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Make It Monday Week 8: Saute Meat and Potatoes for a Quick Flavor-Infused Dinner

If you have ground beef and potatoes, you’re in luck.

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The trick to this dish is to keep the potato chunks large. They will cook regardless of size. Tiny chunks or shreds will make it difficult to cook the dish. All Photos: Marilyn, TFF

You’ll have the tastiest and most filling home cooked dinner on the block. It may not look like a gourmet meal, but the flavor knocked the socks off my picky family. Continue reading “Make It Monday Week 8: Saute Meat and Potatoes for a Quick Flavor-Infused Dinner”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 7: Kale Chips

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Here is my daughter making kale chips for her cooking class project when she was in 7th grade

The challenge of making homemade kale chips is knowing the right recipe for your oven. I have tried recipes that called for the oven temperature set at 400, 375, and 325 degrees Fahrenheit. All of these temps caused an unpleasant, smoky odor. That’s no way to get your family eating their dark leafy greens!  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 7: Kale Chips”

Make It Monday: Easy “Formula” to Making Amazing Muffins Every Time

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A mound of 18 scratch muffins–they were gone by the end of the day!

As I mentioned in last week’s post about what I learned from Amy Dacyczyn, I learned to save and savor just about every leftover or spoonful of something left in a jar or bottle by cooking or baking it into another form. One of the staple recipes I learned from The Tightwad Gazette was on how to make the “Morning Muffin.” Continue reading “Make It Monday: Easy “Formula” to Making Amazing Muffins Every Time”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing

IMG_5282After many, many different salad dressing recipes I’ve tried, here are three that I (and now, my daughter) make on a regular basis. Pretty photos will be added later. We are too busy cooking! Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 5: Three Kinds of Salad Dressing”

Make It Monday Recipe: Basic Dry Rub for Meats and Poultry

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We’ve heard from many readers, friends and family that they just don’t know how to cook even a basic recipe, or, make meats and poultry, well, tasty. We are here to help with our Make It Monday series of recipes 101.

Here’s another great basic tool—rubs–that you’ll use from your cookbook toolbox for years to come.  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe: Basic Dry Rub for Meats and Poultry”