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This is a great dry rub for Pork Side and Baby Back Ribs. The following ingredients will do 2 full slabs of ribs. Double, triple as necessary. Ingredients: 2 Tblsp Paprika 1 Tblsp Salt 1 Tblsp Onion Powder 2 Tblsp Brown Sugar 1 Tspn Black Pepper 1 Tspn Cayenne Pepper  Directions: Pat dry ribs and [..]

Well summer is here once again and this one of everybody’s favorite. I love potato salad which I refer to as “cement”, because it has so much body you could build a retaining wall with it! This recipe has a nice “tang” to it and you can just replace the potato with pasta for an [..]

This is a great veggie dish that enhances any beef dish because of its earthy likeness to fireside cuisine (wow I like that!) There are few rules to this recipe except that the ingredients are of the root vegetable family. First pick your poison! Turnip Rutabaga Beet Yam Squash Etc  Pick at least 3 for [..]

I like the New Zealand small but chubby lamb chops that are sold at Costco. Usually package of 8. Of course any lamb chop will serve you well for this simple grilling recipe. The trick is in the marinade. Prepare the Marinade 1/3 cup of Olive oil 4-6 Cloves of Garlic – finely chopped 1tspn [..]

2 cups split peas, rinsed 6 cups cold water 5 cups chicken broth 1 carrot, finely chopped 1 celery stalk with leaves, finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped 1 teaspoon sugar (optional) 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 bay leaf salt & pepper to taste dash each of parsley, thyme, marjoram [..]

Use small green or yellow Zucchinis (10 – 12 inches long) Slice zucchini in half lengthwise Drizzle with olive oil Season with salt and pepper Top with grated cheese (Cheddar or Packaged 3 cheese mix) Bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve as side dish or cut into 1 inch lengths [..]

I have owned a dehydrator for years now and it is one of the best investments I have ever made. I used to own a smoker years ago to make beef jerky but quite honestly it became too much of a chore – an all day process with nasty cleanup.  Although the end result was [..]

Ingredients 4 Large Potatoes (shredded) 1 Cup of Goat Cheese Salt and Pepper Preparation 3 tblsps of oil in skillet or frying pan. Fill skillet with shredded potato to half height. Season with salt and pepper. Cook on medium heat stovetop until golden brown on bottom. Layer goat cheese over potato. Put next layer of shredded [..]

This savory and hearty soup calls for nutrient-rich ingredients that are readily available year-round. Rich in healthy protein, natural vitamin C, and carotenoids, this soup offers plenty of fuel for a healthy immune system, and is a filling choice for vegans and omnivores alike. Ingredients: 1 carrot, chopped into bite-size pieces 1 rib celery, diced [..]

This dish is so easy yet so tasty. I’m sure it will become a favourite! 4 sole filets 1 can of crab meat (approx 1/2 cup of fresh) 1/2 cup of shrimp (cooked ok) 1/2 cup of light cream cheese (room temp) Mix crab, shrimp and cream cheese well. Place sole fillets side by side to cover small [..]


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