How to Make Mint Simple Syrup

How to Make Mint Simple Syrup

This mint simple syrup recipe contains affiliate links. Mint is one of the easiest plants to grow in the garden but you have to be careful to keep it well tended.  Mint is fairly invasive and will quickly spread outside of it's designated growing spot.  Some people plant mint in submerged pots to keep it contained or build a plastic 'wall' underground out of plastic edging to contain the growth. Once your mint becomes well established you will soon find yourself wondering what in the world you are going to do with all that mint! This mint simple syrup can be used for a number of different things.  It is a great way to sweeten homemade iced tea and is a key ingredient in the Mint Julep, which is the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.  We are loyal … [Read more...]

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe and a Sunday Dinner Roundup

Pasta with Goat Cheese and Asparagus Recipe and a Sunday Dinner Roundup

This asparagus recipe has been sponsored by Foodie.com but all opinions expressed here are my own. Back when I was a kid, Sundays were a time of rest.  Other than church, there really wasn't much going on during a Sunday afternoon.  As a result, mom had all day to hang around the house while a roast cooked in the oven.  We frequently had a fancy Sunday dinner that included a roasted chicken or New England style pot roast that had slow cooked in the oven for several hours.  Nowadays, Sundays seem to be a bit more complicated.  There are kids activities to deal with, errands to run, a house to clean and a to do list that is way too long.  However, I am also adamant that the family sit down to dinner together every night. I may not have 4 hours to slow cook a pot roast but I can whip up a … [Read more...]

Black Beans and Rice with Sausage Recipe

Black Beans and Rice with Sausage Recipe

I buy my sausage from a small. local farmer and the flavor is downright amazing.  It is not particularly cheap so I try to find ways to include it in sausage recipes where it is merely a small part of the total recipe.  Cutting back on meat consumption is easier if you substitute some of the meat with beans instead.  This works well in assorted Mexican dishes like this black bean and rice recipe as well as tacos, burritos, etc.  I usually use organic black beans in a can because I am rather lazy and hate having to cook the beans ahead of time.  If you are feeling ambitious and have a bit of free time, cooking dried beans is much cheaper than buying them in cans. Because I am a firm believer that everything tastes better with cheese on it,  I added some sharp cheddar cheese to these … [Read more...]

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich with Zesty Coleslaw Recipe

Barbecue Chicken Sandwich with Zesty Coleslaw Recipe

When I was growing up I am pretty sure I never once had barbecue.  Yes, I know...I was horribly neglected growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut and it isn't that my dad didn't grill meat.  He could grill stuff up that tasted delicious but there was no actual barbecue sauce involved.  When I moved to Texas after college I learned SO much about what real barbecue really is!  In Texas, a good BBQ always involves beef.  Not pork, chicken or any other type of meat.  Only beef.  And the sauces are always spicy, not sweet.  Here in Georgia it seems like barbecue is always pork and the sauce is a little bit sweeter than I am used to.  Of course, it seems like all barbecue involves a grill.  So, what happens when you are in a hurry, have NO pork or beef, but are still in the mood for barbecue?  … [Read more...]

Come Share Your #Recipe in What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Come Share Your #Recipe in What’s Cooking Wednesday!

Turning The Clock Back has teemed up with Candypolooza and Mommy May We to bring you this What’s Cooking Wednesday recipe linky. This is your chance to showcase your recipes each and every week! Just to make things even sweeter— each week, link up your fabulous recipes for the opportunity to have your recipe featured on What’s Cooking Wednesday the following week!! Keep in mind that if you link up here you are giving me permission to use your photo in next week's post if you get chosen as one of the featured bloggers. Here are a few suggestions on how to make the most of this recipe linky: While not required, I would love it if you would: Link back to this blog in some way. You can grab my button at the bottom of this page or add this blog to your list of places you link up … [Read more...]