Author Archives: Lora Murray

Summer Vegetable and Noodle Stir Fry with Peanut Sauce

 Summer is one of my favorite seasons for cooking, mainly because my parent’s garden begins to sprout a variety of vegetables and usually in mass quantities.  Every visit home usually ends with my dad sneaking out to the garden and … Continue reading

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Carrot Cake Cupcakes

Carrot Cake Cupcakes Packer Party….Dessert Stat! I took the standard carrot cake box mix. Followed the directions but substituted a 4 oz. jar of carrot baby food for the oil. I then added about 3/4 cup brandy soaked raisins, 1 … Continue reading

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Greek Orzo Salad

Ingredients                                                                             1 LB. orzo pasta 6 TBS. Olive Oil 5 TBS. Red Wine Vinegar 1 small … Continue reading

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Summer Potato Salad

Ingredients 7 slices of Bacon 3 TBS. Flour 2 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Pepper 5 TBS. Sugar 1/2 cup Water ½ cup Cider Vinegar 1 tsp. Dry Mustard or Yellow Mustard ½ cup Mayonnaise 5 LBS. Red Salad Potatoes 6 … Continue reading

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Bourbon Weiner’s

Ingredients 14 oz. bottle of Catsup 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Bourbon 2 packages of Little Smokie’s or Weiner’s   Directions Mix all ingredients. Slow cook for 8 hours. This is in honor of my nephew Dan….this is a favorite … Continue reading

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Creamy Mushroom Soup

Ingredients 3 TBS. Unsalted Butter 2 TBS. Olive Oil ¾ Cup finely chopped Shallots or Onion 2 LBS. Mushrooms (I use a combination of white, Portobello and or Shiitake) 1 tsp. thyme 1/3 cup White Wine 3 TBS. Flour 3 … Continue reading

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Summer Potato Salad

Ingredients 7 slices of Bacon 3 TBS. Flour 2 tsp. Salt ½ tsp. Pepper 5 TBS. Sugar 1/2 cup Water ½ cup Cider Vinegar 1 tsp. Dry Mustard or Yellow Mustard ½ cup Mayonnaise 5 LBS. Red Salad Potatoes 6 … Continue reading

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Ham & Bean Soup

Ham & Bean Soup Ingredients- Stock Ham Bone (with some meat left on) 1 large carrot in large diced pieces 1 stalk of celery in large diced pieces 1 medium onion quartered 1 bay leaf 1 TBS whole dried cloves … Continue reading

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Pulled Piggy

                  Ingredients          3 LB Pork Shoulder 1 Small Onion –Large Dice 1 Rib of Celery-Large Dice 1 Carrot-Large Dice 1 Garlic Clove-Large Dice Favorite Spice Rub or Cayenne Pepper 1 ½ cups Chicken Stock or Homemade Stock 1 18 oz. … Continue reading

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Calico Bean Bake

Ingredients           1 pound sliced bacon, diced 1pound ground beef 1 large chopped onion 2 cans (16 ounces) pork and beans (Home Style Bushes) 2 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained 2 cans (15ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained … Continue reading

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