Month: September 2012

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Stir-fried chicken & noodles

The term lo mein means “stirred noodles”. Lo mein noodles are usually stirred with a sauce made from soy sauce and other seasonings. Many vegetables can be mixed in and roast pork, beef, chicken and even shrimp are often added. This dish is ideal for a weeknight dinner, or when you feel like a simple […]

Appetizer

Zucchini Fries with Caramelized Onion Dip

Made these zucchini fries tonight for a side dish to go with burgers.  I found the recipe on Pinterest from the website King Arthur Flour.  I didn’t make a full batch as it was just Kevin and I but the recipe was easy to half.  We loved these and will making these again soon! Ingredients: […]

beef, Main Dish, Soup

Dawn’s Recipes: Chuck Roast Chili

I found this recipe in the “Morton’s The Cookbook”.   I like that this recipe has tender chunks of beef instead of ground beef.  The texture and beefy flavor make this a keeper! Serves 10 (Makes a ton, but recipe can easily be halved) 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil2 cups chopped yellow onions 3 Tablespoon minced garlic (about […]

Fall, Miscellanous

Edwards Apple Orchard (Poplar Grove, IL)

It’s that time of year again, time to go to Edwards Apple Orchard  (Poplar Grove, IL).  This place is what an orchard should be.  I’ve been going to Edwards annually since my kids were little and  I look forward to going every year.  My kids are grown now but if you have young kids Edwards […]

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Cajun shrimps & rice

Cajun seasoning is a very versatile spice that is both smoky and spicy. It blends well with a variety of different foods and brings out the natural flavor of meat and poultry. Cajun seasoning is a blend of spices such as paprika, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, dried oregano and dried thyme.  This […]

Chicken, Soup

Dawn’s Recipes: Fiesta Chowder

I love Fall!  The cooler weather makes me want to spend time in my kitchen and what better to make than my favorite soup.   All the Mexican flavors I love in a bowl.  The recipe comes from the “Southern Living,  Our Readers Top Rated Recipes” cookbook.  The list of ingredients is long, but it comes […]

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Apricot crumb bars

This was a good year for apricots and a colleague has a tree that¹s packed. So a month ago, she picked a few, just enough for us to eat at lunch breaks and for her to offer me a jar. I took the jar home and promised my colleagues that I’ll make crumb bars with apricot […]