Crock pot rice

Appliances, Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Rice Cooker, Slow Cooker

Crockpot Rice

Comments Off on Crockpot Rice 09 January 2017

In an attempt to cut down on the amount of appliances that I have, I decided to get rid of my rice cooker – even though I was eating a fair amount of rice. It took up too much room and it sputtered while it was cooking, leaving a sticky white watery residue all around […]

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macaroni and cheese

Appliances, Food, Household, Recipes, Rice Cooker

Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Comments Off on Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese 01 November 2016

November is comfort food time! I was delighted to find this recipe for Rice Cooker Macaroni and Cheese. I love love love my rice cooker.  Especially since it has a steamer element. So it can truly be a multi-use appliance  Am liking this new idea of making one pot meals in it. Found this great article […]

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Dried Tomatoes

Appliances, Dehydrator, Food, Recipes, Uncategorized

Dehydrating Vegetables

Comments Off on Dehydrating Vegetables 22 October 2016

I don’t dehydrate vegetables as often as I dehydrate fruit, mainly because I tend to either eat the vegetables fresh or freeze them. The vegetables I usually have the most of are tomatoes and zucchinis. I grate and freeze the zucchini for zucchini bread. I do dehydrate my extra tomatoes and they are delicious for […]

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Appliances, Dehydrator, Food, Recipes

Dehydrating Fruit

Comments Off on Dehydrating Fruit 18 October 2016

Using a dehydrator to dry fruit is a no-brainer, especially in the late summer and fall when there is so much available produce. I rarely purchase produce for dehydrating – I grow some fruit, I have traded for fruit, and I have received fruit from folks with an overabundance. Dried fruit is wonderful. This year, […]

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Eating Out, Food, Recipes

Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe

Comments Off on Olive Garden Salad Dressing Recipe 22 September 2016

Recently went to Olive Garden Restaurant after an absence of several years. Forgot how incredibly delicious the Olive Garden salad dressing was! Especially on their ice cold salads served on a chilled plate. If you have family members who balk at eating salad, this delicious dressing might just help change their minds. Here’s the recipe […]

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Food, Kids, Parties, Recipes

S’mores and More S’mores

Comments Off on S’mores and More S’mores 05 July 2016

If you haven’t already made s’mores this summer season – you will. They are just the most delicious and guiltiest of guilty pleasure – though how guilty can they be when they are that wonderful? S’mores are cheap, fun, and everyone loves them.  I wanted to pick out a s’mores recipe but when I went […]

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rolling pin

Food, Household, Recipes, Tips

Three Different Pie Crust Instructions

Comments Off on Three Different Pie Crust Instructions 01 July 2016

No matter how many pie crust instructions I have tried to follow, implementing successful pie crusts has always been a mystery to me.  Probably because I started making pies before Al Gore invented the internet.  Nowadays with YouTube, anything is possible. Found this great video from Sunset that demonstrates exactly how to make three different decorative pie crusts. […]

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cabbage leaves

Food, Household, Recipes

Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage

Comments Off on Easy Slow Cooker Corned Beef & Cabbage 15 March 2016

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage is the easiest and least labor intensive way ever to prepare this well-known St. Patrick Day’s dish.   I have made corned beef and cabbage in the slow cooker more times than I can ever count and it always turned out great.  Plus if you are lucky enough to have leftovers, the […]

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Food, Kitchen, Recipes

Homemade Bread – The Miracle of the Bread Machine

Comments Off on Homemade Bread – The Miracle of the Bread Machine 29 February 2016

  Recently pulled out a bread machine that I got at a rummage sale for $20. Basically, I was afraid to use it. Not sure why, but it seemed overwhelming. I finally decided that enough was enough and made a loaf of bread. I chose the Cinnamon Raisin Bread following the Betty Crocker Bread Machine recipe.  It […]

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graduation cupcakes

Food, Kids, Parties, Recipes

Graduation Cupcakes

Comments Off on Graduation Cupcakes 17 May 2015

These graduation cupcakes are a little labor intensive, but very cute. Great for a graduation dessert / party favor.

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duncan hines cake mix crock pot cobbler

Food, Household, Recipes

Cake Mix Crockpot Cobbler

Comments Off on Cake Mix Crockpot Cobbler 06 February 2015

I really love my crockpot / slow cooker / whatever.  It’s a great time saver for a lot of things.  I don’t like hanging around waiting for things to bake / cook / stew, especially when I could be taking a nap, or going outside or doing a million other things. This video uses just […]

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Food, Recipes

Chocolate Balloon Bowls

Comments Off on Chocolate Balloon Bowls 24 January 2015

This looks amazing and easy.  What a great way to serve dessert – ice cream or fruit.  Would be really pretty with berries in it for Valentine’s Day!

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Food, Household, Pets, Recipes

Homemade Doggy Treats

Comments Off on Homemade Doggy Treats 10 January 2015

Just discovered the Doggy Network, which has a series of recipes for homemade dog food.  This easy recipe is for homemade doggy treats. Good to know – especially right now with all the dangerous doggy treats which have suddenly been recalled.  Check out their YouTube channel, they have other dog food recipes as well.

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cobb salad

Food, Kitchen, Recipes, Tips

Ten Things to do with Rotisserie Chicken

Comments Off on Ten Things to do with Rotisserie Chicken 08 January 2015

We have all bought rotisserie chicken, we have all eaten it, and we have all had leftovers…here’s how to make your rotisserie chicken go further and last longer. Here is the list of ideas: 1. Burrito or Tostada 2. Grain or Green Salad 3. Chicken With Rice & Steamed Veggies 4. Taco SaladAdd New 5. […]

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