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Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes


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Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes will get you inspired! Home cooking is always the best! Discover easy, delicious, and timeless dishes that will have everyone asking for seconds.

From childhood favorites to family traditions, Nana’s Best Loved Recipes has stood the test of time. With easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of home cooking tips, you can cook up a storm with timeless dishes that the whole family will enjoy!

1. Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese.

Country-Style Macaroni and Cheese One of Nana's Best Loved Recipes

This creamy, comforting classic is always a hit. Nana’s country-style macaroni and cheese is sure to win over even the pickiest eater.

Cook up a big batch of elbow macaroni in boiling water with a teaspoon of salt and vegetable oil until al dente. Combine the cooked noodles with shredded cheddar cheese and butter, then pour into a baking dish.

Sprinkle a topping of Parmesan cheese and crunchy panko breadcrumbs before baking until golden brown. Serve this delicious cheesy treat warm for maximum pleasure!

2. Homemade Chicken Pot Pie.

Homemade Chicken Pot Pie another of Nana's Best Loved Recipes

This hearty and delicious dish is a family favorite of Nana’s. What you will need: 2 cups of shredded chicken, 2 cups of frozen mixed vegetables, 1 can (22.6 oz) Cream of chicken soup, 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour, 1 stick of butter melted butter.

Start by seasoning your chicken breast with your favorite seasonings. Put the chicken in a cooking dish and place in a 350-degree oven for 40 minutes, let cool. Shred the cooked chicken, I use my Kitchen Aid Mixer to do this for me. It is so much easier and faster.

Meanwhile, cook your frozen veggies on the stove as directed on package and drain. Next, heat the oven to 425°F. Stir together soup, vegetables, flour, melted butter and shredded cooked chicken.

Spoon into crust-lined pan. Top with second crust; seal edges and flute. Cut slits in several places in top crust.

Bake 30 to 35 min or until the crust is golden brown. Cover edge of crust with Wilton Pie Crust Shield
to prevent excessive browning. For best results cook on a Pizza Stone. The pizza stone prevents soggy crust.

Enjoy the comforting goodness of this nourishing homemade dish!

3. Nana’s Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Nana's CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES a Favorite one of Nana's Recipes

Who can resist the timeless sweet goodness of chocolate chip cookies? Nana’s chocolate chip cookie recipe is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. What you will need: 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1/2 cup canola oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 1 egg, 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips.

Start by heating the oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, beat sugars, butter, oil, vanilla, and egg with electric mixer on low speed until blended.

Next, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt until well blended. Finally, add semi-sweet chocolate chips and voilà! On ungreased cookie sheet, (or parchment paper) drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart.

Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until light golden brown (centers will be soft). Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Makes 42 cookies.

4. Nana’s Famous Simple Chili Recipe.

Nana's Famous Simple Chili another of Nana's Best-Loved, Family Recipes

Looking for an easy and hearty chili recipe? Try Nana’s famous simple chili. What you will need: 1 lb ground beef (at least 80% lean), 1 cup chopped onions, 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped, or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, 1 tablespoon chili powder, 2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, 1 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon red pepper sauce, 1 can (14.5 oz) organic diced tomatoes, undrained, 1 can (19 oz) red kidney beans, undrained or pinto beans.

FYI: I prefer to cook my own dried pinto beans. This way I can use my own seasonings that I love.

Next, in 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onions and garlic over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain. Now, Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper sauce and tomatoes.

Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cover; cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

Lastly, stir in kidney beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cook covered about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness. For a variety of tastes, try sprinkling sharp cheddar cheese on top, sour cream, and Fritos instead of crackers. Enjoy!

5. Classic Sunday Roasted Chicken with Herb Gravy.

Classic Sunday Roasted Chicken with Herb Gravy another beloved of Nana's Best-Loved, Family Favorite Recipes

One of Nana’s beloved recipes is her classic Sunday roasted chicken with Herb Gravy. Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and then season a 5-pound chicken liberally with salt, pepper, and herbs.

Place the chicken in a greased roasting pan and add cut potatoes, carrots, and onions around the chicken for added flavor. Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until cooked through then prepare the gravy.

In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat before adding flour to create a roux. Slowly whisk in low-sodium chicken broth and bring to a boil while stirring constantly before reducing heat and simmering until thickened.

Finally, add fresh chopped herbs such as rosemary, thyme, and oregano for flavor to the gravy before pouring over the roast chicken. Enjoy!

6. Nana’s Homemade Pound Cake

Nana's Old Fashion Pound Cake

Another one of Nana’s timeless recipes. Who can resist the buttery crunchy taste of a plain vanilla pound cake? Nana’s Pound Cake is sure to have your guest coming back for more.

Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Then grease your cake pan by using Pam Spray with Flour. Next, start by creaming the butter flavored Crisco with the real butter. Then add the eggs one at a time, beating after each.

Now, sift cake flour, salt, and baking soda; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Pour your batter into your greased and floured 10″ tube pan.

Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour and 10 minutes. Cool on cake rack for 10 minutes and turn out of pan onto cake rack. Serve with cool whip and strawberries, delicious. Enjoy with a cup of coffee.

Conclusion of Nana’s Best-Loved Recipes


I can’t wait for you to try Nana’s Best-Loved, Recipes. You and your family are going to love these timeless classic foods.

These recipes will have your family and friends coming back for seconds and more. Enjoy!

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Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits -A Delicious Recipe!

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Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits -A Delicious Recipe!

Nana's Fabulous Biscuits - A Delicious Recipe to Try!

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Learn how to make Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits – A Delicious Recipe to Try! With this simple, easy-to-follow recipe! Deliciously golden brown and extra flaky, these will be your new favorite treats!

From the moment you take your first bite of Nana’s biscuits, you’ll be in love! This easy-to-follow recipe will make sure your treats turn out golden brown and extra flaky – perfect for any occasion. Follow this guide and make a delicious batch of Nana’s amazing biscuits today!

1. Pre-heat the oven

Pre-Heat the Oven for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

The first step in making Nana’s biscuits is to preheat your oven to 450°F-500 F. This will give your biscuits a golden-brown finish and the perfect amount of flakiness. Set the oven to the right temperature before you begin and make sure that it has reached the desired temperature before you start baking. This will help ensure your biscuits turn out perfectly every time!

2. Gather the Ingredients

Gather The Ingredients for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Before you can begin making your biscuits, you’ll need to gather a few ingredients. You will need 3 cups White-Lily Self-Rising Flour, 6 tablespoons butter-flavored Crisco stick, 1 1/2 cups thick whole buttermilk.

3. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients

Mixing the Dough for Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Begin by mixing the dry ingredients into a bowl – pour your measured out flour into your mixing bowl of your stand mixer and work in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add the buttermilk all at once and stir quickly with a dough hook until flour is all dampened and combined. At this point your biscuit dough is ready!

4. Roll Dough Out and Cut

Roll Out the Dough Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Turn out onto a floured surface and pat out or use a rolling pin (floured) to 1” thickness (the less you handle the dough, the lighter the biscuits). Cut with floured biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking sheet. I prefer an Iron Skillet because it cooks the biscuits to a golden brown.

5. Bake Biscuits for 15-20 minutes

Bake Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

Every batch of biscuits is different, so use your best judgement to determine the right baking time. You want the biscuits to be lightly golden brown and nice and crispy on the outside, but still soft and flaky inside. Keep an eye on them as they bake and when they’re done, set them aside to cool while you get ready to serve. Enjoy with your favorite topping!

Tips from Nanas’ Kitchen

Tip 1. Pastry blenders are great for getting the shortening mixed in good

Tip 2. Using a hook dough makes it easier on you, plus it mixes the ingredients up much better

Tip 3. If you don’t have a pastry blender, no worries you can use the open end of a glass to cut out your biscuits. I just break off some dough and roll it up and then pat it out into the pan. (You will need some extra flour to dust onto your hands, so the dough won’t stick to you)

Tip 4. Melt some real butter and brush over the biscuits when you take them out of the oven, then butter the insides too. So dang delicious!!

REMEMBER: The less you handle the dough, the lighter the biscuits! Happy Baking and Enjoy!

    Conclusion of Nana’s Fabulous Biscuits – A Delicious Recipe to Try!

    Coffee with Nana's Fabulous Biscuits

    I can’t wait for you to try these delicious soft and flakey biscuits. You and your family are going to love them! Make a batch of these at your next party and watch your guest gobble them up!

    These tasty biscuits make a wonderful side dish for any meal. Enjoy!

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    Custom Oster Buffet Server – What Is It?

    Oster Buffet Serving And Warming Tray

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    The Custom OSTER Buffet Server is an innovative way to serve buffet-style meals. Discover what it is and why this is such a great idea!

    The Custom OSTER Buffet Server allows guests to choose from a variety of entrees, sides, desserts, beverages, and other items at the table.

    Custom Oster Buffet Server, Why Do You Need One?

    Triple Custom Oster Buffet Server

    There are several reasons why you should consider getting one of these amazing appliances.

    First, it’s easy to use. Simply place food items into the slots. Then add water to each compartment. Once the water has been added, simply turn the dial to heat the water until it reaches the desired temperature. Next, just set the timer and enjoy!

    Second, it’s versatile. You can use it to make everything from salads to desserts.

    Third, it’s eco-friendly. This product uses less energy than traditional ovens and microwaves.

    Fourth, it’s durable. Because it has no moving parts, there’s nothing to break down.

    Finally, it’s affordable. These machines cost between $60-$300, making them a great investment.

    The Custom Oster Buffet food warmer tray keeps your dishes at the perfect temperature making it ideal for parties and holidays.

    Custom Oster Buffet Server, How Does it Work?

    Oster Buffet Warmer And Server

    The OSTER Buffetserver is designed to make cooking easier by allowing you to cook multiple items at once. Meaning you can serve any type of food you want. Whether you’re serving pizza, pasta, salad, or dessert, you can do so with ease.

    Simply place the food inside the OSTER Buffet Box, plug it into the power source, and then turn it on. Once it’s ready, simply open the lid and enjoy!

    This means less time spent preparing food and more time enjoying it with family and friends.

    Where Can You Buy One?

    Store Where You Can Purchase The Buffet Warmer

    If you’re looking for a new kitchen appliance, then the OSTER Buffet Server might just be what you need. With its unique design, it allows you to prepare multiple dishes at once without having to worry about dirtying your stovetop.

    Buy yours below! Click on the button.

    Conclusion of The Custom OSTER Buffet Server

    Buffet Warmer 2

    I hope you enjoyed learning about the “Custom Oster Buffet Server” and “what it is.” And why would it benefit you to have one in your arsenal of products to make your life easier? For example, you can cook three different dishes at one time, and you can spend more quality time with your family and friends, and they can serve themselves.

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    How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf

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    How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf is simple if you follow my 10 steps below.

    Meatloaf is such a comfort food for everyone! Many consider it to be a wonderful family meal. And you don’t need to wait for your family to come over to make it. You can make it just for yourself and your hubby. I am here to help you do that.

    Besides, I love making meatloaf because it is versatile, adaptable, and good. You can change the meat, and the veggies, and add different herbs or spices for assorted flavors. It is easy to make a one-dish meal. Additionally, you can stir in some potatoes or other veggies when making the batter.

    Homemade Meatloaf is wonderful when sliced and placed into a sandwich, like a Reuben. You can even slice it very thin and serve it like bologna. Add chips or fries and wallah, you have a delicious meal.

    Learn how to make meatloaf and you will be the star of dinners, lunches, and parties every time! Meatloaf can be such a versatile meal, which can be prepared to suit any palette. Try my recipe for meatloaf and then take it in whatever direction you’d like. If you are looking for a hearty main dish that the entire family will love. This is a recipe to have handy!

    Choose the Right Ingredients for homemade meatloaf

    Ground Chuck To Make Homemade Meatloaf

    You need to choose the right ingredients when making homemade meatloaf. Also, choosing the right type of meatloaf mix, as well as the right spices and seasonings.

    How to Make Homemade Meatloaf-10 Tips

    Milk For Homemade Meatloaf

    There are many ways to make meatloaf. Furthermore, there are some things you should keep in mind when making meatloaf. So, that you end up with a delicious loaf.

    First, you need to use lean ground beef instead of pre-ground beef.

    Second, you need to add enough liquid to moisten the mixture.

    Third, you need to cook the meatloaf at low heat until it reaches an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

    Fourth, now you want to get your recipe (which I will give you at the end of this post), read over it, and gather your ingredients. Having your ingredients together will lessen your prep time when you start putting them together.

    Fifth, make sure that you follow the recipe to the letter. Do not skip any steps or you will wind up with a less than desirable dish!

    How to Make Homemade Meatloaf Part 2

    Sixth, Measure the ingredients for Meatloaf carefully! It is especially important that you measure your ingredients carefully. If you want your ingredients to be exact, especially if you are new to baking, use a kitchen scale to weigh out your meats, breadcrumbs, and other ingredients. The reason you should do this is that the weight of these ingredients can vary from brand to brand and type to type.

    Seventh, Mix all your ingredients together very well. You will need to do this before adding more of the ingredients. I will stress this here, follow your recipe to the letter for the best results!

    Eight, Next, you want to get your pan, a 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan that is more than 2 inches deep. This will allow your meatloaf to rise higher and not end up being a fried “meatloaf patty.”

    Ninth, go ahead and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees F. while you are putting your meatloaf together. A hot oven is crucial to getting your best results.

    Tenth, Let the meatloaf rest for about 5 minutes before you serve it up.

    Bake it up!

    Meatloaf Pan For Making Homemade Meatloaf

    Now that you have gotten all your ingredients incorporated into the meat, it is time to put them in your prepared meatloaf pan. Bake at the temperature specified in the recipe following this post.

    Serve it up!

    Beef is a reliable source of protein. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to enjoy this dish. We all need some type of meat. Eggs are an excellent source of protein, as well. They have vitamin A, and they contain phosphorus, Vitamin B12, biotin, choline, and folate. That is why you should add eggs to your meatloaf recipe.

    Now, Enjoy!


    Serve your meatloaf with green beans, mashed potatoes, cornbread, rolls, or biscuits. You can get much more southern than this! Enjoy!

    My Recipe for “Homemade Meatloaf



    1 lb. lean ground beef

    2 eggs

    1 cup Progresso™ Italian Style Breadcrumbs

    1/2 cup milk

    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    1/4 cup finely chopped onion

    1/8 teaspoon pepper

    1(14-oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce


    1. Heat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients except pasta sauce; mix well. Add 1 cup pasta sauce; mix well. Press mixture into an ungreased 9.25×5.25-inch loaf pan.

    2. Bake at 350°F. for 40 minutes. Pour the remaining pasta sauce over the meatloaf. Bake an additional 15 to 20 minutes or until thoroughly cooked in the center and the meat thermometer registers 160°F. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving.

    Conclusion of How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf

    I hope you have enjoyed “How to Make a Homemade Meatloaf: 10 Tips for Perfect Results.” I would love to know what you think about this recipe. You can leave your comments at the end of the article.

    My family loves it and I know yours will too! Enjoy! 🤤

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    5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking


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    “5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking,” even me! Hey, Ya’ll, this week we are going to explore why we get these things wrong.

    Baking is a science. It’s not an exact science, but there are guidelines that you need to follow to ensure your success. If you don’t follow these guidelines, your baking will not turn out the way you want it to.

    In this post, we are going to explore 5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking that people make. So, if you are guilty of any of these mistakes, don’t worry, you are not alone!

    1. Not reading the recipe in its entirety before you start baking.

    Chef Reading A Recipe About 5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking

    This is the number one that I see all the time. It is essential that you read the recipe in its entirety before you start mixing everything together. This is so you won’t make mistakes like missing steps and ingredients. This can be a disaster! Believe me, I have done this and ended up having to pour out the ingredients and start all over again! Not only did I waste time, but I wasted money because I had to discard my ingredients because I didn’t read the recipe first. 😫

    2. Not measuring the ingredients properly.

    Measuring Cups And Spoons Is One of The 5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking

    This is another hazard that can be avoided if you take the time to measure the ingredients correctly. For example, when I measure out my flour, I pour a little more than I need into my measuring cup and then take my offset stainless-steel spatula and make the flour even with my measuring cup. That way I am sure if the recipe calls for one cup that’s what I have. I do the same thing if it calls for two cups. PLEASE use your measuring cups and measuring spoons so that you know you are getting the right amount of ingredients. 🙄

    3.  Not preheating the oven or using the wrong oven temperature.

    Preheated Oven

    Preheating your oven is one of the most important things you can do while baking and making sure you set it to the right temperature for whatever you are baking. Preheating the oven to the right temperature to bake your cake, cookies, pies, meat, etc. to a golden brown and bring all those wonderful flavors together for an awesome taste. For example, if you don’t preheat your oven when baking a cake, it must stay in longer and will make the cake very dense and heavy and dry it out. 😲

    4.  Using the wrong baking pan.

    This can be awful as well. Imagine baking, let’s say, a birthday cake and you use too big of a pan it will look so thin and flat. Know how I know this? Yep, you guessed that right, I have done that crap before. No fun! Then of course I had to start all over again! I didn’t pay attention to what size pan the recipe called for when this happened to me. Case in point, read that recipe all the way through so you can avoid mistakes. Also, if you use too small of a pan, you will have the cake all on the sides of your pan and in the bottom of your oven. 😡

    5. Use baking soda instead of baking powder.

    Baking Soda And Baking Powder

    This can also be a disaster in the making. Because these two are made up differently chemically speaking, this can be bad. So, if you use too much baking powder, instead of baking soda, your cake will taste bitter and won’t be as fluffy. If you use baking soda instead of baking powder, you could wind up with a messy oven and a horrible-tasting cake. 😝

    Conclusion of “5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking.”

    Baking Gone Wrong

    As you can see from reading the “5 Things Everyone Gets Wrong About Baking,” how important it is to read your recipes all the way through before you start your mixing and baking process. These things are extremely easy to avoid if we just stop and take the time to read our recipes.

    I know that we live in a fast-paced world, but when it comes to cooking and baking, take your time to slow down, relax and enjoy what you are doing. You will make fewer mistakes and have a blast!

    So, get out there and get your baking on and most of all enjoy! 😉

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