Southwestern Chicken Corn Chowder

December 3, 2014

Source: adapted  from Southern Living 3 tablespoons butter 3-4 cooked chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces or shredded 1 small onion, diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups half-and-half 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 (14 3/4-ounce) cans cream-style corn 1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, undrained 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce 1/4 teaspoon […]

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Make Ahead Chicken Gravy – 2 Recipes

December 3, 2014

This recipe is from the November 2014 issue of Southern Living magazine. Like all SL recipes I’ve tried over the years, this one did not disappoint.   It has become my go to gravy recipe for family meals.  It saves so much time and eliminates that last minute stress of trying to figure out how to […]

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Jeanne’s Potato Salad

August 11, 2014

After years making this salad with no written recipe, I finally wrote it all down for posterity’s sake. 5 lbs red potatoes, boiled until slightly soft (about 10 minutes but check with steak knife). Drain, cool and cut into bite sized pieces 1 cup chopped celery (about 5 stalks) 3 hardboiled eggs, chopped 1/2 cup […]

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Icicle Ornament

December 17, 2013

  This is a simple yet pretty ornament to make.   My photo doesn’t show this ornament to its full potential.  The white beads are pearlized white beads.    I enjoy giving these as gifts in packs of three. Materials List Acrylic Clear Faceted Round 10mm Acrylic Clear Faceted round 6 mm Plastic Opaque AB White Round […]

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The Versatile Electric Roaster…(more than just a turkey roaster)

October 10, 2013

An electric roaster is one kitchen appliance that is often underestimated as to the potential it holds for the average cook and homemaker.  In fact, many people I know only use it once a year to roast the annual Thanksgiving turkey.  Oh, the possibilities they are missing!   An electric roaster has so many other uses […]

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Chili Con Carne

October 10, 2013

Prepared in an 18-quart electric roaster Serves about 40 3 29-oz. cans tomato puree 3 28-oz. cans diced tomatoes 3-4 cups diced onions 4 40.5-oz cans kidney beans 4 lbs. hamburger cumin, garlic powder Chili powder (at least 3 tablespoons) salt, pepper Brown hamburger and then add to all ingredients in roaster. Cook on 250 […]

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Apple – Cream Cheese Bundt Cake

October 3, 2013

This is a delicious recipe for Autumn events.  The aroma this cake gives while it is baking is mouthwatering.  I tried it for a church dinner and it got raves.   I was asked for the recipe, people got seconds, and a few told me it was the best cake they had ever eaten.   So, this […]

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Vintage Crochet Patterns – Shell Afghan

September 18, 2013

This is a crocheted afghan pattern my grandmother Francis used to make the numerous afghans she made. This pattern is at least 50 years old and was published by the Fixler Bros. Inc of Chicago, Ill. Abbreviations CH – Chain SC – Single Crochet YO – Yarn Over DC – Double Crochet Chain 162 for […]

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Crocheted Tulle Potscrubber

September 18, 2013

Size N crochet needle Spool of 6-inch tulle (makes 3 scrubbers) Chain 4, slip stitch into circle. Chain 2, dbl crochet in circle, repeat 11 times. Connect row with slip stitch infirst dbl. Chain 2, 2 dbl crochet in each hole, slip stitch closed in first dbl of the row. Tie off and pull tulle […]

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Mystery Mixer Side Dish Suggestions

October 23, 2012

If you cannot think of a side dish to bring to your Mystery Mixer dinner, try one of these delicious, tried-and-true recipes guaranteed to be liked by everyone.  Easy to make and easy to transport, too! Starch Sides: Onion Roasted Potatoes Loaded Baked Potato Casserole Tinea’s Mushroom Rice Sweet Potato Casserole Vegetable Side Dishes Ginger […]

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