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I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

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This recipe makes a bunch…plenty for a second meal.  Remember, one of the ways to put more time in your day is to prepare enough for another meal and have a MUST GO night to clean up the leftovers.  Or as in this case, make enough to freeze and have another meal ready to go.

Cheesy Meatball and Sausage Pasta Bake    cheesy sausage and meatball pasta bake

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. of your favorite tube type pasta like Rigatoni
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 (2 lb.) bag frozen Italian style meatballs, thawed
  • 1 lb. Italian sausage links, cooked the coarsely chopped
  • 2 (24oz.) jars of pasta sauce (just use your favorite)
  • 1 (15oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/4 lbs. Mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • If making a full batch, foil pans and foil for freezer storage

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according the the package directions and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 13 x 9 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  3. Pour olive oil in a large pot.  Add in the onion, green pepper and minced garlic.  Saute’ over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the veggies are tender, but not browned.  Dump the meatballs and sausage in and stir for just a minute or two.
  4. Pour in the pasta sauce, the Alfredo sauce and the red wine.  Sprinkle with the Italian seasoning and give it a good stir.  Let the pot come to a simmer, stirring occasionally.  Simmer for 15-20 minutes
  5. Dump in the cooked pasta.  Use a large wooden spoon to stir it all up and get the pasta all coated with sauce and the meat evenly distributed.
  6. Sprinkle about 3/4 of the Mozzarella cheese into the pot.  Stir to mix it well and allow the cheese to melt.
  7. Spoon or pour about 1/4 of the mixture into the baking dish and the rest into the foil pans, if making the full batch.
  8. Sprinkle the one you are baking now with the remaining Mozzarella cheese  and add some Parmesan cheese on top too.
  9. Bake about 35-40 minutes, until browned and bubbly.
  10. Wrap the foil pans tightly in a double layer of foil and once cool, place in the freezer.  To reheat, take out of the frezzer the morning you want to make it and allow to thaw in the fridge.  Place foil pan in a 350 degree oven.  Bake for about 35 minutes, still wrapped.  Unwrap the dish and sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and continue baking until browned and bubbly.

Enjoy!

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Aug
19

Cinnamon-Apple Sticky Buns

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Food~Flavor~Fun: A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Cinnamon-Apple Sticky Buns    Cinnamon-Apple Sticky Buns

Ingredients:

FOR THE ROLLS:

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1-1/4 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 package (2¼ teaspoons) active dry yeast
  • 4-1/2 cups flour, divided use
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¾ cups melted butter
  • 4 tablespoons ground cinnamon

FOR THE CARAMEL TOPPING:

  • 1 stick salted butter
  • 1-1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons cream
  • 2 tablespoons apple brandy or apple juice (optional)
  • 1 whole granny smith apple, peeled and finely diced

Directions:

To make the dough:

  1. Heat milk, oil, and ½ cup sugar until warm (do not boil).
  2. Allow to cool to lukewarm. Sprinkle in yeast and 4 cups flour. Stir gently and cover with a tea towel, allowing it to rise for 1 hour.
  3. After 1 hour, add remaining flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.  Set aside.

To make the caramel topping:

  1. Add 1 stick butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, cream, and optional apple brandy or apple juice. Allow to melt over low heat until totally combined. Allow to boil for a few seconds, then remove from heat.  Set aside.

To make the rolls:

  1. Roll out half the dough into a large rectangle.
  2. Pour on half the melted butter, half the remaining ¾ cup sugar, and half the cinnamon. Roll into a long roll, then slice into rolls.

To assemble:

  1. Spray 9-inch cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Pour in half the caramel topping.
  3. Sprinkle diced apple over the top, then arrange sliced rolls all over the pan.
  4. Allow to rise for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes, covered in foil for the first 25 minutes.
  6. Invert on a cake pedestal or serving plate.

(Repeat with the other half of dough if desired, or save the dough in the fridge for another use.)

Rolls will be very hot at first; allow to cool slightly before serving.

Enjoy!

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Aug
19

Lemon-Berry Muffins

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I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Lemon-Berry Muffins    lemon berry muffins

Ingredients:

  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided use
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups blueberries

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Grease a 12-cup muffin pan
  3. In a large bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in walnuts and lemon peel.
  4. In a small bowl beat egg, milk, butter and vanilla.
  5. Pour egg mixture into dry ingredients and stir just until flour is moistened (batter will be lumpy). Fold in blueberries.
  6. Spoon into muffin cups and bake 20 to 22 minutes or until tops are golden.

Makes a dozen muffins.

Enjoy!

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Aug
18

Mo Better Biscuits

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I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Mo Better Biscuits    Mo Better Biscuits

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Bisquik
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Sprite
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine Bisquik, sour cream and Sprite.  It will create a fairly loose dough.
  3. Pat the dough out on a floured surface and cut your biscuits out.
  4. Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a glass 9 x 13” baking pan in the oven.
  5. Place biscuits into the pan on top of the butter.
  6. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and top with the remaining butter

Makes about 8 to 12 biscuits, depends on how big you like them!

Enjoy!

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Aug
13

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi

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I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Greek Style Shrimp Scampi    greek shrimp scampi

Ingredients:

  • 6 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 10.5 oz. can or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives, chopped
  • 4 oz. crumbled feta cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta according to the package instructions.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add garlic to pan; saute’ for 1 minute.  Add shrimp to the pan and stir in thyme, oregano, rosemary and salt.  Stir to coat.  Cook shrimp for 2 minutes.
  3. Add halved grape tomatoes and cook an additional minute or until shrimp are done and the tomatoes are softened. 
  4. Remove from the heat, toss together the pasta and the shrimp.  Top with feta and olives.

Makes about 4 servings.

Enjoy!

Makes about 4 servings.

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Aug
05

Classic Saffron Rice

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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Classic Saffron Rice    Classic Saffron Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon butter (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of saffron, crumbled

Directions:

  1. Rinse the rice well and drain.
  2. In a medium sauce pan, add the rinsed rice and the remaining ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce the heat.
  4. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the stock is absorbed and the rice is tender.
  5. Remove from the heat, fluff with a fork and serve.

Enjoy!

Makes about 4 servings.

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Categories : Veggies and Sides
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A great place to find and share some great FREE Recipes, to be prepared and shared with family and friends , to bring a lot of fun, joy and great taste into all our lives.

You can find me on Facebook at Food Flavor Fun FB Page.  Please give me a “like”.  You can also hit me up on Twitter at @foodflavorfun.

I’m so glad you’ve found your way here.  Welcome!  Welcome!  Welcome!

Please visit the SHOP and check out all the great flavors found in our jars including Sweet Pickles made the old fashioned way, Pickled Green Tomatoes Carrots and Onions (my favorite), Dill Pickles with a touch of garlic and a little heat and Pickled Okra. (another favorite)

Why?  ‘Cause few things in life beats a great tasting meal!

And remember, 10% of profits are going to feed the hungry and house the homeless.  Checkout the links on the home page to find out more about the charities that we support: Feeding America and Habitat for Humanity.

To find other recipes and past posts, you can either enter search terms and hit enter.  A filtered list will be returned for you.  You can also find the most popular tag words in the left nav.  If you see something that peaks your interest, click on the tag word and all relevant posts will be brought back for you.

Sausage Egg and Cheese Hash Brown Cupsegg hash brown cups

Ingredients:

  • 1½ cup frozen hash browns
  • ½ cup onion, diced
  • ½ cup cooked breakfast sausage crumbles
  • ½ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 eggs, beaten
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  3. Place 2 tablespoons of hash browns into each cup and spray generously with more cooking spray.
  4. Place in the oven for 10 minutes and then remove
  5. Using a cup that fits into the muffin tin, press the hash browns down.  They will flatten and spread up the sides.
  6. Place back in the oven for another 10 minutes.
  7. Beat the 12 eggs in a medium mixing bowl until they start to turn fluffy.
  8. Add salt and pepper and whisk some more.
  9. Remove the hash browns from the oven and place a layer of onion in each then a layer of sausage and a layer of cheese.
  10. Pour the egg over the top to cover ingredients.
  11. Place back in the oven and cook another 15 minutes or until egg is set.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly for 1-2 minutes.
  13. Run a knife around the edge of each cup and scoop out

Enjoy!

Makes about 6 servings.

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Categories : Breakfast
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