Recipes

Lentil & Kale Salad

Lentil Salad

The other day I read a post on facebook that a friend of mine wrote about cooking in his truck. He sounded somewhat disgusted because nothing he cooked came out as it did when he was cooking in his home kitchen. He made a comment about getting rid of his crockpot and fridge, and that he may as well just go back to eating at Subway. That made me sad to say the least. The biggest thing that I thought when I read this was you are NOT in your kitchen. You are sitting in a small truck sleeper and 'cooking' in a truck is

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Coffee Concentrate

Coffee Concentrate

I am always trying to make my life while in the truck easier, and just as good as if I were sitting at home in my kitchen. I've never been one to believe that because I was a truck driver I should have a less superior life than someone that drives 15 miles to and from work every day and sleeps in their own bed every night. That being said I am ALWAYS trying to make good food to eat while on the road that is healthy, yet good tasting and more than anything, ENJOYABLE. This way I do not have to rely on the truck stop

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Haluski (Noodles & Cabbage)

Haluski

Happy Belated St Patricks Day! Although I am late with this next recipe I wanted to share it none the less. This recipe was given to me from a Facebook friend and fellow lady trucker. I've been meaning to make it for some time but like so many other things, I never got around to it. Yesterday though, seemed to be the perfect day to make something with cabbage, and of course I couldn't find her recipe so I improvised a bit off of memory and then added my two cents. Given that this recipe is such an easy, cheap meal

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Chickpea & Tuna Salad

chickpeasalad

I've been quite a fan of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans, as they're often called) since my dad accidentally brought chickpeas home rather than a can of kidney beans for the chili my mother was making back when I was just a kid. Rather than make my dad go back to the store for the correct ingredient my mom just added the chickpeas instead. Needless to say, the chickpeas were a hit and we still make that same chili recipe today. When in the truck and even at home I am always looking for good recipes that are healthy and

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The Dolly McMuffin

dollymcmuffin

Please don't tell McD's that I'm using their 'Mc' but I just couldn't help myself. Their McMuffin could never compare to Dolly's anyway. I know a lot of people eat at McDonalds. I however, try to avoid the place like the plague since their food is so over processed and I can make most of what they make in my kitchen. And, I will guarantee it tastes better and is better for everyone involved. Take their Egg McMuffin, I have been making these breakfast sandwiches in no time flat, and I would put them up against

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Cranberry Cake

Cranberry Cake

Happy Holidays everyone! I apologize for the quiet here--I've been swamped. I'm not a fruit person. Really, I won't touch the stuff unless Hubs forces me to eat it. In all honesty, I'd rather eat a raw potato than pick up an orange and peel it. And it's not that I dislike it, but it doesn't turn me on for sure. Unless that is, we are talking about cranberries. I love them. I dream of them and I hoard them... Maybe some of you are like me, in that you keep 5 pounds of fresh organic Wisconsin cranberries frozen

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Roast Chicken

roast chicken

I love providing good food for my Hubs, and anyone else who shows up at our place. I love to grow and eat every kind of vegetable (that is willing to grow in Southwestern Minnesota) under the sun. And, I also like to make from scratch everything I possibly can, if it means it will taste better, be better for us or most importantly I don't have to go into a grocery store! On one condition. It had better be easy, because in reality I'm lazy. There I said it. After a whirlwind weekend of partying nearly until the sun

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Parmesan & Herb Crackers

Wheat Crackers

One thing that really bothers me when buying store bought products is finding sugar (and the 10 other ingredients) that don't need to be in said product. I know some people will say it's added for flavor, but I disagree. As for the 10 other ingredients, I say it's because we are eating inferior crap and they have to make it taste good while lasting on the shelf for way too long. I could also go on about the fact that crackers are so cheap to make, why not make your own? Whatever your reasons, here is an easy

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The Best Squash Soup Ever

Squash Soup

I grew a TON of squash this year. I love squash baked with butter, salt and pepper or cubed up in different meals, however I do not enjoy most squash soups out there. For me and my taste buds, a meal that is meant to nourish, should be savory only. Since squash soups tends to ride a fine line on sweetness, verses savory I have never fallen in love... until now. The weather in Minnesota has grown cold and since I have all that squash to use up I decided that it was going to be a soup day yesterday. I finally

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No Knead Bread

Ready to Bake Bread

So I've been on a bread kick. I've actually been on this kick since midsummer and will be honest in that I was a little embarrassed to admit that I was knocking out homemade bread in 90 to 100 degree weather. Go ahead, call me crazy! Sometimes though, you just have to go with what you feel, and when I found this recipe via The New Your Times and it worked beautifully and most importantly it fit into MY schedule, all I can say is that I was hooked! Instantly. If you love homemade bread- real homemade bread

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