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Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets

My Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets are a simple, classic pickled beet that makes just enough to fill a jar. Because Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets are so easy, you can just knock them out when you have a few minutes.

Grandma's Refrigerator Pickled Beets
Grandma’s Refrigerator Pickled Beets
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Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos

Do yanno what’s a great little thing to have on hand? Just to perk up a little Mexican food. Maybe toss on some tacos or nachos? Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos. And not only are the pickled jalapenos great, if you’re into a little heat, the brine is fantastic dribbled in or over dishes.

Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos
Refrigerator Pickled Jalapenos
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The Best Beef Stroganoff?

The Best Beef Stroganoff: This is really perfect - the recipe came from Russia

Do any of you guys have that one Aunt? The one that always made you feel special and had just a little something extra to her personality? Mine was my Aunt Ginny, my Dad’s sister. She was definitely the fun Aunt.

My Aunt Ginny's Beef Stroganoff - she brought the recipe back from Russia during the Cold war.
My Aunt Ginny’s Beef Stroganoff – she brought the recipe back from Russia during the Cold war.

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Spicy Chicken Sandwich, BA’s Best

Yanno, I’m always trying new recipes and this Chicken Sandwich from Bon Appetit’s March issue caught my eye. See, I was just down in Georgia and had an opportunity to eat at Chick Fil A for the second time, ever. I think it’s the best fast food – and I don’t usually quite lower myself to eat fast food! I know, I know, I’m a snob about some things…life is just too short for mediocre food.

Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich
Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

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Garden Chili Sauce

This is gonna blow you away!!

In honor of the upcoming New Year’s (and to use up a bag of black eyed peas and a couple of ham hocks languishing in my freezer) I decided to make Black Eyed Peas. And there is no better accompaniment to Black Eyed Peas than a my home-made Chili Sauce.

Garden Chili Sauce - small batch, 4 pints
Garden Chili Sauce – small batch, 4 pints

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Home-made Pickling Spice

home-made pickling spice. A classic blend.

Most pickling spice recipes share a number of standard ingredients with just a few variances in amounts and proportions, and many have an extra special touch or two that makes them stand out. Here’s a recipe that will work well in almost any recipe that calls for “pickling spice.”


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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus

Easy Refrigerator Pickled Asparagus. Great for a gift, in a cocktail or on a crudite or cheese platter

Pickling vegetables, almost any vegetable, is a simple process, and Asparagus is no exception. A jar or two for the fridge can be made in literally minutes, no “canning” or “processing” required. If you can boil water, you can make these fantastic little pickled Asparagus. It’s that simple.

Bloody Mary – Overnight, assorted relishes.

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Cubano (Cuban) Sandwiches

The Cuban sandwich – such a classic and so American, from what I understand! And like many classics, the Cubano sandwich sparks heated debate. There are those who say the bread makes the sandwich and it’s impossible to have a great one outside of Miami  – I disagree. I think you will, too, after your first bite of this one!

Cubano (Cuban) Sandwich
Cubano (Cuban) Sandwich

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