Add Some Zip to Your Hamburger: Caesar Burger Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Lots of folks will be grilling out this weekend. Hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, and watermelon will be served at picnics and family gatherings all weekend long. While there is nothing like a good ole hamburger grilled over charcoal, there are a couple things you can do to spice up the original. The most basic trick is to add 1 T. Worcestershire sauce and 1 T. grill seasoning to 1 lb. ground beef before … [Read more...]

Crunchy Cabbage Salad Recipe

This recipe is an upscale Chinese Chicken Salad with toasted pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds along with the traditional ramen noodle. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Ramen noodles get a bad rap. Many of us enjoyed them while in college since they were cheap, filling food. But, now that we’re all grown up, we are far too sophisticated to eat lowly ramen noodles. I beg to differ. Ramen noodles can be eaten raw or cooked and the … [Read more...]

Asparagus Pasta Salad Recipe

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I love asparagus and I am always looking for a new way to make it. Pasta salad is a staple in our house during the summer months. It is easy to make and there are so many variations. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! The warm summer calls for cookouts, picnics, and the gathering of family and friends. Most of the time, it’s a time to share covered dishes and enjoy the fresh bounty of summer vegetables. Pasta salads are the perfect … [Read more...]

Chicken Parmesan Sub Sandwich Recipe

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Summer is a busy time which results on eating out or on the go. Connie has some wonderful ideas for portable meals that I honestly would have never thought of! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! This time of year lots of folks are looking for portable meals. You know what I mean…quick, healthy meals you can take with you to the ballpark, swimming pool, and in our case, the hay field. Beyond ham & cheese sandwiches, what should you pack? … [Read more...]

Curried Pork in a Cream Sauce Slow Cooker Recipe

I love curry and I can't wait to try this easy recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I ruined a beautiful pork loin roast recently. I cooked it too long in not enough liquid and dried it out. Mistakes happen, I guess. But, I was not about to waste that roast, dry or not. So, I began looking for recipes that would tenderize the already-cooked meat and perk up the flavor. I found a curry cream sauce recipe that would do the trick, but … [Read more...]

Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

I love spinach! I actually prefer spinach over lettuce for my salads. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I love a big, green salad, especially in the spring. Romaine, arugula, mixed baby greens, spinach, frisee, escarole, even cabbages, and good ole iceberg make crisp and healthy salads with limitless possibilities. Some of my favorite salad ingredients include something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something cheesy. … [Read more...]

Rhubarb Crumble Recipe

I have never tried Rhubarb! After looking at Connie's recipe, I am tempted. I just love crisps or crumbles- my favorite dessert! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Rhubarb is a tart vegetable, so it is often misunderstood. It looks like reddish-colored celery and is optimum in the spring and early summer. The thin-skinned stalk should be no thicker than your thumb. Because of rhubarb’s tartness, recipes usually call for a lot of sugar. The … [Read more...]

Chicken Strawberry Wraps Recipe

I can't wait to try this recipe with fresh strawberries from my garden! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Once the weather gets a little warmer, it seems like everyone is looking for an outdoor adventure. Taking after-supper walks, tossing the baseball with the kids, even yard work is good for the soul in the spring. A wonderful activity for your family to try this spring is visiting a berry farm. You and your kids can pick your own fresh, … [Read more...]

Chicken & Rice Soup Recipe & Unique Add-ins

This is a wonderful and creative recipe! I would have never thought of adding sweet potatoes to soup! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Soup season is almost over. I love a good, steamy bowl of soup or stew during the fall and winter months. But, I rarely make soups in the summer. It’s just too hot outside! However, these cool spring evenings or rainy spring days still call for a light and healthy soup. With all the pollen in the air, a … [Read more...]

Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead … [Read more...]