Realistic Cooking Ideas

for Busy People! And sharing our life adventures along the way!

Is everyone enjoying the last few days of March? I know I will be glad for this month to be over and hopefully get closer to real spring weather. It still has been bitter cold – though today it got a bit warmer and we are hoping for better temperatures to come – and stay! …

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It is almost St. Patrick’s Day and even though I am not a beer drinker I do like to make a couple of recipes using Guinness Beer! Today I made these fantastic Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes which has the wonderful flavor of Guinness Beer. They were super easy to make and only took 25-minutes to bake …

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It is a good time of year to try different versions of my original Minestrone Slow-Cooked Stew. It is still bitter cold and we rarely get a warm day. Most of us are so looking forward to spring! I am so done with this winter – but am trying to find projects to keep me busy. …

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day everyone! Whether or not you are Irish or Irish American, I wish you a wonderful, blessed day filled with much happiness! Today I would like to share this Old Irish Blessing and an Irish Guinness Stew recipe. An Old Irish Blessing May love and laughter light your days, and warm your …

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On a cold winter day, most of us want some comfort food! I love chicken pot pie and chicken dumplings but wanted a twist on the traditional recipes. I started with a simple rosemary marinade for the chicken and added smoked paprika and dry sherry imparting a nice warmness. Rosemary has a woodsy aroma with …

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Treat yourself to a wonderful, healthy Mexican meal! Tequila Lime Grilled Chicken served with Pico de Gallo and Spanish Rice! Ordering this meal at a restaurant can cost you more than 1,200 calories and 65 grams of fat! This recipe is about 490 calories with 9.8 grams of fat. If you add a serving of …

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