Rice Pudding... first stop on our trip around the world!

I have always loved rice pudding, but I have never gone around the world to see how other cultures serve it... I'm liking this version. It's called Kheer and it's from India.

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Summer Time Coleslaw

This coleslaw  recipe has drifted around our kitchen for years and years. To be quite honest, I don't even know where it came from, but my mom would never have even thought about simply driving to a supermarket and buying it. With all of the cabbages that dad grew in the garden, we needed lots of ways to work our way through our supply. And cooked cabbage wasn't one of my favorites. Actually it tasted so bad that mom would set out the vinegar bottle just so that it could perk up the flavor. So, I was more than happy when she would make coleslaw! It's what summers are all about... and I still love the stuff!!

Ingredient List

½ cabbage

celery, carrots and green onion (mom used as much as she needed to accommodate a growing family.

2 tsp salt (I try to use less now)

¼ cup oil

1/4 cup vinegar (there's that vinegar again lol)

juice of 1 lemon

salt and pepper to taste

1. Shred your cabbage, celery, carrots and green onion.  You are going to want to get as much of the moisture out as you can so, sprinkle salt, allow to sit for a while and then squish out as much of the liquid as you can.

2. Prepare the dressing and then drizzle over the coleslaw. It's pretty much up to you as to how much dressing you use. Start with a little bit and see what kind of comments you get.

And don't simply go by this recipe. Get as creative as you like. I have often tossed in handfuls of nuts, apple bits... you really can't go wrong. Okay, I don't think that chopped boiled egg would work, but on the other hand, I have never tried, so you just never know!!

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Wilton Lady Bug Pan

 Grab yourself a cake mix and whip up one cute little ladybug cake!

Amazon.com: Wilton Lady Bug Pan

Thoughts for This Month

Noise proves nothing... often a hen who has merely laid an egg, cackles ad if she had laid an asteroid. Mark Twain

Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations. It is not much matter if things do not turn out well. Charles Dudley Warner

Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn. Lewis Grizzard

*Take a few minutes today to just sit by yourself and do nothing. If you can get comfortable with yourself, all will benefit.

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Dine... the Poster

Gourmet Pasta

Soup Recipes for a Rainy Day

We had some nice temps a week or so ago, but suddenly it's back to more seasonal temps I guess. That's why I went looking for some soup recipes. That and it's almost lunch time and I'm hungry

Swanson Broth Cooking - Recipe Detail - Sensational Chicken Noodle Soup

Cheddar Corn Soup

Salmon Soup

Creamy Bacon Mushroom Soup

Slow Cooker Tuscan Beef Soup

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Bumble Bee Potatoes

Boil potatoes and then mash them using just a small amount of milk.To create your Bumble Bee Potatoes, you need the mixture to be relatively dry. Once you have them at the consistency that you need, mound them onto a greased cookie sheet. As you are mounding them, think "beehives".

Slice a large Spanish Onion into rings and then fry in oil until they have softened, but remove from the pan before they begin to brown.

Transfer the onion from the pan and arrange according to size.

Begin with the largest ring and position it over the mound of potatoes. It should fit snugly over the mound. Position 3 more rings over the potato mounds until you reach the top. Can't picture it?? As you begin building your hive, you will see how the name was arrived at.

Continue with the remaining mounds until you are finished. Brush with melted butter and then pop into a hot oven (400 degrees). In about 15 minutes (more or less according to your oven), the beehives should be nicely browned.

No So Boring Oatmeal For Tonight...

  I'm going to make a Huge pot of oatmeal in the crock pot and when it's done, I'm going to toss in one packet on flavored Ins...