Friday, December 15, 2017

Hungarian Thumbprint Cookies

November 29, 2017 by  
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Ingredients: 1/2 c. butter 1/4 c. sugar 1 egg yolk 1 c. sifted all-purpose flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 egg white, unbeaten 1/4 c. finely chopped nuts Jam of your own choice   Cream butter; add sugar gradually and cream thoroughly until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and beat well. Sift in flour and […]

Healthy Holiday Drinks

November 1, 2017 by  
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Cranberry-Apple Cider (diabetic friendly) 4 c. cranberry apple drink (ocean spray is delicious) 1-2 packets of sugar substitute (Splenda) ¼ c. frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed, undiluted 8 sticks of cinnamon ½ tsp. cloves ¼ tsp. allspice ¼ c. light rum(if desired) 6 lemon wedges, about 2 large lemons cut in 3rds Combine, cranberry-apple drink, sugar […]

Pantry Basics

October 5, 2017 by  
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* Flour * Sugar * Brown sugar * Baking powder * Baking soda * Yeast * Spices (in powder form, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, onion, paprika) * Vanilla * Kosher salt * Fresh pepper * Canned crushed tomatoes * Jar of olive oil * Jar of canola oil * Cans of (red kidney beans, garbanzo beans, […]

Halloween Cat Cookies

October 2, 2017 by  
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1 Tube (18 oz.) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough 54 pieces candy corn 1 can (16 oz.) chocolate frosting Red shoestring licorice – cut into 1 3/8 inch pieces 9 thin chocolate wafer (2 1/4 inch diameter), quartered Bake cookies according to package directions.  Cool on a wire rack. Cut off yellow tips from 18 […]

Canning at Home

October 1, 2017 by  
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Take it step by step~ Have all your equipment ready to use – Wash jars and lids with hot, soapy water. Thoroughly rinse and air dry. Check glass jar rims for even minute chips or cracks as these will not seal. Rinse new caps with hot water before using them. Prepare the food. Always start […]

Backyard Camping

July 2, 2017 by  
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Break out the tent and brush up on the ghost stories. Tonight the campsite is in the backyard! You don’t need a lot of space to have a lot of fun. In our condo days, we camped out on the patio more than a few times in a fort. Sometimes the desire for a camp […]

Apple, Bacon & Cheddar

July 2, 2017 by  
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2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 medium apple, finely chopped 3/4 cup salad dressing or mayonnaise 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts 12 slices bread, toasted and buttered 12 bacon strips, cooked 6 hard-cooked eggs, sliced 6 tomato slices, optional In a bowl, combine cheese, apple, salad dressing and walnuts. Spread on 6 slices […]

Portabella Burgers

June 1, 2017 by  
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4 Portabella mushroom caps 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon minced garlic Seasoned salt and pepper to taste 4 (1 ounce) slices provolone cheese Fresh, buttered & grilled buns Condiments, as desired With a damp paper towel, gently clean the mushrooms. Remove any […]

Everyday Tips

June 1, 2017 by  
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One of the best tips I can offer is to buy yourself a Crock Pot.Get one that has both High and Low settings & a removable, dishwasher safe crock, You will wonder how you’ve ever lived without one. It is great for popping a meal in and returning to your home filled with the aroma […]

Kid Kabobs

April 1, 2017 by  
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This week’s easy kid snack is perfect for all ages and all kids (even the picky ones). Ingredients cubed cheese any fruit cut into cubes any small round fruit like berries and grapes any other small foods-mini Nilla wafers, pretzel twists, Triscuits, etc Wood skewers (which can be washed and re-used) Give your kids a […]

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