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Irish Potatoes ((with their jackets on)) and Fresh Green Beans

How about a little recipe on this Irish Holiday? Several things announce the entrance of Spring: the longer days, warmer breezes, whispers of green that sneakily begin appearing amongst the grays of winter. Saint Patrick’s Day seems to declare to Winter “You shall not pass!” and Winter submits, quietly yielding to Spring’s advance. This must be true because days that follow St. Patrick’s Day are notably warmer and brighter!

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Davy Crockett Stew

Do you know all about Davy Crockett and his stew making capabilities? You don’t?? Well, time to be informed:

Born on a mountain top in Tennessee
Greenest state in the land of the free
Raised in the woods so he knew how to cook
Kilt him a b’ar ((and turned it into stew)) before he could read a book
Davy, Davy Crockett, cookin the wild frontier
Off through the woods he’s a-marchin’ along
Makin’ up stew an’ a-singin’ a song
Stirrin’ or’ a f’ar an’ feedn’ his foes
He carries him a pot where ere he goes
Davy, Davy Crockett, the stew makin’ buccaneer

See – Davy Crockett makes stew. Amid fighting off the enemy and the vicious wild animal, he makes yummy, hearty man-pleasing stew. At least that is the story I told my boys 5 or 6 years ago to Continue reading

Farmer’s Pie: a perfect way to use leftover roasted chicken!

Seems like it is easy to have leftover chicken, especially when we roast a whole chicken. I love having roasted chicken leftovers because it gives me a leg up ((haha get it?? LEG up?? — I crack myself up. Probably, I am the only one who cracked up at that, ho hum.)) on another meal. The meal possibilities are endless. Chicken spaghetti, chicken enchiladas, chicken tetrazzini, chicken & dumplings, chicken stuffing and on and on. See what I mean? Lots and lots of meals can come from roasted chicken leftovers. Continue reading

Sweet Smoked German Sausage & Cheesy Green Onion ((carrot)) Mashed Potato Casserole

Looking for an easy one pot meal that will please the entire herd, make your house smell divine & provide some health benefit? I have the perfect recipe! Homemade mashed potatoes laced – um, I mean blessed with the addition of 4 large, sweet carrots and a bit of cheese and butter is a tasty and HEALTHY treat that will not bring tears to the table*.

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