Root Beer-Can Chicken

  Don't like to cook with Beer try Root Beer-Can Chicken.  The recipe is basically the same as Beer-Can Chicken but using Root Beer. Try it next time you are grilling.     Ingredients 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 (12-ounce) cans root beer (or beer) 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons cider vinegar 1 (3 1/2-pound) whole chicken, Read more [...]

Tasher’s Basic Meat Loaf

  Ingredients for Tasher's Basic Meat Loaf 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey 1 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped bell pepper 1   egg, lightly beaten 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste or 8 ounces canned diced tomatoes with juice (like Ro-Tel Tomatoes & Diced Green Chilies) 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees Read more [...]

Tasher’s Favorite Mustard Potato Salad

  Tasher's Favorite Mustard Potato Salad 3 pounds fingerling  or about 8 red potatoes cut up 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley 1 small clove garlic diced 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice fresh basil and dill chopped to your taste ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley ¼ cup chopped onion ¼ cup chopped green onion tops 2 stalks celery chopped ¼ cup bell peppers chopped 3 hard-boiled eggs chopped 1 hard-boiled egg sliced 1 tbsp. prepared Read more [...]

What Led You To Her? Decisions Made In Childhood?

    Our emotional histories depend on little decisions which, however small, are irreversible.  ___ One of the questions people often ask a married man is, “How did you meet your wife?” The question is loaded, of course, and an answer like, “Well, I was hanging out at this party in Linz and ran into a girl in a kitchen,” won’t suffice. Emotional histories fascinate us; the question is asking for a rich narrative. It’s a disguise for this: “What led you to fall for her?” ♦◊♦ I Read more [...]

Personal Veggie Frittatas {Gluten Free!}

        You will need   3 potato small (1-3/4" to 2-1/4" dia) Potatoes, red 1/4 large Onion 1/4 cup, chopped Red Bell Pepper 2 clove Garlic 2 oz Cheese, cheddar 2 slice cooked Bacon, cooked 9 large Egg   Instructions to make Personal Veggie Frittatas  that are Gluten Free!     Cut potatoes into small chunks. Place potatoes on a plate and cover with saran wrap, or in a microwave safe dish.  Place in microwave for 5 minutes Read more [...]

Sweet and Salty Hash Browns Recipe

    RECIPE for Sweet and Salty Hash Browns:   2 russet potatoes 1 sweet potato 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon olive oil Shred the potatoes until you have approximately 2 cups of shredded sweet and russet potato.  In a bowl, combine potatoes, flour, egg, and salt.  Stir until well mixed. Add oil to a non-stick skillet (you can also use cooking spray if you coat heavily, because these will stick to the pan).  Pour half of your potato Read more [...]

Brown Crispy Rice Treats

  Isn't it cool how Rice Krispies actually do snap, crackle and pop?  This is a healthy twist on a classic make-with-your-kids treat. I am sure you will enjoy Brown Crispy Rice Treats! 6 cups brown crispy rice 2/3 cup almond butter (if you don't have it, try peanut butter) 2/3 cup honey or brown rice syrup (I used honey but the rice syrup makes them stick together a lot better) 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp cinnamon (optional) Additional add-ins: Dried cranberries, mini-chocolate chips, flax Read more [...]

Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes

    Super Duper Oatmeal Pancakes Serves 4-6 Preparation Time: 30 Minutes   Ingredients: ¼ cup whole-wheat flour ¼ cup all-purpose flour ¼ cup rolled oats ? cup chopped dried cranberries and apricots 1 tsp. baking powder ¾ tsp. salt 1 egg ½ cup 1% milk 1½ cups cooked oatmeal 1 Tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying 2 cups chopped fresh nectarines and plums, as topping Honey (1 Tbsp. per serving) Directions: 1. Heat oven to 200° F. Combine flours, oats, dried cranberries Read more [...]

Money Savers and Feeding a Family for Under a $1 a Serving

  Super Saver Erin Libranda yearly grocery budget is $800. That is not only for her, but her entire family including her three children and two dogs. Eating out is obviously not an option for this family. She spent many hours in the kitchen trying to come up with healthy good food that her family would enjoy. She has many recipes that are under $1 a serving. Her facebook page is Erin Libranda (Super Saver) the new money savers and freebie seekers! Let's all start finding free stuff, saving Read more [...]

300th Divorce Coping Tip of the Day

  This is actually the 300th Divorce Coping Tip of the Day that I’ve written. I think the essence of today’s sentiment would like to encourage you to take one day at a time. If I’d thought for one minute that I’d even be able to fill 300 slots with ideas and advice on getting through divorce, I’d have stumbled at the first block. Take all of your best intentions and convert them into bite-sized chunks, be they carving a route through a day filled with more angst than you can Read more [...]