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Kitchen Tip: For Cooking Hard Boiled Eggs

When boiling eggs, start your eggs in cold water and add a pinch of salt to keep the shells from cracking.  It makes for a better hard boiled egg.  Bring water to a boil and cook for about 15 min.  Salt.  Yum! : )

What do you like to do with hard boiled eggs?

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Dinner Ideas: Stuffed Pepper Soup

  • 1  1/2 – pounds ground beef
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 can (28 ounces) tomato sauce
  • One large tomato, chopped
  • small onion, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked long grain rice
  • chopped green peppers
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
Cook the ground meat until no longer pink.   Drain if you want.  I like to leave a little of the fat.  Stir in the remaining ingredients cook over medium heat until it starts to boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes or until peppers are tender.  It will make about 10 servings

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Kitchen Tip: The Best Way To Store Bananas!

Don’t store your bananas in a bunch or with other fruits.  Separate the bananas and place each in a different locations. Bananas release gases which cause fruits, including other bananas to ripen quickly.  If you separate them they will keep longer.

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Dinner Tonight: Baked Scalloped Potatoes

Are you looking for a quick dinner for tonight?  Here is something!

5-6 thinly sliced potatoes
3 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon salt
1 dash cayenne pepper
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated cheese , to sprinkle on top
Dash of Paprika

In a small sauce pan, melt butter and blend in flour. Add the milk while stirring with a whisk. Season with salt, and cayenne. Cook sauce on low until smooth, stirring occasionally with a whisk until it boils. Reduce heat and stir in cheese. Place a half the sliced potatoes in a lightly greased casserole dish. Pour half of cheese sauce over potatoes. Repeat with second layer of potatoes and cheese sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Top with some paprika.

Other Ideas:  My mom some times did this, throw a couple hotdogs on top before baking the dish.  Something a little different for dinner : )

Bake uncovered for about 1 hour at 350°F

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One of my favorite dinners that Mom use to always make.  Does it bring back memories?


1 Bag of wide egg noodles
2 (6 oz.) can tuna fish, drained
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 can milk
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash of pepper
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/4 cup breadcrumbs


Cook and drain noodles as indicated on their package.  Separate tuna into flakes; mix with soup, milk, and seasonings.  Combine noodles and tuna mixture in a baking dish.  Sprinkle top with breadcrumbs.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Makes about 6 servings.

Note: Sometimes I add a small can of mushroom pieces into the mixture.

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Kitchen Tip: How To Keep Potatoes From Budding!

To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with them.

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Kitchen Tip: How To Keep Celery Fresh!

To keep celery fresh, trim and put in a container of water.  Keep in the fridge. It will last a long time while covered with water.

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Easy Dinner Tonight: BAKED RIGATONI

1 lb. Rigatoni
One can of your favorite spaghetti sauce
8 slices of Provolone or Mozzarella cheese
A hand full of Pizza Pepperoni
One onion.
One green pepper.

Cook rigatoni as directed on the box. In a pot, saute your vegetables in a little butter until they start to get soft. Slice the pepperoni into small pieces. Add pepperoni and spaghetti sauce to the pot and simmer for about 15 more mins. Mix the sauce and Rigatoni. Place half the mixture into a baking dish. Cover with half the cheese. Place the rest of the mixture in the baking dish and cover with the rest of the cheese. Bake covered at 375 for about 1/2 hours. You can uncover the last 10 min to crisp the top.

Happy Eating : P

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Food Tip: The Recipe Calls For Hot Peppers, But I Hate Hot Peppers!

The recipe calls for an ingredient that I do not like.  What should I do?  Ahh.. leave it out!  If you do not like something that is called for in a recipe then try leaving it out or adding something to replace it.  I do this all the time.  Change the recipe to make it your own.  Add stuff that you like and get rid of the stuff you don’t.  It’s ok to experiment!  Just make sure you cook it fully!  Happy cooking : )

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