Sourdough Cheese Muffins

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I am so getting into this sourdough stuff! I think these muffins are my favorite recipe so far! Give them a try, see what you think. They are delicious!

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Helpful Tips For Cooking With Your Kids

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Cooking is fun, creative, and, at times, incredibly messy, so it should be no surprise that most children absolutely love it. I love cooking with kids! Teaching them to cook is incredibly rewarding. It sets them up for an adult life of healthy and nutritious foods. It also teaches math, science, reading, and problem-solving skills. However, this isn’t always the easiest family activity, so if you want to get the most out of cooking with your children, then here are some helpful tips.

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Rhubarb Muffins

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I went to the farmer’s market last weekend and found some rhubarb! I thought it was finished for the season, but lucky for me Spring had a late start. My mom used to make rhubarb and we’d eat it over vanilla ice cream. I love the stuff!

Here is a great recipe for muffins that freeze great. Pull them out as you want them, microwave, add a little butter (or strawberry jam) and go! They are delicious.  Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #146

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I can’t believe its going to be May in just a few days! And that means Summer is right around the corner – and with it lots of opportunities to entertain. And while you’re planning those parties, don’t forget, you have to have dinner every night. Oh my. Do you know…

  This is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – Feel free to post linkys that are food related  as well!

Please remember to visit at least two posts for every one you share – it just takes a minute!

 Here are the most visited posts from last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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Prime Rib Roast

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It’s National Prime Rib day – which is perfect because it’s my husband’s favorite food and it’s his birthday! No one knows who started this special day for prime rib, but why not? Some prime rib facts: A rib eye roast or steak is a boneless prime rib; A scooped and tied standing rib roast has the bone cut off then tied back on; when buying, look for milky white fat and brightly colored meat.

And it’s not that hard to cook, just pay attention to the temperature and rest time and you’ll have a delicious meal to enjoy! Continue reading

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Bringing The Taste Of Italy Into Your Home

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What’s your favorite kind of cuisine? For many people, it has to be Italian. From pizza to pasta – nothing beats a tasty Italian dish. If you’ve ever been to Italy, you’ll know that nothing quite compares to the real thing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t bring a bit of Italian flavor home.

Read about some of the ways you can enjoy the best of Italian flavors at home. Who needs to go to Europe when you can enjoy tasty Italian dishes in the comfort of your own home? Continue reading

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Cinco de Mayo Ideas

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Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – and it’s on a Saturday!

I don’t know about you, but we’re going to be doing some partying on the deck Mexican style! Many people think Cinco de Mayo is Mexican Independence day, but it’s not! And it’s celebrated more in the U.S. than Mexico! But what better excuse to have a Mexican themed party?

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Polenta with Onions & Andouille Sausage

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I love a good hearty breakfast on Sunday mornings. Polenta is easy to make and works with a lot of other ingredients. This one has andouille sausage (I used chicken – they taste great) and lots of onions. And it reheats super easy!

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday Link up #145

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Happy Earth Day! Do you have anything special planned to celebrate the day? I’m off to buy some herbs and vegetables to plant in my garden. And when we get home the question remains…

 But this is the place to answer that question! The home of a collection of fabulous recipes! A collaboration of ideas ~

It’s What’s for Dinner!

So come on in and party with us!

Share your latest and greatest recipes here – Feel free to post linkys that are food related  as well!

Please remember to visit at least two posts for every one you share – it just takes a minute!

 Here are the most visited posts from last week:

 Please stop by and visit our featured bloggers – next week might be you!

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Garlic Day – Garlic Soup

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Today is Garlic Day! Yes, Garlic Day!

A day to celebrate this tiny but mighty bulb. It is related to onions and shallots and its botanical genus is Allium – a word derived from the Greek word for garlic! And did you know most of the garlic in the U.S. is grown in California? If you’re out that way, check out the Gilroy Garlic Festival in July. We have an Elephant Garlic Festival here in the upper Willamette Valley in August – these festivals are a fun way to learn about garlic and taste unusual foods like garlic beer or garlic ice cream (yes, it sounds strange but it really is quite good)! And garlic has a lot of health benefits too! It’s full of manganese, vitamins B-6 and C. It’s low-calorie and has been shown to help the common cold, lower blood pressure and cholesterol, ward off dementia and simply helps you live longer!

The bulbs you buy in the grocery store are just one of MANY types of garlic. There are soft necks and hard necks – The ones you find at the grocery stores are usually soft necked. These varieties last longer and have more cloves per head. They are also the best for using raw or lightly cooked.

The hard necked varieties have long, hard and woody stems – these are the ones that produce more flowers and the greens, or scapes, are also delicious! You have fewer cloves, but the flavor has a hot or spicy intensity. They tend to have a rosy hue and thinner skins. You can often find these at farmer’s markets (my favorite place!). They don’t store as long, so you’ll need to use them up. Great for sauces or roasts.

And there is elephant garlic. It’s not a true garlic, but rather more closely related to the onion. It’s mild garlicy taste is perfect for salads, garnishes, or soup!

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