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Vegetable Platter – Money Saver

Every time I see a ready assembled vegetable platter at a grocery store, just to pick up and go to a party, I cringe at its cost. I think it mostly reflects the price of labor, rather than the value of the veggies.

It doesn’t take a culinary genius to cut up raw vegetables, and to arrange them on a platter.

Sauerkraut and Ribs – Crockpot Recipe

I have 3 different sizes of slow cookers, so one would think that I would use them often, but it’s just the opposite.  I hardly ever use them, so when Maureen Locos Hewett shared this recipe for ribs with kraut prepared in a slow cooker, I decided to test it.  It came out great!  The meat was so tender…falling off the bones…and the kraut was very flavorful.  The only thing I changed was that I used less broth, and more veggies…I added shredded carrots and chopped celery, plus some caraway seeds.   I love caraway seeds in sauerkraut.

One Hour French Bread – Quick and Delicious Homemade Bread Recipe

I love fresh bread, and lately have been testing many breads and rolls recipes.  They all are absolutely delicious.

Some require a little more time than others, but none are too labor intensive or difficult to achieve.

I always thought that the ” No Knead”  bread recipe was simple, and it is, but when I found this one for ONE HOUR bread, I could  not believe it, until I made it and found it absolutely effortless and delicious.

I would have made it into a baguette, but since I do not have a  special baking pan it requires, I used two loaf pans instead.