Tag: sugar

Brown Rice and Spanish Lentils Salad

If you like salads with a tangy dressing, this brown rice and lentil recipe is right up your alley.  My husband was all over this dish and went back for seconds. Try this whole foods plant-based recipe and let me know what you think. before telling the recipe I must tell you Rice can either […]

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Pickled Carrots and Green Pear Tomatoes

I got impatient a few weeks back waiting for my yellow pear tomatoes to ripen on the plants.  I had a mean hankering for pickled green tomatoes.  Usually, pickled green tomato recipes are for the end of the growing season, not the beginning.  A voice in my head said, “Who cares what time of the […]

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Make Chocolate Syrup from Scratch

  HERE’S ALL YOU NEED makes 2 1/4 cup syrup 1 1/2 cup table sugar 1 cup cocoa powder 1/8 teaspoon table salt 1 1/4 cup boiling hot water 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional) In a medium saucepan over medium low heat, stir the sugar, cocoa, salt, and water together in the pan.  Allow the mixture to […]

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Intensely Strawberry-Strawberry Jam

The first growing season I spent putting up jams and jellies, I used pectin in everything.  That’s what the recipe said to add, so that’s what I did.  This past strawberry pickin’ season, I made strawberry jam the old fashion way or the classic way.  I kept the pectin box in the pantry and I […]

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PB&Q: Pea, Beans and Quinoa Salad

I’m teaching myself to make more quinoa recipes for my family.  Quinoa is pretty tasty; it reminds me of rice, but it’s not a starch.  It’s a protein.  It can turn a simple side salad recipe into a light dinner. I pulled this light dinner recipe into existence with leftover black eye peas, black beans, […]

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4 Bean Salad Recipe that ROCKS!

Every Thursday, the kids and I gather up our school papers and head over to our friend’s, the Buckwalters, to learn science and art together.  My favorite part is lunch time and tea time.  Cheryl and I share the love of cooking and drinking tea.  She’s an excellent cook whose family enjoys Thai, Indian, Ukrainian, […]

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Smoky Sweet Rub Recipe

You wanna talk about something good!  Oh baby, this smoky sweet rub recipe is just right for those meat eaters who prefer smoky flavors with a little tinge of sweet. It always makes me wanna take another bite. I have massaged this rub into locally grown pork baby back ribs, pastured raised whole chickens for […]

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Sour Cherry Jam Recipe

Sour cherries are available in late May through June here in Texas.  So, I wanted to take advantage of this time and try making a batch of Cherry Jam.  I’ve made applesauce, blueberry jam, red plum jam, strawberry jam and I figured we could never have enough jam in the pantry. This recipe includes instructions […]

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Fresh Pickled Beets

Take a look around, you just might find a local farmer growing beets.  Take the opportunity to stock up on them and put up a few jars.  You’ll be glad you did. HERE’S ALL IT TAKES makes about 6 pints 3 quarts beets (about 24 small beets) 2 cups sugar 2 cinnamon sticks 1 tablespoon […]

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Fresh Red Plum Jam

Red plum jelly or red plum jam, either one works for me.  There’s nothing like eating fruit jams from fresh picked fruits, especially if you picked the fruit yourself.  I confess that I didn’t have to pick these plums.  My dear neighbors have plum trees in their backyard and brought me a couple of bags. […]

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Fresh Picked Red Plum Jelly

I’m very blessed to have a thoughtful neighbor with plum trees.  My kids, well, my whole family’s favorite jelly is Red Plum Jelly.  There’s no better jelly for peanut butter sandwiches than red plum.  ;D Well last plum season, my dear neighbor brought of over a bag of fresh picked red plums.  They weren’t quite […]

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Moist Cornbread Baked in a Cast Iron Skillet

The best way to bake a moist cornbread recipe is by using a cast iron skillet.  I don’t know what it is about that iron pan, but it sure puts an extra groan in every bite.  I’ve made moist cornbread muffins plenty of times and they’ve been great for making individual servings that are easy […]

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Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Apples

This sweet potatoes recipe comes to us from Laura C., a loyal reader of SimpleDailyRecipes.com. Laura says: “I served the sweet potatoes with slices of meatloaf (which my husband makes and is amazingly delicious) and green beans. Excellent.” Amended – from “Martha Stewart” 4 large sweet potatoes (approx. 2 lbs), pierced with the tines of […]

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Pretty Pumpkin Pancakes

I’m working on a new pumpkin pancakes recipe for SDR.  I need y’all to give this a try and let me know how it works out for your family.  Make it just as directed and see if it’s a worthy recipe.  We really enjoyed them and there weren’t any leftover.  I enjoyed one without syrup […]

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Pollock Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Here’s a healthy cookie recipe that you can eat without feeling guilty.  One of the tricks to keeping them light on the calorie count is using a 1-inch scoop to measure out the dough.  You can treat yourself to a great little cookie that’s not going to throw off your whole day. HERE’S ALL IT […]

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