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Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe

We had a gloomy and colder than seasonal day here a week ago…the perfect day for a hearty soup/stew. So…Chicken and Dumplings it was!! Here’s a list of ingredients. If you would like to print this recipe, there is a special version if you scroll down to the end…just for you Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds chicken […]

Creamy White Chicken Chili

Creamy White Chicken Chili

This Creamy White Chicken Chili recipe is definitely a winner…2nd place at this year’s Superbowl Chili Cook-off And it’s so easy too! Creamy White Chicken Chili Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds Chicken tenders 1 medium Onion 1 heaping teaspoon Minced Garlic 2 Tablespoon Olive Oil 2 cans (15-1/2 oz.) Great Northern Beans, rinsed & drained 2 cans […]

Best Ham and Bean Soup

Best Ham and Bean Soup

Yummy on a cold winter day….ham and bean soup…a country classic. INGREDIENTS: 1 Cup White Navy Beans 1 Cup Pinto Beans 1/2 Cup Lentils 1/2 Cup Split Peas 6 Cups Medium Ham Hock (1-2 lbs) 1 Can Stewed Tomatoes (15 oz.) 4 Cups Water 1 Bay Leaf 1/2 teaspoon Pepper 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1 Cup […]

Soy Sauce & Garlic Steak Butter

Soy Sauce & Garlic Steak Butter

Home grown beef…steak, more specifically…is a staple around here. And still a treat after all these years. A succulent, grilled hunk of heaven. We topped it with a blob of steak butter the other night. I altered a “Whiskey Steak Butter” recipe and came up with this one: Soy Sauce & Garlic Steak Butter Ingredients […]

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake

I needed a fast and filling brunch to feed the hay hauling crew today. Coffee cakes use basic ingredients…perfect for folks like me who live in the middle of nowhere…and don’t have quick access to the grocery store. I did happen to have some frozen blueberries, so morphing the simple cake into something a bit […]

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls

Homemade Dinner Rolls – Originally posted here on Real Country Living ~ August, 2009 These are the homemade dinner rolls I make for every holiday or special event. This is actually a simple white bread recipe, which makes up into a classic dinner roll. Makes about 35 large rolls How to Make Dinner Rolls Learning […]

My New Juicer

My New Juicer

My shiny, new “Jack LaLanne Power Juicer Pro” has finally arrived! Whit and I are new to the world of juicing, but we’re excited to learn. Juicing is one of the things on my list of things that might help improve my migraine situation. The list is long…I think it’s going to take quite a […]

Raspberry Smoothie

Raspberry Smoothie

If you like a tart fruit smoothie…this’ll be for you. If not, just add more sugar. This was a “by the seat of the pants” recipe for a Raspberry Smoothie I came up with yesterday. I’ll try and give close estimates on the ingredients…with raspberries in it, how could it turn out badly? Add these […]

Types of Potatoes and How to Use Them

Types of Potatoes and How to Use Them

Originally posted here on Real Country Living ~ August, 2009 Different types of potatoes require cooking methods best suited to them. There are many varieties of potatoes but only four basic types: russets, round reds, round whites, and long whites. Although most potatoes have white flesh, there are some with yellow (Yukon Golds are one […]

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