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Garden Bounty

August 18, 2011

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It’s that time of year again. Harvest time! Harvest time comes late where I live.  Although we can put seeds in the ground after Memorial Day, June is often so cold and rainy those poor seeds stay in the warm ground, whimpering and generally being scaredey-cats.  Our garden always has a very slow start.  Then […]

Robust Tortellini Soup

August 18, 2011

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Start with the chicken.  There are several different ways you can do this:  Boil three breasts and three thighs in seasoned water.  Let cool, shred. Pressure cook an entire chicken with an onion, celery, & carrots.  De-bone chicken; reserve broth. Make it fast & easy!  Use a Rotisserie chicken from Costco or you local grocer.  […]

Warm Artichoke Dip

August 18, 2011

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I LOVE artichoke dip.  I just can’t get over the warm, gooey, flavorful mass spread on a cracker.  YUM!  Here is a recipe I created. 2 14 oz. cans artichoke hearts, rinsed and coarsely chopped 1 c. sour cream (can use lite) 1 c. mayo (I use the Kraft Olive Oil/lite kind) 2 tsp. refrigerated […]

Broccoli Pasta w/Roasted Veggie Sauce

August 16, 2011

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Here is a great way to use your canned sauce for a one dish meal. Brown 1/2 lb. ground turkey or extra lean hamburger.  Add one jar of your own roasted tomato sauce (or a batch that is freshly made) and simmer. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Throw in […]

Home Canned Roasted Pasta Sauce

August 16, 2011

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Tomatoes are on!  Finally!  I got this idea from my friend Blondie, and have found that the idea is quite adaptable.  It makes a delicious sauce.  This is what you do: Spray large baking dishes or roasting pans with Pam.  Blondie uses disposable roasting pans–less mess! Drizzle in a bit of extra-virgin olive oil.  Start […]

Broccoli Blue Cheese Bake

August 14, 2011

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This was the favorite new recipe of Christmas Dinner. It is creamy, flavorful, and just a tiny bit tangy.  I works equally well with cauliflower, or a mixture of both cauliflower and broccoli.  This will be appearing regularly on our table, but I will probably reduce the fat for more frequent consumption.  But for special […]

Pasta Carbonara

August 14, 2011

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This is a very filling, easy, and delicious pasta dish.  Not so low-fat, but wonderful on occasion.  This is a kind of eggs & ham spaghetti. 1 1/2 lbs. spaghetti, cooked al dente 1 cup chopped, diced ham.  You can also use 1/2 lb. bacon,         pancetta, canadian bacon, etc.  In this instance I used leftover Christmas […]

Crockpot Italian Stew

August 14, 2011

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We are so busy some evenings!  It seems this semester we are rarely home at the same time for dinner.  Some nights our best bet is to leave something simmering in the crockpot, and allow everyone to help themselves as they come in the door.  Not my favorite meal time tradition, but at least this […]

How to make a basic stew

August 14, 2011

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Who does not love a delicious stew filled with tender meat and soft veggies covered with savory sauce?   There is nothing better in the world than coming home and smelling stew simmering in your slow cooker or dutch oven.  It is a bit of heaven on earth. My friend Blondie and I decided that a […]

Broccoli Salad

August 14, 2011

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We eat differently in the summer than we do in the winter.  In winter, it is all about soups, stews, the crock pot, and breads.  But in summer, we tend to grill a lot and eat things that can easily be eaten on our back porch.  We eat out of the garden, and throw things […]