Friday, December 25, 2015

Foodie Friends Friday

We are taking a week off from the Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party!!

Please stop by and visit Our Co-Hosts!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Foodie Friends Friday Linky Party #178

Welcome to the Foodie Friends Friday
Linky Party!!

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Giveaway - An Invitation for Two to the Iowa Taste of Elegance from the Iowa Pork Producers

This year marks the 30th year of the Taste of Elegance competition.  It is hosted by the Iowa Pork Producers Association to celebrate pork and find Iowa’s Best Pork EntrĂ©e in fine dining.

What is the Taste of Elegance?  It is a fun competition between 12 chefs. They cook their best pork dishes to compete for awards starting at $1,000 and yearly bragging rights to being the best pork chef in Iowa. The top winner also wins a trip to the National Pork Summit in California.   

Saturday, December 12, 2015

20+ Awesome Cookie Swap Recipes from Iowa Bloggers

Mixers are mixing and ovens are heating up this holiday season.  If you are looking for some great recipes for your cookie swap or to keep for yourself, you've come to the right place. 

I am showcasing recipes from my fellow Iowa bloggers.  There is certainly something here for everyone!

Visit their pages for more yummies and crafts!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Unstuffed Pepper Soup

If you saw my Unstuffed Green Peppers recipe you learned that I prefer my green peppers chopped up rather than used as cups.  One day here recently I thought that I would try it with a bit more liquid and made it in a soup.  It's a nice change up from the casserole style meal.

The canned tomatoes and sauce can be salty it was good to use my homemade broth where I can control the salt.  You can use water (which I have done in a pinch and it is still delicious) or use a lower sodium broth.

After eating it as a meal and making lunch portions with what was left there weren't any for the freezer.  Next time I will double the recipe and put some away for quick meals. Another afterthought I had was to use the crock pot next time.  I'll work on that and update this when I do!

Unstuffed Pepper Soup                                                                          Printable Recipe

1-1/2 pounds ground beef
2/3 chopped green peppers
2/3 cup chopped onion
28 ounce can diced tomatoes
8 ounce can tomato sauce
1-1/2 Tablespoons Worcestershire
1-2 cups beef broth (or water)
1/2 cup instant brown rice (I used Uncle Ben's)