Slightly Savory Saturday—Althea’s Chinese Style Green Beans

Growing up as a PK (preacher's kid) I had the opportunity to be at many church suppers, potlucks and the like.  If you are like me you know that there are always some of the best dishes in the land that come out of these church supper gatherings. I was feeling a little bit of nostalgia when I made this incredibly simple but filling dish this past week as on my handwritten recipe card I saw the name of Althea Carmany next to the recipe name.  Yes---a "church lady" from my childhood and when I … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday–Apple Dip

Fall brings apples of all shapes, colors and sizes.  I love apples and love the choices that are available locally both at local orchards and in the grocery stores.  An apple is perfect all by itself but when paired with a delightful dip it makes it even better!  I served this wonderful combo at my recent blogger gathering and it was a hit.   Apple Dip 2 blocks cream cheese 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 tub caramel 1 package heath bar crumbles ( I used a … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday—Grandma Bonnie’s Apple Pudding

I have great memories of my Grandma Bonnie (my mom's mom).  She was a superb cook and always had the best food when we visited the farm.  Farm fresh eggs (although I was not a fan of collecting them from the mean hens that pecked me) and fresh vegetables from the garden were staples on the table.  I remember hot sweaty days with  scratched arms and legs from going berry picking in the woods.  Whatever she prepared was a treat and I think I have gained my love of cooking from her. It seems … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday—Savory Kielbasa and Pasta Skillet

I love simple recipes and today's offering takes hardly any time at all to make and includes only a few ingredients which makes it a winner in my book.  Great any time of year for a hearty and delicious meal---it may be what's for dinner tonight. Savory Kielbasa Pasta Skillet Ingredients: 1 pound package of any type of Kielbasa 8 ounces pasta---any kind works fine---I used penne for this recipe 1 package of chicken flavor boost (I used Swanson's) chopped colored peppers … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Need a quick and easy appetizer to jazz up your next soiree?  This is just the ticket!!!   I served these at our Blogger Chip Tasting Party  and they were a hit.  I served some in little "shooter" type cups but any way you serve them I guarantee they will be enjoyed.I really needed larger skewers but could not find them locally at the last minute.  Next time I am in the Big City I am going to make it a point to stock up---just makes the presentation a little nicer.Little Caprese Salads on … [Read more...]

Slighty Savory Saturday

I love recipes that take very little thought and and preparation.  Today's offering is just that!!!  My niece gets all the credit for this one as she let me sample some when we were at Lakeside in June.  It seemed like the perfect Slightly Savory Saturday recipe.  Do you agree?? Quinoa Tacos Ingredients:  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup uncooked quinoa 1 package taco seasoning mix or the equivalent of homemade taco seasoning Scoops Tortilla chips Shredded cheese--your choice 1. Cook quinoa according to … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Ever want something savory to munch on while you are watching tv or on a road trip?   Today's recipe might be the ticket for your craving.  It was always our oldest son Micah's favorite snack growing up and if I want to make him happy I will mix up a batch and send it to him.  It can be a bit salty so to  try to reduce the salt content feel free to use unsalted popcorn, nuts  and low salt pretzels. Fish Snack Mix 3 cups popped pocorn 2 cups small pizza flavored fish shaped … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

I have seen a lot of recipes floating around for shrimp but they all used tons of butter.  Finally I have the answer!  A shrimp recipe that uses chicken broth instead and is a bit of a healthier option.  Enjoy! Easy and Healthy Shrimp 4 tsp olive oil 1 1/4 pound medium raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (leave tails on) 6-8 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup plus 1 T minced parsley 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp pepper 4 … [Read more...]

Slightly Sweet Saturday

Everyone loves cookies and I have found one of the best peanut butter oatmeal cookie recipes ever and added a few tweaks of my own.  Please feel free to share. Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies 2 cups quick cooking oats 2 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp baking soda 1/4 tsp salt 1 cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky 1 cup butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar 2 eggs, large 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 12 ounce package semi sweet chocolate chips 1. Heat oven to 350 … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Black Bean Chicken with Rice 3 tsp chili powder 1 tsp cumin 1 tsp pepper 1/4 tsp salt 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 tsp canola oil 1 can black beans 1 cup frozen corn 1 cup salsa 1 cups cooked rice 1. Combine chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper and rub over chicken. 2. In non stick skillet brown chicken in oil on both sides. 3. Stir in beans and salsa. 4. Cover and cook over medium heat for 10 to 15 minutes. 5. Slice chicken and serve worth rice and bean … [Read more...]

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