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My favorites
Home-made Cucumbers in Brine

Home-made Cucumbers in Brine

Below you can find my version, heavily influenced by my mother, but, as always, modified and adjusted to my own taste
5-Second Salad Dressing

5-Second Salad Dressing

My buddies over at 37 Cooks scored some olive oils from a company called Sciabica, and I'll be doing some official 37 Cooks posts about it later
Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Spinach Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing

Cooks notes - *I cook my bacon in the oven so that I can do a whole lb. Boil 3 to 4 eggs - 1 per person4 pieces of cooked crumbed bacon1/4 red onion sliced very thin6 cups fresh, washed baby spinach - dried really well (I love my salad spinner
Ginger Lime Pickled Cucumbers

Ginger Lime Pickled Cucumbers

My husband does not care for cucumbers, no problem more for me. I love cucumbers, in my salad, cucumber sandwiches or a bowl of them to munch on
"Outstanding" Beef Brisket

"Outstanding" Beef Brisket

When my mother became ill and needed to be hospitalized a little over a month ago, I knew I had a big job ahead of me

Avocado Salad with Roasted Walnuts and Ayurvedic Dressing

  The tart and creamy dressing just enhances it even more. ♥ For more healthy living and organic gardening tips, quick recipes, what I’m eating and inspirational quotes, LOVE me on Facebook and Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
Beef Wellington with Cumberland Sauce

Beef Wellington with Cumberland Sauce

My introduction to Beef Wellington came from a friend in Chicago with whom I had the pleasure to cook and cater some wonderful dinners, all the while studying Psychology
Egg Cupcakes!!

Egg Cupcakes!!

Last year after making a breakfast egg casserole, I had to learn the hard way the majority of my male soon to be in-laws have very sensitive stomachs
Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcakes

Cookies 'n' Cream Cupcakes

  One of my favorite baking blogs almost always starts with a box mix and then "doctors it up" with other ingredients and flavors
Super Moist Banana Bread

Super Moist Banana Bread

Banana bread is just so yummy and you can add different things to it to enhance the flavor. And now with the butter added, doesn't it look yummy
Chicken and Homemade Noodles

Chicken and Homemade Noodles

My epitaph will read "Her noodles will be missed. My kingdom, for a pasta machine. I added photos to make a little more sense of my insane directions

Deviled Eggs

I hard boiled my eggs, then immediately (and carefully) removed the shells. The only downside was that some of my large size eggs were not quite big enough to fill up the bunny, bear, and star molds so the shapes were not as defined as the fish, heart, and car
Beef + Bean Burritos

Beef + Bean Burritos

Beef + Bean BurritosBeef + Bean BurritosLast night, I made Beef + Bean Burritos for dinner and they were packed with flavor
BAREFOOT CONTESSA PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN

BAREFOOT CONTESSA PERFECT ROAST CHICKEN

I've roasted many chickens over the years and up until this point my favorite has been the one based on the dish served in Boston's Hammersley's Bistro (click here)
Soft-Set Strawberry & Pimm's Jam

Soft-Set Strawberry & Pimm's Jam

Strawberry season in the UK depends on the weather but normally runs from May to August. During the rest of the year they are imported from countries such as Spain
Making Pickled Eggs

Making Pickled Eggs

Pickled Eggs 12 small to meduim eggs. hard cooked, peeled 1 small onion. chopped 2 cloves garlic. sliced 1 tablespoon thyme
Herbed Cheese Spread

Herbed Cheese Spread

We are new to cheese making, so we thought we would start out with something easy. Herbed Cheese Spread 2 quarts whole raw milk 1/3 cup herbal vinegar salt and herbs
Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

Lots of baking today with our cooked pumpkin. The kitchen still smells good. Pumpkin Bread 2 large eggs 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1/3 cup honey 1 cup pumpkin
Making Vanilla Ice Cream

Making Vanilla Ice Cream

There are some technologies I love, and my ice cream freezer is one. It doesn't use much electricity or take very much time to make wonderful (organic), wholesome ice cream