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Mrs. R’s Awesome Tater Tots! They Will Make Your Taste Buds Tingle!

Homemade Tater Tots are one of my favorite ways to eat potatoes. They remind me of the warm, fuzzy feelings of childhood. But, these Tater Tots are sooo much more than the frozen kind I had as a child. The recipe is pretty straight forward using simple, basic ingredients but they can be a bit labor intensive if you’re feeding a large family. Because of this, I usually make them when I’m batch cooking on a Sunday. They freeze really...

Panzanella, My Way!

This summer has started out pretty fiery here in South Carolina with highs in the 100’s and let me tell you, at the end of a long day the last thing you want is a hot meal prepared in a hot kitchen. So, the other night I was rummaging through the fridge to see what I could put together that was cool, refreshing and filling. Of course, salad was my first option but I was a tad bit hungrier than...

Not So Traditional Multi-National Pasta … Really? Yes Really!

As many of you know I’m Not Your Average Meal Planner and yesterday I took out some handmade Irish Banger Sausage not quite knowing exactly what I was going to do with it. When it was time to start preparing supper the first thing I thought was, of course, Bangers and Mash, a traditional Irish pub dish. Nope, I was in the mood for pasta lol … and I guess you can say traditional is not in my vocabulary so...

Creamy, Dreamy Parmesan Dill Dressing

This creamy, dreamy Parmesan Dill Dressing makes the perfect compliment to your farm fresh organic salad greens. Homemade salad dressings are as simple as 1-2-3 … measure, mix and chill. Yep … it’s just that simple. This Parmesan Dill Dressing is a big hit with my family and one of the most requested. Make a batch tonight and hear your family say “Yum!” Do you have a fabulous salad dressing recipe? See you in the comments,...

Mung Bean Curry, Simply Delish!

If you read my post MySuccessful Lal Masoor Dal you know that I have been dabbling in Indian cuisine. I love to dabble especially when it comes to international dishes! I love the history, the cultures and the simplistic applications used by its people. It just fascinates me. Today I’m going to share a recipe for Mung Bean Curry. Just a little history about Mung Beans, they have been dubbed as the “Food of the Gods” due to their nutritious...

Tuna Salad on Naan Bread w/ Homemade Avocado Dressing

I try to serve fish/shellfish at least once a week. Not every week is it in my grocery budget and during a “cheap week” like that I head to my go to fish by Sustainable Seas. Sustainable Seas Tuna is a: delicious solid white and solid light tunas sourced from fisheries which employ sustainable pole and troll fishing techniques. These methods ensure that the tuna are caught without the incidental bycatch of other sea life — seabirds, sharks and sea...

Why Plant Organically?

I found a great article from LiveStrong.com, a trademark of The Lance Armstrong Foundation, explaining the definition of Organic Seeds. This article will aid you in making a well informed decision about choosing organic seeds for your herb and vegetable gardens.  Photo Credit Seed image by Ella from Fotolia.comRead the Definition of Organic Seeds Here are few other useful resources concerning organic gardening and seeds. Intensive Organic Gardening – FactSheet provided by The Ohio State University Intensive organic gardening offers...