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Slow Cooker Texas BBQ Beans

BBQ beans are a flavorful necessity for any outdoor summer gathering. They are a natural complement to any barbecued meat. Prepared in a slow-cooker, these delicious beans require little effort and yield lots of flavor. Many baked bean recipes require canned pork and beans; however I prefer to use canned pinto and kidney beans. Best of all, not only do these baked beans transport well, but they stay hot in the same pot they were cooked in. Make a…

Easy Vanilla Ice Cream

If you have ever compared store-bought to home-made ice cream, you know there’s a huge difference, not only in texture and flavor, but most importantly, in wholesome ingredients. So the next time you reach for store-bought ice cream, stop!  With a little time and patience, you can create your own delicious vanilla ice cream with this easy recipe. No fancy equipment is required. Just to let you know, some of the links on this page…

Roasted Herbed Baby Potatoes

Joel and Kyle’s Baby Shower dinner party had all menu items related to the word “baby.” We were asked to bring Baby Potatoes so I immediately thought of my Roasted Herbed Baby Potatoes recipe. Since this is a staple dish in our family, I had a simple and delicious recipe on hand.  Melissa’s Baby Dutch Potatoes come prepackaged in 1.5 pound bags and are a perfect size for this dish. Even if some…

Barbecued Pork Ribs…mmm-mmm good!

  There is a secret technique to making juicy and flavorful barbecued ribs that many are unfamiliar with, that is brining. What is brining? Brining is a mixture of kosher salt and water used to add moisture and flavor to meat. I use the brining method for turkey, pork and chicken. Brining and refrigerating the ribs the night before extracts much of the fat from the meat and allows it to rise to the top for cleaner and less fattening…

Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

There is never a shortage of lemons at our house due to the generosity of our neighbors Peter and Chris, who over the years have supplied us with their bounty of fresh, home grown Meyer lemons. I have used the juice of these lemons in soups, salad dressings, cakes, cookies, lemonade and an occasional Lemon Drop martini! Meyer lemons are naturally sweeter than regular lemons (which are more acidic) so I prefer to use these for this recipe. Meyer lemons…

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