Quick and Easy Side Dishes

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Jazz up Your meals with one of these Quick and Easy Side Dishes. Before we know it, the holidays will be upon us.  Each year, I am amazed at how quickly the end of the year holidays roll around.  The holidays mean lots of entertaining and having delicious side dishes are one way to make…

25 Tips for Using Lemons

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20 Creative Tips for Using Lemons. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, or so goes the saying.  But think again! There are lots of other ways for using lemons in your everyday life.  For a start, lemons are a great kitchen helper.  So, get out the citrus and see how you can put them…

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes Copycat Recipe

These Copycat Joe's Crab Shack crab cakes will make you feel as though you are eatting them on the beach.

Joe’s Crab Shack Crab Cakes at Home. One of my favorite types of recipes is a “copycat recipe” of some of my favorite foods from popular restaurants.  These homemade crab cakes are a pretty good representation of the ones that you can get from Joe’s Crab Shack.  You can make them at home but feel…

Tips for Cooking Chicken

herbs and low fat broth add great flavor to chicken but don't add calories

Follow these Tips for Cooking Chicken for Moist Results Every  Time. Anyone who browses through my recipes category will see that I am a big chicken fan.  I always have loved all cuts of a chicken and cook it several times a week, so I am always on the look out for new ways to…

Stove-top Granola – Great Alternative to Store Bought

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Make Your Own Stovetop Granola. One of my favorite breakfast choices is granola.  I have tried just about every brand of it and generally like them all. But most store bought granolas have extra chemicals and I would rather not each processed food.  Making your own is a good choice if you feel this way…

Round up of Candy Recipes

Candy Recipes Galore

 Treat yourself to one of these Candy Recipes The holidays will be here soon, and that means filled candy dishes in many houses.  You can just go to your favorite grocery store and buy seasonal treats but why not try making some home made ones?  They even make great gift ideas! If you have a…

15 Tips for Slow Cooker Meals

layering is the key to a great crock pot casserole

Slow Cooker Meals can Save Lots of time at the end of the Day. I love to use my crock pot.  I can throw all of the ingredients into it early in the day and let it do its job all day long. At the end of the day, my house smells great when I…

20 Crowd Pleasing Dip Recipes – Start your Party in Style

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Start your Next Party in style with one of these delicious Dip Recipes. Do you want to turn your party into something really special? Start off the evening with one of these delicious dip recipes.  All of them are easy to prepare but full of flavor.  I have put together a collection of over 20…

10 Tips for Cooking Fresh Fish

10 tips for cooking fresh fish

Trick and Tips for Cooking Fish. Most doctors say that you should eat more fish.   It is very high in protein and low in calories, especially the white fish varieties.  And oily fish, while having more calories, is high in omega-3 fatty acids, or the “good” fats.  If you don’t care for fish, it may…

Teriyaki Chicken with Vegetables

Teriyaki chicken and vegetables

It’s Chinese Takeaway at home with this Teriyaki Chicken Recipe. I used to be a huge fan of takeaway Chinese food.  Lately, though, I have not enjoyed it as much as I used to.  I don’t know if it is that I ate a lot of it, or whether it really is just not that…

15 Tips for an Awesome Dessert Table

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Dress up your special desserts with a fabulous dessert table. Do you have an upcoming occasion where you will be serving special desserts?  Many get togethers, such as wedding and baby showers, mother’s day teas, charity events and the holidays will often have a dessert table to showcase some lovely dessert offerings.  I’ve put together…

12 Tips for Making a Great Cocktail

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Impress your friends With These 12 Tips for Making a Great Cocktail Have you ever made a cocktail and wondered why your version doesn’t taste like the one you had at your favorite bar last week?  You are not alone. Most of us have made mistakes that make our cocktail a fairly mediocre one when…

20+ Best Bacon Recipes

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Treat your Family to One of my favorite Bacon Recipes Everything goes better with bacon, so the saying goes. Did you know that bacon has its own special day? It is celebrated on the Saturday before Labor Day in the US.  There are also some who think of international bacon day as December 30.   Whichever…

How To Cook Perfect Spare Ribs

The secret to perfect spare ribs is long slow cooking

Summer BBQ Time – How to Cook Perfect Spare Ribs One of the big pleasures of the summer is all of the BBQ cooking that is done.  It is the idea way to socialize with friends when the temps are high and the feeling is casual.  And nothing is better on the grill than perfect…

Amish Food is the Epitome of Real Home Style Cooking

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A look into Amish Food. The Amish people are found in the United States in several rural areas, but primarily around Ohio and Pennsylvania, and also in smaller numbers in Ontario, Canada. Lancaster, Pennsylvania is home to about 16,000 Amish people and is in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch area. Traditional Amish food is…

My Favorite Fudge Recipes

My 20 favorite fudge recipes

Celebrate the Holidays (and any days) with My Favorite Fudge Recipes I know that fudge is commonly thought of a holiday treat, but I love it all year round.  I like any kind of fudge, but my favorites are those with peanut butter and chocolate in them.  Here are 15 of my favorite fudge recipes…

25 Delicious Ways to Use Zucchini and Summer Squash

25 ways to use zucchini and summer squash

25 Ways to use Zucchini What is not to love about zucchini? It is a super easy to grow vegetable, especially for beginning gardeners, is prolific, is low in calories and tastes great. But by the end of the growing season, you are likely to have bucket loads of it and the neighbors will be…