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Creating a Meal

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"Greek Dressing So Good You Could Drink It Straight" - 1 cup olive oil, 1 cup red wine vinegar, 2 1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 2 1/2 tsp. dried oregano, 2 1/2 tsp. dried basil, 2 tsp. pepper, 2 tsp. salt, 2 tsp. onion powder, 2 tsp. Dijon-style mustard, Mix together and shake well. Lets try..

Ham & Cheese Pretzel Bites #Cheese #Ham #Pretzel

Simple trick to buying perfectly ripe avocados

AWESOME! She makes 5-10 salad jars at a time to eat throughout the week and they stay SO FRESH! Mason jar salads

Fail-Proof Pizza Dough and Cheesy Garlic Sticks (just like in restaurants!)

Seasonal Produce Calendars highlighting the availability of fruits, vegetables and herbs. This one looks at fruits.

Kitchen 101: Seasonal Vegetable Availability

For days you don't feel like cooking. Healthy Freezer Meals, great menus, grocery lists, and printable labels for once a month cooking.

For days you don't feel like cooking. Healthy Freezer Meals, great menus, grocery lists, and printable labels for once a month cooking.

Macaroni and Cheese

  • Holly Strom

    This is a great recipe for proportions of ingredients for the cheese sauce.. We do only 1/2 the cheese sauce usually with the pound of noodles.. and I use 4 oz american and 2 oz cheddar.. but really.. you don't even need to bake it.. just make the noodles and the cheese sauce.. stir together and it's more like "boxed" than "baked" but it's that easy and real cheese!!! you can also bake it.. you'd need the entire cheese sauce recipe at that point in order to let it all bake into the noodles. It's delicious! I've been trying for a long time to get a good cheese sauce together.. and we really like this one.

Refried Beans Without the Refry

  • Holly Strom

    @Dawn Delano @Pamela Kobza these were awesome!!!! If you are wondering.. we added the cumin.. they had a very small "kick" with all the black pepper (my youngest thought they were a little too spicy, but none of the rest of us did)... and also.. it doesn't really say what to do with the onion.. we mushed it in.. it didn't leave any chunks.. too easy and really really good!

Chili Lime Shrimp Cups

saving grocery money

Pork Tenderloin marinated in olive oil, soy sauce, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, dry mustard, pepper and garlic

A "perfect" technique for baked oven fries. Seriously perfect technique. Some of the best fries I've ever eaten. And they didn't come out of a deep-fryer! They came out of my oven!!

White_Queso_Dip_4 by Pennies on a Platter, via Flickr

  • Holly Strom

    my other link stopped working..

  • Pamela Kobza

    Have you tried this yet? I have pinned it but haven't tried it. Looks good!

  • Holly Strom

    oh yes!!! we loved it!!!. "better than Mexico (the restaurant.. not the country)" the kids said.. We put everything but the cheese in the blender (we didn't want any green chunks).. then put that blended mixture into a bowl with the cheese and melted it in the microwave.. This recipe makes a TON! We're making it tonight again for dinner.. but I need to at least halve the recipe.. it lasted fine in the fridge.. but it was too much..

  • Pamela Kobza

    That is good to hear! I can't wait to try it!

Sandwiches are the perfect picnic solution: They can be made in advance and travel with ease. Browse our collection of recipes to find the right one for your summer get-together.

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  • Holly Strom

    used dried dill.. juice of 1/2 a lemon.. and about 1/4 c red wine vinegar.. grilled the chicken.. had 4 really large chicken breasts for 7 of us.. prob. could have used 3.... served also with shredded lettuce.. great on a hot day!

Cilantro-Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa |

Don't have eggs? For brownies use a banana instead... and all kinds of baking replacements. Good to know!!

Garlic & lemon chicken with green beans & red potatoes! Yum!

Fresh Corn and Tomato Pasta

To try this summer: Want to know the easiest way to cook corn on the cob? Throw it in the oven at 350° for 25-30 minutes. That’s it. Leave the husk on, it will trap in the moisture, leaving you with juicy, tender corn. The husk and silk will peel away easily once it’s cooked. Cut off the large end and it slides right out with no silk.