Country Cleaver http://www.countrycleaver.com Cookin' My Way Back to the Country Wed, 27 May 2015 12:39:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Strawberry Honey Mustard South Carolina Style BBQ Sauce http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/strawberry-honey-mustard-south-carolina-style-bbq-sauce.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/strawberry-honey-mustard-south-carolina-style-bbq-sauce.html#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 12:39:39 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17195 This strawberry honey mustard South Carolina Style BBQ sauce will put a fruity spin on this spit fire classic! Using Tessemae’s olive oil based honey mustard, this sauce is sweet and tangy, perfect for summer grilling. Dish Count : 1 Saute Pan, 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Cutting Board, 1 Grill The first thing Ben grilled […]

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This strawberry honey mustard South Carolina Style BBQ sauce will put a fruity spin on this spit fire classic! Using Tessemae’s olive oil based honey mustard, this sauce is sweet and tangy, perfect for summer grilling.

Dish Count : 1 Saute Pan, 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Cutting Board, 1 Grill

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The first thing Ben grilled for me when we started dating was a burger. Me? I swooned, a man that could grill! Except when it came to me on a bun, it looked more like a hockey puck than it did a juicy piece of meat between sliced carbs. It was crunchy, people! But I liked the guy, so I put on a good face and gnawed down the burger. It’s been nearly seven years now – and I did marry him – and thankfully his, and my grilling skills have expanded since then.  Like, by leaps and bounds.

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Greek Hot Dog http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/greek-hot-dog.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/greek-hot-dog.html#comments Wed, 20 May 2015 09:07:44 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17189 So packed with fresh Greek flavors, you’d think you were in the Isles! This Greek Hot Dog will make you want to say Ooopah! Dish Count – 1 Grill, 1 Cutting Board

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So packed with fresh Greek flavors, you’d think you were in the Isles! This Greek Hot Dog will make you want to say Ooopah!

Dish Count – 1 Grill, 1 Cutting Board
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Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/bacon-blue-cheese-cowboy-hot-dog.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/bacon-blue-cheese-cowboy-hot-dog.html#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 09:00:03 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17184 This Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog will start your grilling season off on the right track! And don’t forget the onion rings and BBQ sauce! Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Grill I have waited ALL YEAR For this!! It’s Hot Dog Week 2015, people – let’s get pumped! I’m so excited I hashtagged […]

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This Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Hot Dog will start your grilling season off on the right track! And don’t forget the onion rings and BBQ sauce!

Dish Count :: 1 Skillet, 1 Grill

Bacon Blue Cheese Cowboy Dog - www.countrycleaver.com I have waited ALL YEAR For this!! It’s Hot Dog Week 2015, people – let’s get pumped! I’m so excited I hashtagged this event. Again. If you’re surprised by that, you’re obviously new here. WELCOME!

And if you are new to this year event, it started three years ago, over my love of summer, probably baseball, warm weather and some other BS that I can’t think of right now. Truthfully, I just love hot dogs. They’re the most versatile of tubular meats and they should be celebrated. Top them with whatever you want, they’re always a hit. And this week I have a few more up my sleeve to re-inspire you from the traditional ketchup and mustard faire. Join me

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All American Mini Meatloaves http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/all-american-mini-meatloaves.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/all-american-mini-meatloaves.html#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 12:29:38 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17177 This All American Mini Meatloaves is perfect for a week night meal and will satisfy the biggest meat eater in your house!!  Dish Count – 1 Mixing Bowl, 1 Skillet

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This All American Mini Meatloaves is perfect for a week night meal and will satisfy the biggest meat eater in your house!! 

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Planting a Garden the Easy Way http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/planting-a-garden-the-easy-way.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/planting-a-garden-the-easy-way.html#comments Tue, 12 May 2015 09:03:45 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17117 Gardening didn’t start off as “my thing”. It was something I picked up after years and years of watching my mom, stealing her hard earned strawberries, and following behind her with little gloves and a trowel in hand. As I grew up and moved out on my own, I started to miss those hours with […]

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Gardening didn’t start off as “my thing”. It was something I picked up after years and years of watching my mom, stealing her hard earned strawberries, and following behind her with little gloves and a trowel in hand. As I grew up and moved out on my own, I started to miss those hours with her. It never dawned on me at the time that it was anything other than a chore, but now? Now I realize it was and continues to be one of her greatest outlets and joys. And every year it has become a greater joy of mine.

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Each year, about March, I get really excited about the future prospects of gardening and start thinking about what herbs and veggies I will be putting in the containers lining my balcony. Being in an apartment I have to be economical and plan carefully. And because I’m one of the most impatient people you may ever meet, starting my own plants can also prove challenging. Burpee Home and Garden plants comes to the rescue with plant starts in every variety imaginable, from heirlooms, to hybrids, to sun-loving tomatoes, to cool weather tolerant basil – it was all there.

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My favorite herbs for the year include thyme and basil. I got myself Lemon Thyme and Nufar Basil from Burpee Home Gardens. They are so versatile in my kitchen, providing so many new and fresh aromas. The Lemon Thyme plant grows up to 15 inches. Its rich, lemon-scented leaves are good fresh or dried in salads, soups, stews, sauces, and meat or fish dishes. The Nufar Basil plant grows up to 30 inches. It is a sweet Genovese type that produces the most flavor-packed leaves ever. This high-yielding plant has big, dark green, textured leaves that are great for pesto, tomato dishes, salads and more. Count on season-long performance against a wide range of Fusarium wilts.

And since this is the first year I have a south facing balcony, I picked up a few extra vegetables that would require a little added sunlight.

As soon as I had my plants picked out, I set about planting them in my containers, loosening up the roots, just like my mom had taught me and tucking the plants in to their new home. So far, they’re thriving. All of them.

And just like that, gardening came full circle, another season, another experience, and another chance to connect with the dirt and realizing what my mom already knew – being in the garden is a wonderful way to spend the day. Do you garden?  What does it mean to you?  Leave a comment on this post and you will be entered to win $100 American Express gift card to get started on your own dreamy garden! So start gardening now by visiting Burpee Home Gardens and find a store near you! 

 

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Spring Pea Pesto Pasta Salad http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/spring-pea-pesto-pasta-salad.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/spring-pea-pesto-pasta-salad.html#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 12:23:34 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17169 Quick and healthy, this Spring Pea Pesto Pasta Salad is filled with multigrain protein pasta and homemade pesto. Perfect for light lunches or a picnic! Dish Count :: 1 Pot, 1 Mixing Bowl

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Quick and healthy, this Spring Pea Pesto Pasta Salad is filled with multigrain protein pasta and homemade pesto. Perfect for light lunches or a picnic!

Dish Count :: 1 Pot, 1 Mixing Bowl

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15 Must Make Potato Salads for Summer http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/15-must-make-potato-salads-for-summer.html http://www.countrycleaver.com/2015/05/15-must-make-potato-salads-for-summer.html#comments Fri, 08 May 2015 09:30:50 +0000 http://www.countrycleaver.com/?p=17148 Memorial Week is coming up! And this year I’m planning ahead. You should, tooContinue reading: 15 Must Make Potato Salads for Summer

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Memorial Week is coming up! And this year I’m planning ahead. You should, too

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