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Recipe reviews and tried and true recipes from my kitchen

 

I like to cook, though if someone else would do the dishes that would be grand. Any volunteers?

Scroll down for a complete list of all my recipe reviews and other cooking-related stuff!   You’ll find recipe reviews here under the heading of “Gonna Eat That.”  Most of the recipes I try come from AllRecipes.com.  I use that site the most because they have a huge collection PLUS user reviews – it’s nice to see what real folks say about a recipe before giving it a whirl.




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Recipe Reviews & Cooking Posts from The Beauty of Midlife

Hi all! Just popping in to share a recipe, this one made with my kitchen gadget du jour, the Instant Pot!  This recipe is from Barbara at Pressure Cooking Today... it's her awesome and EASY recipe for chicken enchilada soup ...
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'Fessing up in advance here... I am easily lured by the siren song of a new kitchen gadget.  If a gizmo claims it will save me time or effort or will outperform another gizmo, then tell me more! And so, ...
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What's for dinner? I came home from work tonight, tired and hungry, and there was nothing premade in my fridge.  So, on the verge of blowing $20 and calling for pizza delivery, I decided to throw a bunch of stuff ...
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Oh. Em. Gee.  You have to try this pecan pound cake recipe from AllRecipes.com.   It's everything that a cake should be - moist, sweet, and delicious.  I omitted the butter flavored extract simply because I didn't have any, but ...
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For about two months now I have been experimenting with my gas grill. Until this spring it has always just been a big, black, shiny contraption in the corner of my patio, used mainly by "guest grillers." I don't know ...
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Maybe it's because I was starving, but this tastes soooooo good.  This is what I'm eating while working on the blog today.  It's a ripe avocado seasoned with some garlic powder, garam masala, and kosher salt. Mush it all up ...
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Just a quick note to say DAMN, that was a good dinner last night! This recipe earned a spot of honor in the blue binder where I keep only tried-and-true favorites. (Note to self: I should tell you about that ...
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My new home is decorated for Christmas, and I wanted to share a few photos with you.  The living room mantle is my favorite spot because it includes two of my best snowmen including one (on the left) which was ...
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I'm back in the habit of cooking at home again!  It's good news for my budget, and also for my health. Perhaps not so good for my health is that lately I'm interested in baking again as well. A close ...
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It's fall here in Ohio!  I think this morning was our first frost, but it's been getting gradually chillier all week.  Mike makes me laugh - he marks the passing of the seasons by the change from outdoor foods (grilling) ...
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Tonight's dinner was the bomb.  With the elimination diet I've been on for the past few weeks, my food choices have been limited - and a bit bland.  I've been craving Indian food but much of it contains dairy.  So ...
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Yesterday was a 14+ hour work day with lots of time spent running around and moving heavy stuff.  (We had a fundraiser at work.  It was a boatload of work but also a boatload of fun.)  Maybe I depleted my ...
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I feel bad for those who got their gluten-free marching orders in years past. Now there are so many gluten-free foods on the market and so much awareness about it that going without it is actually doable. Gluten free seems ...
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About ten days ago, I took a new step on my journey to take better care of myself.  I visited a certified lifestyle educator at a naturopathic practice in Columbus called Leaves of Life.  My reason for going was that ...
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What to do with a half a head of leftover cabbage? Hmmm. Chef Google recommended braising. And, who knew? It's delicious! Here's my version... Braised Cabbage with Kielbasa and Apples You'll need: 2 Tbsp butter 1 c water ½ head ...
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Mike and I have started calling ourselves, “The Dynamic Duo of Dinner.”  Mike is a total bad-ass with a gas grill, and we’ve been having a good time cooking together.  Our latest favorite is these grilled veggies. The first night ...
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Dating is fattening, but not this fresh tomato salad!  Mike and I have been going out for nice dinners and watching movies on the couch all winter.  Time to get back to healthier eating and more outdoor fun.  Today’s homemade ...
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