• Chicken Barley Soup

    Linda’s Chicken Barley Soup

    Saute about 2 tablespoons of chopped jarred garlic along with about 1/2 (or more) of a medium white onion. Add two large carrots, sliced or chopped, and about 2 ribs of celery, chopped. Add a small potatoe, finely chopped adds a little more thickness to soup by releasing starch. Meanwhile cook the barley – you’ll need about 1/2 cup to 1 cup when cooked, depending on how thick you like your soup. Add 2 cartons of chicken broth (reduced or no sodium) to the pot. Season with pepper. Add about 2 – 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, to taste. Add a generous amount of fresh or dried dill, and fresh…

  • Substituting dried herbs for fresh
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    Substituting Dried Herbs for Fresh – Conversion Chart

    Herb Amount of Fresh Herb Equivalent Quantity of Dried Herb/Spice Basil 2 tsp finely chopped basil (about 5 leaves) 1 tsp dried basil Bay leaves 1 fresh leaf 2 dried leaves Chervil 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro Chives 1 Tbsp finely chopped fresh chives 1 tsp freeze-dried chives Cilantro 3 tsp fresh cilantro 1 tsp dried cilantro Dill 3 tsp fresh dill 1 tsp dried dill Garlic 1 clove 1/4 tsp granulated garlic or 1/8 tsp garlic powder Gingerroot 1 tsp grated fresh ginger 1/4 tsp dry ground ginger Marjoram 3 tsp fresh marjoram 1 tsp dried marjoram Onions 1 medium onion 1 tsp onion powder Oregano…

  • Salmon in Champagne Sauce

    Rhubarb Crisp

    (Found online in ’05. Not tried. Intend to try this summer – 09)  2 cups flour 1 cup rolled oats 1 1/2 cups brown sugar 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup butter 6 cups diced rhubarb 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 1/2 cups sugar 4 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon red food coloring 8 servings 1.. Preheat oven to 400; grease 11x7x1 1/2″ baking dish. 2.. In mixing bowl combine flour, oats, brown sugar and salt. 3.. Cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs; reserve 1 cup crumbs; press remaining crumbs into baking dish. 4.. Arrange rhubarb on crumbs. 5.. In small saucepan combine cinnamon, sugar…

  • Chicken

    Chicken and Mushroom Pate Canneloni

    For the sauce: 1 heaping tbsp jar garlic with juice 3 tblsp flour 1/2 – 3/4 c chicken broth 1 capful sherry – in the future i’d use 1/4 c dry white wine – didn’t have any 🙁 Saute the garlic. Belnd in the flour, stir.  belnd in chicken broth, blend in some parsley flakes. cook for 1 minute.      

  • Main Course

    Garlicky Bread Crumbs Linguine

    Garlicky Breadcrumbs Linguine 2/3 c fine dry bread crumbs 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided 6 garlic cloves, minced 8 ounces uncooked linguine 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Preparation Preheat oven to 250°. Heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, and let stand 5 minutes. Return pan to heat. Stir in breadcrumbs, and cook 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; drain. Place pasta in a large bowl. Add 1…

  • Beef Stew - easy!

    Easy Beef Stew

    Ginger-beef stew Toss 1 kg cubed stewing beef with 1/3 cup flour. Brown beef in batches in 2 tbsp canola oil in a large pot over medium-high, 3 to 4 min. Transfer beef to a large plate and set aside. Add 2-1/2 cups no-salt beef broth, 2 carrots, sliced into rounds, and 2 celery stalks, chopped, to pot. Using a wooden spoon, scrape up and stir in brown bits. Add 227-g pkg sliced button mushrooms, 1 pouch onion soup mix, 2 tbsp grated ginger and 2 minced garlic cloves. Return beef to pot. Boil, then simmer, covered, until fork-tender, about 2 hours. Garnish with chopped parsley. Serves 4. From walmart…

  • Chicken meatballs in sherry wine sauce

    Linda’s Chicken Meatballs in Sherry Wine Sauce

    Linda’s Turkey Meatballs in Sherry Sauce – Clean Eating Compliant! (My recipe made up Sept 14, 2013) – Made up recipe by accident when I didn’t have other ingredients needed for mother-in-law’s recipe, and accidentally put in oregano instead of pepper – Chris loved this.  [Photo Credit] Meatballs” 1 lb of ground turkey or chicken Handful of oats Chia seeds 2 tsp egg white Pepper to taste ¼ tsp oregano Sauce:  ½ sherry, ½ c chicken broth (up to ¾ c but I used ½ c).; 2 tsp diet brown sugar, heaping teaspoon garlic from jar, 2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes, 2 tblsp arrow root powder for thickening (mix with…

  • Applesauce banana breakfast bar recipe
    Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Applesauce Banana Breakfast Bars

    These were good, and I liked the idea of including them in my collection of healthy snack recipes for variety. But they turned out super-soft. As in, fall apart when you try to cut them soft. And they had fully cooled. I think if I try these again I will add an extra 10 minutes to the baking time. Also, I am leaving them out on an uncovered platter right now. Hopefully after a few hours, they may firm up. Ingredients 2 cups oats 1 cup oat flour 2 teaspoons cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1 1/2 cups milk 3 tablespoons honey 2 tablespoons peanut butter 1/2…

  • Olive Garden salad dressing recipe

    Olive Garden Inspired Salad Dressing

    This is a little concoction I whipped up for the first time a couple nights ago when I made us a steak dinner on the weekend.  Chris thought it was fabulous. I was a little concerned he may not dig it, because I used apple cider vinegar which sometimes causes his mouth to pucker, but with all of the other ingredients, the tartness was mellowed, and the result was just a really, really nice Italian Olive Garden-Inspired salad dressing. I wanted something like the Olive Garden dressings, but when I looked at the copycat recipes (which I have tried before, and found the results to be nothing spectacular, and really…

  • Healthy Snacks

    Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks

    Really, really good – just made these, in fact, the 2nd batch is still in the oven.  We call these Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies, “Oatmeal Applesauce Pucks” because any health cookie I make for my husband to snack on is called a “puck” round here.  Anyway, just tasted these, hot out of the oven, and they were dang good. Husband had another way of putting it… Quote:  “Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm, that %@#$ing good!” ❤ 1 cup applesauce 1 cup splenda brown sugar (diet brown sugar) 1/2 cup butter or coconut oil, softened 1 egg 2 cups oat flour 1 cup quick oats 1 scoop plain or vanilla whey protein powder 1…