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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Turkey Polska Kielbasa Sauté with Haricot Verts, i.e. Turkey Polish Sausage with Extra Fine Green Beans!

You're starving and you want something quick, but homemade.  I was recently looking for something like this at the grocery store and spotted turkey Polska kielbasa, i.e. turkey Polish sausage.  I took it home and, with other ingredients on hand, I developed a delectable one-dish sauté.  I was so excited with the ease and fabulous taste of this dish, I immediately wanted to share it!

This recipe offers the option of jarred or fresh mushrooms, frozen or fresh roasted potatoes and frozen or fresh haricot verts (extra fine green beans).  The jarred and frozen items just provide you the opportunity to throw the meal together a little quicker.  Whether you choose to use these items prepackaged or fresh, this dish will still be delicious.

With an array of colorful vegetables, you have a complete, healthy one-dish meal which is easily and quickly made on the stove top.

                                                I'm So Hungry...
                                      And This Looks So Good!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Melt-In-Your Mouth Cranberry or Blueberry Pikelets

I love crumpets and wanted to make my own.  However, they're made with yeast, and I wanted something a little quicker.  I decided pikelets were the answer...they're kind of a cross between a pancake and a crumpet.

Some of the pikelet recipes I found were made with self-rising flour.  Now, I know some the best biscuits are made with self-rising flour.  However, my mother didn't use it; therefore, I've never used it...until now.  Baking powder is added for a little extra boost.

These melt-in-your mouth little pikelets are the size of a large cookie and just firm enough to be handheld.  They have almost a cake flavor...perfect for breakfast, brunch or snack.  I added cranberries, but they're also great with blueberries...or, you can just make them plain.  I resisted the temptation to add nutmeg or cinnamon...sometimes you just want a simple flavor as these offer.

                              I'll Have Mine with Just A Smear of Butter...
                      But, You Might Like With A Dab of Jam or Preserves!