Warming Winter Soups

Dec 08

Warming Winter Soups

GRANDMA NOT THERE TO MAKE YOU a nice bowl of hot soup when the temperature drops? Make your own!  Soup is one of the most forgiving dishes to make, and if you double the recipe, you’ll have lotsa bowls of love to give away to neighbors and friends who will really appreciate it this time of year.  Easy, inexpensive and a family favorite.  Hopefully you saved...

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“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

Sep 22

“Down Home” Hash Brown Casserole

SOMETIMES HEALTHY IS OVERRATED! For a real crowd pleaser, this cheesy hash-brown recipe fits the bill.  It’s perfect for your next Saturday Salon as it can be made ahead and like all casseroles, feeds appetites large and small. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Combine 1 c sour cream, 3 c sharp cheddar cheese, 1 2-lb bag frozen hash browns, 1 c finely chopped yellow...

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Grilled Chicken Adobo

Jul 24

Grilled Chicken Adobo

TANGY, DELICIOUS AND QUICK, Grilled Chicken Adobo also rates for being gluten-free and Almost-Paleo, if you use Tamari soy sauce (even the regular grocery stores carry it now).  I think Kikkoman also makes a g.f. soy sauce. Easy to make, inexpensive, and won’t heat up your kitchen on a hot afternoon.   Ingredients chicken legs/thighs w/skin (organic,...

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Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

Jul 22

Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw

TRY A COOL TWIST ON A TRADITIONAL FAVORITE with Johnna’s Cilantro Lime Coleslaw.  She served it with pulled pork, but it goes with anything your Saturday Salon guests bring to the potluck before the Talking Stick gets passed around.  Perfect, refreshing side dish for summer BBQs and Sunday dinners.  It’s now a favorite at our house! Johnna’s...

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Summer Saturday Salon Berries

Jul 04

Summer Saturday Salon Berries

THE SIMPLEST SUMMER DESSERT FOR YOUR SATURDAY SALON is fresh, mixed berries topped with whipped cream.   Also makes a great breakfast.  To store berries, rinse and put in a berry keeper (small colander inside another bowl, with a lid on top), or simply line a bowl with paper towels and put berries gently in bowl.  The idea is to keep berries from sitting in...

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Favorite Summer Wine

Jun 08

Favorite Summer Wine

MY NEW FAVORITE SUMMER WHITE If you’re looking for an elegant, cool white wine to take to someone’s home when you’re invited over, or serve your own guests, Amici Cellars has a great one!  It’s my go-to wine this summer.  It’s around $25, so is nice enough for a gift, but won’t break the bank if you want to turn roast chicken...

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