8 servings       time: 1-2 hoursblueberry-crumble-pie-7


for the crust:

  • 1.25 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/3 c finely chopped pecans
  • 8 T chilled butter
  • 2-3 T ice water

for the filling:

  • 4 peaches (pitted and sliced into 1/2-inch thick slices)
  • 1/2 c blueberries
  • 1/4 c granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • lemon zest

for the crumb topping:

  • 2/3 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 c coarsely chopped pecans
  • 6 T chilled butter
  • whipped cream (optional)


  1. for the crust: preheat oven to 375 degrees. mix together flour, salt and pecans in a bowl. cut in butter until it looks like large pebbles. mix in water and form into a ball. chill for 1/2 hours. roll out dough to approximately 1/4-inch and line 9″ pie pan. put in refrigerator while making filling and topping.
  2. for the filling: combine peaches, blueberries, sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice in a bowl.
  3. for the crumb topping: mix together flour, sugar, cinnamon and pecans. cut in butter until the mixture looks like large pebbles.
  4. remove crust from refrigerator and add peach filling. sprinkle crumb topping on top of peaches. bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes. remove from oven and cool on a rack. serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.


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homemade sloppy joes

June 13, 2016

prep time: 15 minutes       cook time: 1 hour       total: 1 hour, 15 minutes20120312_sloppyjoes4

1.5 lbs extra lean ground beef (6 or 7 hamburger patties)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 green pepper, diced
3 carrots, diced
1 c water
8 oz. tomato sauce
1/2 c ketchup bbq sauce?
1/4 c worcestershire sauce
1 T brown sugar
1 T mustard
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1.5 tsp salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 c water
cayenne pepper, to taste (optional)


  1. place ground beef (drain fat before adding onion) and onion in a large skillet. turn heat to medium and cook and stir the mixture constantly until the beef is browned and forms small crumbles, about 10 minutes.
  2. stir in garlic, green bell pepper, and carrots, cook and stir until softened, 2-3 minutes. add 1/2 cup water and stir, scraping the pan to dissolve any brown flavor bits from the bottom of the skillet.
  3. mix in ketchup bbq sauce, tomato sauce, worcestershire sauce, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper. add 1/2 cup water (if too dry) and return mixture to a simmer. reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has evaporated and the mixture is thick, about 40 minutes.
  4. season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste.

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prep time: 10 minutes      cook time: 40-50 minutes       total: 50-60 minutes       servings: 4parmesan-roasted-cauliflower

1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1 medium onion, sliced
4 sprigs of thyme
4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
3 T olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese


  1. preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. toss cauliflower florets on a large rimmed baking sheet with onion, thyme, garlic, and oil.
  3. season with salt and pepper.
  4. roast, tossing occasionally, until almost tender, 35-40 minutes.
  5. sprinkle with parmesan, toss to combine, and roast until cauliflower is tender, 5-10 minutes longer.


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sesame noodles

February 11, 2016

prep time: 15 minutes      cook time: 15 minutes       total: 30 minutes
yields 4-6 servings3949394720_3c2321615b

1 lb dry noodles of choice, cooked and drained (linguine or angel hair)
1/4 c soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
1.5 T brown sugar
1/2 T fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp chili paste of sriracha
3 T canola oil
1 T sesame oil
pepper, to taste

optional toppings:

green onions, thinly sliced
green and/or red bell pepper
bok choy
sliced meat (beef, pork, chicken) – marinate in soy sauce and pepper for at least a few minutes


  1. while noodles are cooking, combine soy sauce, rice vinegar, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, chili paste/sriracha, canola oil, sesame oil, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined.
  2. cook the optional toppings: add 1 T of oil to a pan and wait until oil is hot. then add vegetables or meat. add salt and pepper to season.
  3. remove pan from heat and add cooked noodles and sauce and toss until fully coated.

source – kroger mymagazine

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tomato florentine soup

January 24, 2016

prep time: 10 minutes       cook time: 40 minutes       total: 50 minutesimg_2853edit

yields 6 servings

1 T olive oil
2 c chopped onion
1 c celery, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 c water
2 cans (14 oz each) chicken broth
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 c small shell pasta, uncooked
2 c fresh spinach
salt & pepper
grated parmesan cheese, for topping


  1. heat oil in large soup pot over medium heat.
  2. add onion & celery; cook for 7 minutes until tender, stirring often.
  3. add garlic, cooking for 1 minute & stirring often.
  4. pour in water, broth, tomatoes, & sauce.
  5. bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often.
  6. stir in uncooked pasta and cook for 8 minutes.
  7. add spinach, cooking for a couple of minutes, until leaves wilt and pasta is al dente.
  8. season with pepper and salt.
  9. serve topped with parmesan cheese.

source – kroger, mymagazine, january 2016

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