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Mar 102016
 

Sweet And Zesty Carrot Sticks

I know I have been slacking off in the kitchen department lately and I do apologize! I have had a few things brewing up in this old noggin but have yet to put them to use. Hopefully this week will alter my absence and I will get back to getting something done even if it gets screwed up as I have done in the past so many times, ha ha!

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With summer temperatures getting closer to us here in the South, I thought these might go great with a sandwich or even as a topper for a nice refreshing salad. These carrots have a delicate sweetness along with a bite from the horseradish that went very well for our taste buds; only thing is that the next time, I am going to add a little more horseradish to give them a little more zing. I sure wish I could have some of the fresh horseradish that my dad used to dig up on our property. After he dug it up, he and I, mostly he, would clean it and grate it for my mom to jar it up! I can still feel the tears rolling down my face from the pungent smell that can only be smelled when fixing it fresh out of the garden. My sister sent me some pieces to try and grow, but they didn’t like our soil or something, and didn’t do a thing but die, maybe I’ll try again!!! Another thing, with St. Patty’s Day next week, they are going to really compliment our corned beef sandwiches on the weekend………

Sweet And Zesty Carrot Sticks
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 large carrots, pared and cut into sticks
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1-1/2 teas prepared mustard, maybe next time I'll use horseradish mustard for my extra kick
  • 1 heaping teas horseradish
  • Dash of sea salt
  • Dash of white pepper
Instructions
  1. Steam carrots to a crisp-tender stage; drain and reserve 1 tablespoon of the water.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients along with the reserved water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  3. Place carrots in a small glass jar (I used a small pickle jar), and pour mixture over carrots.
  4. Let cool to room temperature, top with lid and let sit in the frig for a day before using so as to absorb the flavor.

I did get to make my egg rolls with the Chinese marinated pork loin and that night we gorged ourselves, my daughter eating 4 of those bad boys! Don’t think I’ll ever make them again unless I first cook off one of those pork loins…………um um GREAT!

Hope you enjoy and see ya real soon, God willing………..

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Jul 072015
 

Pasta For The Summer Heat

Pick-a-Nick Salad for sure!

Pick-a-Nick Salad for sure!

Well, I sure hope everyone had a great 4th of July as we did here! Kenny did two different kinds of beer can chickens on the grill along with fresh corn on the cob. I on the other hand, took care of corn bread, deviled eggs that I tried to make red white and blue and came out like Christmas eggs instead, you know red, green and white, and then this  pasta salad that we tried for the first time since we tasted it in our local Publix Supermarket and WOW!

Everyone had a great day!

Everyone had a great day! No…that’s not a fire in the fireplace…Gotcha ya!

Now I do have to say that their version came out a little better than mine, maybe due to my adding the asiago cheese in place of some of the mozzarella, however, everyone had seconds except for our granddaughter who is a little on the picky side, you know teens these days! Oh well, she’ll grow out of that someday just like I did…. What little was left, my daughter took home for a meal the next day so mom and dad wouldn’t have too many left overs in the frig, ha ha! I also used the tri-colored rotini in lieu of the plain pasta. So with that, I give you a super summer salad that really goes great on a hot summer day with just about anything………..

 

Pasta For The Summer Heat
 
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Ingredients
  • 3 cups of cantaloupe cut in bite size chunks, honeydew if you prefer or a mixture of both
  • 1 ripe avocado, I used the green versus the Hass, chopped in bite size pieces
  • 8 oz of tri-colored rotini or regular
  • ⅓ cup lemon vinaigrette
  • ½ teas Kosher salt or sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup grated Asiago cheese or omit Asiago and use all mozzarella
  • ⅓ cup fresh basil coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and place in the frig to cool.
  2. Combine the melon, avocado, vinaigrette and salt in a bowl, stirring gently to mix.
  3. Stir pasta and cheese together into the melon mixture and sprinkle with the basil; chill well to meld the flavors.

Gotta get Husband working on a post to show you our new kitchen counters; therrrrrrrrrrrrre GREAT as Tony the Tiger used to say! Hope you enjoy……..

Dude....Where's the beer?

Dude….Where’s the beer?

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