Recipe Box, Best French Fries Ever

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Short and simple today as I am recovering from 4 days of chaos  fun with my children and grandchildren     They had a very good time, with weather stollen from summer…         As usual, there was a lot of cooking going on         And what’s more kid friendly … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Cheesy Chive Potato Crowns

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These bite size potato “muffins” are similar to my Tater Crabs     But they are baked, not fried       And even easier to make   👍       Thawed frozen hash browns     Cheese, green onions and seasonings     Tossed with a little olive oil     Baked in … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Elevating Lowly Leftovers to Elegance!

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November is rapidly changing from the quiet month I had pictured, watching the days grow shorter and gathering thoughts for the holidays… into all kinds of wild and wacky things! It is definitely not a “no wake zone” around here… You know how one thing leads to another… We had some construction done to eliminate … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Broccoli & Cheese Smothered Potato Boats

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  Here is an irresistible side dish that will satisfy all your cravings…       Crispy, soft, melty, warm, garlicy good… and fast and easy for a weeknight       If you don’t like Velveeta, just use grated cheese.  I love these Velveeta sauce packets, so handy and perfect on an Uptown Patty … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

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This recipe has it all, 5 minute prep, 1 pot start to finish, easy peasy good! Simply cut your potatoes into pieces {1/4s or 1/8s depending on size}, no need to peel Toss them in a cooking oil sprayed slow cooker and top with butter, onion soup seasoning and add water Cover and go on … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Creamy Chive Potato Pie

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  A very important holiday around our house, Happy Birthday CC! We are LUCKY  indeed! Okay, now, what could be more appropriate to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day than a Potato Pie? This pie is not only full of creamy potatoes and chives, it is baked in a puff pastry crust which gives … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Show and Tell #2

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Back in January I shared my favorite tricks and tips from the kitchen, Show and Tell here Many of you were kind enough to share your secrets and I have rounded up a few others to go with them Michael Lee West from Rattlebridge Farm shared a tip she learned from her chef son~ Cut … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Roasted Cauliflower Soup, Baked Potato Chips & Grilled Romaine Salad

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It’s almost the end of September and I realized that I hadn’t made many recipes from the “Paint Bucket,” my monthly bucket list of recipes [see Aug 31, 2012] Since I was at the beach for the first 2 weeks of September I didn’t do much experimenting in the kitchen so a lot of my … Continue reading

Recipe Box, No Hassle Hasslebacks

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This painting is after Elizabeth Blaylock’s, “Three Surf Fishermen” [elizabethblaylock.blogspot.com] I used watercolor and pastel.  Check out her amazing gallery. It is always entertaining to watch Hungry Husband and the guys, [my son, Hungry husband jr  & Nicest Guy, my son-in-law] go fishing. I like to call them the “fisherboys,” they get so excited, make … Continue reading

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