Strawberry Soup Recipe from Disney’s Grand Floridian

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I have wanted to try this soup forever, but haven’t had the chance.  I’ll be staying at the Grand Floridian Resort in about a month for the Food Blogger Forum Conference.  But I’m not sure I’ll have a chance to eat at 1900 Park Fare, where they serve this soup.

To be fair, I did not use the exact recipe from the Grand Floridian.  Here’s the original:

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The strawberries I used were sweetened, so I know our soup was much sweeter than the original.  And I decided to lighten it up a bit by subbing out the heavy cream.  I also used light sour cream in place of the regular and the yogurt.  I would have used plain yogurt instead, but I was out.  Use what you’ve got!

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Here’s what you’ll need to make Strawberry Soup:    [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Sour Cream and Yogurt

A Sour Cream Haiku

Awesome sour cream
Stirred into breads and muffins
Dollops on tacos

I know.  That’s probably the best haiku you’ve read this morning.

Have I ever mentioned that my first blog was a poetry blog where I shared lots and lots of haiku?  There may be a good reason why I don’t post on that blog anymore.

Despite my bad poetry, sour cream is awesome.  And so is plain yogurt, which can be substituted when you want less fat in the finished dish.

Here are some of my favorite recipes that have sour cream or yogurt:  [Read more…]

Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole

The credit for this recipe goes entirely to my sister.  She knows how to kick things up a notch or three.

This variation on Hashbrown Casserole includes peppers, bacon, extra sour cream and french fried onions on top.  It may not win any nutrition awards, but I guarantee if you take it to a potluck your dish will come home empty.

Here’s what you’ll need (add a container of french fried onion topping that didn’t make it into the photo):   [Read more…]

Hamburger Stroganoff

This is a guest post from Ashley at AP Freewriting 101. If you are interested in guest posting on Eat at Home, contact me with your ideas.

I have a LOT on my plate during any given day:

  • Taking care of my kids: 23mo boy and 3.5yo girl
  • Working on my school work as I attempt to complete a two-year Masters degree program in one-year
  • Homeschooling my advanced preschooler
  • Blogging encouragement to women
  • Attempting to keep my house clean and my husband fed

By the time dinner rolls around, I’m pretty beat. I don’t want to spend much time in the kitchen at the end of a tiring day, and yet I don’t want to pay a hefty price for carry-out food. My solution? Quick, easy, and inexpensive pantry meals. [Read more…]

Bacon Tomato Ranch Pasta Salad

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Soccer season is presenting a real challenge to dinnertime.  We’ve been picnicking on the field while we watch the games.  But sandwiches can get old, especially if you’ve packed one for lunch too.  I created this easy pasta salad to take with us one night.  It’s creamy and flavorful with homemade ranch dressing.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Raspberry Sherbet

Hello to all of Tiffany’s followers! I’m pleased as punch to be doing a guest post here on Eat At Home while Tiffany is away.

My name is Cheryl and Lake Mary Musings is my blog.  It’s not a cooking blog, per se, but I love to cook and do post recipes now and then. You can read more about me at the Who is CherylK? tab.

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I thought I’d share a recipe for Raspberry Sherbet that would be nice for the Memorial Day weekend.  I’ve been making this recipe for years and it has never failed to get rave reviews!

This is such an easy recipe to make well ahead of time but it looks and tastes expensive. If you like raspberries, you’ll love this dessert.

Here’s what you’ll need:

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  • 1 10-ounce package frozen raspberries, thawed and mashed
  • 1 scant cup sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients well and freeze.  Makes 4-6 servings.

That’s it!  It’s easily doubled or tripled (which is a wise thing to do). It will keep for weeks in a freezer container.  I hope you’ll try it and let me know what you think.

We all know that Eat At Home is an excellent blog with family friendly recipes and menus that are delicious but simple. That’s just what we all need in this hectic world.  It’s what attracted me from the start.  So thanks, again, Tiffany.  Hurry back!

Shrimp Tacos

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I have the best neighbors.  I asked my boys what they wanted for dinner the other day, and they both requested Fish Tacos.  The Chipotle Dressing calls for cilantro.  I have some growing in the garden, but there wasn’t much.  I took it in the house, determined to make it work and then the phone rang.  It was my neighbor asking if I needed cilantro.  She had a bunch that she wouldn’t be able to use up and offered it to me, not realizing that I needed some at that exact moment!  It’s such a blessing to have neighbors like that!

Back to the tacos – I had 1 bag of Tilapia fillets in the freezer and also a bag of shrimp, so I decided to make both kinds.  I seasoned the shrimp with plenty of Old Bay Seasoning and sizzled them in a hot, iron skillet.  This time I only had romaine lettuce, instead of the slaw mix or cabbage, but it made a good substitution.

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Apricot Pound Cake

This cake is soft and moist with a ribbon of apricot jam running through it.  It’s fantastic for dessert, but it would also make a good cake to serve at brunch.  You could use any kind of jam.  I think blackberry would be delicious.  [Read more…]

Baked Potato Dip

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Before I talk about this recipe, I must apologize for the poor photo.  These short winter days are taking a toll of my photos.  There’s just not enough light at dinner time to take a good picture.  Some of my favorite food bloggers, who have excellent photos on their sites, use special lights or cook so they can take photos during day light.

For better or worse, my process is more natural than that.  I take pics of food as I make and serve it.  If it’s dark outside when the food is done, it’s dark and I just have to deal with it.  The benefit is that the recipes I share are real recipes, coming out of a real kitchen.  The down side is that sometimes the photos aren’t very good.

Now that I’ve apologized for the embarrassingly bad photo, I’ll tell you about the dip, which is oh-so-yummy.  I found the recipe on Tasty Kitchen a few months ago and finally had the opportunity to try it out for a potluck meal.  It was a hit. [Read more…]

White Enchiladas

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I’ve had this recipe on my “to-make” list for quite a while now.  I shouldn’t have waited so long to try it out.  Even my son, who doesn’t like enchiladas, liked these.  I made them a week ago and then on Monday, I saw that Pioneer Woman had posted her version of White Chicken Enchiladas.  I have no doubt that hers are delicious, but these are easier.  And a bit lower in fat. [Read more…]

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