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Irish Brisket Crockpot Meal

A simple way to fix a traditional corned beef and cabbage dish in your slowcooker. Perfect for St. Patrick's Day

This is a traditional good luck meal that is served on St. Patrick’s Day. This version of an old favorite makes quick work of a delicious meal. If you want to make it for a larger group just double your ingredients and use a 5 or 6 qt. slow cooker. This is perfect for a […]

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Plain Cornbread

Here's simple cornbread recipe you can make from scratch. As frugal as it is good and perfect with chili, soup or stew.

Cornbread is a staple around here. It comes together quickly and goes perfect with chili, soup or stew. And of course you need a cornbread when you make a big batch of pinto beans. Here’s how I make mine from scratch. 2 medium eggs 1-1/4 cups milk 1/4 cup oil or melted butter 1-1/2 cups cornmeal […]

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Curried Chicken

A fresh take on leftover chicken - turn it into curried chicken and serve over rice. Quick and simple weeknight dinner.

Here’s a fresh take on leftover chicken. We love roasting whole chickens or putting a large batch of chicken on the grill. Either way we usually end up with plenty of leftovers. Chicken salad is great, but sometimes you’re in the mood for something a little different – and need a quick and easy dinner […]

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Magic Milk Shakes

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I love this recipe because it makes very rich milk shakes without any ice cream. I don’t always have ice cream in the house because the kids eat it so fast. With this recipe we can have delicious frosty milk shakes for a fraction of the cost of those using ice cream. And all the […]

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Beginner’s Bread

  3 cups of white or whole wheat flour, or 1-1/2 cups of each (plus a little extra flour for kneading) 1 teaspoon salt 1 packet, or about 2 teaspoons yeast 1 tablespoon sugar or brown sugar or honey 2 tablespoons oil 1 cup warm water (not hot, just warm) When you need a recipe […]

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Sweet Pickled Cauliflower Recipe

We love this sweet and tangy pickled cauliflower. Perfect for sandwiches, snacking or to perk up a boring salad.

Cauliflower is coming into season and a simple way to preserve it is to pickle it. We like sweet pickled cauliflower as a quick side to go with sandwiches as lunch or to add some extra flavor to almost any main entree. It goes especially well will any type of grilled meat dish. I also […]

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Deviled Eggs

Perfect for snack and potlucks. Who doesn't love a plate of homemade deviled eggs? Here's how I make mine.

A plate of deviled eggs is one of my go-to things to fix for potlucks and get-togethers. They are always appreciated no matter what else is on the table. They also make a great snack. If you are taking them, sprinkle a little paprika on top to make them look pretty. 6 eggs Water for […]

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Crockpot Turkey Frame Soup

Put that turkey frame to good use by first making homemade broth and then turning it into a delicious pot of soup... all in your slow cooker.

1 carcass (frame of turkey), wings, bones, skin and everything from your leftover cooked turkey 3 stalks celery complete with leaves 1 medium yellow onion 2 bay leaves 1/2 teaspoon basil 1/2 teaspoon marjoram 5 black peppercorns Remove all the good meat from the carcass, wrap well and set aside in the refrigerator. Then, break […]

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Southern Collard Greens

You've gotta try cooking collards from scratch. Such a tasty treat and surprisingly easy to make.

Around here it’s a tradition to eat Collard Greens on New Year’s Day. But don’t stop there. These delicious leafy green vegetables cooked in crispy bacon with some onion, garlic and spices are delicious all winter long. Put on a pot of these, let them cook for a good 2 hours and make sure you […]

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