Author: Teresa Ambord

Easy BBQ Sauces

Tangy Sweet BBQ Sauce (also makes a great glaze for red meat) Photos and recipies by  Teresa Amboard One 14 oz bottle of ketchup One 12 oz bottle of chili sauce ½ cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/3 cup water Mix all ingredients together in a sauce pan and heat to a boil. Stir to dissolve the sugar… and it’s done! General BBQ Tips from a guy who thinks he’s the best barbecue ever (don’tall men think that?) 1.  Keep the heat low as it cooks the meat more evenly. 2.  Marinate, marinate, marinate, since BBQ tends...

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Cooler Corn on the Cobb

Photos and recipie by  Teresa Amboard This is an easy way to make corn on the cob for a crowd. Bonus, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen as much as some methods. You’ll need: Corn A sturdy cooler A pot to boil water For up to 18 full cobs of corn, boil 10-14 quarts of water on the stove. While the water is boiling, clean the corn as usual, shucking it and cleaning it well. Then pile the cleaned corn in the cooler. When the water boils, pour it carefully over the corn until the corn is fully covered....

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Summer’s Best Cool Smoothies!

Blackberry  Cream Frost Around here we call it Blackberry Pie & Ice Cream 1/4 cup fresh blackberries (plus a few extras for garnish) 1/2 to 2 tsp. sugar, IF NEEDED, depending on sweetness desired and sweetness of blackberries. 1/4 tsp vanilla extract 12 oz low fat milk 1 tbsp. whipping cream (optional but extra creamy!) 1 cup crushed ice Whipped cream, prepared ahead Blend all ingredients until all ice is well blended and mixture is smooth. Atop each glass, add a dollop of whipped cream with a blackberry on top. Serves 2 – 3 Nonfat  Citrus  Berry Burst 1/4...

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Ice Cream Loaf Cake

Photo and recipe by Debra Hasbrouck  After trying a batch of ice cream bread, I was a little disappointed in the mild, almost bland, taste.  I decided to add some cake mix and adjust the recipe to enhance the flavor.  The result was moist and delicious – a savory fusion of bread and cake. Any flavor of regular (not low-fat) ice cream should work.  You can have fun adding candy bits, nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, or whatever appeals to you. ICE CREAM LOAF CAKE 2 cups softened (almost melted) ice cream (I used chocolate/chocolate chip flavor) 3/4 cup flour...

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Polly’s Perfect Potatoe Soup

By Teresa Ambord Basic ingredients: 6 russet potatoes, peeled, sliced, and boiled to tender 2 T butter 1 cup of milk (more or less depending on the thickness you like). Since we had a cow, we used whole milk, with the cream mixed right in. Some people use evaporated milk, or to reduce the fat, use 2 percent milk 6 chopped green onions Lawry’s Seasoned Salt to taste Salt Freshly ground black pepper to taste One clove minced garlic Optional ingredients: A few slices of cooked bacon crumbled. When money was tight we didn’t have meat to add, but...

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