Seriously, if you need a good recipe, you should try Taco Ring. My mom taught me how to make it. The only odd part is laying out the crescent rolls; but, if you look at my pictures, I think you’ll understand. It’s worth it, I promise. It is delicious and easy!
¾ lb. ground beef 1 packet taco seasoning 2 T. water 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 2 packages of refrigerated crescent rolls
Extra Topping Ideas Lettuce, Salsa, Sour Cream, Tomatoes
As I think about what I would like to be doing on this cold and snowy day, I know my daughter is spending her day with her children. She has chosen to become a teacher and follow in her parents’ footsteps. She is enjoying the day playing outside with her kids and baking. When I was a teacher, I always considered snow days to be "free days." The kids and I stayed in our pajamas until we were ready to go outside and play in the snow. Baking was also on the agenda, and I usually made homemade bread.
Whenever I’m wondering what to make for dinner, a good cookbook can usually point me in the right direction. I know most guys don’t have much interest in cookbooks. But I have to admit, I have always loved them and have been collecting them for years. Actually, I had to stop when I ran out of room. The house just isn’t big enough. I enjoy relaxing with a good cookbook as much as with a good novel. It’s fun looking for and discovering new and different recipes. Checking out cookbooks from the library allows me to continue this favorite pastime without crowding me out of house and home.
Since I went back to work, dinner can be an issue. But with the selection of crockpot cookbooks available at MCPL, dinner is no longer a hassle.
My favorite cookbooks are the Fix-It and Forget-It cookbooks for slow cookers, especially the ones that call for only 5 ingredients. It is so easy to toss everything in my crockpot, and when I get home a delicious meal is ready to serve.
I love to cook - mostly desserts. There is just something wonderful about the smell of baking pies, cakes, and all of those yummy calorie filled foods you want to eat before dinner but are not supposed to. I was walking around the cookbook section at the Red Bridge Branch and came across Jewish Food: for Festivals and Special Occasions by Marlena Spieler. What a neat book: great pictures, wonderful recipes, and a whole series of informational articles about each of the Jewish festivals and their significant food. As someone that always associates food
On a recent visit to Spain, I found living proof that the Mediterranean diet works. Walking through the streets and people-watching, I couldn’t help noticing that the population, as a whole, is incredibly fit and active. There are very few overweight people. For years, scientists have noticed that Mediterranean countries have less obesity and the related health problems: hypertension, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes. The key seems to be the diet.
Are you an Indian food aficionado? On May 1st, the Antioch Branch had a program on Indian cooking. The program turned out to be a big success and fun was had by all. The food was donated by a restaurant with a location in Liberty, MO, specializing in "authentic Indian cuisine with a few delicacies from Bombay, and also from classic Mughal style cooking." (enough to serve dinner to 50 people) We thank them very much for such a generous donation. Indian food has been gaining popularity in the West in the last decades.
Since I’m always on the lookout for quick and easy recipes, I’ve started reading cookbooks from the Gooseberry Patch collection. These fun books have a comb binding and are illustrated throughout with pen and ink drawings that give them a charming country feel. They are filled with simple, down-home recipes made with basic ingredients. The recipes are collected from cooks across the country and include personal comments and memories from the recipe contributors.
Do you love something? I am kind of at the age where I don’t love too many things. I love my family and friends, but I’ve reached the stage when I know loving people is where my heart is and getting attached to materialistic things doesn’t matter; well not too much, unless we’re talking crock-pots.
I love the smell of bread baking. It reminds me of my Grandmother and the lessons she gave me in the fine art of sourdough. These days, I have trouble fitting bread baking into my schedule. But not anymore! Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois has changed all that!