What's Cookin' Today?

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This is a place to talk about what you're cooking today....breakfast, lunch. dinner, snacks, anything! Even talk about what you made yesterday! Please post the recipe link if possible also! My new blogsite...

Blondie Pussycat
3 Hours Ago


I have pork chops thawing, and did a search for a recipe.
Amy's won, because I have everything I need on hand.
Huge salad with an apricot vinegarette
Pork chops with stuffing
Fried Cabbage
Pork Chops with Stuffing

Leanne D.
3 Hours Ago

No Cooking Tonight!

Our neighbors are having a small get together tonight and invited us over.
We have been neighbors and friends for many many years.
Their daughter had a baby several months ago who was premature, lot's of complications, their daughter was having some medical issues and took a leave of absence from her job, she and her husband ended up moving in with the parents to help cut cost.
Friday, the doctors told them the baby will be released in a week or so, their daughter is doing much better and they will be staying on with the parents ,this is their first baby so the new Mom is a bit nervous with such a tiny one , she was 1 lb at birth and now she just over 5 lbs ,still tiny though.
They are having a small get together before the baby comes home to thank a few people for the help during the baby's first few weeks.I took food ,over when the baby was first born and they were all spending a lot of time at the hospital, coming home late and I'm sure not eating most of the day. I gave her a lot of diapers I had(don't ask me why I had so many brand new cloth diapers, my youngest are almost 20 yrs old!) but I did, so I gave them to her.
Anyway, looking forward to dinner, my neighbor is an amazingly good cook!

Andy Anderson !
9 Hours Ago

Slow Cooker Roast with Veggies

Well, it is cloudy, gloomy, and cool… plus we are supposed to be getting some rain. A perfect day for a nice yummy roast.

This dish has a bit more work on the front end, because we will be making our own cream soup base, and dry onion spice mix. In truth, it only adds about 20 minutes to the recipe preparation.

Once the prep is complete, you just throw it in the slow cooker, and 8 hours later, you have tender chunks of tasty roast, and perfectly seasoned veggies. I only hope you can wait that long.

You will need two other things to complete this recipe:
1. A cream soup base.
2. A dry onion spice mix.

I have given you suggestions of both items.

One more thing, I did try this dish in the oven, and I tried it in the slow cooker on high. In both cases the cooking time was cut in half, and in both cases the roast was not as flavorful, as cooking it on low for 8 hours. It tasted good, but not as good as the 8-hour method.

Happy Saturday everyone, and happy dining (((HUGS)))

Autumn Essentials: Slow Cooker Roast w/Veggies

Elaine Bovender
10 Hours Ago

French Onion Meatballs and Baked Beans in the Crock Pot..

Everything else is chilling nicely in the fridge, so my piano party is just about ready. I still have to decorate the studio and do a few other little odds and ends, but it looks like we're having a party! I've even managed to get my beverage center set up. Y'all have a wonderful weekend!

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Catherine Ferensic
14 Hours Ago

up early can't sleep?

thawed/3LB turkey breast put in crockpot with just water started cooking a bit ago Kyle and I were at the store he asked me to cook some turkey meat I was thinking I should have bought 2 turkey breast but I got chicken also for another meal I have been up since like 2:30am I haven't been feeling good we have been busy with school/Kyle is in Taekwondo(Martial arts) like 5 Days a Week for 3 Weeks now we also just celebrated our Birthdays I turned 42 on the 1rst,Kyle just turned 8 years old on the 16th we have stopped Partying yet he has a Party sunday With Family,he is in 2nd Grade Omg we are busy with things Also Adding appts. chores sorry haven't Posted much Hope all have Great Holidays i'm trying to Post when I can Hope All are well

Blondie Pussycat
21 Hours Ago


I was supposed to have chicken and dumplings (leftovers) last night with Rey, but he went to Las Vegas, NM with is brother to see his niece play volleyball.
So I ate a sandwich. Tonight we ate the rest of the chicken and dumplings. I thought I had enough leftover from Wednesday to also make chicken pot pie...NOT!
So nothing left to put away in the freezer. :/

Amy Herald
Yesterday at 2:58 PM

Dinner tonight!

Really busy in the kitchen today, prepping food for our annual Halloween party tomorrow! Decided to make Cassie's Melt In Your Mouth / Crock Pot Cube Steak, along with some mashed potatoes and vegetables that I have left over from the day before, when I made Nor's roasted chicken! Yummy! looking forward to dinner tonight! Melt In Your Mouth / Crock Pot Cube Steak

Andy Anderson !
Yesterday at 12:41 PM

Dry Onion Soup Cooking Base

Well, here we are with the temperatures falling and the days getting shorter, and shorter. Time for some yummy soups, stew, and casseroles. And many of those dishes call for good ole’ Lipton onion soup.

Lipton onion soup dry mix is used as a base for many a recipe, so I thought I would come up with a version of my own. I have left out two of the ingredients in most copycat recipes, and added two others.

The removal of the salt, and sugar gives the base a bit of flexibility; especially in recipes that are already sweet, or salty. 

And the addition of the cumin, and paprika give it “earthy” flavor-notes that work well in soups, stews and casseroles.

Oh, one more thing, I removed the beef bouillon, and lightened it up with chicken bouillon.

This recipe is not designed to made a bowl of Lipton onion soup (there are many of those recipes already posted here on Just-a-Pinch); it is designed to use as a substitute for Lipton onion soup mix in a recipe like a soup, stew, or casserole. Or, whatever else you come up with :-)

Happy Friday, and happy dining (((HUGS)))

Seasoning Essentials: Onion Soup Cooking Base