The Secret to Homemade Hash Brown Potatoes…Take 4…Bingo


  After last weeks monumental failure where my plate of hash browns ended up in the trash, I did what every normal mature adult would do under the duress of failure and started finger pointing.  Blaming everything in sight: Denver’s high altitude somehow affecting potato chemistry My elderly box grater My cat who sat on

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Blackberry Merlot Jelly Recipe, Holiday Gifts from the Kitchen


  I don’t know about you, but I love being on the receiving end of homemade gifts from the kitchen.  This Blackberry Merlot Wine Jelly is a very special gift.  There’s so many possibilities; jams, jellies, chutneys, mustards, salsas, sauces, pickled anythings, breads, cookies, cakes, candies. So far, I’ve whipped up a batch of sweet

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Homemade Hashbrown Potatoes…Take Three


  Hideous. A ball of flabby, mushy, gooey starch. If you hadn’t read the title of the post you may not even recognize these as fried potatoes in the photo. It could be cookie dough or even a piece of chicken. And I was so confident going into “take three” Sunday.

One Of Our Favorites, Southwest Chicken and Bean Soup

southwest chicken soup

   A combination of two teaspoons Mexican oregano, one teaspoon cumin and one teaspoon garlic powder is a great start in building a flavorful Southwestern-style soup. Just add your choices of broth, vegetables, beans and meat  and you’ve got a quick meal. Top with a dollop of sour cream or grated cheese, some cilantro and

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