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Garlic Butter Steak & Potatoes Skillet: This is a really yummy skillet recipe. We loved this dish. If you like steak (who doesn’t) and if you like potatoes (who doesn’t) then you’ll love this amazing dish! Get the recipe.

Pig Pickin’ Cake: This is another great dessert recipe from Tonya’s Diner. This is a simple cake to make with a wonderful fruity twist to it. If you like orange and pineapple then this is a great cake to try out. Get the recipe.

Taco Soup: This is an interesting and delicious soup meal that will please the who family. Great for a cold winters day or whenever everyone is extra hungry! If you’re a fan of Mexican inspired dishes then you must try this Tonya’s Diner recipe for Taco Soup! Get the recipe.

Red Velvet Popcorn: Tonya’s Diner presents a festive snack with a Christmas theme. Presenting Red Velvet Popcorn. Part chocolate, part pop corn, part red velvet cake! Here are the directions to create this unique snack. Get the recipe.

Festive Peanut Butter Balls: A Christmas themed snack variation of an old time favorite. Chocolate covered peanut butter! Who doesn’t love chocolate and peanut butter? It’s a staple of snacking. In this entry into Tonya’s Diner, you will learn what you need to make this simple and fun snack. Get the recipe.

Vanilla Pudding Cake From Scratch: If you would like a delicious dessert made from scratch then let Tonya give you the recipe to this wonderful Vanilla Pudding Cake! How can you have your cake and pudding too? Well with this recipe you will back up a yummy dessert that has the creaminess of pudding and the consistency of cake all in one dish. Gather your supplies and join Tonya for some cooking fun! Get the recipe.

Yummiest Red Velvet Cake: A great made from scratch recipe from Tonya’s Diner. This one turned out fantastic! If you like cakes, especially a red velvet cake then try this recipe. Made with fresh ingredients it turned out to be one of Tonya’s best cakes yet! The holidays are here and this one is a real winner! Get the recipe.

Milk and Cookies Lasagna: This is one of Karl’s favorite dessert dishes and it is super easy to make, very quick, and involves absolutely no cooking! How much better can it get! You’ll find out after your first plate full. This is a great dessert when you need to whip something up in a hurry. Do you like cookies? Do you like whip cream? Then you need this milk and cookies lasagna dessert. Get the recipe.

Crab Dip (with shrimp optional!): This is a very delicious and creamy snack food choice from Tonya’s Diner. If you’re tired of the same old cheese dip then try this amazing maritime snack made with cheese, crab, and even shrimp! It’s not too spicy or hot but very yummy and makes for a great stand alone snack or to go with a seafood themed meal! Get the recipe.

Vanilla Pudding Popcorn: This is an amazing snack food from Tonya's Diner! Who doesn't love popcorn? Who doesn't love pudding? Put the two of them together and you get this wonderful snack. The recipe is simple to make and inexpensive. Join Tonya to learn how to make this quick and simple snack - Vanilla Pudding Popcorn! Get the recipe.

Poor Man's Soup: Here is a great soup dish from Tonya's Diner that everyone will love. This delicious soup is packed with beef, potatoes, corn, green beans, and lots of other yummy ingredients. Best of all, Poor Man's Soup is super easy and quick to fix and will feed a lot of people for not a lot of money.  Join us today to get the recipe to a wonderful soup dish that is great year round. Get the recipe.

Almond Joy Cookies: Here is another snack favorite for you from Tonya's Diner at When It Was Cool - Almond Joy Cookies! You will love this sweet and easy to bake snack. Very few ingredients and very low prep time will make this a great dessert you will go back to again and again! Get the recipe.

Easy Fruit Pizza: A new dessert from Tonya's Diner that will really satisfy a sweet tooth craving. Tonya from When It Was Cool presents this wonderful and easy to make fruit pizza.  Get the recipe.

Sweet Chili Pineapple Chicken: Here is a great new main course meal that combines chicken and rice with the sweet taste of pineapple and the spice of chili peppers. Get the recipe.

Butterfinger Ecstasy Cake: A delicious, moist, cake recipe in the style of one of the best candy bars - Butterfinger!  Get the recipe.

Chocolate Eclair Dessert: Creamy chocolate and whip cream go into making this delicious dessert that will really hit your sweet spot!  Get the recipe.

Red Velvet Earthquake Cake: Red Velvet, chocolate, cream cheese, and more makes this cake an interesting dessert choice! Get the recipe.

Baked Ravioli: Tonya's Diner bakes up this wonderful baked ravioli meal. If you like pizza, lasagna, or similar dishes then this baked ravioli dish is for you!  Get the recipe.

Granny's Southern Style Banana Pudding (from scratch): This is a very popular recipe from Tonya's Diner. Granny's southern style banana pudding made from scratch is always a huge hit and a great dessert.  Get the recipe.

Banana Pudding Cake: This is an interesting twist on classic banana pudding.  It's banana pudding but as a cake! This unique dessert will have everyone talking.  Get the recipe.

Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry and homemade Yum Yum Sauce: This is a nice Asian dish using beef and broccoli but the real home run in this recipe is the homemade Yum Yum sauce! Get the recipe.

Bourbon Chicken: This is another great chicken main course.  Bourbon style chicken has a great bold, yet not strongly spicy taste.  This New Orleans favorite is easy to make and great to eat.  Get the recipe.

Cheeseball: A fan favorite snack. Creamy cheese and spicy flavor all together. No matter if it's for football, soccer, wrestling, movie time, or just for snack time fun.  Get the recipe.

Chicken Dumplins: This is Tonya's own recipe and she makes some of the best Chicken Dumplins you will ever taste! This is an easy to fix main course meal that everyone will love.  Get the recipe.

Chicken Fried Steak: What is chicken fried steak? Is it chicken? Is it steak? Well... get the recipe and see because it is delicious! A wonderful part of a big old school southern dinner! You will not want to pass this one by! Get the recipe.

Chicken Noodle Soup: We LOVE soups in our home. Especially on cold wintry days or when someone's under the weather. I made this chicken noodle soup for my husband when he was recovering from his surgery. It's kind of a chore to make but the time you put into it will be worth it... Get the recipe.

Chocolate Eclair Crepe: This is a unique chocolate dessert that you will love. It is simple to make and makes a deliciously different treat. Get the recipe.

No Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies: This is a popular favorite and no baking is involved! No bake chocolate oatmeal cookies are a staple of snacking and Tonya tells you how to make this easy treat.  Get the recipe.

Creamy Parmesan Chicken: This is a delicious, cheesy main course meal. This is a wonderful chicken recipe that the whole family will love.  Get the recipe.

Homemade Doughnuts: Homemade doughnuts you say? That can't even be possible. But, oh yes it can! Tonya shows you how to make your very own homemade doughnuts with this easy recipe. Get the recipe.

Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders: Here is a yummy meal for you. Mini-Garlic Cheeseburger Sliders. These tasty little burgers will have you screaming for more. You can't eat only one so get ready to bake a whole bunch! Get the recipe.

Grilled Cheeseburger Wraps: These are wonderful heavy snack time foods. Great for game time, movies, or anytime you want a mini-meal. These grilled cheeseburger wraps and delicious. Get the recipe.

No Bake Peanut Butter Ice Box Cake: This one will blow you away! This is an amazingly tasty dessert that really appeal to peanut butter snack lovers. Just wait until you try this very easy to make no bake peanut butter ice box cake. Get the recipe.

NO CARB Cheesecake: On a low carb diet? Well, you can have your cake and eat it too with this NO carb cheesecake recipe from Tonya's Diner.  Get the recipe.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies: Are you trying to push through a low carb diet but dying for a snack? While you might think your choices are slim (and they are) Tonya comes to the rescue with this low carb peanut butter cookie snack. Get the recipe.

Low Carb Pizza: You might think it is impossible to have a pizza on a low carb diet and... well... it pretty much is. But Tonya's Diner has a recipe for a low carb pizza with approximately one net carb. It's going to take a little work but here it is. Get the recipe.

Low Carb Shrimp & Sausage Skillet: Here is a delicious and tasty dish even if you aren't on a low carb diet. This is a wonderful shrimp and sausage skillet that is sure to please a lot of people no matter their carb intake.  Get the recipe.

Lucky Charms Marshmallow Treats: This is a new twist on an old classic and dare I say they are... magically delicious? Try this great twist on snack time with Lucky Charms cereal marshmallow treats.  Get the recipe.

Baked Meatball Sub: Here is a great cooked sub sandwich that you will love. Hot and filling, this baked meatball sub is a great meal that is easy to make and very delicious. Get the recipe.

Nacho Dogs: I admit we were skeptical about this one too but wow were we wrong! Nacho crusted hot dogs are amazing and easy! You'll blow people's minds with this super easy recipe. Get the recipe.

Oreo Cobbler: Here is a super dessert than will have you coming back for more. This delicious cobbler is made with Oreo cookies and is fantastic served warm with ice cream. Get the recipe.

Peach Pecan Upside Down Cake: Here is an interesting dessert that is really different. We all know the staple Pineapple Upside Down Cake but here is it's tangy cousin the Peach Pecan Upside Down Cake. Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Balls: Karl from When It Was Cool will tell you this is his favorite treat. They are very easy to make and extra delicious. Peanut Butter Balls! Get the recipe.

Peanut Butter Cake: Do you love peanut butter? Do you love cake? Then you will no doubt love this wonderful made from scratch peanut butter cake recipe. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Casserole: This is a pretty great dish. Some people debate whether or not cheese and pineapple go together. The verdict? You bet they do and it's delicious! Try it yourself with this pineapple casserole dish. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Upside Down Cake: This is a staple of snacking and Tonya's Diner from When It Was Cool has you covered. Pineapple Upside Down Cake! You're gonna love it! Get the recipe.

Pizza Casserole: This recipe has been in my family for many years now. I have cooked it for my two sons many times since they were wee little guys. They are young men now & still they love it. This is a delicious dish! Get the recipe.

Pizza Sliders: Pizza lovers will find these wonderful and easy to make pizza sliders a delicious treat. Get the recipe.

Pork Chops and Carrots: This recipe was a little disappointing but maybe you'll like it better than we did. Pork chops and carrots. Get the recipe.

Pork Roast with Gravy: This is a favorite around Tonya's Diner and the When It Was Cool household. Pork roast with gravy is a fulfilling meal that everyone will love. Get the recipe.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice: Cajun inspired dishes are always a favorite around the When It Was Cool family home and Tonya's Diner cooks up this easy and flavorful Red Beans and Rice dish. Get the recipe.

Red Velvet Cake: Okay, so I absolutely LOVE cake! BUT I do have a FAVORITE!  RED VELVET of course! I want to share a very yummy red velvet cake recipe here with you! This recipe makes a red velvet cake from scratch southern style. Super moist/soft cake and very creamy homemade cream cheese frosting.  Hope you love it as much as I do! Get the recipe.

Sausage & Pepper & Rice Skillet: We like it spicy here at the When It Was Cool family and Tonya's Diner serves up this spice filled dish of sausage, pepper, and rice in a skillet! Get the recipe.

Salisbury Steak: I'm not sure where Salisbury is nor why their steak is so yummy but here at Tonya's Diner we cook up a good one. Get the recipe.

S'mores Cobbler: Ok, so don't panic. This might be the greatest dessert you've ever tasted in your life. S'mores cobbler. Yes, you read that right and your life might never be the same again. Get the recipe.

Strawberry Cake: I made this strawberry cake a few days ago. It's more like a strawberry desert that has cake in it. I found this recipe online and since my husband is a fan of fruity flavors I decided to give it a whirl, because after all, it was labeled "Easiest Strawberry Cake". Get the recipe.

Sugar Cookie Truffles: These were whipped up in a Christmas theme but they're good for any time of the year. Wonderful Sugar Cookie Truffles from When It Was Cool and Tonya's Diner. Get the recipe.

Taco Spaghetti: This is a blend of two worlds and, on first sight, might not sound too good but just wait until you try taco spaghetti.  Yeah, I had my doubts too.  Get the recipe.

Southern Fried Tuna Patties: This is a staple around the deep south. Cheap to make but good to eat. This is as simple as it gets. Good old When It Was Cool southern fried tuna patties. Get the recipe.

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