Wednesday was the Release date for our book COMMON SENSE PARENTING Raising Principled Children in an Every-Shifting Culture. We got word from our Distributor that they have already sent out the first 1,000 and orders are still coming in. This book was a dream of my husband Jerry's for about the last ten years. He [...]


Cauliflower “Potato” Salad

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN CAULIFLOWER “POTATO” SALAD by Valerie Bertinelli Ingredients: Kosher salt 1 large head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets (6 to 8 cups) 1 heaping ½ cup of mayonnaise (I use Duke’s of course) 2 tablespoons of yellow mustard 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup chopped dill pickles [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Peach Cobbler

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN CAST IRON SKILLET PEACH COBBLER Ingredients: 2 – 3 medium size peaches, sliced ½ inch thick (about 2 ½ cups sliced) ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon 1 cup granulated white sugar ¼ cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup whole milk [...]

Easy Coconut Green Curry Meatballs

THE PAPA'S KITCHEN EASY COCONUT GREEN CURRY MEATBALLS Ingredients: 1 cup of green curry paste 4 cups coconut milk 1 ½ cups finely chopped fresh cilantro                       Approx. 28-34 ounces of cooked meatballs Directions: Add the green curry paste to a slow cooker on low or medium-low, and once it’s heated slowly whisk in the coconut [...]

Steak Au Poivre (it’s a French thing)

The Papa's Kitchen Steak Au Poivre (it's a French thing) Au Poivre ( pronounced “oh-pwav”) means ‘with pepper.’   This is such an easy steak recipe that can be done right on your stove top (cast iron pan works great here) and the flavors explode in your mouth.  You can use a New York Strip steak, [...]

Easy Mid-Week Meal of Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes

The Papa's Kitchen Easy Mid-Week Meal of Skillet Roasted Chicken Thighs and Potatoes Ingredients: 4 large bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper 2 ½ cups buttermilk Good EVOO 2 tablespoons of dry white wine – I used a Pinot Grigio 1 ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves ¼ teaspoon of Hungarian [...]