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Easy Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream

Has the summer heat been getting to you? There's no better time to make delicious ice cream at home.  A quick Google search for favorite ice cream flavors in the United States reveals vanilla ice cream as either in first or second place depending on the source. Since vanilla ice cream is such a favorite flavor, let's cool off with some creamy, homemade, vanilla ice cream! Creamy Vanilla Ice Cream in Your Ice Cream Maker I'm not a fan of single-use kitchen appliances but I make an exception for my ice cream maker. It's so easy to use that a child could operate it! Just add the ingredients, push the on button and 20 minutes later you can have creamy ice cream.
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Easy Refrigerator Pickled Beets

When you are pickling this year don't forget about pickled beets.  This refrigerator pickled beets recipe is so easy you'll find yourself making them over and over again.   There is no need to go through a tedious canning process for them either.  These beets will last a week or two in your refrigerator but you'll find so many ways to add them to your menu that they will be gone before you know it. How to Make Easy Refrigerator Pickled Beets Just look at the color of those beets! Yum!  Both the pickled beets and the onion stay crisp in the brine and have just the right amount of tartness.  The vibrant color means they will add a pop of color to any dish.  You may never have considered making pickled beets but just check out your local gourmet foods shop and you'll see the jars of beautiful pickled beets for sale.  They really are special. You can use any color of beets but the deep red ones will make the biggest impact visually in your salads and as a side dish. Tips fo

Bread Machine Pizza Dough

Making Bread Machine Pizza Dough is quick and easy because your bread machine does all the work for you.  It just takes a minute or two to add the ingredients to your bread machine and you will soon have enough dough to make multiple pizzas, never mind the cost savings over takeout pizza. How to Make Bread Machine Pizza Dough The other great thing about making this pizza dough in your bread machine is that it is a make-ahead recipe and the flavor of the dough improves as you let it sit.   That means when you make the dough on a Tuesday or Wednesday you will have the most delicious pizza dough you can imagine for Friday's pizza night. Pro Tips for Perfect Pizza Dough in Your Bread Machine Add ingredients to the bread machine in the order listed in the recipe.  The liquid ingredients go first. Be sure your water is warm, not hot.   Water that is too hot will keep the yeast from working. Use a flavorful olive oil in this

Yummy Grilled Potatoes and Onions

When grilling season hits I look to easy, flavorful side dishes to complement grilled meats. This grilled potatoes and onion recipe is an adaptation of a grilled potato recipe I have been making for years and years because it is flavorful and versatile.   When you want a potatoes side dish, these potatoes are a nice change from potato salad. This recipe is a little less fussy to make and that means the preparation is quick and easy.  I'm all about quick and easy, especially where the grill is involved. A Grilled Potatoes Side Dish Once you make these grilled potatoes you will be sure to add them to your grilling menu rotation. 

Homemade Creamy Coleslaw

Do you love coleslaw? Summer is all about salads and crunchy, colorful coleslaw is a summer favorite.  Coleslaw is extremely easy to make at home. Making coleslaw at home is so easy there really is no reason to buy prepared coleslaw from the store. Making Homemade Coleslaw Start with bagged coleslaw mix to make easy coleslaw a home. Of course, you can shred the cabbage yourself, and you may want to if you grow cabbage in your garden or you want to use a custom combination of cabbage in your coleslaw. Coleslaw mixes vary from store to store and brand to brand.  Some will be more finely shredded than others. Some will contain more carrots than others.  Some will be more colorful than others.  Purchase the brand you prefer, or shred the cabbage and carrots yourself.  Things to Keep in Mind Your cabbage will become less crunchy and the coleslaw will become more watery the longer it sits. Keep this in mind when assembling your salad.

Making the Best Hamburger Buns from Scratch

Would you like to impress your family and friends with homemade burger buns?  You'll be delightfully surprised to see how easy it is to make homemade hamburger buns in your bread machine. I've been making this recipe for hamburger buns in my bread machine since 2011.  Have you noticed how the hamburger buns in the grocery store have gotten smaller and smaller?   How to Make Bread Machine Burger Buns Homemade Hamburger Buns (Some of the links below are affiliate links.) Making your own hamburger buns from scratch means  you  control the size and the quality.  Once you start making your own burger buns you won't want the buns from the grocery store ever again. Making hamburger buns at home is easier than you may think, especially if you are using a bread machine.  I use my bread machine to prepare the dough for these hamburger buns using the dough setting

How to Make Strawberry Shortcakes with Baking Powder Biscuits

Making the best strawberry shortcake starts with making the best baking powder biscuits. Today I am sharing my mom's recipe for making our favorite biscuits. Use them as the base for mouthwatering strawberry shortcakes. The Best Baking Powder Biscuits Make the Best Strawberry Shortcakes These biscuits are tasty all by themselves or with some butter and your favorite jelly.  I love them warm from the oven when the butter melts into the tender nooks and crannies. Yum!