Slightly Savory Saturday

One of the easiest recipes around and tastes fabulous!  Give it a try! Crock Pot Chicken and Dumplings 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 2 TBSP unsalted butter 2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup 1 can chicken broth (14 oz) 1 medium white onion, chopped 1 can flaky refrigerator biscuits --you will use 4 of these Place thawed chicken in crock pot and top with butter. Add cream of chicken soup and diced onions. Cook on high for 4-5 hours or low for 8 hours. … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Grilled Mahi Mahi with Asparagus and Orange and Sesame Ingredients 4 portions, 6-8 ounces each, mahi mahi filets salt and pepper 2 limes, juiced 3 Tablespoons dark tamari soy sauce 2 inches fresh ginger root, grated 1 tablespoon canola oil 20 blades fresh chives or 3 scallions, thinly sliced for garnish 1 to 1/1/2 pounds thin asparagus spears 2 navel oranges 1 inch fresh ginger root 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame seeds Directions Preheat grill pan to over … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

A tasty quick and easy dish that is nice enough to serve company!   Enjoy! Chicken and Asparagus Lemon Stir Fry Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds skinless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes salt to taste 1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken broth 2 TBSP reduced sodium soy sauce 2 TBSP corn starch 2 TBSP water 1 TBSP canola oil 1 bunch asparagus 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1 TBSP fresh ginger 3 TBSP lemon juice 4 ounces fresh mushrooms (optional) Directions 1. Lightly season … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Everyone needs a little change of pace from the ordinary and I am no exception. We eat a lot of chicken breasts in this house and sometimes it gets a little ho hum and boring. Today I offer you an easy recipe for Apricot Chicken which is a nice change from just a basic grilled option. Enjoy! Apricot Lemon Chicken 1. Flatten 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves  to about 1/2 inch thickness. 2. Combine 1 tsp curry powder, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp ground pepper and sprinkle over … [Read more...]

A Bit of Dough Love

Sometimes I find a product that I love and I have to share it with the world. Today is one of those days.   I don't do sponsored posts but every once in awhile I find something that makes me so happy that I just have to share the love.   I did not receive any compensation for writing this post---it is just my own personal experience and love of the product. And what is this product, you ask?  Why it is the EZ Doh manual bread maker!    Ginny (AKA The Loaf Lady) and Dave are the creators of … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

Today I thought I would share a real fabulous recipe for Florentine Lasagna Roll-Ups.  This recipe looks fancy and difficult but it is a piece of cake. Trust me!  For those wanting a vegetarian option this is the ticket and a tasty one at that. I always find it is easier to assemble all of my ingredients ahead of time and have them all measured out in preparation. That way I don't have to be running all over the kitchen getting the ingredients at the last minute. I also use a "garbage bowl" … [Read more...]

Pastime with Pro’s and A Hungry Mind

Who doesn't love a blog post that features food?  Today I decided to share three local places that Chris and I have eaten in the past few weeks.  We find ourselves having "date nights" and "lunch dates" these days and are trying to explore some of the area eateries that we don't frequent too often.  Today I will share 3 of those little places with you and tempt you with pictures of lovely food in technicolor. First stop---Pastime Gardens located on S. Madison in Mason City. I had been to this … [Read more...]

Good Reading? You Betcha!

It is no secret that I love books. From the first time I learned to read---wait---even BEFORE I learned to read I loved books.  My parents both instilled a love of books in me.  My  mom tells the story of one time when a guest was visiting our home and she commented that she was surprised that I was so young and was reading.  Well, what she had seen was me sitting on the steps "reading" a book that had been read to me so often that I had it memorized.  I suspect it was a Dr. Seuss book or Frick … [Read more...]

Slightly Savory Saturday

I am longing for a bit of summer today so I am sharing one of my all time favorite summer salads.  This is one that I make all year long and absolutely LOVE!   So if you are longing for some warmth and sun today why don't you try my take on a fabulous salad. Tomato, Olive and Mozzarella Salad 1 can black olives (I use a large can, drain the olives and slice in half) 3 cups cherry tomatoes (This is usually about one clamshell container.  I like to mix it up if they have the yellow ones … [Read more...]

All Things Food: Kringla, Cookie’s, Iowa Bloggers, Classic Ball Jars

Being a blogger is part of being a big community of love and today a fellow Iowa blogger shared some love with a bunch of us.  A big thanks to Wini Moranville  who writes for the Des Moines Register for promoting a bunch of us who just happened to be online when her call went out for Iowa bloggers to promote. You can read the article by clicking on this link which will take you to the paper article in a new window.  Thanks, Wini, for sharing the love today. … [Read more...]


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