Thursday, June 27, 2019

Italian Meatball Cookies

December 15, 2018 by  
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* 1 ¼ Cup Crisco * 1 ½ Cups Sugar * 3 Eggs * 1 Cup Milk * 1 tsp vanilla * 5 Cups Flour * 5 tsp baking powder 1 TBS each of * Cinnamon * Cloves * Allspice * Nutmeg * ¾ Cup Hershey cocoa * 1 cup chopped walnuts * 1 cup […]

Sugar Cookies

December 15, 2018 by  
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Ingredients: 1 Cup Margarine 1 Cup Sugar 1 Egg 1 tsp. water 3 Cup flour 1/4 tsp. salt 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder Cream margarine, sugar and vanilla. Add in the egg and water. Beat until light and fluffy. Combine the flour, salt and baking powder, and blend into the cream mixture. Divide dough in […]

Christmas Crème Brulee

December 7, 2018 by  
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Ingredients: 1-1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 6 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup white sugar 3 pinches salt 2 tablespoons vanilla extract 15 egg yolks 3/4 cup white sugar   Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Place about 2 tablespoons of the chocolate chips into each of four 6 ounce ramekins. Place […]

Reindeer Cookies

November 29, 2018 by  
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Ingredients: Chocolate chip cookie dough(store bought or homemade) Twisty pretzels M&M’s or small kisses or hard candies   Directions: Shape cookie dough into ovals, NOT circles! Smoosh pretzels into top of cookies to make antlers. Smoosh candies into place to make eyes and nose. Use red to make Rudolph’s nose and dark brown for his […]

Canning at Home

July 6, 2018 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 […]

Portabella Burgers

July 5, 2018 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 […]

Backyard Camping

July 2, 2018 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 […]

Fruit & Bacon Salad

June 4, 2018 by  
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2 red apples, cored and sliced 2 green apples, cored and sliced 2 (11 ounce) cans mandarin oranges, drained 1 cup seedless grapes 6 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 cup shredded carrot 1 (10 ounce) package mixed salad greens 1/2 cup honey Dijon salad dressing Place apples, oranges, grapes, bacon, carrot, and salad […]

Sweet Tea

May 1, 2018 by  
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There’s nothing that says Southern more than sweet tea. Christy Jordan says, “Dr. Phil once jokingly mentioned that Southerners started drinking sweet tea at age three, but Mama and I looked at each other in complete confusion as we knew perfectly well all of us had started on it by age one!” Check out these […]

Bagged salad full of it!

April 1, 2018 by  
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You might think that “pre­washed” and “triple-washed” salad greens sold in plastic clamshells or bags are squeaky clean. But our recent tests found room for improvement. No, we didn’t find pathogens such as E. coli O157:H7, listeria, or salmonella. With our small sample size — 208 containers representing 16 brands purchased at stores in Connecticut, […]

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