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Changing your favorite recipes into slow cooker recipes!

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 ALLRECIPES is a great website and I got this fabulous tip from them – here is the link: http://dish.allrecipes.com/recipes-tips-convert-slow-cooker/?prop26=whatscooking&prop25=5387083448&prop27=2017-01-19&did=121929-20170119&eaid=13631981&hid=3dd8bf9f54f4e4b1d93019915ccd0696fe74e136 If you have a favorite stovetop or oven recipe that you wish you could make in the slow cooker? If it … Continue reading

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Chicken Curry South African Style

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South Africans love curry. So do folks from the UK. South Africa has a large and prosperous Indian community ( you may recall that Gandhi lived there for a while). So curry is part of the normal menu in a … Continue reading

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Tips on how to keep mushrooms fresh from Cooking Light Magazine

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We love mushrooms of all kinds – my favorite way to cook them is with olive oil or lower calorie Pam olive oil spray, salt, sliced onions on a flat baking pan in the oven for 30 minutes. YUM! Here … Continue reading

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Chicken, Capers, Artichokes – easy tasty meal! Don’t overcook the chicken!

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This was a fast easy meal as long as you have all the ingredients – which I did! Chicken Breast Cutlets with Artichokes and Capers Ingredients 1 cup white flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste … Continue reading

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Low Calorie Diets – do they work?

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I have been reading about Low ( make that VERY low) calorie diets. The 5.2 diet in particular. They work. After a particularly heavy eating trip, I tried this out. It helped a lot. Eat only 500 calories for two … Continue reading

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Tip Hero is a great site to help with cooking and baking tips! Here is a great video and recipe ! Enjoy

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This is truly spectacular for those who eat meat. We do! INDIVIDUAL BEEF WELLINGTONS Serves 2 generously You’ll Need – Two 2 ½-to-3-inch-tall pieces beef tenderloin (filet mignon), about ¾ pound – 1 tablespoon vegetable oil – 3 tablespoons unsalted … Continue reading

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And a couple more tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – enjoy!

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 Here are the rest of the tips from ALLRECIPES.COM – (my last post had the first one about fresh baking powder etc) and I especially like the last one! ENJOY! Below is the reason why I bake – two little … Continue reading

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Baking better cakes! Try these tests – easy and quick!

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Here are my twin grandsons helping me bake last weekend. I love to bake. But my baking experiments are not always successful. I came across these hints in ALLRECIPES.COM and wanted to share them with you! 1. Make sure that … Continue reading

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A really healthy no calorie drink that costs very little to make – try it!

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Our three year old grandsons are getting cuter every day. And they love to go to the farmers market ( as well as to come to the Little Farm) . Last week they enjoyed face painting. This last weekend they … Continue reading

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Passion fruit Pound Cake – YUM!

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We grow a lot of passion fruit and we love to cook with it. Dishes as simple as regular fresh fruit salad with lots of papaya and pineapple, mango and passion fruit and then desserts – oh my goodness. Just … Continue reading

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