Slow Cooker Venison Chili Recipe

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I had to give my husband the credit of thinking this one up. This was a great idea to use this meat in my chili recipe. Venison stew meat is hardier cut and needs slow cooking to make tender so this was the perfect recipe for using the stew venison meat. We try to making it several different ways since we have a whole freezer full of venison . This was an awesome idea. Thanks honey! It came out fantastic and great for leftovers too on nacho's! I left mine plain and poured some over a tossed salad but he smothered his with shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled some tortilla on his.
Either way you want to serve this it came out delicious!



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Homemade Gnocchi and Easter 2016

Monday, March 28, 2016

This year I made 7 pounds of gnocchi for Easter Dinner and a ton more food than normal. It was a great day with the family and very special day. We are awaiting our second grandchild in around 4 weeks from now. Her name will be Talia. Antonio is going to be a wonderful loving big brother. I was blessed this year to have a great gathering with family. My two brothers John and Luke, my brother John's two sons Matthew and Devin. My kids Chad and Curt, Jenni my daughter in law and Antonio my precious grandson (who of course I am holding him below.) Wait till you see the cutest suit he had on earlier in the day before dinner. I will post the links to the recipes as they are all highlighted for you to be directed them all. Hope you all had a blessed day and I am very grateful for this beautiful family I have.

Homemade Gnocchi and Easter 2016

Homemade Gnocchi and Easter 2016

Homemade Gnocchi and Easter 2016



Homemade Gnocchi and Easter 2016

     Italian Sauce with Braciole, meatballs, sausage and pork ribs

lamb
                                         
                                                        Leg of Lamb Sliced

meatballs


Wedding soup

                                                             Wedding Soup

turkey
  
                                Beer Can  Roasted Turkey

easter side dish artichokes

                                                             Stuffed Artichokes

homemade pizza dough

                                                       Homemade Pizza Dough 


               Antonio visiting the Easter Bunny with mom and Talia

Antonio

                         Antonio found money in his Easter egg basket


Antonio
 
          Antonio was trying to figure out what this green paper was
   
Antonio



Antonio
                               
                  Poppy Nemo with Antonio. 


pusties, cassata, cookies, cheesecake, Italian pastry

                       Just part of the desserts this year.
      Pusties, Cassata,  Biscotti Anisette Cookies, Sesame Cookies 
   and Italian Espresso. We also had lemon curd tarts and peep      cupcakes.
peeps, cupcakes, candy, malted milk balls, Easter


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Easter Peep Cupcakes

Saturday, March 26, 2016
Buona Pasqua to all my readers from our house to your's. I hope you and your families have a blessed and beautiful day. Here a simple way to make a wonderful festive dessert table with Easter peep cupcakes.
Easter Peep Cupcakes

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Eggless Lemon Curd

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
This filling is the perfect solution to getting that lemon fix without eggs in it.  Eggless lemon curd can be used for filling cakes, pies, cookies and more! This makes great gifts in mason jars and also freezes perfectly for later uses. Best of all, it keeps in the refrigerator a lot longer without eggs in it so you don't have to worry about spoilage!





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Apples Brownies Recipe

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Well here is one of my first blogging posts that I am not sure exactly what to write about, I can really review this one myself as it is a favorite recipe. We always make around apple season, especially in Upstate N.Y. I have been making this recipe for over 35 years and it has never failed me. I can't seem to find anything else that compares. Easy, moist delicious apple brownies. Believe me they will ask for you to make these time and time again. We usually buy the apples at an orchard and keep them in the refrigerator for months. These McIntosh apples are always the favorite for this recipe! New York State apples, our favorite! So come on and get in the kitchen you must try these!

Apples Brownies Recipe


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St. Joseph's Day Pastry

Saturday, March 19, 2016
Zeppole are special fritters, fried doughs, or donuts, made in expectation of the Feast of St. Joseph that falls on March the 19th. They are one of the numerous recipes of the Neapolitan tradition. There are several recipes that varies by years past and present. Here are a few we have made and loved through the years in the family.
 St. Joseph's Day Pastry




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Leftover Venison Stew Pot Pie Recipe

Friday, March 18, 2016

In my collection of Venison recipes, I decided to try a pot pie with the leftovers. Venison pot pie was a huge hit. The crust, filling and ease of this recipe will win your hunter's heart for sure.




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Peach Blueberry Crisp and Book Review

Thursday, March 17, 2016
Here is a great recipe I adapted from a fabulous new cookbook out by Judy Hannemann








Peach Blueberry Crisp and Book Review adapted from 
The Cupboard To The Table Cookbook by Judy Hannemann

1 10 ounce package frozen peaches
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons flour divided
1 cup quick oats
2 tablespoons cold butter
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 1 quart casserole dish.

Mix peaches and blueberries with sugar, cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon flour. Set aside.
In a separate bowl, combine oats, butter, sugar, and 3 tablespoons flour, cutting in the butter until it's the size of small peas.

Place the peaches and blueberries in prepared pan. Top with oat meal crumbs and sprinkle with brown sugar.
Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until fruit juice begins bubbling from the sides of the casserole and the crumbs are lightly browned.
Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.




Here is a great recipe I adapted from a fabulous new cookbook out by Judy Hannemann "The Cupboard to Table Cookbook" new on Amazon. I love her new book and she has 
an amazing BLOG called
The Midnight Baker 
you can click the highlighted name and visit her page. Easy recipes and perfect for any new cook, baker or professional. She will wow you and your family. Thank you so much for letting me review this copy. It's a great addition to my collection!
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Guinness Irish Recipes and More

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Guinness Chili 

Scroll to the end for all links to photos and more recipes!


Guinness Corn beef


Guinness Mashed Potatoes 

                                   
                                          Pistachio Ambrosia
                                              

Reuben Hotdogs
       

Guinness Ribeye





Pistachio Tea Cakes

Old Fashioned Reubens

Open Faced Reubens
                  Irish Whiskey Cake                       

Click on the links below for the recipes


Guinness Ribeye
Guinness Chili
Best Thousand Island Dressing 
Guinness Reuben Style Brats or Hotdogs Guinness Corned Beef
Guinness Chili Loaded Baked Potatoes
Crockpot Corned Beef Guinness  with
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Deviled Eggs

Sunday, March 13, 2016

I just love Deviled Eggs. I really make them all year long, however it's a must to repurpose Easter colored eggs that are leftover. We usually have leftover hard boiled eggs from Easter bread to use up also. Here is an easy Deviled egg recipe that literally fly off the plate when I make them. Everyone loves them.








What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs


I seriously love the addicting filling of hard boiled deviled eggs. The creamy filling with just a little spice makes all the difference in flavor. Mom made these after Easter every year. The family loved them so much, we started making them for an appetizer almost every Sunday since we ran out of them every time we made them. There is really nothing to the recipe. All you need is a few ingredients. Sometimes the keeping it simple is the best recipes. This one has been around for over 100 years and here we are still making it.


I love to repurposed Easter hard boiled eggs. They are also so pretty with the coloring in them from the leftover dyed eggs. You may have read my natural dyed Easter eggs post in the past.

They're not only prettier but healthier since the dye is all natural. After Easter we always have leftover dyed Easter eggs and the kids love to help make these. They are so easy.

One tip I use now is I put the zip lock bag over a glass, fill it with the filling and pipe the filling inside the halved eggs. So simple, no mess!


What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs


What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs





Tip:



Add a plastic zip lock bag lining a coffee cup first, then spoon in the deviled egg mixture. Snip the end and fill your eggs with no mess!




What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs





I love making the crackle eggs during the Easter Holiday. You can find the recipe HERE. These are so pretty when made into deviled eggs. The festive tray is loved by all my guests and they always want to know how to make them with all natural dyes.




                                                                  crackle eggs 


What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs




                                                                  crackle eggs 




Pin for later Deviled Eggs



What better way to use up hard boiled eggs for an appetizer than deviled eggs these are creamy smooth hard boiled eggs with spice and a great use of Easter colored eggs



Deviled Egg Recipe

6 hard boiled eggs
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch cayenne pepper
salt and pepper to taste
paprika
1 quart size zip lock bag

Boil eggs, cool. Peel off the shell.  Cut each in half. Scoop out yolk into a small bowl. Place empty whites of the egg halves on a plate.  In the small bowl with yolks, add mayonnaise, mustard, spice and mix together until well blended with no lumps.  Open the zip lock bag and place this mixture in the bag. Snip the end 1/2 inch. Pipe into the egg white shells to make a swirl effect. Sprinkle with paprika. Serve immediately with sprinkles of parsley or refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Enjoy!!



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Ham, Cabbage and White Bean Soup

If you want a delicious ham and cabbage soup you just hit the jackpot! This hearty soup will make you crave it often it's fabulous! Don't miss out on trying this old classic!


This is ham cabbage and white bean comfort soup. It has tomatoes, carrots and ham and vegetables all on top of stove in one pot


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Slow Cooker Stuffed Cabbage Casserole Recipe

You've heard of lazy man pizza, lasagna and all other kinds of shortcut recipes? Well this is stuffed cabbage deconstructed all in one pot for the hurried cook like me.


I love stuffed cabbage but have no time for all the rolling then stuffing and worrying about a toothpick in my dish afterwards. So this is what I make to satisfy the urge of stuffed cabbage. You can make on top of stove, slow cooker or even baked in the oven.


a delicious deconstructed unrolled cabbage with the same stuffing as golumki or stuffed cabbage rolls all in one pan with sauce, rice and hamburger



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Ditalini with Pork and Peas

Saturday, March 12, 2016
This is Italian comfort food at its finest. I remember growing up having this many times during the month. Money was tight and this fed many. We still love it. Sop this up that Italian bread and you have a fabulous meal in one pot!

Ditalini with Pork and Peas


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