Mandarin Salad

Mandarin Salad is one of my favorite salads made with homemade Sweet & Sour Dressing with Parsley (link below). This salad dressing is the key to this salad. The fresh vegetables in this salad combined with the amazing salad dressing and mandarin oranges make this such a refreshing salad. This is a great salad to impress your guests but to […]

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Stewed Tomatoes

What do you do when you don’t have enough tomatoes to can but too many tomatoes to use up before they go bad? You make a pan of stewed tomatoes. Then you use them with your favorite recipe that calls for a can of crushed or diced tomatoes. Think spaghetti sauce, chili, soup, cabbage rolls etc. Below is simple instructions […]

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BLT Wrap

Our tomatoes from our garden have been coming for about 3 weeks now. Way earlier than normal, however, the large tomatoes are just starting. What else do you do when that happens? Well BLT’s of course! I wait all summer for that wonderful garden tomato taste. I refuse to eat hot-house tomatoes so I am ready to dig in when […]

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Ham & Pasta Salad

Cold pasta, broccoli and ham lightly coated with a delicious Herbed Parmesan Dressing. (https://indianeskitchen.com/2018/08/03/herbed-parmesan-dressing) You can even add chopped green pepper and chopped onions if you prefer. Make your dressing the night before and this is a quick and easy salad to put together.   Ingredients   Cook the pasta according to the package directions.   Drain the pasta and […]

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Potato Leek Soup

I can officially say that I like Leeks after tasting this Potato Leek Soup! It is a delicious creamy potato soup with leeks instead of onion. It gives the normal potato soup a makeover since leeks are a cross between an onion and garlic. I know it’s hot outside but the leeks only grow here in the summer. Give this […]

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Dill Pickle Spears

Do you have an over abundance of cucumbers like we do this year? Have you seen how cheap they are to buy right now? Why not make some homemade Dill Pickle Spears? If you don’t want to can them, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to two weeks although they taste the best if you wait a […]

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Thai Cucumber Salad

After picking over 40 large cucumbers from our garden in just two days I decided to find a new recipe for cucumbers. So I searched and found this wonderful Thai Cucumber Salad. I loved all of the ingredients that were in it and have never tasted cucumbers like this before….absolutely delicious! Source: http://www.budgetbytes.com Ingredients – optional is crushed peanuts   […]

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Zucchini Pizza Boats

These Zucchini Pizza Boats were so delicious I couldn’t believe it was zucchini! I wanted to make a recipe for these for some time now. After tasting these I wish I had made them sooner! Zucchini Pizza Boats are my new favorite way to make zucchini (next to my Zucchini Bread). These were so simple to make and absolutely delicious! […]

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Fried Mushrooms

Absolute perfection! I have never tasted a better Fried Mushroom in my life. My mushrooms were gigantic and I had to cut them into quarters. As much as I hate to fry food, I will fry these again in a heartbeat. When you bite into them, the breading stays attached and the flavor….oh my! If you love mushrooms like I […]

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Fresh Cucumber Salad

  My husband just picked our first cucumber from the garden. This Fresh Cucumber Salad has a delicious sweet and sour taste that I just love. I have made this salad for years. You can make this recipe in a matter of minutes, let it sit overnight and you will have an amazing salad to serve guests, as a meal […]

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Pasta Primavera

What an easy dish to make with only four main ingredients. Pasta Primavera can be made in a short time and it looks like you spent hours making it. Add whatever veggies you would like as they can be fresh or frozen. Make your Alfredo sauce from scratch or if you want a quick meal, buy it at the store. […]

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Swiss Chard

Check out how simple it is to prepare Swiss Chard for a great side dish. We picked our first batch of Swiss Chard from our garden. This variety is called Bright Lights because it produces three different colored stems. The stems are a bit tougher than the leaves but they are edible, however, you have to cut them up and […]

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Caesar Salad with Dressing

Why is it they charge so much for a Caesar Salad when they are this easy to make! I made my Caesar Salad Dressing without the anchovies because my husband doesn’t like them but I’m telling you, don’t leave them out! Even if you don’t like them, they add that certain flavor that is what makes a Caesar Salad a […]

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