Apple or Peach Dumplings

Saturday, August 17, 2019
Here is a basic dumpling recipe for any kind of fruit you love!


No matter what season it is, this is the perfect dessert.


Perfect for summer using peaches, blueberry, apricots, bing cherries, berries, mango, pineapple of plum then entering fall with apples, pears, cubed steamed sweet potatoes, steamed pumpkin, dates, fresh figs or fresh cranberries!


Whatever fruits you decide to use, they only will be more or less sugar to sweeten it!


This easy basic recipe can be made all from scratch or using a mix to shorten the time if you're in a hurry.
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These dumplings are like an old fashioned shortcake on top of a sweet baked fresh fruit.


You can even use canned fruits if fresh isn't available.


If you have never tried this baked dumpling version for a simple kind of cobbler, you're in for a super treat.


Scroll down to print out these simple instructions and I would love a comment on how you liked the recipe!




This is a homemade dumplings batter sweetened with syrup using peaches and topped with whipped cream on a fruit lenox china dish and fork sitting on a window sill





Cioppino Fish Stew

Wednesday, August 14, 2019
If you have never heard of Cioppino which is an Italian fish stew, and love seafood, you're in for a treat.


The stew originated in San Francisco, California and is a popular Italian-American dish served there.


Fish stew is also referred to as Bouillabaisse (Proven├žal fish stew originating from Marseille, France) usually with onions and fennel, this doesn't have that in the recipe.


The stew is brimming with fresh seafood in a tomato and wine broth that tastes like the sea and very versatile on what you can add.


This is very rich in flavor and found in most expensive Italian restaurants on the menu.


Cioppino is a medley of delicious seafood, and you can add whatever you love in the fish family.


This dish is easy to make and has a rich tomato base that is perfect for sopping up the sauce with warm garlic bread or over a big dish of your favorite pasta.


A family favorite indeed that goes back over 100 years that mom and grandma made around the holiday.


A fisherman's hearty old fashioned stew and total comfort meal.


If you're a seafood lover, don't miss printing off this recipe, scroll down and let's get cooking cioppino!



this is a dish of vermicelli pasta with a fish stew on top that includes shellfish and regular white fish along with a rich wine tomato based sauce and called Cioppino  a dish based out of San Francisco



Pressure Cooker Beer Stew Roast

Monday, August 12, 2019
I have to admit I had never used the pressure cooker mode before and boy was I missing out!


This beer stew was the fastest, juiciest meat cooked in this new Crock-Pot Express that I have ever eaten.


The biggest difference between using the slow cooker method is, this pot can sear first so the meat is browned in the same pot and so easy!


After searing in around 4 to 5 minutes, add ingredients, set it and viola, it cooks in 35 minutes opposed to 5 to 6 hours in the slow cooker.


The meat is fork-tender, and adding a little thicken to the pot for 5 more minutes made the juices thick and perfect for dipping your bread in, isn't that the best part?


The crockpot express version has really upped their game with appliances and recently getting this as a gift, I am thrilled with mine.


You can slow cook, pressure cook, steam, make rice and homemade yogurt, brown, saute and much more, all with this one “fancy” appliance.


Our favorite beer beef or chicken stew was always done in a slow cooker, now I can make it in this appliance so much faster using a pressure cooker method!


It has the same features of an instant pot so if that's what you own, then just follow the same recipe ingredients and setting on yours.


Now that I have pressured cooked many foods and very comfortable with that feature, this will be my new favorite fancy appliance all in one!


Make sure you follow the step by step instructions in the recipe card and scroll down to print them off.


Read everything in your manual before starting.





This is a big dish of stew with fresh garden vegetables in a rich beer sauce. The plate has pork roast sliced, potatoes, zucchini, green beans, carrots, fresh plum tomatoes with a fork in there ready to eat on a white plate.