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Cranberries with Blackberries and Sage

Cranberries with Blackberries and Sage

This year I set out to make a “Lower Sugar” version of cranberry relish. The first order of business was to replace the water with apple juice to add some natural sweetness. I was hoping that, combined with the blackberries, would be enough sweetness, but it was not…it still brought…

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Herbs and Lemon

Roasted Potatoes with Herbs and Lemon

You will really enjoy the bright flavor of these roasted potatoes with lemon and herb. They are crispy and flavorful and the perfect addition to any “comfort meal”. These crispy, lemony potatoes would also be a welcome addition to any Thanksgiving meal. My mom and dad came over to spend…

Gardening...You CAN do it!!

Crispy Summer Squash…It Was a Hit!

Ok, here it is…our first squash!! I am SO excited! My dad use to grow squash in the summer and we all really enjoyed it. My family isn’t that into squash, but I am going to work at winning them over. Here is my first attempt. πŸ™‚ Yes…lightly breaded and…

Lemon Cilantro Basmati Rice

5 Ingredient Lemon Cilantro Rice

I am usually not one to serve plain rice…because, if I do, I end up putting cinnamon sugar and milk on it and that doesn’t usually go with what I have made for dinner. πŸ™‚ So, with the steak I marinated and cooked on the stove last week, I also…

Balsamic Green Beans

Here are the green beans mentioned in Tuesday’s post. Thank you to the mason jar for keeping them fresh and crisp, even though they were washed and trimmed. And, they are all ready to be used. Tuesday’s prep equals time saved on yesterday’s busy morning. With the help of the…

Orange and Thyme Basmatti Rice

Spruce Up Your Rice

The other night we had rice for dinner…in fact, it was even the frozen kind from Trader Joe’s that you heat in the microwave…pretty basic. We were also having roasted chicken and I had squeezed fresh orange juice over it when it was hot from the oven. And, we were…

"Thyme-ly" Twice Baked Potatoes with Garlic and Dijon

“Thyme-ly” Twice Baked Potatoes with Dijon and Garlic

Our son is home for Spring Break this week. It is such a blessing to have him here! It is nice to have 5 at the table again and share in day-to-day life. I know it is only for a short time, so I savor it while it lasts. Since…

Roasted Mashed Pcauliflower

One Pot Roasted Mashed “Pcauliflower”

Cauliflower is a controversial veggie in our home. I grew up eating and enjoying it. Others in my home did not. πŸ™‚ This is by far the best way to prepare it for both parties to enjoy it. The first time I made it I was surprised that it took…

Peanut Sauce

Homemade Thai Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is one of my husband’s favorite things to eat. Really. Tonight, I decided to try to copy our favorite Thai restaurant’s version and my husband said that it hit the mark. He even went as far as to say that it was better…WOW! πŸ™‚ So, here I am…

Parmesan Thyme Mashed Potatoes

Parmesan Thyme Mashed Potatoes

This past Sunday I decided to spruce up our regular mashed potatoes. I peeled, sliced in half and then boiled (in salted water) 6 potatoes for about 20 minutes and then drained them. I leave them in larger pieces so they soak up less water during the boiling process. It…

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