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Make It Monday: Simple, Quick Breaded Chicken Cutlets

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…cutlets perfectly done, served with a side of asparagus, also stir-fried.

Cutlets, egg, homemade breadcrumbs and you have a quick dinner!

If there’s any basic recipe to have on hand, it’s this one–kids and adults love it and I routinely cook chicken or pork cutlets for dinner. Sometimes I make homemade chicken nuggets using the same recipe.  Continue reading “Make It Monday: Simple, Quick Breaded Chicken Cutlets”

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Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes

I have been making this recipe for over 20 years! (I was a child prodigy, heh heh!)  In all seriousness, I have tweaked this recipe so many times, I can claim it as mine!

The original called for all-purpose white flour. I tried substituting whole wheat flour but it made the pancakes dense. Continue reading “Make It Monday (or for Mother’s Day) Week 11: Yummy Wholesome Pancakes”

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 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”

Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs

This became a family favorite in 2011, when I discovered Tosca Reno’s cookbook, The Eat Clean Diet Cookbook, at my local library.  (BTW, I can’t stand the word “diet”! Healthy eating is about eating delicious food, not depriving yourself of favorites!)  Continue reading “Make It Monday Recipe Week 3: Everyday Meatballs”