Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday Finds

I hope that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of Family, Food and Fun.  Here are a few dishes that caught my eye this last week or so.

The Quick Journey

I really like rice but hubby is not so crazy about it.  He will eat rice fixed as pilaf a little more willingly than plain steamed rice.  This one, with the addition of the cranberries, fits right into the season.  If I was serving it with poultry, I probably would use chicken broth instead of beef broth.  I am going to add this to my menu this week if I can fit it in.

Crystal and Co.

These chops cooked in a crock pot might just be the thing to serve with the rice pilaf.  I think my homemade apple butter would work well in this.

Green Beans with Bacon and Pecans
Fake Ginger

Here I am again, finding a recipe that takes a perfectly healthy vegetable and maybe turns it into a vegetable that is not quite so healthy.  But, hey, doesn't bacon and nuts make anything better, especially when the pecans are candied.

Chicken Garlic Pasta with Red Peppers
Giving up on Perfect

Ever since I discovered that I really like red peppers, I add them to everything I can get away with.  Red peppers along with garlic are part of the stars in this dish.  I want to try this very soon.

Pumpkin Hazelnut Blondies
Will Cook for Smiles

Pumpkin and hazelnuts made into blondies.  The only reason that I have not yet made these is that I haven't gotten to the grocery store to purchase the hazelnut syrup.  I can't wait to try them.

Mashed Potato Cakes
Lizzy Writes

I usually make mashed potato cakes with leftover mashed potatoes, but I have never added cheese to them.  It seem like a very good idea.  I will try this the next time I have leftover mashed potatoes.

The Ranch Wife Chronicles

It is no secret how happy I am when I find another recipe for a DIY seasoning.  I love to make these and try them out at home.  This one probably would be good on any beef cut, even hamburgers.

That is my list for this week.  As always I am anxious to see what others have found on their travels around blogland this week.

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Linking to Friday Favorite Finds


  1. Oh it all looks so good, but the blondies look the best!

  2. My mom makes potato cakes, but I don't have her recipe! Thanks for that link -- the timing is perfect, and I love the idea of cheese :)

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  4. I was to busy getting my families Saturday Thanksgiving ready to do a Friday Favorites this week. Looking at everyone else's will have to do. :) My family likes potato pancakes a lot. I've added shredded cheese before and it's really good.


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