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BLT Salad

Fill a large bowl with 6 cups of salad greens, washed and torn.Add two or three cups of grape tomatoes (or cherry) – cut in halfFry about ten slices of bacon until crisp, crumble them and add to above salad mixture.Boil four eggs, peel them and slice them into the salad toss all with some […]

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Tomato and Lima Bean Salad

We cheated on this one- I didn’t want to bother with stuffed tomatoes since it was a salad pitch-in at an Independence Day cook-out, so I diced the tomatoes instead. Tomato and Lima Bean Salad 4 tomatoes1 1/2 cups cooked lima beans1 tablespoon parsley1 very small onion, grated1/2 cup nuts, finely chopped2 Tablespoons minced celery […]

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Crescent Roll ‘Pizza"

We love this on a hot day. GARDEN VEGETABLE PIZZA 4 pkg. crescent rolls (8 rolls to a package)4 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened1 cup mayonnaiseabout 1/2 cup Ranch style dressing or sour cream2 tsp. dill weedgarlic to tasteAbout three cups of grated cheese (more or less)Chopped fresh vegetables, around six cups, maybe more. […]

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Oriental Pasta Salad

Oriental Pasta Salad for ten: 1 pound pasta shells, cooked just to al dente- rinsed with cold water and drained. 2 cups blanched broccoli florets (you can use frozen, just steam it over the pasta until still bright green and firm) 3 peeled and grated carrots (or slice thin) 1 bell pepper, cored, seeded, sliced […]

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Three Bean Salad

Three Bean Salad (add some bacon, sausage, or bits of cooked pork for a more filling salad) for 12 cups of salad: 8 cups cooked, drained black beans 1 1 /2 cups chopped, blanched green beans 4 cups cooked, drained white beans 1/2 cup diced red onion Combine all. Toss with this dressing: 2/3 cup […]

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Herbed Corn Tomato Salad

Herbed Corn Tomato Salad Makes 9 cups 4 cups frozen corn 2 chopped tomatoes 1 jicama, peeled, diced or sliced into thin sticks 1/2 cup chopped red onion Combine. You can rinse the corn with cold water, but I usually just mix it in while still frozen. Keeps nicely chilled that way. Toss with this […]

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Corn Bean Relish

Corn-Bean Relish with corn chipsCorn Bean Relish with ChipsIngredients 2 cups corn, canned, fresh or frozen 1/2 red onion, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 4 cups cooked kidney or black beans, rinsed and drained 3 teaspoons chili powder 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons balsamic or apple cider […]

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Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad

Chinese Chicken Cabbage Salad Serves about six Dressing (combine in large bowl and whisk well): 2 1/2 T rice vinegar (you can use apple cider vinegar) 2 T sugar (use Splenda for South Beach Diet) chicken ramen noodle seasoning packet salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste 6 Tablespoons oil – you can adjust […]

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Noodle Fritters

I like recipes that are easy, very adaptable to what’s in my hand, and frugal, and this recipe qualifies.  It’s incredibly frugal, amazingly adaptable, and also super easy. We can change the ingredients daily and have the same thing in a different flavor several days in a row.  Here is the original recipe  Here’s what […]

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Farmer’s Fry

New-Fangled Farm Fry- or low-carb farmers fry 4 slices bacon1 cup caulifowerets, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces.1 cup diced turnip, chopped into 1/2 inch pieces.1/2 cup diced onion4 eggs1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheesesalt and pepper. Use kitchen shears to snip bacon into tiny pieces- cut it up right over a frying pan. Start it cooking. […]

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