Cooking is WAY easier with the right tools! These are my two VERY favorites. Take a look and see what you think. Can't hurt - might help! :> ManPans, and OXO Salad Spinner (Could not live or cook without either or these...)
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I'm Patti Saunders Mays in Boise, Idaho, and I'm so glad you're here! As the owner of Great Cooking Ideas.com, I'm the one responsible for how often you visit and whether you tell your friends. And I take that responsibility seriously!
This site is all about casual, easy, affordable recipes that are family friendly and VERY good. I have a robust sense of humor too, so there's lots of that here as well. Enjoy! And please come back often! I update and change things all the time; nothing around here gets stale. (Ha! No pun. . . ) - Patti
Summers in Idaho.What's not to love?
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Summertime, summertime, sum-sum-summertime. . .
TALK OF THE TOWN STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
One of my favorite recipes is this one, from my friends at THE POST-IT PLACE. All you do is make a vanilla cake (from a mix), poke holes in it (I use the end of a wooden spoon), pour a can of condensed milk (not canned milk), and then add the strawberries, which you've cooked a bit and mixed with a little sugar. This is SO GOOD. Here are step-by-step pictures and great directions:
PINK GRAPEFRUIT MARGARITAS! Good! Easy! 1 cup ruby red grapefruit juice, 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (about 4 limes), 1 cup triple sec orange liqueur, 3 cups ice, 1 cup silver tequila, 1 lime cut in wedges, optional Kosher salt (for rim).
Mix it all up in a blender and serve to very happy guests Mmmm!! So Yummy! Really
Here's something you ALL need a recipe for: GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES! But I'll tell you what - my friend Ria let me in on her secret for her gourmet grilled cheesies. We tried these last night with a big tossed salad and - good grief, HOW DELICIOUS! What you do is - get a special bread (reg bread is good too) and use JARLSBERG CHEESE instead of cheddar or Swiss. But the secret is to sprinkle a little CELERY SALT on each buttered side as they're cooking. Man, oh man... I want to eat these every night!
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OUT OF THIS WORLD GUACAMOLE I've tried so many recipes for guacamole and in my opinion this one tops 'em all. Easy, too! Click here
Lots more salsa and dips for terrific parties! These are the GOOD kind, not the same-old-same old...
BUT WAIT! There's more. . .
CUKES & ONIONS This is another super easy recipe with just 5 ingredients. It's always popular and sure hits the spot on a hot day. Try it alone or spoon some on top of a green salad. I don't know - it's just extra delicious. Kind of old-fashioned, or grandma-ish.
For dessert, by far my two most popular recipes are moist and delicious CHOCOLATE CHUNK CAKE (above) and my MOM'S POPPY SEED CAKE which gets raves every time. And the best part - THEY BOTH START W A MIX! Yess!.
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