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"Good" Bye Lunch

Share the post “"Good" Bye Lunch” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Today was my good-bye lunch at Goodyear. This is such a nice group of co-workers. Everyone showed up for my lunch at Rocknes… all 25 of us + Brett. We have never had a group lunch where everyone attended. I did not expect any gift, but they surprised me with some very generous restaurant gift cards. I will…

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REDUCED-FAT BLACK BEAN SOUP

Share the post “REDUCED-FAT BLACK BEAN SOUP” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I love a hot, hearty soup on a cold, snowy winter day. I found an interesting low-fat recipe while browsing the Beacon Journal at lunch last Wednesday. I stopped at the grocery on the way home and bought the supplies and made it that evening. It was excellent. You would never suspect that it was low-fat, high…

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Hey Y'all

Share the post “Hey Y'all” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Yesterday Brett and I went to the IX Center with our pals Mike and Greg to see the Food Network’s Fabulous Food Show. We had tickets to see Paula Deen, the Goddess of Butter and Cream. She is quite an entertaining person. There was a lot of audience interaction and some good cooking. Our friends Tom and Steven from…

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Spicy Sweet Potato Fries – November's Recipe of the Month

Share the post “Spicy Sweet Potato Fries – November's Recipe of the Month” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Sweet potatoes and yams are plentiful and cheap this month. Many people do not realize that they are much healthier for you than potatoes. This recipe was in our monthly safety and health magazine at work. It is super low fat (14 g for the whole recipe). I made these last…

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Chicken-Apple Burgers

Share the post “Chicken-Apple Burgers” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint It’s apple time in Ohio. Here’s a recipe that uses apples in a different way than you would expect. The apple adds moisture and a fresh taste to chicken (or turkey) burgers that are usually dry. Chicken-Apple Burgers 1 apple, finely chopped 4 green onions, chopped 1¼ tsp. poultry seasoning ½ tsp. salt 2 TBS. water 1 lb. ground…

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Do you have a name for my new blog?

Share the post “Do you have a name for my new blog?” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint I’ve been pondering creating a new web site, a recipe blog. Many of my friends are great cooks. Add to that, I love collecting recipes. I want to put up a web site where my bear friends can contribute recipes and chat about bears in the kitchen. I am looking for a…

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Corn’s ready!

Share the post “Corn’s ready!” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Sweet corn is ready in our area. I look forward to the corn harvest season. This year promises to be a long one. The corn is spectacular with all the rain early in the summer and the heat. My favorite place, Dussel Farm, is just around the corner. I’ve hit them up twice this week. They also have tomatoes…

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Everyone loves Sangria!

Share the post “Everyone loves Sangria!” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Here’s the recipe for sangria that I use. I made it for a work outing last week with great reviews. It’s one I found a while back and customized it to fit my tastes. Enjoy. Sangria 2 750 ml Red Wine 2/3 Cup Rum 2/3 Cup Triple Sec or Cointreau 1 small frozen orange juice concentrate 1 Small…

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Caramel Apple Salad

Share the post “Caramel Apple Salad” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint My cousin Linda Aguilar first introduced me to this salad at a family reunion about five years ago. The ingredients may sound strange, but the taste is distinctively like a caramel apple. It’s a great cool down for a picnic on a hot day or potluck in the fall when apples are plentiful. 6 2 ¼ ounce Snickers…

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Fresh Balsamic Asparagus Salad

Share the post “Fresh Balsamic Asparagus Salad” FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInE-mailPrint Here’s a great recipe I found online at www.recipezaar.com. I had bought some asparagus yesterday and had plenty of fresh basil and mushrooms. I always seem to steam asparagus and serve it with lemon butter. I marinated this salad for 6 hours and the taste was quite delicious. I think the dressing could be used in other…

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