Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Chicken Noodle Dill Soup is the perfect soup to start of with Fall. I am making this for dinner tonight for my friends with side salad and homemade bread. This recipe is quick and easy and the amazing smells it produces through your home welcomes your family and friends.
I hope you enjoy this recipe and it will be your go to recipe on the weeknight for a quick and stress free dinner with family and friends.
10 cups of homemade chicken stock
3 medium carrots, diced
1 large stalk of celery with the leaves, diced
3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
6 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups egg noddles
4 cups shredded cooked skinless chicken breast
4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1. Bring chicken broth to a boil in a large dutch oven. Add carrots, celery, ginger and garlic. Cook uncovered over medium heat until vegetables are just tender, about 20 min.
2. Add noodles and chicken, simmer until the noodles are just tender 8 to 12 min.
3. Stir in Dill and Lemon juice
Serve in large soup bowls with a Fall salad and hot sour dough bread and you have the perfect Fall dinner.
Monday, October 3, 2011
Are you ready to start to decorate your home for Fall? I was thinking today would be a great article to kick off Fall with some simple Fall decorations for your home. I always get emails from readers about decorating on a budget and this project will be great on anyone's budget and welcome any guest to your home with a hint of Fall.
Go and Enjoy Fall !!
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Welcome to October!! As I sit at my kitchen table and writing this first article for October, I am looking at a basket of fresh picked apples. I am going to share with you my favorite Fall recipe for a Fall Caramel Apple Cider drink. This Fall Caramel Apple Cider drink can be served after dinner next a warm fireplace with family and friends or can be used for the up and coming Halloween parties.
I hope you take some time out of your busy weekend schedule and find a apple orchard that you can pick your own farm fresh apples this Fall season.
I have so many Fall recipes that I am going to share with you this month and the main ingredient will be apples of all types.
Enjoy and welcome to October!!
Caramel Apple Cider
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup crown sugar
3 cups fresh pressed apple cider or you can use store bought
1/2 cup water
Caramel Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Bring the cream and brown sugar to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the cider and the water and raise the heat to medium high, heating just until the cider begins to steam, about 5 minutes.
You, can divide the caramel apple cider into 4 large mugs, top each one of the mugs with the caramel whipped cream and serve to your guest.
Instructions for Caramel Whipped Cream:
In a small chilled bowl, whip the heavy cream with the brown sugar until soft peaks form and store in a air tight container.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
I want to share with you my all time favorite cookie that I have to admit that I make at least once a week. This cookie is so easy to make and trust me they will be gone in one day. The ingredients are so simple and I have the staples for this cookie recipe in my pantry at all times, its great for a late night snack for your family. I hope you have plenty of cold milk in the fridge???
2 cups of sugar
1/2 cup of cocoa
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup of milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 cups of quick-cooking oatmeal
1/2 cup of peanut butter
Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in a saucepan. On mediumheat bring to a boil for one minute.
Remove from the heat stir in peanut butter, vanilla and oatmeal.
Drop by spoonful onto wax paper, Let cool for at least 30 min. before serving.
Place your cookies in a retro decorative dish and serve with ice cold milk and you and your family or guest will be asking for seconds. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do growing up this was my all time after school snack.