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Chocolate-Caramel Crescent Sopapillas recipe from JALAPENO POPPER DIP. Have you seen the movie Ice Age? Maine has been one solid block of ice and I can relate to the prehistoric squirrel trying to hold on to the acorn. I have never experienced such erratic temperatures before. My driveway is one sheet of ice, perfect for the Olympian skating championships. But today, it is sunny and warmer outside than in my home, is it Spring yet?? Jalapeno Popper Dip Ingredients: 2 8-oz packages of cream cheese, soft 1 cup of mayonnaise 4-6 jalapeno’s, chopped and de-seeded. 1 cup of cheddar cheese, shredded 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/4 cup diced green onion Topping: 1 cup of Panko Bread Crumbs 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 stick of butter, melted Directions: Preheat oven to 350.

Combine all of the ingredients into a medium bowl. Transfer to an oven proof dish. Bake the dip for 20-30 minutes or until bubbly. Recipe adapted from Dippin’ Through January Bloggers: Dippin’ Through January Dips! Like this: Like Loading... Compound Butter {for Steak,Turkey & More} Recipe. An easy compound butter recipe with garlic and herbs that is perfect for steak, corn, chicken, turkey, or for bread! This is my secret to making the most delicious recipes that everyone raves about! Do you mind if I let you in on a little secret? I think everyone that enjoys cooking as much as I do has a secret weapon ingredient that they turn to when they want to impress family and friends.

My secret weapon? This easy compound butter. Compound. That word. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought it was a good time for me to share what I use to give my turkey the “wow” factor. Of course, turkey isn’t the only way I use this compound butter. Get deliciousness delivered to your inbox each day for FREE! Prep Time: 10mn Cook Time: N/A Total Time: 2hr 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature (2 sticks) 1 tablespoon rosemary, finely chopped 1 tablespoon thyme, finely chopped 5 cloves garlic, finely minced Need to convert the measurements? Kitchen Tip: How To Preserve Garlic. With a huge harvest of hard neck garlic and no possible way to use it all before it began sprouting, I decided to figure out a better way to preserve it. Raw, dried garlic can be kept for months in a cool and dark environment.

However, here in the very warm southwest, it rarely lasts over a month in my home before it sprouts. My brother visited us last week and was kind enough to spend a couple hours showing me how to can it. As it turns out, it was almost ridiculously simple. I am so excited to have garlic ready to use now in the refrigerator! This garlic tastes FRESH. If you've ever bought a jar of minced garlic or peeled cloves in oil or vinegar, this doesn't resemble any of those things.

Also called pickling garlic, this method is one of the most common ways to save your garlic harvest. Updated 9/19/12 to answer multiple questions regarding, Why Did My Garlic Turn Blue? Using the method shown in this video, break apart your heads of garlic and peel the cloves. Grilled Steak Marinade - From Valerie's Kitchen.

Grillin’ Bold this Memorial Day? Bush’s has the beans for it. Come join the cookout with Cookin’ Canuck and Hoosier Homemade sponsored by Bush’s Grillin’ Beans. Since the three day weekend is fast approaching, I thought it was time to revisit one of my earliest posts. Here you go… We are all still adjusting to the back to school schedule around here which makes the timing of Labor Day weekend so perfect. The kids will have one more opportunity for a lazy Monday morning. I’m already planning on several cups of coffee and will read the entire newspaper, front to back. This is my favorite, go to, easy, peasy, steak marinade.

I like sirloin best for this. Put the pieces of sirloin into a zippered plastic storage bag and pour the marinade over. Grill ’em! Serve the steak along side your favorite barbecue side dishes. Grilled Steak Marinade Ingredients Instructions Slice sirloin into 3” to 4” pieces and put them inside a gallon sized zippered plastic storage bag. Nutrition Information. Super Bowl Snack Stadium + the Best Guacamole Ever. Super Bowl Snack Stadium + the Best Guacamole Ever This is the perfect Guacamole recipe ever! Easy to follow, simple ingredients and lots of add-in choices to customize it to your liking. Seriously the best ever! My sister-in-law sent us some little boy clothes for Blake the other day. We got some summer clothes, a few warmer pieces…and transformer running shoes that light up. Blake is a boy in love. He refuses to wear anything but these shoes when we go outside….even though they’re a few sizes too big.

Of course he laughs and laughs hysterically and does it again. At first I was concerned about the marks it was leaving on the walls, but I quickly got smarter and realized that smudges and dirt are much less important than the time it buys me to make dinner/do dishes/browse pinterest/have both hands available to do WHATEVERIWANT. Sweet glorious arms. So, thank you, inventor of light up running shoes and Gisela. Brooke isn’t too thrilled, but…..whatevs.

The Best Guacamole Ever Yield: 8 servings. Make Your Own Seasoning Salt - Lawry's Copycat Recipe. Sloppy Joes Recipe - only 3 ingredients! - Eating on a Dime. I’ve got a fun and frugal dinner idea – Sloppy Joes. Now, this isn’t what you are thinking… this was not poured from a can. This is a much better version, but just as easy to make. Besides ground beef, you only need three ingredients to make this delicious Sloppy Joes recipe: MustardKetchupBrown Sugar Yep! Sloppy Joes Recipe – only 3 ingredients! Cook time: Total time: Ingredients 1 pound ground beef ⅛ cup brown sugar ⅛ cup mustard ½ cup ketchup hamburger buns Instructions Brown the ground beef in a skillet. Sloppy Joes Freeze great too! Make a double or triple batch and freeze the left overs. Here are some easy and delicious side dish ideas: Eating on a DimeBest of Eating on a Dime. The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip - Only a few minutes to make.

This Mexican white cheese dip is similar to white cheese sauces served in many Delicious Mexican restaurants. It is so delicious and so versatile. If you love this recipe, make sure you try our amazing crockpot chicken tacos recipe with only 3 ingredients. You can adjust the heat by leaving out the cayenne pepper completely or by adding more. You can also give this white Mexican cheese dip a completely different flavor by adding in rotel instead of the green chillis.

This recipe is very kid friendly and will be a nice surprise to your family gatherings. Now, if you are wondering where to get the White American cheese, I suggest you go to your deli to buy it. Now to make your life easier, I highly recommend a double boiler to melt your cheese. Now we normally will make this dip in the double boiler, and then we like to keep it warm in a mini dipper crockpot. How to make this Mexican White Cheese Dip The Best Mexican White Cheese Dip Cook time: Total time: Ingredients Instructions. Samoa Dip. 5 Minute Marinara Sauce. We were absolutely giddy when Vitamix sent us our very own 5200 blender to review 2 months ago! We have had so much fun with it. We have used it almost every day and I can tell you already it has made my life soooo much easier. I have already remade my 5 Minute Easy Peasy Marinara Sauce in the blender. We are all about simplifying things so it was perfect match for us. So, first we tried just about every recipe we have ever posted that used a blender.

I am pretty much a doubter when it comes to infomercials or demonstrations and products that make incredible claims. Then I found a blender that claimed to be as good as the Vitamix for a lot less. Fast forward to the Vitamix... After I had a chance to look through the fabulous cookbook that comes with the unit, I was blown away. Well, one thing that I make all the time is tomato sauce. The only issue I had while using the Vitamix was getting used to the lid. Now... We are so thrilled to be giving a Vitamix 5200 away today.

Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe. Perfect Turkey Gravy Recipe with instructions to make it with or without drippings. All you need is butter, flour, black pepper, chicken or turkey stock and/or drippings! Perfect for Thanksgiving! When it comes to Thanksgiving, dinner would not be complete without the turkey gravy! Years ago I used to be extremely intimidated of making gravy because for whatever reason, it seemed too complicated to make. I’m here to tell you that this Perfect Turkey Gravy is one of the easiest recipes you’ll make for Thanksgiving dinner! This Perfect Turkey Gravy recipe can be made with our without drippings from a chicken or turkey, which is one of the reasons I love it. I typically like to make the gravy shortly before we eat dinner, but you can always make it ahead of time and warm it up right before dinner.

This Turkey Gravy recipe yields about 4 cups which is plenty of gravy to feed a crowd. Prep Time: 5mn Cook Time: 10mn Total Time: 15mn. Homemade Taco Seasoning. Yes, You Can Make Brown Sugar (And Here's How) We've all been there: We decide to make cookies; we gather up all of our recipes; we may have even cracked open a few eggs. Then, we realize that we're fresh out of brown sugar. And since this dark sweetener is responsible for making cookies all soft and chewy, this is not okay.

If you're anything like us, you never really thought about what brown sugar is exactly. It just always been there for you, waiting at the grocery store to make its way into your chocolate chip cookies. But, brown sugar is in fact made. And if you keep your pantry well stocked for baking, you can make your own at home and never find yourself in a brown-sugar shortage again. To make brown sugar you need one cup of white sugar and one tablespoon of molasses. Once you've got your hands on brown sugar, use it to make these recipes.

Chewy Brown Sugar Cookies Sally's Baking Addiction Homemade Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop-Tarts. How Sweet It Is. Olive Garden Copycat Salad Dressing. Olive Garden Salad is so amazing you may eat the salad and skip the meal. Now you can make your own salad dressing copycat recipe at home. A crisp salad with a tart, sweet and cheesy dressing will keep you coming back for more! I could eat at Olive Garden every day. Just keep bringing those big ole' bowls of salad. No bread sticks for me, just that salad. I tell you it is even better at home. I prefer the crisp of the romaine hearts over the American salad blend, so I used romaine in the salad. Enjoy! With love from our simple kitchen to yours. RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM Do you ❤ love ❤ TSRI? Check out our favorite Olive Garden Copycat recipes: Click on the image or the link and it will open each one in a new tab.

Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Parmesano Vino Bianco with a creamy Parmesan white wine cream sauce so delicious it may transport you to Italy. Olive Garden Copycat Salad & House Dressing SERVES 8 | ACTIVE TIME 30 Min | TOTAL TIME 30 Minutes Serve and enjoy! Easy 7-Up Marinade. Family recipes may be my favorite recipes ever! My grandma passed down this recipe to me. I am not sure where she got it from, but it made into one of her two GIANT cookbooks she gave me when I went to college. Both she and my mom make this marinade all the time, because really, it is SO easy AND tastes amazing! I like to credit its amazing flavor to the 7-Up :) Now that we finally have a grill, I make it all the time for a quick, easy and delicious dinner. By Chef in Training June 7, 2012 Course: EntréeSkill Level: Easy An easy and delicious marinade that is jam-packed with amazing flavor!

Ingredients Print This Recipe2 cups 7-Up 1 cup soy sauce 1 Tbsp. horseradish (Optional) I use Kraft Sauceworks Horseradish1/2 tsp. minced garlic 1 cup oil Instructions In a medium bowl, mix all ingredients together.Trim Chicken and poke holes with fork.Place chicken in a 9x13 and pour marinade over top and cover. Enjoy! Garlic Beer Marinade for Grilled Chicken. It is barbeque season already and we are in the midst of TSRI's Summer Grilling Celebration! We are bringing you our favorite summer specialties. I have been enjoying learning how to cook on the big gas grill. It made perfect sense. I am the cook. Why wouldn't I also be the grill master? I have also been having a lot of fun developing marinades for grilling.

After enjoying Beer and Garlic Marinaded Chicken at my friend Mary's house several times, I decided to develop a garlic beer marinade myself. I added lemon juice for some acid (which tenderizes the chicken), olive was my chosen oil and some delicious herbs from my garden. Now go, get your grill on!!! Dinner's Ready!

With love from our kitchen table to yours! Do you ❤ love ❤ TSRI? Garlic Beer Marinade for Grilled Chicken 1 12 ounce bottle dark ale beer (I used Black Toad from Trader Joe's) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 6 large cloves of garlic, smashed ¼ cup lemon juice 3 tablespoons fresh lemon basil (or 3 teaspoons dried) Enjoy!!! .facebook_-586096426. Homemade Taco Seasoning Recipe - Just 2 Sisters. Classic Herbed Butter Grilled Corn Recipe. Memphis Style Southern Dry Rub Pork Spareribs. In many, if not most households, the husband is the master of the grill. Not in this house. The Cajun cooks nothing, and I mean nothing.

So I'm the resident cook and griller, though I am certainly as amateur as it comes. What you read here, is my learning process and what I'm picking up from cookbooks and from research, and frankly might just be all wrong. In the past, I have always only owned the cheapest gas grills, which consequently also meant the smallest gas grills, but this spring I stepped up on my grill size to one that is large enough to actually do "zone" cooking - also known as cooking a rack of ribs over indirect heat. I got a little help with these ribs from an old cookbook of mine, The Barbecue! First, I remove the membrane of the back side of spareribs. I also remove the extra flap of meat that is on the top side. Lift it and gradually work the knife underneath and slice it off. Now you have a nice, clean rack of ribs that is ready to season.

Leftovers? Homemade Taco Seasoning. Make it Yourself! Baking Mix - DIY Bisquick. Make it Yourself! Baking Mix - DIY Bisquick.