Realistic Cooking Ideas

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I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season! This year we tried several new recipes for Thanksgiving that I will be sharing. We also ventured into making a deep-fried turkey with a deep fryer that can be used within the house. The day before the turkey was injected with a butter and garlic marinade and …

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One of the things I love about cooking is you can take a recipe, modify it, and it has a whole new look and taste. Potato Soup is a great dish for modifications. This year I used bacon, fresh parsley, fresh chives, and white cheddar cheese for a wonderful blend of flavors! It can be …

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I really baby my slow-cooked meals and this Guinness Beef Stew is not an exception! As a bonus, this is the best version of Guinness Beef Stew that I ever made! It has a wonderful full flavor with a bit of sweetness. Most stews need to sit a day or two for the flavors to …

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Is everyone getting ready for St. Patrick’s Day? I found this wonderful recipe that was adapted from Recipe TV. Now I will not claim it is authentic since there are US substitutions and I am sure there are “secrets” that the Irish have that are not shared! But this recipe is so easy to make …

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I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Years and that 2016 is the best year ever for you and your family! This New Years I tried a new recipe for Scallops by making a citrus ginger sauce serving them with a wild rice. They came out delicious. But there is a step that …

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This is a wonderful dish that I adapted from Beachbody for Thanksgiving. If you are doing the 21-Day Fix Challenge or any of the other Beachbody challenges, be sure to follow their recipe for the correct container conversion. This dish was a great healthy substitute for traditional stuffing and dressing. I do not really care …

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For Thanksgiving I use to make a turkey but for the most part no one really wanted a traditional turkey. Over the years I made different variations on roasting a turkey and then we transitioned into beef dishes. Last year I made a wonderful Beef Tenderloin with a Madeira Rosemary Shallot Sauce. This year we …

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