Lemony Lemon Balm
You never know when you are going to run across something that impacts you. I was shopping in Charleston for groceries for my work week. At the entrance to the supermarket, were some tomato plants. I decided to buy one to keep in front of the window in my hotel room. As I was looking at the tomato plants, I saw a small pot that had a lemon balm plant in it.
Cool Summer Drinks
Before we know it, summer will be here. It felt like summer today. I love it! But, with summer comes very hot weather. It won’t be long until we are looking for ways to stay cool. These summer drink recipes will help.
Getting the Green
We started planting our garden, as I’m sure many of you have. Of course, we have probably planted it too early. But, we have that problem every year. When it warms up just a little, we get anxious for “real” spring, so we plant. Sometimes multiple times.
So, then I start looking for recipes for some of the things that we grow. We give away a lot of the produce but we also keep a lot of it. That means that I look for a lot of veggies.
Everyone get to hide Easter eggs. It’s a tradition that I love to hold up. I enjoy every aspect of the egg from dying and decorating them to figuring out what to do with the leftovers. Even though I don’t have kids at home any more, doesn’t mean that I can’t enjoy Easter eggs.
I love bananas. They are good for you but I love them for the taste not the health benefits. Also, almost everyone I know loves bacon. How could you not? So, combining bacon and bananas just seems like a natural to me. I was right. They are great together! I really hope you try some of these recipes. They are easy but so delicious. Each one has either bacon, bananas or both.
Cooking with Ramen Noodles
I have a thing for Ramen Noodles. Sometimes I will go for months without eating them and then I start craving them. Once I get them on my mind, nothing will do except to give in and have a bowl. But, eating them as a bowl of soup isn’t the only thing that you can do with them. They are an inexpensive way to have a quick and easy meal.
We look forward to March at our house for two reasons. One is that it means warm weather is coming. Two – March Madness. I’m not totally sure which one is more important to us. We love both events. Anyone who knows me, knows that I bleed Carolina Blue. We are already planning our time during the ACC games. One of the things that you should plan is the food. It needs to be good, easy and game friendly. However, don’t forget to keep it out of reach when the scores are close or it could end up on the ceiling.
Our first dish is pizza casserole. Of course, you could just have pizza but where is the challenge in that? This is hot, gooey and delicious.
Pot Luck with a difference
Have you ever just opened your pantry door and stood there looking inside, trying to decide what to cook for dinner? I think most of us have done that at one time or another. It could be because we just don’t know what we are in the mood for or it may be that we didn’t have time to grocery shop and things are getting a little thin! Whatever the reason, we need some easy “go to” recipes for those situations.
Easy can be delicious
Just because a recipe is quick, easy or inexpensive, doesn’t mean that it can’t be delicious. With the use of spices and presentation you can make even the most inexpensive meal into a work of culinary art! I am not very good at presentation, I tend to cook really good food but then just slap it on the plate. I’m working on that and so should you. A pretty plate, a colorful mix of foods and a little garnish changes a ho-hum meal into a wow meal.
Ground Beef Primer
From time to time, I receive requests for articles and recipes on a specific topic. I have received several of those lately and will be trying to incorporate them as I can find the info and recipes. One recent one was for beef recipes. With the cost of food lately, inexpensive beef is a great meal make.
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