Last week when chicken was on sale, I picked up a couple packages of bone-in chicken breasts. I froze one package and prepared a delicious Lemon Herb Chicken entrée with the other package. This marinade can be used for grilled or broiled chicken. However, I baked it in the oven. I really like the flavor combination of lemon, rosemary and tarragon, but you can use your own combination of herbs. Lemon Herb Baked Chicken Breasts Serving size: 4 4 chicken breast halves, bone-in
I am so excited to share with you recipes I just got while visiting my good friend Chucks’ family in Wisconsin. One morning Cindy served homemade granola she had made over dishes of vanilla yogurt, hot fresh ground coffee, juice, and banana bread. It was a very delightful breakfast. The next morning she served the best stuffed croissants graciously topped with pure maple syrup they had zapped and cooked from their maple trees. Absolutely wonderful!! I was hooked and am looking forward to serving this dish at our home. Stuffed Croissant French Toast
As much as I enjoy corned beef, I really don’t make it that often and am so looking forward to enjoying a pot of mouth-watering tender corned beef with flavored potatoes, cabbage and carrots on St. Patrick’s Day. I like to cook a larger corned beef roast so I have leftovers to make Baby Reuben Sandwiches that freeze well. They are a nice treat to have on hand in the freezer. St. Patty’s Corned Beef 1 medium onion, cut into wedges 4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
This week I would like to share with you a recipe for Snicker Taste Alikes that would make a very tasty Easter treat. Don’t let the four steps discourage you from making these bars as they are rich, delicious and well worth the effort. Make the recipe when you have extra time and freeze them for later. Snicker Taste Alikes 1 cup milk chocolate chips 1/4 cup butterscotch chips 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter Filling: 1/4 cup butter or margarine
Over the weekend when the temperatures were cold and the snow was falling, I enjoyed a cozy day at home and made a pot of Split Pea Soup that simmered all afternoon in my soup pot. A steaming bowl of soup just soothes both the body and spirit and warms you right to your toes. I used a new recipe that called for Kielbasa slices, which I didn’t have on hand so I used a ham bone. What a hearty meal served with sliced French bread and ice cold milk. Split Pea and Kielbasa Soup Serving size: 6-8 1 pound kielbasa
I have had many emotional and trying moments this past week as I spent time in Fargo with my sister LaDonna after her husband passed away from cancer. It was so encouraging and comforting being in the company of family and friends as many people dropped by her home with their love, comforting words and so many tasty dishes. This week I would like to share just a couple of recipes that I so much enjoyed. Taco Dip 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese 1 22-ounce container cottage cheese 1 16-ounce jar salsa
Gary got a smoker for Christmas and we are so excited to learn how to use it. However, we have very little knowledge on the proper steps on how to cook in it. If you have any great recipes, tips or ideas on smoking various meats and fish, we would more than welcome your input. Smoking meat is a whole new way of cooking for us and we are more than anxcious to learn the art and techniques used in various recipes. This week I am sharing a fairly simple recipe for something different to do with cubed steak and one of my favorite stir fry recipes. Steak Parmesan
One hearty meal I like to make on a blustery winter day is a pot of piping hot soup. There’s hardly a time of day or year when a bowl of soup isn’t welcomed. And, of course, a winter’s day is somehow less chilly with a steaming bowl of soup or chowder on the table. One day last week I made a pot of White Chili using skinless chicken breasts. You add sour cream and whipping cream right before serving and top each bowl with shredded cheddar cheese. Delicious!! White Chili and Chicken
The new year. It’s the time for a fresh start and I’m ready to try to make 2012 a great one! My plans for the new year are to take life one day at a time and live it to the best of my ability, to try to laugh when I’d rather cry, to reach out my hand to someone in need, to overlook the faults I see in others for none of us is perfect and to promote peace and love in my own small corner of the world. May the grateful spirit and awesome wonder of the upcoming year take hold in each of our hearts. May love and laughter linger each and every day.
Making lefsa holds a special place in my heart and just one of the traditions I refuse to let die. Growing up I have very fond memories of going to grandma and grampa’s house for the holidays and eating a variety of Scandinavian favorites including soft lefse slathered with butter and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar. Anoter treat they would make that I especially enjoyed was Flatbrod (flat-bread). Each year I set aside a day or two to make both.