Deviled Eggs

By Lena Shore / July 4, 2015 /

Being the 4th of July, I wanted deviled eggs. I seem to recall deviled eggs always being around on holidays. The only thing wrong with them is I wish there was a good way to use up the boiled whites so I could use twice the amount of yellows for each one. But, I guess…

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Not Granddad’s Stroganoff

By Kevin Pettway / July 2, 2015 /

This recipe must begin with an apology. My dear, departed Granddad made the best stroganoff ever… until now. My poor sister will likely never forgive me for this, but I gotta be true. Sorry, Sisterita. The upside is that this recipe is super-easy to make, and pretty forgiving of substitutions, so have some fun with…

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Allergies, Relief, and Easy Essential Oil Recipes

By Lena Shore / March 27, 2015 /

I have become a BIG proponent of essential oils since I tried some for getting rid of headaches and migraines. So, far it has about a 95% success rate for me. So, when I realized that I have reached a new level of allergy hell this year I started thinking that maybe essential oils could…

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Hair Conditioner

By Lena Shore / February 16, 2015 /

My hair has this concoction in it right now. It claims to remove build up from products, clogged pores, and dandruff. Well, I am an ardent champion of the no-shampoo group, so I won’t have any products to wash out. I don’t have any dandruff. Not sure if I have any clogged pores. But, I…

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Easy Homemade Nutella

By Lena Shore / January 29, 2015 /

If you have a Vitamix this is dead simple. Otherwise you might want to use skinned hazelnuts and a food processor. Ingredients 1 1/4 cups roasted hazelnuts (skins on are fine if you have a Vitamix) 2 Tablespoons of mild oil 11 ounces of chocolate of choice (we like 85% dark) Pinch of salt Drizzle…

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Taco Soup

By Lena Shore / December 3, 2014 /

1 pound ground beef (or turkey) 1 onion 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder (Kevin used taco seasoning) 8 ounces cream cheese 2 10-ounce cans of Rotel tomatoes (Kevin used diced fresh tomatoes and chopped up a poblano pepper) 2 cans of beef broth (we used chicken broth) Brown meat…

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Iced & Spiced Green Tea

By Kevin Pettway / May 7, 2014 /

Ingredients: Makes two pitchers Four tablespoons of your favorite kind of long leaf green tea. (I have a few, but I like the Imperial, and it’s usually very affordable.) Two bags of aromatic herbal “infusion.” (Technically, anything that doesn’t have tea leaves in it is an infusion, and not a tea. All this is for…

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Refrigerator Dill Pickles

By Lena Shore / November 11, 2013 /

Found on: These are super easy to make and very tasty. More like a Claussen pickle. Ingredients 1 bunch fresh dill 4 cloves garlic, peeled 3-4 medium-large cucumbers 3 cups water 6 tbsp. distilled white vinegar 3 tbsp. kosher salt Directions Add 1 minced or pressed clove of garlic and a few springs of…

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Amazing Turkey and Cabbage Stew

By Kevin Pettway / September 20, 2013 /

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons of chicken base paste (you can use salt instead, but start with 1 tablespoon and test it first) 4-5 cloves of garlic — chopped A handful of fresh basil leaves — about 2-3 tablespoons compressed — torn 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger — peeled and chopped 1½ cups of cooked chickpeas 2…

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Turkey Meatball

By Kevin Pettway / September 15, 2013 /

Ingredients: 2 Pounds Ground Turkey 2 Eggs ½ Cup Rye or Chickpea Flour ½ Cup Minced Red Onion 2 Tablespoons Minced Fresh Ginger 6 Minced Garlic Cloves ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Parsley ¼ Cup Chopped Fresh Basil or Parsley ½ Cup Minced Zucchini 2 Minced Celery Stalks 1 Minced Jalapeno Pepper, seeds and ribs removed…

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