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Try This Classic Sweet Potato Pie !

Monday, November 11, 2019 Food

 Thanksgiving isn’t complete without the Classic Sweet Potato Pie! Roasting your own sweet potatoes adds depth of flavor and that extra something special to your holiday dinner. It’s easy to do, and  worth the extra step.

Sweet potato pie is pumpkin pie’s first cousin and like cousins, they’re best friends, practically identical twins, with just enough differences in flavor and texture to tell them apart.

Sweet potatoes are sweeter than pumpkins, and though the pies are usually made in the same way with eggs, cream or evaporated milk, and pie spices, sweet potato pie tends to be lighter, airier, and well, sweeter.

SWEET POTATO PIE or PUMPKIN PIE

Sure, you could swap sweet potatoes for pumpkin cup-for-cup in your favorite pumpkin pie recipe, but pumpkin is lower in sugar...

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Simple Recipe For Ranch Pork Chops

Monday, May 27, 2019 Food

Here is a Simple Recipe For Ranch Pork Chops I think your family will love:

We all like dinners that are simple and easy to make with minimal clean up and sheet pan dinners are just that, and this simple recipe for Ranch Pork Chops is one of those simple and easy dinners you can make for your family.

Simple Recipe For Ranch Pork Chops

What I feel are The Best Pork Chops for Baking in this recipe

  • Boneless pork chops will cook faster and are easier to serve. Just slice them up and you’re done!
  • Bone-in pork chops have more flavor ( my opinion) and won’t overcook as quickly. There’s more leeway in the cooking time, but that also means that they generally take longer to bake. 

It’s just my opinion, but I would rather save the bone-in pork chops for grilling and use boneless for this recipe.

Simple Recipe For Ranch Pork Chops ranch mix

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Try This Great Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake

Monday, November 19, 2018 Food

This Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake is a crowd-pleasing and budget-friendly meal that still feels indulgent. Look for kielbasa on sale and round it out with peppers, potatoes, and onions.

Like most adults, I struggle with finding the right balance between frugality and indulgence when it comes to meals. Basically, I’m super frugal but it makes me mad when I can’t buy whatever I want to eat! Also, like many people I know, the end of the month tends to reveal itself in my sparse pantry.

I actually encourage its barrenness and enjoy being resourceful. Growing up, we often didn’t have a full larder. Many nights we ate canned spiced ham with rice for dinner. Those memories help me to appreciate the value of a full fridge.

A BUDGET-FRIENDLY MEAL

This Sausage, Pepper, and Potato Bake is...

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Make Crispy Air Fryer French Fries

Saturday, October 27, 2018 Food

Crispy french fries in under 30 minutes without deep-frying? It’s possible with the air fryer! Crispy and salty on the outside, and soft and fluffy on the inside. What could be better?

I have long contended that potatoes, like eggs, are one of the most perfect foods. But for different reasons, of course.

My professed love for potatoes means I am always trying to find ways to prep them and cook them as quickly as possible. (It also means I often order good quality French fries with a great salad for dinner, but I digress…)

What if there were a way to achieve crispy-on-the-outside, soft-on-the-inside French fries in less than a half an hour? If I told you that it was possible to pull this off without the mess or hassle of deep frying potatoes, would you believe me?

Well there is a way and...

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Try this Smoky Vegan Lentil Stew

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Food

Two ingredients—smoked salt and smoked paprika—can make a big flavor change in this smoky vegan lentil stew. Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

When it comes to vegetarian and vegan cooking, lentils are a favorite ingredient of mine. Lentils are fairly inexpensive, and they’re a total workhorse in recipes. I’ve been known to use them as a vegan sloppy joe base, make them into meatball-like bites, and put them to work in about fifty different versions of soups, chilis, and stews.

Plus, unlike their bean counterparts, lentils don’t need to be soaked and can go from pantry to bowl in about 30 minutes!

Vegan Lentil Soup

WHICH LENTILS TO BUY

I like to keep three different varieties of lentils on hand: red, brown, and black:

  • Red lentils are actually lentils that have been split in half...
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