A dash of LOVE

Hosted by Eryn Cooper-Shiflet
Group active since Wed, Jun 01, 2011

This group is for any and everyone that enjoy cooking from the heart and soul. It is a place to be proud of cooking meals that satisfy the stomach, but also the soul. Share recipes that make you and others feel good as well as learn from others that will do the same! Don't be afraid to drive away from the drive thru's and pull up a chair to a home cooked meal :-) A lot of people believe that younger moms have stepped away from the stoves and stepped into more convenient forms of feeding a family, but I am here to say that there are still some of us out here willing and eager to learn and prepare loving dishes the good old fashioned way! Remember... good food is just a DASH OF LOVE away!

Cindi Bauer
Jun 29, 2014

I have a really delicious Apple Dip recipe to share!

I hope members of this group will try this delicious dip recipe. You can serve this as an appetizer, snack, or even as a dessert if you like. Plus you can choose your favorite type of apple to go along with this dip. I happen to like Granny Smith and Golden Delicious Apples.
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Apple Dip

Melanie B
Aug 22, 2011

Freezer Queen

I got into the habit of cooking a bunch of stuff every other weekend (every week may be necessary for your family). I make batches of spaghetti sauce, pot pie filling, chicken Parmesan, all sorts of soups, taco meat, enchiladas, a variety of casseroles, meatloaf, etc...anything you can make and freeze. Then portion it out into serving sizes that fit your family's needs. Pull it out of the freezer in the morning, add a veggie or salad, and dinner is ready in 30 minutes or less.

I actually started doing this when there were just 2 of us at my house and we were on different schedules. I put meals into individual serving sizes, so my son could warm up a meal before he went off to class. I could also take a portion to work for lunch. I've told others that you just build up a rotation in the freezer. Make a double batch and freeze half. In a few weeks you'll have a lot ready in the freezer if you don't have a weekend to spend cooking.

I also make cookie dough and freeze it in a zipper bag. Make sure to write the cooking time & temp. When you get ready to bake them, bu the tip off the end of the zip bag and squeeze out your cookies. Fresh baked cookies if you can't eat a whole batch at one time.

Another plus, in the hot summer, you only spend one day heating up the house cooking and baking.


Eryn Cooper-Shiflet
Jul 30, 2011

I Seafood Clearly (new group)

just started a new group and I am soooo excited about it! It caters to everything seafood!!!! Please feel free to join if you want to dish on fish, lol

Eryn Cooper-Shiflet
Jul 30, 2011

Farmer's Market Delight

This morning, me and my sis took a trip over to a farmer's market in our little town and I must say it was delightful! I got a huge loaf of 4 cheese bread with provolone, parmesan, asiago and something else baked right in... Can we say YUMMY? I also bought some "lime pickles" and they are out of this world, still trying to figure out what to do with them, besides eating them straight out of the jar. Corn, peppers and tomatoes, Oh my!!! So much to choose from, so little time to think about dinner, but we shall see :-) What do you get from your farmers market?

Eryn Cooper-Shiflet
Jul 20, 2011

Summer is coming to an end...

What foods are you going to carry over into the fall from summer? What is to good to let go?

Marina Neff
Jul 16, 2011

Please check out my group "Share Our Strength Cookbook Project"

I Started a new group called: Share Our Strength CookBook Project.

Share Our Strength is a Non Profit organization that is dedicated to feeding hungry children all over the world. They work with many big name chefs to provide food for underprivileged children and It is endorsed by FoodNetwork who also sponsors Community Bakesales all over the country as fundraisers. (Sandra Lee from (Semi- Homemade) is one of their National spokespersons)

I Thought perhaps if we could generate enough interest, People might like to contribute some of their favorite rice dishes to make a cookbook and 100% of any sales would be donated to Share Our Strength.org.

The recipe's can be anything at all... dessert,breakfast, soups, main dishes, side dishes, risottos, cassaroles, drinks.... vegan, vegetarian, ethnic, with or without any kind of protein.... They can use Rice noodles, Rice flour, Rice wines and vinegars, As long as it's Tried and True, the submission is welcome and you will get credit for any an all recipes you may submit. ( you can even include a little blurb about your recipe if you like )

I Really hope you will join in with me to help get this project off the ground. It means a lot to me. Thankyou

Back to school food

Now that summer is almost over, what are you planning to prepare on those school nights? Anything easy, semi homemade, or made from scratch?