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Beef Curry

I love entertaining. Inviting friends over to join us for a meal is one of life’s simple pleasures. Much as I love to entertain I also like to enjoy our company and don’t want to spend the whole time they are with us in the kitchen! I am often looking for dinner ideas that will allow me to serve a delicious meal but enjoy the time with our friends at the same time. This recipe was perfect. I could make the curry ahead of time and reheat when we were ready to eat! This is also one of those recipes you try once and it ends up in the recipe box to make again and again. The original recipe came from the website epicurious.com. I made a few changes and it is delicious! Savory Beef Curry with Rice 2 pounds of beef stew meat 3 Tbsp oil 2 large onions, chopped 6 whole cloves 2 cinnamon sticks 1 bay leaf ¼ tsp dried crushed red pepper 1 ½ cups of coconut milk 28oz can of tomatoes 3 Tbsp Major Grey chutney 3 Tbsp lime juice 2 Tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced 1 ½ Tbsp curry powder ½ tsp salt Hot Read More […]

Delicious Homemade Bread

When we were busy raising our four children I made bread at least once a week. Our children really did not like store bought bread and much preferred my bread. I would bake three loaves at a time and freeze two to eat later. Sometimes this didn’t work so well as one loaf would get eaten right out of the oven. You have to admit there is nothing better than fresh baked bread still warm from the oven. Now that it is just my husband and I at home we don’t eat as much bread. In fact I stopped baking bread all together thinking we could just buy some whenever we needed bread. You know what? I have to admit, my kids were right, store bought bread just isn’t as good. So I am back to baking our own bread once again. I still make three loaves at a time and freeze what we aren’t going to eat. I often cut a loaf in half and just keep a half a loaf out. We’re so much happier enjoying our own homemade bread once again! Here is our all time favorite recipe. A friend of mine shared this fabulous no fail Read More […]

corn chowder

When the weather is cold outside nothing is more comforting that a bowl of hot, delicious chowder. My favorite is Corn Chowder with just a hint of bacon! My mom used to make this corn chowder so I have been enjoying it for a long time! You don’t need to use heavy cream when making this chowder, I usually just use mile or fat free half and half. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! Corn Chowder ½ cup diced bacon 2 Tbsp butter ¾ cup chopped onion ¾ cup chopped celery 1 quart homemade chicken stock 2 cups diced potatoes 3-10 oz packages of frozen corn 1 cup heavy cream Salt and pepper to taste Sauté the bacon in butter until crisp and browned. Add onion and celery; cook until vegetables are crisp tender. Meanwhile, measure stock in large pot, add potatoes and cook until just tender. Puree 2 packages of corn in the blender, using a little of the hot stock while blending. Add blended corn and whole kernels, sautéed vegetables and cream to soup pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat to serving temperature. Enjoy! Linked To: WeekendRetreatParty, FridayFlashBlog, PinJunkiePinParty, TheFoodieFriday, FridayFavorites, Read More […]

Top14RecipesFor2014

Friday’s are my favorite day of the week because I get to share a favorite recipe with you! In honor of the New Year I decided to share my top 14 recipes of 2014. If these recipes don’t make your mouth water let me know! Morning Glory Muffins French Toast Casserole Lemon Blueberry Bread Amazing Dinner Rolls Corn and Cheddar Cakes Pommes Anna Lemon Basil Grilled Shrimp Cod in Thai Curry Sauce Turkey Curry Mouthwatering Ribs Thai Coconut Beef Stir Fry Snickerdoodles Chocolate Zucchini Cake Light Lemon Pound Cake Linked To: WeekendReTreat, FridayFlashBlog, FoodieFriday, FreedomFridays, PinJunkiePinParty, FridayFavorites, #WeekendBites, #FoodieFridays, WeekendPotluck,  CelebrateIt, PrettyPintasticParty, CleverChicksBlogHop, MixItUpMonday, What’dYouDoThisWeekend, LinkUp#64, MunchingMonday, MerryMonday, TheHearthAndSoulHop, TotallyTalentedTuesday, FatTuesday, TheGatheringSpot, TuesdaysTable, #TastyTuesdays, TastyTuesday, RivertonHousewives, RealFoodWednesday, CreateAndShare, WonderfulWednesday, WakeUpWednesday, ThursdayFavoriteThings, LovelyLittleLinkParty, FullPlateThursday, CreateItThursday,

I have personally been enjoying this recipe for years! Originally a neighbor shared the recipe with my mother and she continued to make it! When I left home I copied the recipe and have been making it myself ever since. The recipe is simple and you can make it as is or add more ingredients if you’d like. View image | gettyimages.com I no longer add the brown sugar, finding it sweet enough with just the addition of honey. You can also replace the brown sugar with maple syrup. You can also vary the kind of nuts you use. I’ve made it with walnuts, pecans and slivered almonds. I think the almonds are the family favorite! Once the granola is cooled completely you can also add a variety of dried fruits; cherries, cranberries or raisins. This recipe is easy, inexpensive, very flexible and tastes much better than anything you can find in the supermarket. It also makes wonderful gifts. I usually make up a few bags with a custom label to give as Christmas gifts. On the Home Front Homemade Granola 6 cups of quick or old fashioned oats, uncooked 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar 3/4 cup wheat germ Read More […]

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This is a wonderful recipe to make when cranberries are at their peak between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The scarlet cranberry lends a tartness to compliment the orange of this marmalade. Cranberry Orange Marmalade 2 medium oranges 1 lemon 3 cups of water 2 cups of fresh (or frozen) cranberries 4 cups of sugar Remove the thin outer rind of the oranges and lemon and cut into very fine strips, you can also use a zester. Place the rind and water in a large stainless steel saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover and reduce the heat. Boil gently for 20 minutes. Remove and discard the remaining white rind and seeds from the oranges and the lemon. Finely chop the pulp and the cranberries in a food processor and add to the saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat and cover and boil gently for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add the sugar to the fruit mixture. Return to a boil over high heat and boil rapidly uncovered until the mixture forms a gel, about 20 minutes. Stir frequently. Remove from the heat. Ladle into sterilized jars and process in your water bath canner for 15 Read More […]

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