Friday, February 21, 2014

Vegetable Beef Barley Soup......

The Canadian Zephyr has brought the cold upon us again and I am back in the kitchen making soup. I love to have soup in my freezer when the wind blows and the temperatures are plummeting. There's just nothing more comforting than a nice bowl of homemade soup. I'm also using all those veggies that I was busy freezing this summer. Nothing like farm fresh veggies when you are making soup. I'm thinking it is warm biscuits time  as well. My recipe for soup changes each time ; depending on the veggies and meat on hand. I've even been known to use sausage if that's the only meat I have.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Snow Moon......

The snow moon from a few nights ago. It had a bit of an eerie look with the halo around it. Just wanted to share it.
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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Cherry Cobbler.........

Are you looking for that easy yet delicious dessert? This is it! It's only three ingredients unless you want nuts in it. Then it's four ingredients. Now really, what is simpler than that?
Cherry Cobbler
1 can of cherry pie filling, undrained
1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1 stick butter, melted
1 cup nuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Pour cherries in bottom of 9×13 inch pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix over cherries and do not stir. Pour melted butter over cake mix; sprinkle nuts on top.(optional) Do not mix. Bake at 400F degrees for 30 minutes, or until set. Serve with whipped cream or ice cream or plain.  Make no mistake, this is a very sweet dessert.
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Saturday, February 15, 2014

Chicken Corn Soup......

Nothing in the world tastes better than fresh farm corn in Chicken Corn Soup. It gives it a sweet quality you don't get from store corn. Today is the perfect day to brew up a pot of good soup. It is cold, cloudy and dreary looking outside. So today it's kitchen time for me and then I'm watching the Olympics for a while. 
I'm putting all the ingredients in my slow cooker and by supper time, the soup will be done and so delicious. Everyone has their own recipe for Chicken Corn Soup, so I won't post one. There are many on the Internet as well. I make most of my soups by the "seat of my pants." You know, a bit of this and a dab of that. Mostly the way my Gram and Mom cooked. I never saw a recipe when they were making a pot of soup. But the soup was always delicious.
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Friday, February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day........

Happy Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Bacon Wrapped Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast......

Does anything sound more scrumptious than a bacon wrapped, cream cheese stuffed Chicken Breast? The great thing about this recipe is that, it is for one person! You can treat yourself, without having leftovers, YEA! If you are having company, just fix a few more of them, it's that easy. If you like to spice things up, add some Jalapeno pepper to the cream cheese or dried red pepper flakes.

Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
1 boneless skinless chicken breast
2 tablespoons cream cheese
1 tablespoon green onion,
2 pieces bacon, Partially Cooked
Pound out Chicken breast so it is about 1/4" thick. Mix together cream cheese and green onions and spread cheese mixture over 1 side of chicken breast. Roll Chicken breast up to conceal cream cheese. Wrap partially cooked bacon around chicken breast and secure with toothpick. Place on baking sheet and back for about 30 minutes at 375. Broil for about 5 minute to crisp bacon.
TIP: To pound out the chicken breast quicker, butterfly the chicken breast and lay it open, then start to pound it out. I know you will enjoy this special treat. Just in time for Valentine's Day and so easy.
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Snow Days........

When the winds are blowing and the snow is flying in every direction, what do you do? Well, since I can't go out and about, I dug out a puzzle to pass the time of day. It was actually a fun puzzle to work. Enjoy the snow, we got 4.5 - 6 inches last night. So there is plenty of the white stuff for everyone!

Once the puzzle was put together, I went back to "my old stand bys"; the crossword puzzles. I probably do 5-6 a day or more. I really enjoy doing them. Keeps the old brain moving around.
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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Ramen Noodle Slaw......

Are you looking for a great slaw that does not have mayonnaise in it. This is it. Give it a try. I know it isn't summer, but this is a great salad for picnics or pot lucks where it is going to be sitting out for a while.
Ramen Noodle Slaw
2- 3 oz packages beef Ramen noodles
1 cup slivered almonds, toasted
1 cup sunflower seeds, toasted
1 bunch green onions, chopped
2- 10 oz angel hair slaw
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
In 9x13 casserole, crush the Ramen noodles in the bottom. Next layer almonds, sunflower seeds, green onion, and the slaw. In a bowl whisk together the vinegar, sugar, oil, and the seasoning packets from the noodles. Pour over the slaw; cover and allow to marinate overnight. Toss before serving.

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Sunday, February 2, 2014

Super Bowl......

What's on the menu at your house for the Super Bowl game. For me, it's hot sausage sandwiches. They are so good and so easy to make. You just put all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it go. Then at game time, help yourself to a garlic dill pickle, some chips or salad and a delicious hot sausage sandwich. You can use any sausage you like and it is still good. Fix a plate and sit down to enjoy the game. Go Broncos!
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