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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

by Jody Smith on July 20, 2014

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Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sometimes you want a treat that isn’t super heavy or that will make your spin head with sugar!   This Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe fits the bill, just 5 simple ingredients, 1 bowl, and less than 20 minutes- you end up with a cookie that is light, crisp, and perfectly flavored.   Lightly sweetened with a lemony tang they are perfect for summer. Using fresh lemon instead of artificial lemon flavoring really makes these special and a little more “gourmet”.

Ingredients:

1 whole lemon

1 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. baking powder

Directions:

Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees

Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.

Zest 2 tsps. lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

 In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.

Add sugar and beat until smooth.

Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe

Drop by heaping spoonful’s on to a baking sheet lined with  foil or nonstick spray.

Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.

Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

Looking for another cookie recipe?  Check out the 5 Ingredient Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe!

 

Lemon Sugar Cookie Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 1 whole lemon
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
Instructions
  1. Begin by preparing your lemon as we are going to use two parts- zest and juice.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees
  3. Juice your lemon, you will need 2 tsps. lemon juice.
  4. Zest lemon using a special zesting tool or the smallest holes on a hand grater. Zest gently you only want the yellow zest, not the white- it is bitter.
  5. In a large bowl with a hand or stand mixer whip eggs until frothy.
  6. Add sugar and beat until smooth.
  7. Mix in flour, baking powder, lemon zest and juice until just blended.
  8. Drop by heaping spoonful's on to a baking sheet lined with foil or nonstick spray.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes, remove just before they brown.
  10. Store in an airtight container, if you like your cookies a little softer store with a piece of bread, your cookies will absorb the moisture from it and soften up.

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Using Your Fresh Green Beans

by Laura on July 20, 2014

It’s summer so the veggies from the garden are calling my name!

One of my favorite things to cook with is green beans- I seem to have a very hard time ruining them.

Here are three of my favorite recipes with items I get from the Farmers Market!

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms Recipe

 green beans with lemon nutmeg dressing

Fresh Green Bean Recipes

Strawberry Rubarb Cobbler Recipe

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Fresh Kale Recipes

by Laura on July 14, 2014

Fresh Kale Recipes

Although I don’t have a garden (one of the hazards of condo living) there are several Farmer’s Markets near my house that provide me with just about any fresh garden veggies I could want.  This time of year I see Kale all the time and never know what to do with it.

From the research I see online Kale is very good for you and has tons of vitamins.  And I am pretty sure I can take any vegetable and make it taste better with Apples and Bacon!

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Check out this Grilled Kale Recipe over at Coupons for Wisconsin’s site.  It has apples and bacon and looks completely delicious!

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

by Jody Smith on June 23, 2014

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Here is a simple and delicious Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe for delicious summer salads, pasta, or fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella.   Easy and inexpensive you won’t want store bought vinaigrette dressing again! This recipe takes less than 5 minutes to make from start to finish and will be a hit.

Ingredients:

2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar

2 tsp. Dijon mustard

2 tsp. brown sugar

1 clove garlic, crushed

1/4  cup olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

Place all ingredients in a small container and shake well to blend.

Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe

Shake well before each use.

No need to refrigerate.

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Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing Recipe
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Recipe type: Salad
 
salt and pepper to taste
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp. Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

by Jody Smith on June 16, 2014

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Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe

While I am not above ready to go pasta sauce from a jar or can to top my pasta. Sometimes I want a more complex homemade flavor, but I do not want to spend hours cooking down fresh tomatoes. This is my compromise, it definitely  tastes fresher than the jar but can be ready in as little as 20 minutes (but the longer you cook it the more the flavors blend and develop). This easy pasta sauce recipe is simple to make from items that are probably already sitting in your pantry.  Making a meal without meat also makes for a frugal dish as well.

Ingredients:

2-1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)

4 Tbsp. olive oil

2 cloves crushed garlic

1/2 cup grated parmesan

1 tsp. Italian seasoning

easy pasta sauce recipe

Directions:

Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.

easy pasta sauce recipe

Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.

If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired  consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.

Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen  covered in red sauce and some significant burns.

Serve over your favorite pasta.

Like easy recipes?  Try these Easy Chicken and Dumplings!

Easy Pasta Sauce Recipe
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Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 4 oz. cans of diced tomatoes (garlic, basil flavored is best)
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
Instructions
  1. Lightly brown garlic with olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
  2. Stir in diced tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and Italian seasoning.
  3. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-45 minutes.
  4. If you want your sauce smoother you can puree it until desired consistency is reached in a blender, processor, or with an immersion blender.
  5. Remember to vent the blender when using hot liquids or you will have a kitchen covered in red sauce and some significant burns.
  6. Serve over your favorite pasta.
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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

by Jody Smith on June 2, 2014

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Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir Fry is a great choice for a quick and easy meal.  If you choose veggies that can also give you a great break on your grocery bill (meatless is often cheaper).

One of the best  things about a stir fry is that you can use whatever you have on hand and change your oil or sauce to create a completely different flavor.

Use fresh veggies, frozen or a combination of both to create a bowlful of your favorite vegetables.

Ingredients:

3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of  bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.

2 Tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger

2 Tbsp. cornstarch

1/2 cup water

Sesame or Canola oil to coat pan

Directions:

Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.

Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water, and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe

Serve over rice, sprinkle with sesame seeds.

 Like stir fry?  Check out this Healthy Beef Stir Fry!

Veggie Stir Fry Recipe
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups fresh or 1 bag frozen stir fry blend-any combination of bell peppers, onions, broccoli florets, mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, and water chestnuts.
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh or dried ginger
  • 2 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • ½ cup water
  • sesame or canola oil to coat pan
Instructions
  1. Heat oil over medium high heat on stove top.
  2. Toss in vegetables and sauté about 5-6 minutes
  3. Stir in soy sauce, cornstarch, water and ginger, simmer for 2 additional minutes to thicken.
  4. Serve over rice.
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

by Jody Smith May 26, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe Easy

This Flourless Chocolate Cake Recipe is decadent and rich without being overly sweet, made with bittersweet chocolate it provides  just the right amount of sweetness.  While it looks difficult to make it is really simple with a hand or stand mixer. The cake remains moist [...]

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TWIX Stuffed Cookie Recipe #EatMoreBites #CollectiveBias

by Jana May 21, 2014 Recipes

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Recipe For Salisbury Steak

by Jody Smith May 19, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Recipe for Salisbury Steak

I used to love eating Salisbury Steak from the box in the frozen section, but as I have gotten older my tastes have changed and I would much rather have homemade over prepackaged any day.  But homemade oftentimes means a long list of ingredients and a lot of work.  [...]

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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

by Jody Smith May 17, 2014 Five Ingredients or Less
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Healthy Beef Stir Fry

This Healthy Beef Stir Fry makes for a quick meal, perfect for the end to a busy work day. This recipe is better than take out with far fewer unpronounceable additives, preservative, and who knows what else. Just  5 ingredients work together to [...]

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