Friday, 31 July 2015
NEW RECIPE: A great summer salad -- tastes great, makes enough for a crowd and keeps for a longtime in the fridge! Seven Bean Salad
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If you like this you might also want to try Karen's Bean and Pepper Salad
Thursday, 30 July 2015
Our fur family and friends deserve a little treat now and then for the joy they give us on a daily basis. My little girl LOVES these treats! I bought my cookie cutters online - they come in the shape of a bone, a doghouse, a heart, a pawprint and fire hydrant. Adorable!
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Tuesday, 28 July 2015
These simple biscuits are super easy to make with very little ingredients. Pop them in the oven just a few minutes before your main course is done and they'll be ready to serve with your meal. They are moist and light.
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Monday, 27 July 2015
This recipe is an old favorite, and a worthy standby -- the simplest roast you'll ever make.
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Friday, 24 July 2015
A perfect addition to any of the Mexican dishes you might serve your family. Basically its an uncooked, fresh salsa. You can turn the heat up or down depending on the peppers you add while creating it. If you like things a little mild, use jalapenos with no seeds or pith. Turn up the by choosing Serrano peppers...don't say I didn't warn you though :)
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I'm always looking for new ways to cook up old favorites. The addition of coffee in this recipe makes for a wonderful deep flavor to the beef as well as in the sauce. For those of you wondering if the coffee taste is overpowering the answer is no -- it simply enhances the flavor of the other ingredients.
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Thursday, 23 July 2015
For the last week or so I've been concentrating on testing out recipes that allow me to pickle or preserve some of my favorite things one jar at a time. My latest attempt was a recipe for sweet pickle relish I found online at food.com. It has got to be my favorite "one jar" recipe. This makes one pint of the most wonderful homemade relish you will have tasted anywhere. I dare you to go back to store bought brands.
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Wednesday, 22 July 2015
Tomato Cheese Macaroni Casserole - or as we called it when the kids were young -- our go-to meal before payday. We've all had those days where we scratch our heads wondering what to make out of the scant pantry offerings that stare us in the face just before the next paycheck. This was one of our favorites -- simple, but hearty. If you want, you could add crumbled ground beef or sausage, but its also delicious just as it is. And simple too!
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This crock pot recipe is great for cold winter days or even hot Summer ones when using the crock pot instead of the oven helps beat the heat in the kitchen. Just a few ingredients, and you're free to enjoy the day while the crock pot takes care of dinner for you!
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I found this recipe on Taste of Home, and I instantly had to give it a go because it had three of my favorite food items in its title -- Lemon, Basil and Chicken. It proved to be an instant keeper in our house. It was quick to pull together too and light enough for a Summer meal. The addition of basil and lemon thyme from my garden proved to be the icing on the cake!
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Friday, 17 July 2015
I love corn on the cob in the summer, but tonight I wanted to try something a little different with them, other than the grill or boil then slather with butter method we're used to doing. This recipe for Grilled Mexican Street Corn kicked things up a notch!
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Thursday, 16 July 2015
Who knew that making jam doesn't have to involve specialized equipment, complicated recipes and instructions and could taste better in a few minutes than anything you could buy off your supermarket shelf? Two ingredients (three if you like) and no pectin. Yup. You heard me right.. You can make small batches of jam for your refrigerator in just a few minutes from the season's freshest offerings.
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Wednesday, 15 July 2015
I'm on a continued quest to preserve the bounty from our tiny garden. Yesterday I made this "one jar at a time" recipe for Sweet Pickles. I can't wait for them to be ready!
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Tuesday, 14 July 2015
We have a small garden, a small pantry and a small household. We don't need to can dozens of jars of pickles, but we do love to have our little garden bounty preserved. This recipe for making dill pickles one jar at a time is perfect for us.
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Monday, 13 July 2015
This recipe is great to have on hand when you need to whip up a recipe containing sweetened condensed milk and there isn't any to be found in the pantry.
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Saturday, 11 July 2015
Mr Mom loves this dessert. Peaches are his favorite fruit, and this dessert tastes like Summer in a pan. Top it with a large scoop of vanilla ice-cream and you have perfection!
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Thursday, 9 July 2015
I had a couple of packages of boneless country pork ribs and I wanted to do something different with them. I love how easy this recipe is -- it tastes like you've been cooking it all day, and yet it's only been a couple of hours. A great alternative to regular taco filling.
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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Quick to pull together, or simmer in the crock pot -- great for a potluck dinner, family get-together or reunion or a Summer BBQ. A great mix of sweet and heat that promises to be a crowd pleaser!
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Monday, 6 July 2015
A great side dish and dinner bread combined! Moist and full of flavor and so easy to make!
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I made this salad for our July 4th BBQ. It was a hit! This would be a perfect contribution to a Summertime get-together!
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Friday, 3 July 2015
I love this marinade. eave it sitting in the fridge for at least 4 hours for great flavor but even better left overnight.
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