Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

Homemade Ranch Dressing Mix

I love my Homemade Ranch Dressing, but it’s a bit of a PITA to make because you have to measure out all of the ingredients. My solution is to mix the dry ingredients ahead of time and store them in a little jar. I like to combine enough for six batches, so that’s what this recipe makes, but you can do the math and make more or less if you want. Ingredients for the mix: 3  teaspoons dried chives3  teaspoons dried parsley3  teaspoons…

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Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Dressing

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Dressing

Roasted Garlic and Parmesan Dressing. This is one of the easiest dressings ever! It only requires four ingredients, and it is so good. It’s a lot like Alfredo sauce, but cold, so it is great for pasta salad if you are in the mood for a creamy one instead of one dressed with a vinaigrette. And if you love left-over chicken Alfredo, but hate the way it gets all congealed when it’s cold and then doesn’t really get a good…

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Chateau La Paws: Wine that Supports No Kill Shelters

Chateau La Paws: Wine that Supports No Kill Shelters

Chateau La Paws™ Red Wine Blend | Chateau La Paws™ I tried this yesterday and I liked it a lot. What got my attention was the statement on the label: WE PROUDLY SUPPORT NO KILL SHELTERS When I saw that I had to try it! I knew right then that if I liked it, I would be buying this brand from now on. I did, and I will, and I am going to try their other flavors soon! From their…

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Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Bread from scratch

Roasted Garlic and Cheddar Bread from scratch

  Ingredients:   1 1/8 cup warm water 1 packet yeast 3 tablespoons honey 3 cups all purpose flour ¼ cup parmesan 1 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons powdered milk 1 bulb roasted garlic 4 oz sharp cheddar, cubed Directions: Add water, honey, and yeast to bread machine pan. I think I may have poured more than 3 tablespoons of honey. Let sit for a while until it starts getting kind of foamy.   While you wait, cube the cheese and…

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Homemade Chicken or Beef Stock

Homemade Chicken or Beef Stock

  Broth or stock is the base for most soups, many sauces, and used in place of water to improve grains such as rice. Many recipes give you the option of using store-bought broth or stock, but nothing compares to homemade. Making your own is very easy, a great way to get the most out of meat you buy that contains bones, and gives you control over the flavor, any possible unwanted ingredients, and the sodium level (if you care…

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Rachel vs. “The Kitchen”: Simple Split Chicken Breasts

Rachel vs. “The Kitchen”: Simple Split Chicken Breasts

Rachel vs. “The Kitchen”: Simple Split Chicken Breasts This is so easy, but it always comes out juicy and wonderful. I make it frequently. I save up the bones in the freezer until I have enough to make Homemade Chicken Stock. I am planning to adapt this to a whole roasted chicken recipe soon, using some of the basics from my previous post Easy, Delicious Roast Chicken and Gravy.  

Homemade Red Sauce

Homemade Red Sauce

I normally buy red sauce because it’s so quick and easy to make a yummy, filling meal of spaghetti and meat sauce with a good jarred sauce. But, I have started making homemade mozzarella and ricotta, and I am planning to use them in lasagna, so it just seemed like homemade red sauce was called for. If I’m feeling really energetic I’ll even make my own lasagna noodles. This is the recipe for the basic red sauce, which goes well…

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Found Recipe: Guac & Chicken Pinwheels

Found Recipe: Guac & Chicken Pinwheels

I came across a recipe for Guac & Chicken Pinwheels with Tyson Grilled & Ready on Twitter (retweeted by @therebelchick here). This is so quick, easy, and good. It looks like a great way to use up some of the ingredients you have hanging around the fridge, too. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for inviting ways to use up the rest of the fresh spinach before it goes bad. So what we have here is some…

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

I love ranch dressing. I have always loved it, and still firmly believe that many foods are really just a tool for getting the ranch to your mouth. Many years ago I started noticing that when I ate appetizers or salad with it, I would start to feel crappy and lose my appetite before my main dish arrived. Of course, it turned out that the store-bought ranch and mixes were loaded with MSG. I did eventually find some brands that…

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Lemon Beef Thing

Lemon Beef Thing

Lemmon Beef Thing This is one of my favorite dishes. It is a nice change from the usual flavors we have around here. My recipe is adapted from a dish my mom used to make which was adapted from a veal scaloppini recipe. Don’t worry, there is no veal involved. In fact, there is no form of scaloppini in this recipe. Ingredients Stew meat, or any cut of beef cut into large bite-sized pieces Flour Salt Onion powder Lemon juice…

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