Living the Country Life

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Egg size isn't determined by dimensions
When you go to the grocery store and buy a carton of eggs, do you pay attention to the size? Maybe you open it to find some eggs are bigger than others, even though the carton is labeled as “...
Help your asparagus last longer and maintain freshness from harvest to dinner table.
Use these pointers for handling, purchasing and cooking fresh asparagus: The quality of asparagus is influenced by how it is handled and the temperatures it’s exposed to after it’s...
Add a spoonful of sour cream, bread crumbs, chopped cucumber and dill sprigs when serving this creamy soup of salmon flakes and asparagus pieces.
Prep: 25 minutes Cook: 12 minutes to 13 minutes Roast: 4 minutes to 6 minutes per 1/2-inch thickness at 450° F Ingredients: 12 ounces fresh or frozen skinless salmon fillet Nonstick cooking...
Substitute the usual pizza toppings for fresh morel mushrooms and asparagus. The ingredients below make two pizzas.
Prep: 30 minutes Rise: 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes Bake: 12 minutes at 475° F Ingredients: 1 package active dry yeast 1 1/4 cups warm water (105°F to 115°F) 2 to 2 1/4  cups...
Dried herbs and zesty lemon peel add flavor to this hearty stir-fry.
Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 8 minutes to 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 ounces asparagus 1 teaspoon olive oil 8 ounces lean beef sirloin or tenderloin, trimmed of fat and very thinly sliced Salt...
In just 30 minutes you can prepare this warm, juicy sandwich for the main course at dinner.
Start to Finish: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 medium sweet onion, cut into thin wedges 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter Ground black pepper 1 17-ounce package refrigerated cooked beef...
Native from Hungary, goulash features the zest of tomatoes, garlic and oregano. Serve this Easy Goulash the traditional way with buttered noodles.
Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 6 hours Low or High 3 hours Stand: 5 minutes Ingredients: 1 pound lean ground beef 1/2 28-ounce package frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers...
Just cook the pasta, then prepare this family friendly lasagna in a skillet.
Start to Finish: 30 minutes Ingredients: 3 cups (6 ounces) dried mafalda (mini lasagna) noodles 12 ounces lean ground beef or bulk pork sausage 1 26 to 27 3/4-ounce jar tomato-base pasta sauce...
Just 20 minutes, start to finish, these fajitas make great busy weeknight dinners.
Start to Finish: 20 minutes Ingredients: 12 ounces beef flank steak or sirloin steak or skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 4 8-inch spinach or flour tortillas 1 tablespoon cooking oil 1/...
Fat-free pudding mix makes these easy-to-fix shakes unbelievably thick and creamy while keeping the calories and fat low.
Start to Finish: 10 minutes Ingredients: 4 cups cold fat-free milk 1 4-serving size package sugar-free instant chocolate pudding mix or instant chocolate pudding mix Few drops vanilla 1/2 cup...