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Making Vegetable Stock

Pustynny nie odczuwać nie~ Waste not want not…one of my mother’s favorite sayings. “pustynny nie odczuwać nie” (think I have my translation right) is how she would say it in polish. I can still hear her many polish sayings running through my head from time to

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Streusel Filled Coffee Cake

Homemade coffee cake is a great way to warm up a chilly winter morning. When my children were young we would make this recipe for coffee cake. They would have so much fun helping me make it. And the best part is they didn’t have to

Sirloin Tip Roast in the Slow Cooker

A Sirloin Tip Roast is a cut of meat that is perfect for the slow cooker. It is a lean cut of meat. It can lack flavor and moisture because it has a low-fat content. That is what makes it perfect for the slow cooker.

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Red Beans and Rice

The other day I came across a recipe for red beans and rice on Miz Helen’s Country Cottage blog. I love beans of any kind, and they are so good for you. I have never seriously attempted making red beans and rice from scratch. I have

Cheesy Stuffed Peppers

This is a family favorite! Every summer I usually have a surplus of peppers so I make stuffed peppers. They are a meal in themselves and not too difficult to make. This past week Meijers had a sale on peppers red and green. $.68 each. That

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Pork Loin in the Slow Cooker

This time of year you can usually get some pretty good deal on boneless pork loin. I buy a large piece and cut it up into meal size portions and freeze. The piece I have today will be enough for two meals. I cut the

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Chocolate Cake “My First”

I have always enjoyed cooking, but baking, not so much. My idea of homemade was opening a box adding eggs oil and water and bake. I always thought they tasted pretty good. I guess you don’t know what your missing until you have the real thing.

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London Broil

The price of steak this time of the year is usually high. In the summer you can get some great deals. We love to cook them outside on our good old Weber kettle grill. But since it’s February and I won’t be cooking anything outside

Fresh Guacamole Dip

It’s Super Bowl Sunday and you have to have some snacks to eat while you’re watching the big game. At least that’s what my husband tells me. I don’t really watch the Super Bowl but I do like the snacks. At EarthFare this week you received

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Applesauce Bread

  I love going to other peoples blogs and see what kinds of things they are cooking and crafting. The ideas are endless. It’a amazing how many talented women there are out there. It’s so much fun being able to hook up with like minded people and learn all

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Recipe for “Stuff”

Many years ago when my kids were younger ( 25 years ago??? Yikes!) I used to make this ground beef dish. It never seemed to have a name. I think my sister found it in an old microwave cookbook. My kids called it “Stuff”. They loved it.

Oven Roasted Cauliflower

There are so many ways to cook cauliflower. Oven roasting gives the cauliflower a crunchy roasted flavor. Try it, I think you’ll like it as much as we do. I hardly ever steam cauliflower anymore. Did you know that cauliflower is high in vitamin C and

Spicy Sausage and Cabbage Soup in the Slow Cooker

I can’t get enough soup in the winter. I feel like I’m always cold and soup really warms me up inside and out. I have these stoneware bowls that I use for soup. They are perfect. They keep the soup hot longer, and you can

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Chicken Salad

When I have l left-over chicken I usually make chicken salad for my husband to take for lunch the next day or two. It’s really good and easy to make. Chicken Salad Leftover chicken (I used 2 left-over baked chicken breasts. I cleaned most of the

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Vegetable Beef Soup (like my Dad used to make)

My Dad wasn’t a great cook. He was a man with good intentions. I remember him making eggs for my Mom on Sunday morning. He would have them ready when she walked in the back door coming home from church. Sometimes they would be over cooked or

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Carrot Chips Can You Imagine?

I was shopping at our local Earth Fare and came across a container of Carrot Chips. They were kind of pricey for me so I thought I would give it a try to make them at home. I peeled and thinly sliced 2 carrots I made two

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Baked Meatballs

I used to buy pre-made meatballs in the frozen section of the grocery store. They were so easy to prepare. Just put into a sauce, heat em up and they were ready to go. They taste pretty good…until you taste homemade meatballs. No comparison. So I figured it

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Kale Chips

Kale Chips 1 bunch kale olive oil sea salt Preheat oven 350 F Wash and trim the kale. Removing the stems. I used kitchen shears, made it pretty easy. Tear into small bite size pieces. Make sure the kale is dry. You can use a

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Pork and Sauerkraut in a Crockpot

Growing up in my family we had a New Years tradition. We always ate sauerkraut and pork after we rang in the new year. It was one of the few meals my Dad cooked. He would make it a couple different ways. I still make it

Slow Cooker Chicken with Homemade Onion Soup Mix

Slow cooker chicken with homemade onion soup mix is easy and so delicious. I use my slow cooker a couple times a week. It’s great coming home from work and having dinner ready. The smell is wonderful when I walk into the house. Since I have decided to

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