A must try: Black bean stacked salad with Queso cheese & chili lime dressing

My friend, Linda, said this was a hit at a Memorial Day picnic. Can’t wait to try – black beans stacked with tomatoes, onions, corn, and more PLUS a refreshing chili lime dressing: I’m in! Thanks, Jennifer. Black bean stacked salad with Queso cheese & chili lime dressing Member of the Recipes Group Jennifer McKinney, …

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Watermelon Salad with Basil!

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   I get the best recipes from our recipes group. Here’s one you have to try. Unusual in that it contains basil. I used purple basil (see photo).  Jen said: ” I usually do this ‘to taste”. WATERMELON SALAD Jen McKinney, Deerfield, IL Member of the Recipes Group Jen also said: “I’m guessing the measurements …

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Cooking with essential oils

If you thought essential oils were only for spa products and spritzers, think again. On Friday, May 29 I’ll be cooking with Pam Feldhues in Goshen, Oh. at around 6:00 PM. We’ll be using edible essential oils in a fabulous seasonal meal. And oh yes, I’ll bring my peppermint spritzer, as well. Proceeds go to …

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I’m Stuffed Burgers

I’M STUFFED BURGERS These are so good and really kick your burgers up a notch. Great for Memorial Day picnics. Feel free to use your favorite cheese in here. Mix together and set aside: 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 tablespoons cream cheese 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard Combine: Now when you mix meat for …

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Tzatziki dip with dill

Meze Platter including Tzatziki Dip   TZATZIKI DIP Ingredients for Tzatziki Dip sans the lemon juice Tzatziki Dip I’ve been fooling with this recipe again. This time I added a bit of fresh dill leaves and it was outstanding.  I’ve changed the instructions, too. I made this in a class on Lebanese food last night …

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FAST AND EASY RANCH POTATO SALAD

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FAST AND EASY POTATO SALAD If you like ranch dressing, this salad is for you. Here’s my adaptation from one a student gave me.  Nice for a Memorial Day celebration. The dressing is plenty for 3 pounds, and if you want to cook up 4 pounds of potatoes, I still think there will be plenty …

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Le Soupe provides meals for hungry children

Suzy DeYoung, proprietor of Le Soupe  here in Cincinnati, told me ” My work life has so many ups and downs , the only thing I know for sure is making soups and meals for hungry kids is simply the most rewarding job Ive ever put myself in. Now I am working hard on a …

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A Mediterranean feast

Want to learn more about herbs and enjoy a Mediterranean feast? Check out my class on May 19 with Ron Wilson at Jungle Jims Fairfield. Log onto www.junglejims.com/cookingschool or call (513) 674-6059 for class price and details.

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Just a note to say Happy Mother’s Day to all of our Abouteating.com Moms, whether biological or otherwise. Check this photo out of me by my favorite spot in my herb garden: My Mom, Mary’s, black kettle where I grow “hobbit”, Basil.

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Steamed asparagus with mint and roasted peppers

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We are picking asparagus every day from our garden. Here’s a nice way too serve asparagus for a Mother’s Day brunch or main meal. Steamed asparagus with mint and roasted peppers 1 pound asparagus, trimmed & steamed until just crisp tender and then blanched 1 roasted bell pepper, cut into thin strips Marinade: Go to …

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