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A great recipe from one of my favorite cooks. I love the creaminess of the chili and the mixture of many kinds of beans.

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Busy weeknights are a common place occurrence at the Jennirific house.  Sometimes dinner makes it into the crockpot in the morning and sometimes it just doesn’t.  I am sure we all have those days. 
This recipe is a go to for me because it turns out wonderfully no matter which method I am able to apply to it, crockpot or stove top.  Packed with veggies, protein, and fiber this meal will keep the family fueled through all their activities!

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 fresh jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and chopped (you may increase amount to taste)
  • 2 medium chopped red, green, and/or yellow bell pepper
  • 2 15- to 15-1/2 ounce cans Great Northern, pinto, or cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 15 ounce can Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups…

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A perfect Vinaigrette for light and easy summer salad and more.

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Use this simple dressing on salads, veggies, sandwiches, and even as a quick and easy marinade for proteins.  The accepted ratio of oil to vinegar is 3:1, feel free to substitute different types of oils (grapeseed, sunflower, peanut) and vinegars (red wine, balsamic) to achieve different flavor profiles. Be sure to check out the video below for a visual on making vinaigrette without a blender for those days when you don’t want to pull out the heavy equipment.

 

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/4 cup white-wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon celery salt
  • a pinch of sugar
  • 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

 

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together vinegar, dijon mustard, salt, pepper, garlic, and beau monde seasoning.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil, whisking until emulsified.  Other methods include shaking ingredients in a jar or using a blender.

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Grandmother’s Garlic Bread

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Homemade Garlic Delight to serve with pasta, steak, or eat alone.

Servings: 4

INGREDIENTS:

2 rolls Turano French Bread Rolls , Sliced in half

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

2 teaspoons garlic powder

1 Tablespoon oregano, dried leaves

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Slice two French bread rolls in half.

2. Butter the four slices generously.Place on a baking sheet.

3. Sprinkle the garlic powder evenly on each roll.  Then, top each roll with oregano.

4. Bake for 5-10 minutes in the oven, until tops are browned but not burnt.

5. Remove from oven and slice each half in half. There will be eight halves to serve with you meal.

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
 

Making Bacon

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Are you feeding a crowd?  Here is an easy way to cook up a pound of bacon, pronto.   Try putting the strips of bacon on a 13×9 baking stone or line the cookie sheet with non-stick tin foil.  I put cookie cooling racks on the baking stone so the grease from the bacon drip down onto the stone. Put the stone or baking sheet in a 400-degree oven.  Cook until desired crispness. Check it often.

Copyright © Jamie Nowinski and Grandmother Wisdom/ Grandmother Musings 2012-2013.
Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Jamie Nowinski – Grandmother Wisdom/Grandmother Musings with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.
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