Author: Eileen

Mexican Grilled Corn Recipe

            Ingredients 8 ears fresh corn 1/2 cup mayonnaise juice of 1 lime 1 tablespoon ground ancho chili pepper or chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 cup grated Cotija or parmesan cheese salt to taste chopped cilantro Directions Mix mayo, chili pepper, paprika and lime juice in a small bowl and set aside. Drop shucked and washed corn in salted boiling water and cook on medium high for 5 minutes. Transfer corn to the  grill, brush with the butter and cook 3 to 5 minutes until tender and kernels start...

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Craft Jams & Raw Honey Misbeehaven Farm

  By Eileen Majors Choosing American-made, shopping local and eating local is big these days. Craft Kitchens are popping up everywhere and the craze is worth celebrating freshly prepared food products, made with love. And that’s just what Stacy Grimes of Misbeehaven Farms will tell you about her popular line of jellies. She’s created over 80 recipes that she jars and sells at special events and online. She carries many traditional flavors like Blackberry, Strawberry and Classic Plum, along with her fresh, hand cut marmalade. She calls it Rich’s Orange Marmalade, named after her father for his love of...

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Pinot Noir Blueberry Barbecue Sauce

                  Ingredients 1 medium yellow onion, finely diced 1/2 tablespoon canola oil 2 cups fresh blueberries 1/2 cup ketchup 1/2 cup Pinot Noir 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Dash of celery salt   Directions: Saute’ the onions in the canola oil over medium heat until clear and soft, about 5 minutes. Add the blueberries, ketchup, pinot noir, balsamic vinegar, brown sugar, salt, cayenne pepper and celery salt. Mix and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer about...

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Skinny Summer Slushies

Cool off with these guilt-free, fruity slushy drinks. Pick a flavor; blend all the ingredients in blender until smooth and enjoy.             Marvelous Melon 2 cups honeydew, watermelon and/or other like melon in cubes 1 – 1/2 cups ice 1/2 cup sparkling water or club soda 2 teaspoons lemon juice 2 teaspoons honey dash of salt Optional: Add 1 tablespoon chopped mint, cilantro or basil for a fun herbal twist.   Pineapple Mango 1 cup mango chunks fresh or frozen 1 cup fresh pineapple chunks 3/4 cups ice 1/2 cup sparkling water 2 teaspoons...

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Tank Not MY Idea of a Roadtrip

I should have known something was up. Two kids hanging out on the couches all night, one of them clearly in my spot! Isn’t anyone going to tell them,” I’m thinking (practically out loud!) Finally, Dad heads upstairs and I stay close. “They’re still here,” I’m thinking as I head off to bed, “I know they’re all going somewhere; they’re probably going to leave me here. I sleep restless all night, checking on the kids; come morning, one of them is still in my spot. the other is packing a bag. “I knew it! They’re leaving without me.” I...

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