Category Archives: My Pantry

If you have prepared your pantry, you can whip up some great meals and snacks in short order. Everyone will think you have magic!

Preserved Lemons

Ingredients: Lemons Salt Pink or Kosher or Sea Salt (Non-iodized) Jars Wash your lemons Cut your lemons removing the top and bottoms. Cut in quarters almost all the way thru. Remove the top and bottom ends. Clean your jars in … Continue reading

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Chipolte Mayonnaise – Reduced Fat Style with all the flavor

Ingredients: 1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise 1/2 cup greek style yogurt or nonfat sour cream 2 chipotles in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1/2 lime, juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper This is a staple in my kitchen pantry. … Continue reading

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Butter! Every kid should make it!

I was telling a story the other day to a co-worker about how one of my chores as a kid was to make butter. “What? You made butter? How do you make butter!” It was pretty easy as I remember. … Continue reading

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Fig and Olive Tapenade

I was telling someone the other day that I hadn’t found a tapenade that I loved. I happen to love olives, but tapenade from the store has been left many a month in my refrigerator. Just don’t like it. That … Continue reading

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Homemade Vanilla Extract

A couple of friends and I got together yesterday with some bottles of booze and had a great time. We sloshed a little vodka, rum, and bourbon into bottles with vanilla beans and made our own Vanilla Extract. My hubby … Continue reading

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Garlic Confit

Everyone will think you are a slave to the kitchen, NOT!! Continue reading

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Basil Dressing

This is Ina Garten’s recipe.  Excellent. 1 cup good mayonnaise 1 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts (6 to 7 scallions) 1 cup chopped fresh basil leaves 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 2 teaspoons chopped garlic … Continue reading

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Bread and Butter Pickles

I can do better with a bit of practice. It’s been about a week. Had to open the pickles for a test. Hey, somebody has to be in charge of quality. Mmmm, Good. Recipe is a keeper. 1 Gallon Cucumbers … Continue reading

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Make your own cake mix

This wonderful mix can be substituted for any purchased cake mix. Unlike other homemade cake mix recipes, this one has less fat, so it can be substituted for the purchased cake mix recipes, which often add oil or butter. Prep … Continue reading

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Red Onion Marmalade

4-6 large Red Onions 2 T Olive Oil 1 tsp dry mustard 1 tsp thyme or sage 1 tsp salt 1 tsp course ground pepper 1/4 cup balsalmic vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar Cut onions tops and bottoms off, slice … Continue reading

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