Freeze Kale the Right Way

Freeze Kale the Right Way

Kale is a super sturdy veggie and freezes beautifully. It freezes so beautifully that people who grow kale swear the best, sweetest kale is the kale that’s been kissed by frost. And while there may have been a time that you might have picked up a huge bag of kale and let it linger a little too long, those times are past…if you know how to freeze kale the right way! It’s a game-changer and there’s no need to ever waste a single leaf.

What to Know About Kale

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Freezer Friendly Burritos

Freezer Friendly Burritos

Bean burritos once saved my life. Seriously. When I broke my foot, the docs sent me home thinking it was a sprain. What a mess that was – my back went out from using the crutches. I couldn’t stand up, each movement was agony and I spent several days crawling around the house. I happened to have a few groceries I hadn’t put away on the table and I was able to cobble together some bean burritos. They weren’t as well put together as these Freezer Friendly Burritos, heck, I couldn’t even warm them up, but as they say, “Hunger is the best sauce!”

Freezer Friendly Burritos

Freezer Friendly Burritos

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Mom's Classic Carrot Cake - Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake

This is my Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake and for a while, it was a go-to for special occasions, especially since it was always a two-layer affair. I think I’ll always associate carrot cake with Easter…in my mind, I guess, Easter goes hand in hand with rabbits and rabbits eat, well, carrots – and just about anything else in the garden!

Mom's Classic Carrot Cake - Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

Mom’s Classic Carrot Cake – Sheet Cake Version; it makes a marvelous layer cake, too.

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White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker - Instant Pot - Stovetop

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop

It’s been pretty bitter in the Twin Cities, but we’re having a little heatwave and are up to 12 degrees. Which would be great if we didn’t get about 7 inches of snow last night and even better if the high tomorrow wasn’t expected to be -5 with a low of -25 and worse on Wednesday. But that’s exactly the time you want soup! And even better a pretty much pantry soup (if your pantry is anything like mine) and not just any soup. You want this little White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop number coz it’s going to warm you from the inside out!

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker - Instant Pot - Stovetop

White Chicken Chili Slow Cooker – Instant Pot – Stovetop

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Nathalie Duprees Meatloaf

Nathalie Duprees Meatloaf

Do y’all know Nathalie Dupree? She’s like the queen of Southern cooking; the Southern Julia Child. So when a friend (the same friend who introduced me to Panera’s Steak & White Cheddar Panini and many other meals & recipes over the years – she has great taste!) mentioned that Nathalie Duprees Meatloaf was a family favorite, I couldn’t wait to try it. It’s actually been on my must-make list for a while and I gotta say it’s just the perfect thing to make on a cold winter weekend.

 

Nathalie Duprees Meatloaf

Nathalie Duprees Meatloaf

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