Realistic Cooking Ideas

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

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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A cold chicken salad is always nice on a hot summer day! When making a salad, a purchased rotisserie chicken saves time and eliminates heating the oven. Grilling a marinade chicken breast is also another great option. Many supermarkets are now selling grilled or cooked chicken to quickly throw together a salad. There are not …

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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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We love chicken fingers but not the unhealthy calories that come with deep fried foods! Often the substitutes to deep-fried dishes are not that great. This recipe is the exception – it is delicious! You can get a nice deep-fried appearance through baking and the Panko’s breadcrumbs. I had the white breadcrumbs in our pantry …

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This has been an odd winter. Some weeks are very mild and then other weeks we are having snowstorms with -22F degrees weather with the wind chill. Today we are having high winds that are melting the snow. Comfort food is a must during these days and soup can be a great way to prepare …

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