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3 Low-Carb Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving may seem like it's all about carb-rich foods, from mashed potatoes and rich, creamy vegetable casseroles to fresh dinner rolls. The good news is you can still enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with your family without taking in a carb overload. While some side dishes may require a little creativity -- such as replacing potatoes with cauliflower -- they certainly won't lack flavor. 1. Stuffing with Vegetables and Sausage The stuffing is probably one of the most carb-rich side dishes … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Curry

Getting home from work and trying to get dinner on the table can be a tough challenge. Now make it something healthy and the challenge is even tougher. With the help of this easy peasey Sweet Potato Curry recipe have dinner on the table in a jiffy.  I believe this would also make a great side dish to accompany a light dinner. Sweet Potato Curry Ingredients: 1 large sweet potato 1 large can of coconut milk 2 tbsp madras curry paste 1 large sliced onion (optional) Sweet Potato Curry … [Read more...]

Tip: Make Your Own Graham Cracker Crumbs

Many of the desserts I make require graham cracker crumbs for the base.   Buying already crushed graham cracker crumbs can be expensive and bringing out the food processor for a cup of crumbs is a lot of work, not to mention the clean-up. To make your own you will need: Graham crackers 1 ziploc Rolling Pin As your put your graham crackers into the ziploc bag give them a crush. Seal the ziploc while pushing as much air as you can out at the same time. Give the bag several good rolls … [Read more...]

Saffron Rice Pudding

Ingredients 185 g (6 oz/1 ¼ cup) basmati rice 75 ml (2 ½ fl oz/ ½ cup ) milk Pinch saffron threads 30 g (1 oz/6 teaspoons) butter 2 green cardamom pods, bruised 2.5 cm (1 in) cinnamon stick 2 cloves 90 g (3 oz/ ½ cup) sultanas 60 g (2 oz/ ¼ cup) caster sugar 45 g (1½ oz/ ½ cup) flaked almonds, toasted Directions Wash rice under cold running water and put Into a large saucepan with 625 ml (20 fl oz/ 2 ½ cups) cold water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, … [Read more...]

Tip: Homemade Stove Top Cleaner

Cleaners can be expensive and some are not good for your appliances depending on the kind you have.  On our glass top they recommend very few cleaners because of the damage that they can cause and the scratch potential.  So I went on the search for a very basic and easy homemade stove top cleaner.  I had used this recipe in the past but now I am using this recipe consistently.    Works well on stuck on stains as well without scratching your enamel off.  … [Read more...]

Bring Memories To The Table With Homemade Pancakes

Homemade pancakes are a Sunday tradition in our house and have been most of my life. While growing up they were my dad's specialty (as in the only thing he knew how to cook) so we ate a lot of them. As I brought the Sunday tradition into our own house homemade is the only way to go. The blue bag or yellow box doesn't make the memories any less but it's one more thing to remember to add to my list. The ingredients for pancakes are things that I always have on hand so it's just easier to make my … [Read more...]

Light & Fluffy Homemade Marshmallows

What am I taking to the boys daycare for Valentine's Day? I have a plan to take some of the Valentine's pretzels we recently made but my biggest surprise is homemade marshmallows. Just the look of awe people give me when I say that is impressive. So I wanted to pass this recipe you before the big day so if you wanted to do something wow with only a bit of work this is it. The recipe is originally from Alton Brown and works like a charm. While the task may sound daunting it is one of the easiest … [Read more...]

Cake Batter Cookie Stackers

Cookies 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix 1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box) 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 egg 1/2 cup Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® yellow cake mix (dry mix from box) Frosting 2 cups powdered sugar 1/3 cup butter, softened 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 to 2 tablespoons milk Liquid food colors (neon pink, neon blue, neon green, classic yellow and red to make orange) Multicolored sprinkles Directions ~   Heat … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Pretzel Treats

The holiday season might be over, but that doesn’t mean we can’t look forward to the next one! Over the next couple of weeks, red and pink will fill your hallways—and the department stores—as the holiday of LOVE draws near. And what might you be giving your Valentines this year? Reminding loved ones how much they mean to you doesn’t have to cost a fortune: all you need is something yummy to fill their stomachs and their hearts. Here’s a spin on one of my favorite treats to make … [Read more...]

How to Roast Garlic

The flavor of garlic becomes quite mellow, wonderfully sweet and nutty tasting when roasted. In fact, raw garlic tastes two to four times stronger than cooked garlic. Once roasted, garlic becomes very spreadable and is good to have on hand to use in recipes. Each bulb (head) of roasted garlic yields approximately one tablespoon of puree. When choosing garlic, the size and color are not important but firmness is. Buy loose garlic and look for hard bulbs that do not give when you press on the … [Read more...]

Crab and Corn Bisque

This is most likely the best gourmet crab and corn bisque you will ever serve. It's rich, it's delicious and it's unbelievably easy to prepare. … [Read more...]

Swordfish Skewers with Avocado Salad

 Here is a fresh, summery menu, featuring swordfish on skewers, a mix of seasonal greens, and avocado salad.  Easy to shop for and prepare, this quick recipe will not only save you on a weekday but also provide an inspiration for all your bbq parties. … [Read more...]

Perfecting Pizza Dough

There are only three main ingredients in pizza: dough, flour, water and yeast. Your use of these ingredients will effect the type of pizza you make though and ensure you have the perfect pizza dough every time. Types of FlourThe first thing you need when making pizza dough is a good, strong, white bread flour. Bread flour is different to plain or all purpose flour as it has a high gluten content. This makes it suited to dense mixes and doughs. All purpose flour is more suited to make airy cake … [Read more...]

Guest Recipe: Grannie's Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Grannie's Easy Oatmeal Pancakes1 cup uncooked oats1 cup buttermilk1 large egg1 T vegtable oil2 T sugar or honey1/2 cup self-rising flour1/2 t salt1/2 t baking powerThis recipe can be shook or mixed by hand. The buttermilk and oats need to be mixed and set for at least an hour before other ingredients are added. They can also be left overnight then finished in the morning.If you are using the shaking method, slightly beat the egg before adding it to the mixture. Be sure to use a container that … [Read more...]

Guest Recipe: Grannie’s Easy Oatmeal Pancakes

Grannie's Easy Oatmeal Pancakes1 cup uncooked oats1 cup buttermilk1 large egg1 T vegtable oil2 T sugar or honey1/2 cup self-rising flour1/2 t salt1/2 t baking powerThis recipe can be shook or mixed by hand. The buttermilk and oats need to be mixed and set for at least an hour before other ingredients are added. They can also be left overnight then finished in the morning.If you are using the shaking method, slightly beat the egg before adding it to the mixture. Be sure to use a container that … [Read more...]