Steak Marinade

I can’t believe how wonderful this steak tasted just by putting it in this marinade! Steak can be flavored in many ways. My usual way is to sprinkle my steak with a dry seasoning and throw it on the grill. Today I decided to make a marinade using some of my dehydrated garden herbs and other ingredients. Let me tell […]

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Easy Roux

How many times have you passed on a recipe because you needed to make Roux? This post is for all those beginners and experienced cooks that are intimidated or afraid to make a Roux. Now I’m sure the experienced cooks will comment how easy it is to make on the stove, and it is, but this post is for those […]

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Swiss Steak

Fork tender, seasoned perfectly, smothered in its own gravy and absolutely delicious! Swiss Steak with bits of carrot, celery and onion that cook on top of the stove. Serve it with mashed potatoes and a vegetable and you will have a fabulous meal! Both the grandkids cleaned their plates and my 3 year old grandson asked for two pieces of […]

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Slow Cooker Steak & Gravy

Delicious, moist and fork tender Sirloin Steak cooked in gravy in the slow cooker. The gravy recipe can be made separately with any meal but for the purpose of this recipe, it cooks in the slow cooker and is ready to serve when the steak is done. Serve over mashed potatoes, noodles or rice. Source: Recipe adapted from http://www.mysweetmission.com   […]

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Chicken Salt Brine & Orange Sauce

In the last few posts I have posted about brining and marinating so now I will add a light sauce after a salt brine. Brining with a salt brine is my absolute favorite flavor. I wish you could taste the way this whole chicken turned out…amazing! My husband gets all of the credit from brining to cooking (he smoked it) […]

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Beef Brine

Have you ever brined your meat? Why in the world would you brine your meat? According to Food 52.com brining was used for preserving food back in the days they didn’t have refrigeration. There are two main reasons why you should brine your meat…..flavor and texture. Brining infuses the meat with added flavor and tenderizers the meat, so if you […]

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Italian Marinade for Chicken

My favorite Italian Marinade for chicken is Good Seasonings Salad Dressing. I don’t know if it is because of how quick and easy it is to make or the taste of the seasonings in the dressing. It is a dry mix that comes in a pouch. We buy it in this small box of four. For complete instructions to marinate […]

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Easy Chicken Gravy

Do you hate making gravy and no matter what you do it never turns out or it is full of lumps? Then you need to try this simple and fool-proof gravy recipe. Seriously, not one lump was in mine. This recipe makes 3/4 cup so it is perfect for two people or you can double or even triple it to […]

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Simple Chicken Brine

Isn’t this the coolest looking picture. It is the olive oil floating on top of the brine. This was the first time I have ever brined a chicken. I know, I know hard to believe I have been cooking this many years and I have never brined a chicken. After tasting the chicken from the brine I will do it […]

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Slow Cooker Salisbury Steak

  It doesn’t get any better than this! Salisbury Steak that cooks in the slow cooker and makes the most amazing gravy. Each steak is a quarter pound and this recipe makes eight steaks. I fixed mashed potatoes with this and I covered them with that amazing gravy. Source: Debi Schull from Facebook group Mennonite and Amish Recipes & More […]

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