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Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Balsamic Vinaigrette made with fresh herbs and tangy Dijon mustard is lovely drizzled over green salads or grilled meats. We love this vinaigrette all year long and keep a jar in the fridge.  What's your favorite salad dressing? When I was a kid, I loved Thousand Island dressing, French dressing (the orange kind that doesn't …

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How to Caramelize Onions

When I was growing up, hamburgers were a regular feature on my mother's menu. Ground beef was cheap, largely because we grew our own cows, and every kid loves hamburgers so there were no complaints about what was for supper. Mama usually fixed the hamburgers in a cast iron skillet and I still prefer them …

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How to Make Balsamic Reduction

Balsamic reduction from balsamic vinegar is easy to make and a great, low-calorie way to flavor fresh vegetables and grilled meats. I must be on a balsamic vinegar kick...the last post was Balsamic Roasted Chicken and now we have balsamic vinegar reduction. It's just such a wonderful flavor enhancer, I can't resist adding it to …

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Balsamic Roasted Chicken

Chicken is a go-to weeknight dish for many busy moms, and keeping it from becoming boring can be something of a challenge. This recipe is easy to prepare but the complexity of flavors will delight your family and even make for great leftovers. I like to use a whole cut-up chicken, but have also used …

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