Main Dishes

Slow Cooker – Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

Slow Cooker - Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings recipe | TeenieCakes.

Do you have fond childhood memories of a simmering bowl of chicken and dumplings made by your mom, grandmother, or some other angelic person that was present in your younger years? A brisk autumn day with a bowl of comfort and goodness - good old-fashioned chicken and dumplings. Sounds quintessential, doesn't it? My first chicken and dumpling experience was as a young adult. Nope, no childhood memories include this Southern, Midwestern-American favorite. With the right recipe and marriage of flavors, it can quickly become your favorite and evoke memories of goodness too...

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Simply Salads: Baby Lettuces with Feta, Strawberries & Almonds

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Seasonal berries are still abundant and sweet from the markets and home gardens. This is a quick, tasty and fresh salad to put together. Whether you're entertaining or making something for your lunch or dinner, this salad with baby lettuces, fresh sweet strawberries, feta and almonds is really delicious with the honey-mustard dressing you're going to drizzle all over it. Serve it as a main dish or side salad.

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Kimchi Fried Brown Rice with Fried Eggs

Kimchi Fried Brown Rice with Fried Egg recipe | TeenieCakes.com

One of the more difficult things for me to find, of late, is a good kimchi that doesn't contain MSG (monosodium glutamate), preservatives and other unnatural ingredients that I can't pronounce. Is it possible to find kimchi that boasts "fresh" and/or "organic"? After much searching, I found a tasty variety made from Gold Mine, Natural Food Company. This kimchi is vegan, raw, gluten free, and naturally fermented without using fish/shrimp sauce, sugars or preservatives that are all too common in most commercial varieties of kimchi. So what to do with this tasty kimchi? Using day old

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Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Leeks

Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart with Leeks recipe | TeenieCakes.com

There are still leftover summer tomatoes. Our home's garden tomato plants are spent now. A few lingering cherry tomatoes cling to weakened, withered branches. Summer's bright colored vegetables shrivel from the exhausting heat. The tomatillo plants have seen their better days...until next year. However, when Southern California home gardens are void of bright, seasonal and beautiful vegetables (nature's gifts), we still have the conveniences of local markets importing from abroad. Although the prices are rocketing and the freshness and flavors are not comparable to the pleasures

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Baked Rigatoni al telefono with Smoked Mozzarella and Aubergine/Eggplant

Baked Rigatoni al telefono with Smoked Mozzarella and Aubergine - Eggplant recipe | TeenieCakes.com

Browsing through the produce section in Sprouts a couple of weeks ago, I turned the corner of a group of vegetable bins not realizing I had just squealed in surprise out loud! Someone might have thought that I happened upon a crate full of puppies. Instead, it was a bin of baby eggplant! This discovery was quite novel to me because I have seen eggplant before but never baby-sized ones -- and they were cute! At 10 baby eggplants for $1, I meticulously rummaged through the bin to select 10 heroes (later to return to collect 10 more). My mind was racing as to how to make good use of these edible

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