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Dill Pickles Pickled Okra

Hi there folks,

 

I’ll be here this coming Saturday with all my goodies.  Come by and say hi.

 

Cheers!

 

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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.

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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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A taste combination that really works well together.  A different slant on stuffed bell peppers.  I love ’em!

Sloppy Joe Stuffed Bell Pepperssloppy joe stuffed peppers

Ingredients:

  • 4 bell peppers, pick your favorite color
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 8 ounces canned corned beef hash
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the bell peppers.  Slice the tops off.  Remove the stem and seeds from inside the bell pepper.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, water, vinegar, brown sugar, Worcester sauce, mustard, garlic powder and onion powder.  Mix until smooth.  Set aside.  (Note:  If you don’t recognize this, its a simple BBQ sauce.  If you want to, use a heaping cup of your favorite BBQ sauce instead)
  4. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef.  I add the chopped tops that I removed from the peppers.  Once browned, drain off the fat.  Add the corned beef hash to the skillet and cook until heated through.
  5. Add the sauce to the skillet and stir to mix and allow to heat through.
  6. Spoon the mixture into the bell peppers and place into an 8 x 8 baking dish.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and top peppers with cheese.  Place back into the oven to melt the cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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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.

Simple and classic Fettuccine Alfredo.  Add this link to your list of keepers!

 

Garlic Parmesan Mozzarella Alfredo     Garlic Parmesan Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fettuccine or pasta of your choice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. Cook pasta al dente according to the package directions.
  2. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in medium saucepan over medium-low heat.  Add the garlic and saute for 30 seconds.  Sprinkle in the flour and cook while stirring for 3-5 minutes or until the raw flour smell is gone.  Turn the heat to low.  Slowly whisk in chicken broth, then milk, stirring constantly until smooth.  Turn heat to medium high and bring the sauce to a simmer.  Stir in the spices and continue to simmer until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Reduce heat to low and stir in Parmesan cheese until melted, followed by mozzarella cheese until melted.  as soon as the cheese is melted, remove from heat.
  4. When pasta is al dente, drain and immediately combine with Alfredo sauce, stirring until well combined.  Taste and re-season.
  5. Top with fresh parsley.  Serve.

Enjoy!

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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.

Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl                Greek Yogurt Breakfast Bowl

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon tandoori spice or curry powder
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup granola
  • 1 cup fresh berries
  • 1 cup freeze-dried mango, pineapple or berries
  • small sprigs fresh cilantro

Directions:

  1. In a small skillet on low heat, toast the spice for a few minutes until fragrant.  Remove from the heat.  Add the honey to the pan and stir.
  2. Divide the yogurt between four bowls.  Drizzle each with the spiced honey.
  3. Top with granola, fruit and cilantro.  Serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Enjoy!

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I’ll be at the Senior Center in Allen this weekend with all my goodies.  Come by and check out all the cool cars and get some great deals!  Cheers!?”

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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.

The secret to making these chicken thighs so crispy is using a cast iron skillet.  I still use a set that my mom gave to me a long, long time ago.  If you take care of them, they will last more than just one lifetime.

Cast Iron Barbecue Chicken Thighs

Ingredients:bbq chicken thighs

  • 8 skin-on chicken thighs (boneless is optional)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup Stubb’s Original BBQ Sauce (or your favorite)
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • lots of green onion, chopped

Directions:

  1. Season the thighs with salt and pepper on all sides.  Set aside.
  2. Heat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  3. Heat a 12-inch cast iron skillet on medium-high heat.  Add the oil once pan is hot.  Add the chicken thighs skin side down.  Reduce the heat to medium and brown well on both sides.  About 8 to 10 minutes.
  4. Remove the thighs from the pan.  Drain the fat from the pan into a heat-safe container.  Place the skillet back on the heat and de-glaze the pan with the chicken stock.  Continue to reduce the chicken stock until only a tablespoon of liquid remains.  Add the BBQ sauce and let it reduce the about 3/4 of a cup.
  5. Place chicken thighs back into the pan on top of the sauce.  Do not submerge them.  Place the skillet into the oven and bake until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce gets real sticky, about 15 minutes.  Serve onto plates and garnish with lots of green onion.

Enjoy!

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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.

Two favorite breakfasts combined into one. This recipe will make a great weekend morning treat for the whole family.

Cinnamon Roll Waffles     cinnamon roll waffles

Ingredients:

Waffles:

  • 1 1/3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 eggs, separated

Cinnamon Topping:

  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 3 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to thin icing

Directions:

  1. Preheat the waffle iron.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt
  3. In a large glass measuring cup, combine the milk, buttermilk, melted butter and egg yolks.  Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk to combine.
  4. Whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form.  Fold into the waffle batter.
  5. Prepare the cinnamon topping:  Combine the brown sugar, melted butter and cinnamon.  Set aside.
  6. Prepare the cream cheese icing:  With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until combined and smooth.  Add the salt and powdered sugar, continue to beat until well combined.  Add the vanilla extract.  Add in enough milk to thin the icing so that you can drizzle it.  Set aside.
  7. Cook the waffles in the waffle iron.
  8. To serve, plate the waffles with a swirl of cinnamon topping and drizzle with icing.  Serve immediately.

Enjoy!

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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.

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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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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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.

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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