• Simple Egg Salad

    April 6, 2012DishinandDishes

    Like I said in my how to perfectly hard boil and egg post, I like simple egg salad. I think most people cling to the egg salad their mom made when they were little.  Mr. Wonderful likes pickles and such in his egg salad because his mom made it that way.  And that’s perfectly okay!…

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  • Irish Beef Guinness Stew

    March 22, 2012DishinandDishes

    St. Patrick’s Day. Did you know that some thirty four million American’s are of Irish heritage? Did you know that there is a Shamrock, Oklahoma? Did you know that the harp is the symbol of Ireland?  Did you know that for every one four-leaf clover, there are 10,000 regular three-leafed ones and that the record…

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  • Roasted Butternut Squash Salad With Cider Vinaigrette

    January 4, 2012DishinandDishes

    This salad is a cinche to make if you’ve mastered How to Roast Butternut Squash.  I saw Ina Garten make this salad and had to make it myself.  I adore Ina. Once you’ve roasted the squash, remove it from the oven and toss in one cup of dried cranberries.  Put it back in the oven…

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  • Easy Shrimp Gazpacho With Cucumbers

    July 20, 2011DishinandDishes

    I’m teaming up with food and garden bloggers for Summer Fest 2011, a season-long garden party and Food Network. In coming weeks, we’ll feature favorite garden-to-table recipes and tips to help you enjoy the bounty, whether you’re harvesting your own goodies or buying them fresh from the market. Today, we’re exploring cucumbers!  What’s your favorite way to…

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  • Asian Noodle Salad

    July 20, 2011DishinandDishes

      Mmmmmmmmmm….this salad is…yum, yum, yummmmmy! We are currently going on 20+ days of over one hundred degree weather here in Oklahoma City and I don’t know about you, but I don’t even want to eat anything remotely warm or..(shudder)…hot.  We came home from vacationing in Michigan last week to find that even though we had…

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  • How to Make Almond Butter – My New Obsession

    May 30, 2011DishinandDishes

    Last month while visiting my brother and sis-in-law in Phoenix, we visited a Trader Joe’s store.  I purchased a jar of almond butter there and then proceeded over the next month to languish over the jar, inserting a small spoon in it and savoring each nutty tasting in order to slowly stall to the day…

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  • Taking Steak From Ordinary to Extraordinary

    May 4, 2011DishinandDishes

    Today on my Rise & Shine Segment, we’ll go over two ways to make steak toppings that will bump your steaks up from ordinary to extraordinary. One is a saucy topping and one is a compound butter.   Try one or both…and watch your family and friends kiss your feet!

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  • The Benefits of Making Homemade Salad Dressing and Recipes!

    January 27, 2011DishinandDishes

    When the bottles of salad dressing in my refrigerator run out, I am not buying anymore store-bought. Seriously, I recently began making my own dressings at home and it’s very simple and way more economical, especially if you have a few mason jars to shake them up in.  Keep a few staples in your pantry and refrigerator,…

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  • Kicked Up Chipotle Hummus

    January 15, 2011DishinandDishes

    One of my favorite things to eat when I’m eating healthy, is hummus. Hummus with it’s peanut butter consistency is a spread primarily made of garbanzo beans (also known as chickpeas) and tahini, a sesame paste, made of, you guessed it, ground sesame seeds. Add in some lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper, and you…

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  • Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

    August 15, 2010DishinandDishes

    Kayla was home for a month or so after her mission trip to India.  We had a battle going over mushrooms. I would buy them…she would eat them. I would plan a recipe around them.  They’d disappear out of the refrigerator. “What are you making with all the mushrooms?” I’d ask. “I’m just sauteing them…

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  • Homemade Poppyseed Dressing and A New Salad!

    May 10, 2010DishinandDishes

    Poppyseed dressing is one of my favorite salad dressings. This is great over salads but also wonderful drizzled over a fresh fruit salad. This recipe came to me through my kids Great-Grandma on their Dad’s side.  My kids affectionately referred to her as “Mamoo”.  Mamoo was a true southern lady who made wonderful southern food.  She taught…

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  • Strawberry Honey Butter – an Easy Compound Butter

    April 9, 2010DishinandDishes

    Just a reminder.  If you live in the Oklahoma City area, my giveaway is still going on for a free $50 OkCityCard.  You will find the giveaway by clicking here.  When I was little, one of my Dad’s favorite things to do for breakfast, was to mix together butter and Sorghum molasses and spread it over…

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