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Friday, January 29, 2021

Marcella Hazen's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Have you met this sauce yet? Marcella Hazen's Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter. Easy, quick, delicious, and only four ingredients. Who needs jarred sauce when you can have a sauce this delicious? 


Thursday, January 28, 2021

Funtastic Friday #317

Valentine Vignette and Recycled Heart Box, No-Bake Heart Rice Krispy Treats, Framed Vintage Valentines, a Mid Century Modern Dresser Make Over, A Wedding Soiree Blog, and Nutella Filled Sugar Cookies are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 01.28.2021

The ThirtySix in Leather, How to Make a Teapot Cozy, Hearty Minestrone Soup, and Tricks and Tips for Getting Artwork on Your Walls are this week's featured posts!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Simple, Sweet and Sour, Salad Dressing

Quick and so easy to put together, Simple Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing is one delicious salad dressing! Simple ingredients come together to create a dressing that is exactly as the name implies, simple, sweet, and sour...


Carrot Raisin Banana Bread, whole grain and no refined sugar

Carrot Raisin Banana Bread is a delicious whole-wheat quick bread with no refined sugar. Made with whole food ingredients, it is also 100% delicious! Which is the most important part, because if it doesn't taste good, no one will eat it...


Monday, January 25, 2021

Crunchy Tangy Jicama Waldorf Salad

Are you looking for a new salad to enjoy and offer another delicious way to get more vegetables into your meal plans? If so, give this Crunchy Tangy Jicama Waldorf Salad a try! Only six ingredients and about 5 minutes time, and you will have a crunchy tasty salad to enjoy!
Friday, January 22, 2021

White Bean Soup, with Cilantro Broth

Easy, delicious White Bean Soup with Cilantro Broth is perfect to enjoy just about anytime, but especially when you desire something fresh, frugal, and full of vegetables! With already cooked beans on hand, this easy delicious full meal soup comes together quickly!

White Bean Soup with Cilantro Broth.
Thursday, January 21, 2021

Funtastic Friday #316

Fun Vintage Finds, Transitioning from Christmas to Winter, How to make a Valentine Board, Wood Crate Storage with Wheels, Views of Antwerp, A Winter Snowman Tablescape, Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Cookies, and a Brown Rice Taco Bowl are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 01-21-2021

A 2020 Recap, Easy Egg Roll in a Bowl, An Embroidered Jumper Upcycle, and Little Jam Hand Pies are this week's featured posts!

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Cherry Raisin Welsh Tea Cake, with a walnut crown

Cherry Raisin Welsh Tea Cake is a simple riff on the traditional Welsh Tea Cake that I have grown to love. Made with dried cherries and raisins, the flavors all come together to play off each other as well as the delicious mix of spices! This Cherry Raisin Welsh Tea Cake also has a toasty walnut crown to add a bit of crunch! Serve at room temperature with a thin spread of creamy butter...

Monday, January 18, 2021

One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes

One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes, just like Mom made.....food doesn't get much better than this! Food made with love served with love and loved by all who enjoy time around your table. That's a pan of One Pan Pork Chops and Scalloped Potatoes!

Friday, January 15, 2021

Chicken and Onions baked with Rosemary, Toasted Crumbs and Parmesan Cheese

When you walk into your pantry, could you make a meal from the ingredients on hand? If you can, you have a well-stocked pantry. Our own well-stocked pantry is how Chicken and Onions baked with Rosemary, Toasted Crumbs and Parmesan Cheese came to be! A simple to make, delicious dinner to enjoy, entirely from what you have on hand... 
Thursday, January 14, 2021

Funtastic Friday #315

Free Vintage Floral Patterns for Textiles, How to Make a Handmade Felt Brooch from Old Sweaters, The A to Z of Denim Crafts, The Top Ten Most Viewed in 2020 from Fresh Vintage, a Primitive Chest Make Over, and Chicken Enchilada Soup Recipe are this week's featured posts!

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 01.14.2021

November Bible Journaling Pages, Pecan Crusted Chicken, The Top 10 DIY Projects of 2020, and Easy Caramel Puddings are this week's featured posts!   

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage

Sweet Potato Gratin with Fresh Sage is one of those dishes that need to be in your family's meal plan rotation! It is that good! Sweet potatoes are not only delicious but good for you too. This easy to assemble dish is one you will make again, and again! Sweet potatoes and fresh sage never tasted so good!

The flavors in this easy to assemble oven casserole are a perfect partner to just about any main course. If you enjoy sweet potatoes but get tired of a sweet, sweet potato dish, then Sweet Potatoes Gratin with Fresh Sage is what you are looking for! 
Monday, January 11, 2021

Curried "Peas and Carrots" Split Pea Soup

Peas and carrots are a well-known veggie duo! And they shine brightly together in this delicious Curried "Peas and Carrots" Split Pea Soup. Peas and carrots have always tasted great together and especially so in this tasty soup! Why not make up a pot of Curried "Peas and Carrots" Split Pea Soup? It will be ready when you are! Because nothing is nicer than coming in from out of the cold to a hot bowl of soup...

There is one truth we can all share, there will never be too many recipes for soup! Curried "Peas and Carrots" split Pea Soup is warming in cold weather, frugal when the food budget is tight, and just tastes good! Perfect in a bowl or bowl with a hunk of cornbread on the side, or maybe a buttered biscuit. 
Friday, January 8, 2021

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews

Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is a fresh breath of air, in winter! This delicious salad calls for frozen peas, which is perfect, because good quality frozen peas are available year-round, but always in winter! Salads are equally important in winter, so they better be worth eating, and I can tell you that Winter Pea Salad Plate with Tomatoes and Cashews is so worth eating!

We don't follow the food pyramid, we just don't. What we do follow is a healthy eating plan, and if I need to I can always do a quick mental checklist and make up for what we might have missed at breakfast and lunch, at dinner time. Our list goes something like this...

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Funtastic Friday # 314

How to Transition from Christmas to Winter Decor, DIY Sofa Table, A recipe for Popcorn Delight, The Ultimate Guide to Buying the Best Cookware, A Mid Century Accent Wall, and A Dining Room Table Makeover are this week's featured posts!

 

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Encouraging Hearts and Home 01.07.2021

My Favorite Books of the Year, Starting a Vegetable Garden from Scratch, Lots to Love 10-inch Doll Sweater Set Pattern and Monthly Menu Planning Resources are this week's featured posts!

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Monday, January 4, 2021

BBQ Chicken Salad for Sandwiches

How to make BBQ Chicken Salad. Easy, delicious, and no additional pans to wash! It really is a bonus meal to enjoy. Not the usual chicken salad, you will love this one, with chips or not, on the side!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Persimmon Vinaigrette, not too sweet and simply delicious!

How to make Persimmon Vinaigrette. Winter is the perfect time to try persimmons, they are seasonal to our winters here in the states, with a delicious, bright, fruity flavor. Persimmon Vinaigrette is perfect over mixed greens topped with Feta crumbles, or simply spooned over avocado slices...

I had never eaten a persimmon before creating this Persimmon Vinaigrette, but I have to say I am looking forward to experimenting with more persimmon recipes. A quick internet search offers a plethora of recipes to consider, make, and enjoy!  And with their bright color, it is not hard to see them in the marketplace. When you do, consider it persimmon season and begin the fun!

While out shopping a few years ago, I put one persimmon in the cart. Cautious due to this being a new food for me to work with, in the kitchen. Since I had only bought one, I actually limited myself to what I could make....which is exactly how this recipe for Persimmon Vinaigrette came to be. And we loved it! I have made it with every type of vinegar you would have in your pantry, and it is delicious each and every time. I will caution you, however, the balsamic vinegar while delicious results in a very dark-colored vinaigrette. Today I made this recipe with red wine vinegar.  

Easy to make, delicious to eat Persimmon Vinaigrette!