Erin’s Pesto Bruschetta

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Good Monday afternoon friends!  You all are in for a treat this fine Monday.  You're getting a double bonus on recipes today! This one, plus another tonight for the $5 Dinner Challenge! I was working on dinner over the weekend when Steve pops into the kitchen with a few handfuls of itty bitty tomatoes. Huh? I thought the garden was "done."  I haven't officially closed … [Read more...]

Planting Garlic – Garden Tip

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It's that time.  It's garlic planting time! When it comes to planting garlic for the spring, here are a few guidelines you'll want to follow... Plant in a location with full sun, that is well drained, with nutrient rich soil (from compost or fertilizer) Separate the cloves in the bulb, and peel apart individual bulbs. Use only the larger cloves from the outside of … [Read more...]

Avocado Chicken Tacos – $5 Dinner Challenge

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So I made these a few weeks ago...and I'm so sorry it took me so long to get them posted.  I used 2 of the smaller peppers from my garden, along with some of my cherry-like tomatoes. And avocados. *swoon* And I think these would be just as great with ground beef or ground turkey tacos.  Love the different flavor and texture that the avocado chunks brought to these … [Read more...]

Spinach Tomato Saute

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Picked a bunch of cherry-type tomatoes from the garden...opened the fridge to figure out what to do with them...and the $2 box of spinach practically fell of the shelf.  When that kind of thing happens, I take it as a sign... And here's the result... Spinach Tomato Saute Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 12 minutes Ingredients 1 … [Read more...]

Rigatoni with Italian Sausage and Red Peppers

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Super Simple Supper! This is a one dish dinner. (That brings up an important question...when you hear one dish dinner, do you think of it being a dinner that is SERVED in one dish, or COOKED in one dish?!) So this is technically a one dish served dinner...as the whole meal is in one bowl.  But it was cooked in 2 pots...a pot for the pasta, and a skillet for the … [Read more...]