It’s National Cheese Lovers Day!

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Do you love cheese?  I know I do!  Any kind of cheese – so this is my kind of day!

 

And to celebrate this wonderful food, here are two recipes for fresh cheeses you can make at home – without rennet!

What is rennet?  Rennet is an enzyme that is produced in the stomach of animals that use a second stomach to digest their foods.  (Cows, sheep, goats) and is used in the process of making many cheeses.  This enzyme works the curds to make the cheese.  There are some vegetarian alternatives, or you can just try some fresh, homemade yogurt or farmer’s cheese!  Continue reading

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Split Pea and Ham Soup with Cheesy Garlic Croutons

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Looking for a delicious, creamy and hearty soup for dinner by the fire?  How about this made from scratch (but super easy) Split Pea soup?  Homemade and served with cheesy garlic croutons.

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Taco Tuesday – Blog Hop #1

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Welcome to Taco Tuesday – we tried this before but most people said they just didn’t have enough “taco” recipes – so think, Taco Inspired!  Lets share those quick and easy Tuesday night dinner ideas that are inspired by the flavors or the simplicity of the taco.

It's taco Tuesday!!  Come on over for some taco inspired recipes!

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Portobello Mushroom Sandwich

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Looking for a meat-free sandwich that’s hardy and filling?  Portobello mushrooms fit that bill.  Totally vegetarian and totally delicious!

It’s easy and fast – great for lunch or dinner  Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #79

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Tomorrow is grocery shopping day.  You have menus to plan.  And the most important question of the day……

“What’s for Dinner?”

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Well, here is the place to find the answers to that age-old question! A collection of fabulous recipes!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or non food with recipe posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

A HUGE thanks to everyone that shared last week!  There were so many amazing recipes.

Here are the top four posts from last week – Please stop by ad visit them – let them know how awesome they are!

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Gingered Chicken & Broccoli Stir Fry

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Looking for a quick meal or a hearty lunch? Here is a simple stir fry you can whip up in no time. Buy the chicken already cooked and the broccoli already cut –


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Lox & Avocado Toast – Breakfast on the Run

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Lox aren’t just for cream cheese and bagels! How about adding it to toast with avocado? A healthy breakfast on the run or as a part of a great brunch!   And it’s SUPER simple!

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Traditional Bloody Mary

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January 1 was National Bloody Mary day – so I made some Bloody Marys!    We used vodka as well as a couple of other variations (see below).  It’s a great drink for brunch.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #78

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Every week we plan what to feed our families – Is there anything new out there?  How can you use leftovers?  In short…

“What’s for Dinner?”

What's for Dinner-

Well, here is the place to find the answers to that age-old question! A collection of fabulous recipes!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – All meal or food related, family-friendly posts are invited!  Feel free to post linkys that are food related (please no travel or crafts) as well!  (Sadly, travel posts or non food with recipe posts will be deleted).

If you have a craft idea, please share it on my other blog, Pleasures of the NW – DIY Party!

A HUGE thanks to everyone that shared last week!  There were so many amazing recipes.

Here are the top four posts from last week – Please stop by ad visit them – let them know how awesome they are!

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Southern Inspired Greens, Beans & Ham Soup

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Here’s a soup inspired by Southern Comfort food – just throw it in the crock pot and when you get home – It’s Dinner!  You can use some of that left over ham we made yesterday!

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