Monthly Archives: May 2014

REAL ITALIAN LASAGNA (WITH BECHAMEL)

Given to me by a co-worker in Aug 2006 BECHAMEL IS THE “CREAM” ON TOP OF THE LASAGNA The recipe is below:   MEAT SAUCE  Dice really thin: 2 cloves of garlic a large onion   Use about 3 big Bay leaves*  if … Continue reading

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If these were in abundance in your kitchen, what would you make, using these ingredients and very few others?

  flour, sugar, eggs, milk and butter If you had the basic staples such as flour, sugar, butter, milk, cocoa, vinegar and egg and very little else in the kitchen what would make? (You would also have the standard spices.) … Continue reading

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Fruit Flavored Glazed Popcorn (Inexpensive party treat or great gift idea!)

Note: It is best to not attempt this when it is humid area as the popcorn glaze will start to melt together. Takes me back to childhood…a crispy dry popcorn that you usually find on boardwalks and at fairs….road trips, … Continue reading

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Secret Spaghetti Sauce Ingredients

Great cooks share their  secret spaghetti sauce ingredient. Try one next time you have spaghetti. Experimenting you might end up with your own secret ingredients.   Cayenne pepper  a touch so it’s not too hot, just a tad bit spicy. … Continue reading

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Shari’s Berries – Recipe for Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Only 2 ingredients!

You can easily make a delicious gift for Valentines Day. Shari Fitzpatrick, who owns Shari’s Berries, not only tells how to make them in a video, she gives you the simple recipe (below) and shares her story  in  Guideposts. She … Continue reading

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Homemade Thousand Island Dressing Recipe

Most of us have the ingredients on hand for  Thousand Island Dressing: mayonnaise ketchup white vinegar sugar sweet pickle relish white onion salt   pepper   Google Thousand Island Dressing

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Don’t waste those bananas that aren’t being eaten!

Bananas Ever find yourself with some very ripe bananas  that don’t look like they are going to get eaten?    Throw them in the fridge where they’ll keep a couple extra days.   The skins might get dark and ugly … Continue reading

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