In the community I grew up in, Lent was not a thing to take part in. When we moved, I genuinely had questions about all the 'fish' deals popping up before Easter. A few questions here and there and I finally understood. We don't practice Lent in our home (although I probably should, there are a number of things I could sacrifice for 40 days and it would likely make my life a lot better because of it), but fish once a week is something I do.
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Well Thanksgiving is over, and now we can focus on Christmas. The turkey or the ham is generally the focal piece, but side dishes can make or break a meal I think. I mean what good is all that juicy meat if you have soggy vegetables or over salted potatoes to go along with it?
My family isn't that adventurous when it comes to vegetables. We have a few standbys in our home. Potatoes, cauliflower and broccoli are approved. Green beans and carrots are tolerated. That's about the extent of the palates around here. Oh but what about corn?! Those sweet delicious nuggets? (shh…corn is actually a
As part of the holiday meal planning and entertaining portion of our holiday guide, today we're featuring Simply Potatoes. These are perfect for those busy hectic meals during the holiday season, as well as for your traditional holiday meals, because they eliminate the hassle of peeling, boiling, slicing and dicing.
I was able to "Simply-fy" a favorite holiday dish, Potato Pancakes, by using a couple of varieties of Simply Potatoes and their website recipe (which I altered a bit for our family). I had the batter whipped up in no time, and we have a new recipe to enjoy a family tradition with now.
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and high cholesterol can mean increased risk for heart disease. Those that are at risk for either or both, can lower their risk by making simple changes in their lifestyle.
One of those changes is to incorporate corn oil into your meals. Research shows that plant sterols, like the ones in corn oil, can significantly reduce the body's cholesterol absorption. It's also recommended that those at risk select choices that are low in sodium.
I totally see the appeal of fresh veggies at a farmers’ market for foodies. You can go in there and pick up whatever you find, and then decide what to make for dinner.
I however need a plan, and a recipe as a backbone, I’m not good at taking something and just creating on the fly, but with the determination to be flexible I headed to the farmers’ market that is set up one day a week in our neighborhood. But by the time I got their last week, the pickings were pretty slim :(
We have a saying in our home; "There is never enough cheese". If a recipe calls for cheese, I always add 'just' a bit more! If a recipe doesn't call for cheese...you'll often find me adding some! We like having cheese with our cheese! We like parmesan cheese as a topping on pizza and noodles, but there are so many more ways to use new Kraft Parmesan Cheese Seasoning Blends.
One of the biggest challenges I have when making dinner is the side dishes. I want to mix it up and not eat the same things 3x a week. I've been on the hunt for reliable side dishes for years and have scored a couple of good recipes. These are two of my newest favorites, that the whole family eats, without complaining.