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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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Clarified Butter

  Clarified Butter is also called Ghee or Drawn Butter. You have probably heard these names before but maybe you did not know what it was exactly. According to Wikipedia, the name Ghee originated from the Indian subcontinent. It is used in South Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. They also use it for traditional medicine and in religious rituals. Clarified […]

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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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Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage

When I make this Fettuccine Alfredo with Sausage, I use my Fried Sage Leaves in the recipe. (Link for Fried Sage Leaves is below) If you don’t have fresh sage leaves you could substitute fresh spinach leaves instead. Either one you use, this will turn out fabulous! I also used Hot Italian Sausage links and took the casing off. That […]

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Super Ball

Occasionally I add a craft to my blog in addition to a recipe. Today the grandkids and I decided to make super balls! They only use five ingredients and believe or not they turned out! They were not very messy to make and were simple too! They only bounce about a foot but the kids thought they were great. I […]

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Fried Sage Leaves

  Yes you read that right….Fried Sage Leaves! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I know I hadn’t until my dear blogger friend at http://www.TeaByLeafBlog.wordpress.com told me about them. Well you know I had to give them a try, especially since I have a garden full of sage! Fried Sage Leaves are delicate and crunchy. You can eat […]

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Spanish Rice

  Don’t ever buy store bought Spanish Rice again! This is so easy and cheap to make and it was really delicious! I already had all of the ingredients and there is nothing special you need to buy. It makes about four cups so there is enough for the entire family. Adapted from http://www.lilluna.com   Ingredients   If you use […]

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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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