National Avocado Day

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It’s National Avocado Day! These luscious green fruit are so good for you! Chock full of vitamins, minerals and good fats (the kind that balance your cholesterol). They also help your body absorb fat-soluble vitamins like vitamin K, D, A and E. And they taste amazing!

Sir Hans Sloan brought the first tree in the United States to Florida in 1696 all the way from Jamaica. He called them alligator pears, for the alligator like skins. But these fruits originated in Mexico and Central and South America and have been around for more than 5,000 years. Continue reading

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My Kitchen Wish List

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I love being in my kitchen. I get going and I go into a zen – total, peaceful, absorption. I don’t know about you, but I have my special tools and appliances that I can’t live without. And I have that wish list of things I so wish I had – and had room for storage! So here I go, sharing with you what I love.

First – The things I can’t live without.

My knife. I have a beautiful, 12 inch chef’s knife with a handmade wooden handle – made by my husband. It feels good in my hand and cuts beautifully!

Sea Salt. It seasons food beautifully both as an ingredient and as a finishing touch.

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What’s for Dinner? Sunday link up #211

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What’s for Dinner??

I can hardly believe that summer is nearly over! It seems like it barely started. The weather has been so crazy, we’ve hardly done any grilling. But summer’s not over! There is still time – So let’s get cooking and decide…

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  Well come on over – this is the place to answer that question! This is 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 as many as five RECIPES you haven’t shared in the last month!

               Remember, be sure there is an edible recipe in your post.

 Here are the some delicious ideas that were shared last week (and not just for dinner!):

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

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Iowa – The Maid Rite Loose Meat Sandwich

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Iowa has some interesting foods that are icons in their state. The GIANT breaded pork tenderloin sandwich (and we mean giant), Blue Bunny ice cream, Iowa sweet corn and, the one that caught my eye, the Maid Rite loose meat sandwich.

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This sandwich is sort of like a sloppy joe without the sauce. Originally created by Fred Angell in 1926, it was named by the customer that announced the sandwich to be “made right”.  There are Maid Rite restaurants all over the state.

Made of lightly seasoned ground beef and put on a bun with a little bit of onions and pickles. And that’s it – simple and satisfying!

Having never been to Iowa, this is all just from research – from the internet and asking questions. There doesn’t seem to be any fast rule about toast or warmed buns – condiments or no condiments. Its just a burger that is loose – and delicious! Continue reading

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Chinese Sausage Egg Rolls and Fried Rice

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Egg Rolls with Fried Rice –

I was perusing the local Asian market and ran across these sausage. They are spicy and sweet and taste rich and flavorful. As I sat and enjoyed this delicious treat, the idea came to me. How would they be in fried rice? Or egg rolls? And so I tried it!

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