Make it your own

One of my favorite terms when it comes to any recipe is “tweak it”.  The key to tweaking a recipe is discovering what flavor profiles you enjoy, being able to apply them to a recipe and make it your own. Learning your spices will help you to identify flavors and…

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Quick Chili with Ground Turkey

Quick Chili

There’s no question that a slow cooked chili is awesome but sometimes you just don’t have the time to cook your chili all day.  There’s no reason why you can’t throw together a quick chili that rocks and will only get better when reheated. To make a quick chili I…

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Miniature Quiche

Quiche

Miniature Quiche are awesome for appetizers, snacks, even meals.  You can put what you want in as the filling.  Make it with a crust or without.  You can freeze and reheat them.  They are very versitale for any occasion. This is a great recipe to have the kids help out…

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Quick Beef Gravy

I needed a gravy to go with dinner and didn’t have any quicky gravy jars or packets available.  No time to run to the store so I start digging in the cupboards to see what I’ve got.  BINGO, beef bullion and tons of spices!!!  A new beef gravy recipe is…

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Macaroni and Cheese

Once you make your own Macaroni and Cheese, you’ll never want the box stuff again.  This makes a great side for many meals or as a quick lunchtime snack. If you’d like it to be a little lighter on the calories, you could always use lowfat cheese’s and skim milk.…

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Banana Muffins – Bread

Banana Muffins

This is a fantastic recipe for moist, spongy Banana Muffins or Bread.  It’s great either way.  I prefer to make muffins because they cook quicker and I don’t have to slice the bread. The recipe originates from my boyfriends mothers Banana Bread recipe.  As soon as I tried her banana…

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Corned Beef Roast

Corned Beef Roast

Corned Beef Roast can be cooked a few different ways.  I prefer to make the roast in the crock pot by itself and serving the corned beef roast with mashed potatoes and corn or green beans.  Many people prefer the boiled dinner or baked corned beef and vegetables style dinners.…

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Corned Beef Brine

Corn Beef Brine

Making your own corned beef is quite easy you just have to make a brine and soak your roast in it for 7-14 days. I make a brine whether I’m using a store bought corned beef or a beef roast that I’m going to corn.   The only difference between the…

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Apple Crunch

Apple Crunch

I’ve been making this great Apple Crunch recipe for years and just had to share it. It’s tweaked from my first cookbook “Arrow Book of Good ‘n’ Easy Cooking” that I picked up at my fourth grade book fair many years ago.  It has several good recipes that I’ve tweaked…

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Candied Pecans

Candied Pecans

Every year my father and stepmother send my sister and I a TON of pecans from Alabama. I personally am not a nut person but my boyfriend is a little nutty… I mean a nut person. This year we received another huge box of pecans and my boyfriend asked if…

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Zucchini Casserole

This a great side dish that an old friend of mine shared with me many years ago.   5.0 from 1 reviews Zucchini Casserole   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   A great zucchini side for any meal. Author: Yummy Recipe type:…

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