Imitation “Pay Day” Halloween Snack Mix

Imitation Pay Day Snack Mix

Imitation Pay Day Snack Mix

Here’s another idea from my sister Jan, who in turn received this from our sister, Joy!  Gotta appreciate great sisters!  Anyway, Jan sent me this photo of her Pay Day Mix on her desk at work.  She says, Continue reading

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

Roasted Vegetables with Wild Rice & Balsamic Reduction

She wasn’t kidding, my sister Jill, that is.  She has been raving about the glories of balsamic vinegar reduction for ages, but I finally succumbed.  I’m delighted that I finally listened & tried it for myself!  Jill is one of my 3 sisters, the one who has the elegant dinner parties, of which she cooks & bakes all on her own.  She’s very skilled in the kitchen, and entertains like no one’s business!  (Why is it that I feel like I’m naming off the personalities of the Spice Girls whenever I describe one of my sisters?)!  Yikes!

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Pasole – A Family Favorite

Pasole

Pasole

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

One of my Mom’s friends grew up in Peru, where they make a delicious stew called Pasole.  This friend was kind enough to share the basic recipe, Mom shared it with us, & we’ve been making ever since!  Pasole is very simple to make, and it requires very few ingredients, including Continue reading

Save Time & Money with a Little Freezer Prep

prepared corn cobs

prepared corn cobs

The old saying, “I’ve got more time than money”  holds true for many of us.  Whether it’s repairing things yourself instead of hiring out, learning to make your own flower arrangements or home decor, rather than purchasing the expensive alternatives, and so on.  For many of us, we choose to do the food prep work ourselves, finding Continue reading