as we read them retrospectively, but consider how odd they would
have sounded to the hearers of both Isaiah and John. Yet, they both
prophetically recognized Christ as a sacrificial lamb – the One who would
give himself as the perfect and final sacrifice for our sin!

The good news is that though the “Lamb” was slain, he did not stay dead! He
rose again, and sits at the right hand of his Father in heaven — where the
angels declare, “Worthy is the Lamb, who was slain, to receive power and
wealth and wisdom and strength and honor and glory and praise!” (Revelation
5:12).

“Lamb” is the title used to describe Jesus more than any other word in the
book of Revelation. The Bible tells us that all who believe in the Lamb will
one day rise with new bodies (1 Corinthians 15:51-58) to live on a new earth
where “there will be no more death or morning or crying or pain!”
(Revelation 21:4). Amen!

Another one of our special family traditions is to sing Easter songs and
hymns around the dinner table. I have compiled an Easter Song Playlist on You Tube with lyric videos for singing along. Before Easter, we focus on songs about the cross, and after
Easter, we sing songs about the resurrected Jesus. Of course, you don’t have
to sing, you can just enjoy these songs as background music. Either way, I
hope they are a blessing to your family.

Easter Playlist

May your Easter celebration be a special one!

Angie Mosteller

Celebrating
Holidays

 A huge “thank you” to Angie for this adorable recipe and amazing playlist! 

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A Fun and Delicious Easter Brunch! http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/a-fun-and-delicious-easter-brunch/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/a-fun-and-delicious-easter-brunch/#comments Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:52:18 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8175 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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Hi Ladies! I just wanted to show you the amazing party my friend Jessica planned for our daughters’ 3rd grade class. I was so impressed that I had to take pictures…she did such a great job! Check out that spread.

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There was breakfast casserole, cheesy potatoes(they had bacon in them, mmmmm), sausage in the crockpot, bacon….

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Sliced donuts, blueberry muffins, strawberries, yogurt, bananas and oranges.

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How adorable is this bunny sign?

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And these cute little cups with straws…

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It was such a fun Easter party! (I know you’re wondering what I made- the strawberries, hahaha!)

“And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.” ~Matthew 28:7

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Someone Needs to Hear YOUR Story. http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/someone-needs-to-hear-your-story/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/someone-needs-to-hear-your-story/#respond Wed, 18 Mar 2015 16:41:01 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8172 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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“I’ll never tell anyone that.”

“I’m so embarrassed. If anyone ever found out, I’d die.”

“I’m such a screw up. God can never use me.”

“No one will take me seriously because of [insert reason here].”

“They’ll think I’m a hypocrite if I talk about [insert flawed past here]. I’ve made such a mess of my life, how will anyone listen to what I have to share?”

We all have so many reasons why we shouldn’t be handing out life advice. I know I do! I have lots of reasons why I think I should keep my mouth shut.

I am a miserable failure at so much. Yes, sometimes I get it right, but so often…more of the time…I get it wrong. And I feel like, “what do I possibly have to share with others? How can I possibly speak to what God wants for us when I have made so many mistakes myself?”

Do you ever feel that way?

If so, please keep reading the encouraging words my dear friend Mandy from Suburban Stereotype has to say at Overcomer Outreach….

 

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Easy {No Bake} Peanut Butter Pudding Pie http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/easy-no-bake-peanut-butter-pudding-pie/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/03/easy-no-bake-peanut-butter-pudding-pie/#comments Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:44:02 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8164 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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This amazing peanut butter pudding pie couldn’t get any easier to make. The ingredients are easy to store for those days you need to make a dessert in a jiffy (no pun intended).

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A pre-made graham cracker crust.

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Stir together your peanut butter and powdered sugar.

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Press down peanut butter mixture onto of your pie crust.

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Make your instant pudding and put in refrigerator for 5 mins. Then, pour on top of you pie.

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Top with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream and chopped peanuts.

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Seriously so good. Everyone in my home asked for seconds!

 
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Ingredients
  • 1 (9 inch) Graham Cracker Pie Crust
  • ¾ Cup Peanut Butter
  • ¾ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 (3.4 oz) Instant Vanilla Pudding mix
  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Container Cool Whip or 1-2 cups homemade whipped cream.
Instructions
  1. Make your pudding ahead of time by whisking milk and pudding mix. Place in refrigerator.
  2. Mix together peanut butter and powdered sugar and press it at the bottom of the pie crust.
  3. Pour vanilla pudding over top of peanut butter.
  4. Top with Cool Whip/Whipped Cream.

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Chicken Bake {Using Wildtree Products} http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/02/chicken-bake-using-wildtree-products/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/02/chicken-bake-using-wildtree-products/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:38:21 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8156 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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Hi Ladies! I just wanted to let you know about a new product that I have tried and LOVED. It’s called WildTree. Wildtree was founded on the premise that food should be natural, nutritious, delicious and easy to prepare – all at the same time. Their products are made with the finest ingredients available and contain no preservatives, additives, MSGs or dyes. They also have TONS of gluten-free options (awesome!). I love this product because it’s not only delicious, it’s “comfy”- they offer free recipes using their products that are simple, yet healthy.

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Here is a meal I made for a dear friend who is on a gluten and dairy free diet. I simply placed chicken breasts, frozen green beans and red potatoes in a disposable pan. I then drizzled everything with WildTree’s Garlic Grapeseed Oil and sprinkled some Wildtree Italian Dressing Mix over the top. I covered it with foil and away it went!

Here is a list of all of their products- they are delicious! And say hello to sweet Melanie for me- she is precious.

Chicken Bake {Using Wildtree Products}
 
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  • 6 chicken breasts
  • 1 bag frozen green beans
  • 12 red potatoes (I would recommend quartering them- I didn't in the photo because they would have browned because this was a meal ministry)
  • Wildtree grapes oil
  • Wildetree Italian dressing mix
Instructions
  1. Lay in rows your chicken, green beans, and potatoes.
  2. Drizzle with oil and sprinkle liberally with Italian seasoning.
  3. Bake in a 375 oven for 45 mins to an hour.

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Fruit Salad with Pudding http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/02/fruit-salad-with-pudding/ http://comfyinthekitchen.com/2015/02/fruit-salad-with-pudding/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:43:14 +0000 http://comfyinthekitchen.com/?p=8148 Enter your email address to download my FREE Thanksgiving e-book, Comfy in the Kitchen on Thanksgiving.

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I had this delicious fruit salad for the first time a few weeks ago when a friend introduced it to me! The pudding adds a delicious “kick” to the traditional method…and of course, it’s “Comfy”.

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In a large bowl add sliced strawberries, blue berries, 1 can of sliced peaches in their juices and 1 can of pineapple in their juices.

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Simply pour 1 box of instant vanilla pudding on top and stir well.

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Refrigerate for at least an hour.

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It really is delicious! Enjoy!

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Fruit Salad with Pudding
 
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  • 2-3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 2 cups blue berries
  • 1 (15 oz) can peaches in juices
  • 1 (15 oz) can pineapple in juices
  • 1 (3 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
Instructions
  1. Add fruit and juices to a large bowl, then pour in the dry instant pudding. Mix well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Enjoy!

 

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