Archive for comfort food

The Nature of Great Broth

What Makes for a Really Good Broth?

Vegetable Stock on Pot

How often have you found a great looking recipe to find that you don’t have any broth or clear soup on hand?  I found that using stock or broth makes the dish better tasting and appealing.

Buying canned or cartons of broth is not too expensive, but why buy it when you can make it?  It is really easy and you can do other things while it is “cooking” on the stove;  (stay in the house and check on it for safety reasons).

You can make broth from leftover vegetables and water!  Every time we have some “scraps” of vegetables, I throw them in a container in my refrigerator.  When it gets to about 4 cups, I know I am ready to make some vegetable broth.

 

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How to Make Dinner in Minutes

Start With a Slow Cooker

Red slow cooker

We are all busy with jobs, running the kids to events and practices, volunteering and maintaining a home. Everyone needs a “go to” weeknight meal that is fast, easy and inexpensive.

Getting a meal on the table is always easy when I use my slow cooker. I just get the seasonings together, chop any vegetables and store in containers the night before. Then toss them into the slow cooker the next morning and I’m off to work.

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Campfire Baking

Cooking over a campfire can be fun and easy.  Here are two recipes for bread your whole family will enjoy.  They will save you time and are delicious.

Skillet BreadCorn Bread in Cast Iron pan

Make 8 slices

If you are like me, I use my Cast Iron pans at home and when camping. Here you just need your skillet.

I prepare the bread dough at home so I have more time for sun and fun.

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Soups to Warm You

Nothing warms the body better than warm comfort food. The coldcream of broccoli cheese soup weather makes this the perfect time to cook up a pot of soup. Whether you enjoy winter outside sports or prefer to stay in and grab a magazine and sit by the fire, soup makes a great meal.

 

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