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Here is Breakfast, Supper and Dinner. For good measure we’ve also thrown in some appetizers, Sunday Brunch and drink ideas. And oh’ YUMM! Let’s not forget Dessert.

Frontier Recipes ~ Fried Beaver Tail


A beaver pair

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FRONTIER RECIPE WEEK, Part I

If you haven’t checked in recently, this is Frontier Recipe Week, Part I.  Here is another one of those interesting recipes from that collection.

I know, I know.. you were recently wondering what to do with that left over beaver tail you have hangin’ out in your freezer.  Well wonder no more!  Here’s a recipe just for that!

Fried Beaver Tail

 

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Frontier Recipes ~ Possum and Taters


English: Possum and Taters, 1900 Français : Po...

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FRONTIER RECIPE WEEK Part I

In my grandmothers pantry I found a some newspaper clipped recipes.  For the sake of conversation we’ll call them “Frontier Recipes”.  These recipes date back to the late 1880’s to the around 1940.  During that time, it is without argument considered, not always easy livin’ .  There wasn’t a Wal-Mart down the street, or a convenience store on every corner you could pop in to get what you were lackin’.  You had what you had, and you made what you had work.  You used what was available, and were glad ya had it to use.  Some of these recipes you will find rather interesting to say the least, and others you’re definitely going to turn your nose up at I’m sure!  So we’ll call this Frontier Recipe Week Part 1… enjoy!

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Homemade Albondigas Recipe

Homemade Albondigas Recipe

Albondigas roughly translate into Meatball Soup.

Now I can’t tell you how good this is, you’ll just have to trust me and make it for yourself.  The directions are extra simple, and it’s very easy to make.  It is rather spicy, so it’s a welcome treat during the winter months.  You can make this tasty treat as spicy as you like, or as mild as you prefer.  This soup is user-friendly, and adapts well to any taste preference.

Albondigas Soup Recipe

 

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Peanut Butter Dog Bone Dog Treats

Peanut Butter Dog Bone Dog Treats

I love cooking, baking and making things with my own two hands.  Animal treats are of no exception.  I was going through the store one day, and came across these cute little “doggie bone” cookie cutters.  They come in small, medium, and large and a variety of colors.  I of course, took one of each color, and size.  (Don’t ask me which store, I’ve been making them for 25 years, and that’s too long ago to remember.)

Now this winter was a long one, and cabin fever was setting in pretty good.  I could curl up with a good book (or my laptop lol) and be good to go.  But kids are a different matter.  So we took to task making these irresistible treats.  I’ve never seen dogs go crazy over a treat, but these will surely make them stand on their heads!

Irrisistibe Peanut Butter Dog Bone Treats

 
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Posted by on September 1, 2011 in Country Cookin', Unusual

 

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Balsamic Steak Marinade


As promised, this week is about continuing those great memories through the close of summer.  Now my hubby loves marinades, so I’m guessing that other people do too.

Here’s a great marinade.  And honestly!  It just doesn’t get any easier than this one right here.

Steak Marinade

 

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Three Cheese Italian Style Chicken Rigatoni


Well it’s that time of year again.  School is gearing up for most of the kids, and summer is coming to an end.  But there’s no need to put away the grill just yet!  There’s still plenty of warm weather, and plenty of family gatherings to share before summer comes to a close.

Here’s is a great recipe that has been around the table at our house a couple thousand times.  I’d like to share it with you, in the spirit of keeping those summer memories coming on strong.

Rigatoni recipe

 

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Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Here’s another quick and easy recipe, that I think would be great to get the kids in the kitchen.  If you thought the kids did great at making their own pizzas……… give this one a try!

I must say, I’ve had some real doozies of mistakes in the kitchen.  However, I’ve been able to pull it all together and make it look like I meant it to turn out that way. 😛  shh – that’s our secret.

Here’s the recipe

 

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