Recipes by Michelle K.

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Creamy Rice Pudding

Creamy Rice Pudding by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Creamy rice pudding topped with toasted pumpkin seedsVanilla speckled rice pudding, warm and freshly made - click on the photo to see the larger view so that the specks are visible. Rice pudding makes a fantastic snack, dessert, and even breakfast dish. This is not the rice pudding you bake in the oven to use up…

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Kielbasa and Mixed Greens Soup

Kielbasa and Mixed Greens Soup by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Kielbasa and greens soup with a slice of homemade breadNow that school is back in full swing again all of the extra-curricular activities are kicking in too. We have a couple of nights a week where the schedule gets pretty complicated. For those nights we eat what we call First Dinner and Second Dinner. First Dinner is…

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Beef Tongue With Tomatoes

Beef Tongue With Tomatoes by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Beef tongue with tomatoes served on creamy polentaand topped with freshly crumbled cotija cheeseIt was difficult to narrow down to one recipe for the next part of the Muy Bueno Cookbook Spotlight & Cook-Off sponsored by Hippocrene and hosted at girlichef. The Muy Bueno Cookbook is full of so many fantastic choices with a…

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Mushroom, Jalapeño and Cilantro Salsa

Mushroom, Jalapeño and Cilantro Salsa by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Mushroom jalapeno cilantro salsaSalsa without tomatoes? More challenging yet, mushroom based salsa? My oldest son cannot stand mushrooms, barely tolerates cilantro, and I have my in-laws in town for a visit from across the country. Doesn't this sound like the perfect time to test this new recipe to see what kind of…

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Quinoa Blueberry Lemon Muffins {Gluten Free}

Quinoa Blueberry Lemon Muffins {Gluten Free} by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Quinoa blueberry lemon muffinThe lazy summer mornings of custom ordered breakfasts from Mom's kitchen are past now and we are on to the fire drill mode of school days. This means for me that I am trying to get as much healthy fuel into the kids at breakfast while chattering about friends, packing backpacks, making lunches,…

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Canning Tomatoes

Canning Tomatoes by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Tomatoes from Peter's gardenMy sister recently asked Peter and I separately what we thought was the most important thing we put up each year. We both answered without hesitation, "Tomatoes!". Home canned tomatoes keep that fresh flavor without a tinny, metallic, or overly sharp aftertaste that you often find in commercially…

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Tomato Jam

Tomato Jam by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Tomato jam and crackers piled high so you can eat them one after anotherI am up to my waist in tomatoes and urgently wanting to capture that flavor of summer for winter. When winter arrives and it is non-stop grey and drizzly here in the Seattle area I will be so satisfied when I pull out a jar of this tomato jam and just…

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Tomato Salsa For Canning

Tomato Salsa For Canning by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Tomato salsaMaking tomato salsa for canning is a lot like trying to solve the childhood classic "The Three Little Bears". It is either too hot, too mild, or just right and there is no pleasing everyone all the time. With a family that ranges from something-barely-spicier-than-ketchup to habaneros-are-for-beginners in…

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Dill Pickle Spears

Dill Pickle Spears by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Dill pickle spearsWhy do I make my dill pickles as spears instead of just pickling the cucumber whole? So I can get a lot more pickle out of one jar. That is the only reason why. No matter how well I try to stuff my jars using whole cucumbers nothing beats using spears for maximum capacity.These are basic dill pickles…

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Ketchup: It's All In The Presentation

Ketchup: It's All In The Presentation by Michelle K.

Pin It Now!Homemade ketchup with sweet potato friesAll of my kids enjoy different toppings and accent sauces like salsa, salad dressings, tartar sauces, hot sauces, remoulades and many different kinds of vinegar. Their favorite by far though is ketchup. Homemade ketchup is not like the big name brand if you are going for something…

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