Category Archive: Meatless

Alternative to Canning Tomatoes

An easy alternative to canning tomatoes.   Canning your own sauce is awesome for the freshness, but I hate canning. It’s hot, messy, and time consuming. Not to mention, buying the tools gets expensive. An old friend of mine taught me this alternative way to canning tomato sauce. I’ve been doing it for years. It’s …

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Sicilian Style Eggplant Casserole and Cheese Pastry Puffs

A delicious twist to Eggplant Parmesan.   The best market place in Pittsburgh is the Strip District. There’s never a dull moment with lots of diversity from the food to the people. You can’t help but want to peruse the wares of the outdoor vendors. You can find everything from Yinzer pride souvenirs, to fresh …

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Easy Hummus Recipe

As I mentioned on Facebook, I’ve never made hummus, so I researched online recipes. I’m sure you can agree, when you Google Hummus, it can be overwhelming. I just used the common ingredients; chickpeas, tahini sauce, and lemon juice, and added in some of my own yummies. Since making it, the hardest part was deciding …

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Cast Iron Skillet, Sweet Fried Potatoes

Cast Iron Skillet Sweet Fried Potatoes

Breakfast is my favorite meal. Mostly because I always have bacon. Since we moved into our new home, we’ve had overnight guests just about every weekend. Absolutely love a full house for breakfast served with mimosas. This recipe is my sister, Donna’s. I’m also thinking that it’s a Pittsburgh thing because I know a lot …

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Kale Salad with Dijon Dressing

Kale Salad, Photo by Jenny MacBeth

Okay, kale, it’s green. IT’S GREEN. It’s also very bitter. This is the first time I’m eating it raw. I’ve had it cooked in butter, and that’s always a good thing. I read an article of the benefits of eating lots of kale. Which, I already knew, but it’s GREEN. It said that kale is …

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Bruschetta Dip. Great for Parties.

  WOW your friends with this cool and easy dip. It’s awesome for picnics. This yummy idea was inspired by, Monica Sieber from Pittsburgh, PA. Thanks girl. We love it! You’ll Need: 3 (14.5 oz.) cans of diced tomatoes 2 (8 oz.) bricks of cream cheese 8-10 garlic gloves, crushed 1 cup of fresh basil, …

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White Ale Potato Leek Soup

  Someone asked me recently, “Do you have a case of beer for each beer you use in your recipes?” That’s expensive! I do not buy by the case. Only for parties. The state of Pennsylvania has strict LCB laws. Boo hiss. There are a few (not many) venues that can sell by the bottle …

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Spicy Sesame Noodles or Green Beans

  This is a great sauce you can use on noodles or even green beans. You’ll Need 1 pound of fettuccine or linguini style noodles (or 2 pounds of french cut green beans) 4 tablespoons of roasted sesame seeds 4 tablespoons of sesame oil 1 tablespoon of Chinese chili paste (optional if you do not …

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Citrus Bluemoon Summer Ale Pasta Salad

  This is definitely a unique and delicious pasta salad if I do say so myself. That, or it’s the two beers I drank whilst making this. Ha! Tip You can prepare everything in advance, however, mix it right before serving. Not sure why, but it tastes best the first day. You may not want …

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Holy Moses White Ale Potato Salad

Featured in Taste of Home Simple & Delicious This potato salad and the Kale salad are great for hot, outdoor picnics because it does not call for mayo. It calls for beer. And, who doesn’t like beer? I’m not a potato salad fan, but I have to say, “I really love this.” I’m not a …

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