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Sausage Balls Made with Buttermilk

Sausage Balls made with Buttermilk

I love sausage balls for breakfast.  When Syble told be about this recipe that she got from her sister Sue I knew that I had to try it.  It’s another easy one that anyone can do.   Make and freeze so you can pull them out anytime.  My freezer is my friend for so many baked goods.  Let it do some work for you.  You’ll be that much more organized in the morning when it is crunch time to get out of the door.

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Ham, Pepper, and Potato Frittata

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Now just imagine what happens when you say this word Frittata to a roomful of high school students.  They think it is hilarious.  I love it!  This was a staple at my house even before I knew what a Frittata was.  If you have eggs you can do this.   This is your go to meal when you have about thirty minutes to get a meal on the table and you don’t want another sandwich or a bowl of cereal.  If you have leftover pan roasted potatoes or hash browns it will be even faster to put together.

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Pan Roasted Potatoes

Pan roasted Potatoes

I have been preparing all types of vegetables this way forever.  For example, Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, peppers, grape tomatoes are just a few that have hit my skillet.  It is so easy to do and if you are in a hurry it is quick as a wink.  I love potatoes any way they are prepared, but I love this one in particular because it reminds me so much of homemade fries without the fat.  We did these in class and they were a huge hit with everyone.  And yes they did let their imaginations go wild and served them in ways that I would dare not ( bacon and cheddar cheese) !  Reminder:  their metabolism is running at the high-octane level and mine well, it is a tad slower.

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Cinnamon Sugar Snackers

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This is a great idea to get your kids in the kitchen.  I made these last week for my high school students and they loved them!  It is something that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes and the next thing you know you are enjoying them with a cup of Joe!  It makes about 30 at about 80 calories each with is not too bad.  So if you were like me with some canned biscuits hanging around in the refrigerator these are winners.

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Blue Cheese Dressing

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After doing as little shopping one of my favorite places to have lunch is Prime at Lenox Square.  I just love their Cobb Salad with blue cheese dressing.  I am happy to say that I have found the recipe so now all of us can enjoy it at home.  It packs a lot of flavor and you’ll find you only need a small amount so guess what – a reduction in the amount of calories.  I can go for that!  I just put together a chopped salad  including chopped romaine, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and hearts of palm.  I placed all the vegetables in a container with a top and added about a heaping teaspoon of dressing.  I put the top on it and gave it a good shake.  Oh my Gosh!  So help yourself to the greatest salad dressing and it is just a shame that it is so easy to make.

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Basic Spritz Cookies

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This recipe is really a throwback to my college days when I was a flunky for the head of the Home Economic’s Department.  I probably  made a million of these Spritz Cookies and became quite a natural with a cookie press.   These little cookies are quick to make,  but I am hesitant about using the word easy.  The dough is quite easy to prepare as long as you can operate a mixer, but the kicker for some could be the use of a cookie press.   Following the directions  in the Use and Care Manual will be a great help .  I found  the diagrams  are very easy to follow.   Now it may take a couple of tries to get the feel of how long to press the trigger, but you can just throw the dough back in the press and start over.  If you don’t have a cookie press I encourage you to run out an get one especially if you have children.  They love this gadget!  You and your family can make some great  holiday memories!  Check out the little puppies we made at the insistence of one of my angels!

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Pork Ramen Soup

I made this soup two days in a row.  One day I had it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  It is that good!  I love Real Simple recipes and this one is a big hit!  Don’t change one thing until you make it at least once then you can substitute tofu, chicken, or shrimp for the pork.  I love it!  The ingredients are fresh and full of flavor.  The fresh ginger is unbelievable!  Once you and your family discover this fresh flavored dish  you will go back to it again and again.  It is one of the best soups that I have ever had!

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Cheese Ham Ball

If you want to impress someone with a great appetizer this is for you.  It will get you rave reviews no matter where you take it.    My friend Marilyn has served this many, many times and it is always a hit.  In fact, if she doesn’t bring it she is really in trouble.  The recipe has been shared  with everyone and I have it somewhere, but when I wanted to make it last month for my tennis match in Newnan I could not find it.  Syble of course had the recipe and sent it to me.  So I’m in the grocery store buying everything and the recipe doesn’t say what size can of deviled ham to use.  Thank goodness for phone cameras and text messaging.  I took a picture of both sizes of ham and sent it to Syble and the small can was the winner.  Speaking of using your phone camera in the store.  I get the biggest kick watching husbands shopping for groceries.  There will be some conversation followed by picture-taking and more conversation, ” Okay good I’ll get this.”  What a help for husbands that don’t have a clue about shopping.

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Fettuccine with Sausage and Kale

I have been enjoying kale for about four years now.  It seems that every food magazine and food show recently is using this nutrient rich green.  Just this morning I saw in my new Bon Appetit Magazine a grilled kale and apricot salad that I must try.  But, now here is another wonderful recipe from Gourmet Quick Kitchen  for kale that I have enjoyed at least six times and I love it!  It is so easy and with the super nutritious kale you can’t go wrong.  I made this dish again last Friday night with kale that this young actress brought me from her parents’ garden.  It was wonderful with  spicy sausage topped with shaved Pecorino Romano.   Oh my gosh!  By the way check out Ashley in this movie that’s just been released on HBO.  What could be better – pasta, kale, and a good movie?

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Bacon-and-Egg Rice

The Friday we cooked Fried Rice in my class I left school and ran errands.  I wonder what went through the minds of those that passed me in the aisle at Publix.  I’m sure they thought that I worked at some local Chinese restaurant or that I was too cheap to buy real perfume and just dabbed a lot of soy sauce behind my ear.  I am not kidding you when I say that I had to roll the windows down in my car on the way home because the odor permeated every pore of my body.  Just imagine 24 kitchens using sesame oil with a clove of garlic, ginger, onions, and soy sauce.  The entire school smelled like a Chinese Wok by noon and we have a large school.  This was a first, I had students checking out to go home and change clothes.  The odor lingered in my room for weeks!  Was the food good?  Yes, it was, but I do need a much better ventilation system.  Two large windows just does not cut it.

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