Easy Blackberry Syrup

quick and easy homemade blackberry syrup

If you have a bumper crop of blackberries, blackberry syrup should be one of your go-to ways to use them! It stores longer than the berries themselves, is easy to make, and has a variety of uses. How to make blackberry syrup: It’s a pretty easy process that involves only a few ingredients. I use…

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Creamy Cucumber Dill Dressing

creamy-cucumber-dill-dressing

Use your garden produce or farmer’s market finds to make this refreshing and easy cucumber dill dressing for salad, dip, or even as a sauce on fish. What is more refreshing in summer than the bright flavor of cucumbers, full of water content and brimming with so many possibilities? Not much. Cucumbers in water have…

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Make Your Own Mayo and 1,000 Island Dressing!

Making your own mayonnaise is easier than you think with the help of an immersion blender. And making your own 1,000 salad dressing is even easier! With a few simple ingredients and just a few minutes, you can make some of your favorite condiments! This post will be short and sweet because this process is…

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Wild Rice Bowls With Roasted Vegetables

wild rice bowls with roasted vegetables

What makes this wild rice bowl so good? The flavor combo! Rice bowls and power bowls have been popular for a few years now. There are recipes all over the internet and even restaurants that feature rice bowls as the main attraction. This one in particular uses wild rice. I actually like a wild rice…

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4 Bean Chicken Chili – A 15 Minute Pantry Meal

a 15 minute pantry dinner

What could be faster than fast food? A pantry meal! This pantry meal idea is so simple your ten year old could make dinner. I often get asked what I do with all the food I can all summer. This recipe is just one answer. Home canned food is the epitome of fast food. Since…

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Walnut Herb Shrimp

walnut herb shrimp from DailyRation.net

Want a recipe that is super fast but also healthy?  Maybe you’re looking for something low carb or Paleo or Whole30 compliant?  Or maybe you just like to use natural ingredients?  Either way, this is your meal!  Walnut Herb Shrimp hits all those points and is packed full of flavor.  It’s also ready in about…

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Chicken Adobe – A Mexican Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken Adobe from DailyRation.net - A Mexican chicken and rice casserole

Chicken Adobe is like a classic chicken and rice casserole, but with a Mexican flavor twist added.  And since September is both chicken month and rice month,  we’re rockin’ the food holidays here. ;).  One of the best things about this dish is that you can do the work and assemble the casserole early in…

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Tomato Eggplant Galette

Even though it’s September, and everyone else seems to be settling into fall, it’s still hot in our long Southern California summers.  We’re nowhere near ready to plant fall crops, and tomatoes and eggplants are still coming out of our ears.  I say this a little tongue in cheek.  I love that we have a long…

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Med Melts With Creamy Ricotta Walnut Sun Dried Tomato Pesto

mediterranean grilled cheese

There’s a restaurant near me that has these sandwiches I adore.  They are Mediterranean melts, which us locals refer to as ‘med melts’.  It’s at one of those hipster places that bake their own bread, have gigantic chocolate filled croissants for breakfast, and there’s lots of dark wood inside.  I love it for the atmosphere, but…

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