Monthly Archives: December 2017

Collard Greens in the Slowcooker

DSC_0007.JPGI have not always been a fan of greens.  Recently I have lived on the wild side tasting greens from several restaurants and I have found that I love them.   In fact I can’t get enough of them, but a little scared to try my hand at making them at home.  I was excited to see this no-fail recipe in the November issue of Southern Living.  I had to try it and it is a big winner!

Oh my gosh!   What flavor this dish has and its so easy to put together.  Who in their right mind would want to spend hours washing greens?   There’s no washing greens for hours because the recipe uses packaged prewashed greens. Its got a kick from the red pepper, sweetness from brown sugar and sour from apple cider vinegar.  I used a soup bone from Honey Baked Ham which adds even more flavor.  You will love it!!  Get out your slow cooker and go for it.  Winner!

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Cranberry Oat Bars

cranberry oat bars

  • What do you do with leftover homemade cranberry sauce?  Well you make the most delicious Oat Bars that you possibly can that’s what you do!   After Thanksgiving I was not about to waste this amazing Cranberry Sauce.   When searching for uses of leftover cranberry sauce I found many combinations of recipes out there, but the one from the Washington Post got my attention because it was so easy.   I love the tartness of the sauce with the buttery goodness of the oatmeal crumble that is used for the crust and the topping.  It is just heavenly.

Here you go…   Now you can get in the kitchen and put together the most wonderful bars in just a few minutes.  Waiting for them to cool before cutting into that block of goodness can be torture.  I highly recommend using two strips of parchment paper cut to the width of your pan and then crisscrossing them.  Otherwise it might be hard getting out of your pan.  A foil lined pan that is lightly oiled will work as well.

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