Category: Recipes Blog

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Grilled PB&J Sandwiches

Well, I know this isn’t a big deal, but I really think it is fun for kids of all ages!  Kids will think they are eating in some fancy restaurant. I think you could serve this for a casual dessert at parties. They are easy to serve on platters when cut into half...

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Roast Chicken Re-Discovered

This is the moistest roast chicken you will ever make. I have made hundreds of roasted chickens in my life and was disappointed many times with the brownness or the dry breast meat. So I thought about how beer can chicken makes a moist chicken because of the liquid in the can. I...

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Grilled Tiramisu with a Twist

This is an easy recipe that is an elegant dessert when put into individual cocktail glasses and served with a small sprig of mint on top. You will impress your friends and family with the grilled flavor and the twist of orange on top. Have fun! Grilled Tiramisu with a Twist 6 large...

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Quinoa Salad

I took this salad to the dog show in Dixon last weekend and a young handler only took one spoonful, and so I kind of watched her eat it. and when she tasted it she looked at me and said, “Wow, I usually don’t like quinoa salads yet this one is great,” and...

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Spoof-A-Letta

This is my take off on the classic Muffaletta, a popular sandwich originating among Italian immigrants in New Orleans, Louisiana. Spoof-A-Letta 1 box puff pastry. Approx. 2 T. Grain mustard or a dark mustard of choice( I like Sierra Nevada porter mustard.) 1 pkg Sargento sliced provolone cheese divided 1/2 lb sliced Italian...

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Real Mexican Enchiladas

When I was a kid I lived in I.A. and I had many Hispanic friends.  One family, the Navas, lived a block away and I was enthralled with the cooking that their Mom did. So I watched and learned. Mrs. Nava was one great cook.  I watched how to make these enchiladas, I paid...

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Simple Fried Chicken

This is the best fried chicken ever! You use a paper bag to make it, and my mom made it this way when I was a kid, and I always wanted the “drumstick”. It really delivers a great crunch and wonderful flavor. Serve with roasted sweet potatoes or your favorite mash.   Simple...

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Earthquake Cake

This recipe was given to me by my friend Amy Lockwood-Shuler. She brought it for dessert when we had her and her husband Brant over for dinner a few weeks ago. Look out though, this is not called “Earthquake Cake” for nothing! If you eat too much of it, you will cause an...

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Sauerkraut

I always use organic vegetables, which can be found in most grocery stores. Who wants a bunch of chemicals in their food? Not me. Try to find organic cabbage for your Sauerkraut.  Homemade sauerkraut is really easy to make.  Sauerkraut 2 large heads of cabbage- 4.4 lbs. (2kg) 1 pouch of Caldwell’s starter...

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Crock Pot Chili Verde

A crock-pot meal is great for a day when you have too much to do and don’t feel like cooking at the end of the day. This recipe works very well in a crock pot when the correct steps are followed. I don’t make this one if I am going to leave the...