Monthly Archives: July 2020

Overnight salad

Joann Looper’s recipe; this is really good. We’ve had it at family dinners with my siblings and it’s the one thing I’v made where they asked for the recipe. If that wasn’t enough, this is made the night before and … Continue reading

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Corned beef and cabbage

This is one of our favorites for March. There’s nothing to it other than cooking the corned beef in our Instant Pot for about 90 minutes. We let it natural release, add cut potatoes, cabbage and carrots and cook for … Continue reading

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Japanese steakhouse inspired ginger salad

(Photo by Carmen) Chinese cabbage – chopped tomato – chopped carrot – julienned green onions – sliced   Cabbage first, tomatoes on the bottom, top with the dressing, garnish with carrot and green onions Dressing neutral flavored oil of choice … Continue reading

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Zucchini Breakfast Casserole

(Photo by Carmen Cavanaugh) I tried to make gluten-free zucchini pancakes this morning and it was a fail. George suggested taking the batter and baking it in a casserole dish. It was good and came out a pretty golden brown. … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Sausage & Peppers

fresh mild Italian sausage in casings (1 per person) 1 red pepper and 1 green pepper per sausage cut into strips yellow onions (use your judgement) cut into halves, then strips olive oil butter salt and pepper a couple cans … Continue reading

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Heath bar cake

This was our family’s traditional birthday cake because my cake layers come out lopsided every single time. Everyone loved the German chocolate cake in “The Best Recipe” cookbook but a traditional German choclate cake didn’t seem like a birthday cake. … Continue reading

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Lentil soup

one 12 ounce bag lentils 4 cups water 1 clove garlic one onion chopped 3 scallions chopped (didn’t use and still good) 1-2 stalks celery chopped 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar one 6 ounce can tomato paste … Continue reading

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Rachel Ray’s Chinese Noodle Bowl

Ingredients 2 chicken breasts, sliced 3 tbs. vegetable oil Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1/3 of a fresh ginger root, sliced into matchsticks 1.5 cup chicken stock Half a head of bok choy, chopped into … Continue reading

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Christmas Sugar Cookies

I’ll add the recipe later but wanted to get this in before I forget. We found a great recipe for rolled butter cookies in our “Best Recipe” cookbook. George and I tried decorating with the “pipe in outline and flood … Continue reading

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Carmen’s Perfect Stovetop Hamburger

Buy fresh ground beef hamburger patties already formed at the grocery store. Put Worcestershire and Italian dressing on top of the raw meat spreading it out with the back of a spoon. Add salt and pepper. Flip and repeat on … Continue reading

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