English Toffee

I came across this in my bookcase the other day – it is recipe booklet on how to use Eagle Sweetened Condensed Milk. I love these little booklets – some of them are really interesting, and now that we are in the age of the internet, you just dont see things like this anymore.  It doesnt have a date on…

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Bernardin Fiesta Salsa Mix

Since I couldn’t find my tried and true Salsa recipe, I decided to try the Fiesta Salsa Mix by Bernardin, based on the fact that the reviews were good, and everyone really seemed to like it. Plus, I had to use up the last of the massive amount of tomatoes I bought last weekend anyway.  Here is a step by…

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Easy Paella

I was looking for some new recipes to try the other day, and I thought about Paella. I have never made it before, as I always thought it was a complicated recipe, which would take hours to make. I came across this recipe, which is quite good and can be done in under an hour. This recipe makes 7-8 good…

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Skillet Chicken and Vegetables

(photo by Susan Gentry McWhinney) I love Epicurious, and have been making this recipe for over 10 years. It is perfect for a night when you want good ol’ comfort food, with little effort. It can be made with what you likely already have on hand, and you can use whatever kind of chicken you like (it calls for bone…

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Making Veggies Fun

I have been looking for ways to make veggies more interesting in an effort to encourage my son to try them. I ran across this veggie cutter and have been using it to make wavy potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc.  The first time I made “fries” with this cutter (using three kinds of vegetables), he ate the whole thing up…

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