Monthly Archive: October 2011

Black Beans – Slow Cooker Style

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To soak or not to soak – that seems to be a big debate when it comes to cooking dried beans. Some information I read says; soaking dried beans prior to cooking removes some of the complex sugar that causes indigestion and it shortens the overall cooking time. Others say that when you toss out …

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Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup

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Turkey Italian sausage is the basis for this flavorful, hearty soup. Per usual I had to make my own adjustments and swaps using what I had on hand. For instance I used drained canned tomatoes instead of fresh chopped, added a little more liquid and the addition of chopped spinach to up the nutrients. The …

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Italian Sausage & Tortellini Soup with Garlic Cheese Biscuits

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This recipe has been in my to try pile for quite a while and I finally got around to making it yesterday. Turkey Italian sausage is the basis for this flavorful, hearty soup. Per usual I had to make my own adjustments and swaps using what I had on hand. For instance I used drained …

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Oven Fries

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I have been making oven fries for years and we like them with the potato skin intact so they get crispy in the oven–add a little ketchup or your favorite BBQ sauce and you feel like you are “cheating” but it is so much better than the drive- thru! Oven fries don’t get as crispy as …

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Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders

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The coating is crunchy and has a nice nutty flavor. Since you bake the chicken tenders on a wire rack they get crisp all around just like their high fat cousins that are deep fried, but you can enjoy these without any guilt! Of course you need fries to complete this meal and you can’t beat …

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