Monday, August 5, 2013

101 Stovetop Suppers

A cookbook review and giveaway! Newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, 101 Stovetop Suppers.

 This time, I changed it up a bit in how I chose the recipes. My daughter has been enjoying time in the kitchen with me, so I gave her the book and told her to pick out a few that she thought looked good to her. It was fun to see what she picked out.

Her first choice was Skillet Strawberry Jam. Very easy to make, and was by far better than any store bought strawberry jam!

Skillet Strawberry Jam
4 c. strawberries, hulled and crushed
1/2  c. sugar
1 T. lemon juice
Optional: 1/4 t. vanilla extract
Combine strawberries, sugar and lemon juice in a skillet over medium-high heat; mix well.
Cook, stirring often, until strawberries soften and mixture thickens, about 10 minutes.
Remove from  heat; stir in vanilla, if using. Store in an airtight jar in refrigerator for up to 3 weeks. Makes about 1-1/2 cups.

Her next choice, and it was a favorite right away with my family, was So-Easy Pork Fritters.
I don't fry very often at home. I love fried foods, but I usually bake or slow-cook. So, this gave me a different technique to practice.
So-Easy Pork Fritters
1 lb. pork tenderloin, sliced 1/2-inch thick
1 egg, beaten
3 T. milk
1 sleeve saltine crackers, finely crushed
3/4 c. all-purpose flour
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
oil for frying
Flatten pork with a meat mallet; set aside.
Place egg and milk in a small bowl and blend well.
Combine cracker crumbs, flour and seasonings in a separate bowl.
Dip pork slices into egg mixture, then press in crumb mixture until well coated.
Heat 1/2 inch of oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add pork slices;
fry until deep golden on both sides and no longer pink in the middle, turning as needed.
Serves 4

The last pick is for Simple Skillet Peaches. Perfect ending to any meal.

Simple Skillet Peaches
6 c. peaches, peeled, pittled and cut into bite size pieces
1/2 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
Combine peaches and sugar in a large skillet over medium heat. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer until peaches are soft and mixture has thickened, about 20-25 minutes. Stir in extract. Serve warm or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Makes about 6 servings.
*This is delicious on cereal, oatmeal, ice cream, cobbler or my favorite on top of angel food cake. Yum!
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With back-to-school coming up, what is your favorite "go-to" stovetop supper for the kids when they get home?
Giveaway starts today, August 5 and ends Sunday, August 18th! Good Luck!!
*Please make sure I have a way of contacting you, so I can notify you if you win!


Dixie Lee's Mama said...

One of my favorite, easy, 'go-to' meals would have to be my Creamy Italian Sausage one pot dish.(well, except for the pot you cook the noodles in, it's one pot.)

Lynne said...

All looks yummy Renae! I haven't had Pork Fritters since my mama passed away...
I'm going to have to give this a whirl :-)

debb1955 said...

My favorite easy go to meal would have to be my hash brown skillet casserole for dinner. First I fry smoked sausage and then remove it from pan, then I add frozen hash browns with added peppers and onions to the pan and wait until they are about finished cooking. While that is cooking, I cut up the sausage into bite size pieces, add beaten eggs on top of the potatoes and top with cheddar cheese. So good and so easy! debbren309at gmail dot com

stef42678 said...

My goto summer stovetop meal is spaghetti, perfect for the family and leftovers.

flowerchild said...

We love Tacos. It is super easy and the kids love them


Nofearpapertiger said...

A favorite stovetop supper is stir-fried veggies (veggies from garden) and rice (rice is made in simple rice cooker). It's very simple, easy, healthy, and quick!

Angela Rhodes Ingles
nofearpapertiger AT

Beth kirschner said...

Sloppy joes!
Hope I win.
Love your recipes!

marioa64 said...

We like to make easy tacos using a rotisserie chicken.

Anonymous said...

Can't see my post, so will try again .... our go to meal is poor man's steak.
Gloria at

Margaret C. said...

I like to make a nachos in the skillet.

ARick64 said...

My go-to supper is either stovetop sloppy joes or tacos. :)

Anonymous said...

I love cookbooks and would love to add this one to my collection. Thank you.

apple blossom said...

love to win thanks for the chance

ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Our go-to stove-top supper would be tacos! :)
Wendy S.

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