Realistic Cooking Ideas

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I have started a new cooking blog called Supper Plate. This blog will contain some of the recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas and many new recipes! The below recipes are now on Supper Plate and removed from Realistic Cooking Ideas. I hope that you will follow me at Supper Plate plus it is mobile friendly.   …

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Happy New Year Everyone! The past couple of years there have not been many posts by Realistic Cooking Ideas due to personal reasons. I am resuming blogging but under a new blog called Supper Plate. This blog will contain some of the recipes from Realistic Cooking Ideas that will be revised and many new recipes! …

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It is Saturday and I decided to try another pancake recipe – this time with fresh blueberries! The batter is thicker making a denser pancake, which means I could not stack all of the pancakes in the above picture. They made for a hardy breakfast especially if you add a side of eggs or other …

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This weekend we “spring forward” by moving our clocks ahead one hour for daylight savings. I do not care to change the clocks because in the fall I dislike the evening getting darker earlier and in spring I lose an hour of sleep! There is never enough time in the day so losing an hour …

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Last weekend I wanted to make Banana Pecan pancakes – but I was out of pecans! Instead I made Whole-Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes with a Chocolate Chip Surprise. This morning I was able to make my Whole Wheat Honey Banana Pecan Pancakes! These pancakes are packed with healthy ingredients and are delicious! When you make pancakes …

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I adopted this easy to make Yams recipe from my mother. She has an easy approach to making yams that retains their natural flavor. I added a little cinnamon and nutmeg to my version. However, you could try different spices or just make them with a little butter or olive oil. I hope you enjoy …

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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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This is my husband and mine second cooking video! We selected Chicken Cacciatore as it is one of our favorite meals on a cold winter day. This is a wonderful meal that can be made after work. If you have more time, you can let it slow-cook to enhance the flavors. Our video includes tips …

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This is an easy to prepare, wonderful dish that can be made in your slow cooker. I like to serve this recipe over Jasmine rice, with mandarin oranges topped with toasted walnuts. On the side I serve a spicy orange sauce that I buy at my local grocery store. Ingredients 1 ½ pounds boneless, skinless …

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You can make this tasty oatmeal dish to prepare your breakfast for several days by storing it in the refrigerator. When ready to serve, microwave and top with yogurt and fresh fruit. This recipe takes about 10-minutes to prepare and a few minutes to reheat and assemble. Ingredients 2 cups quick oats 3-1/2 cups skim …

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