Summer Grill Recipes – NY Strip Steak, Shrimp and Kielbasa

  Are you thinking of firing up your grill for the 4th of July?   Then we have some great grill recipes for you today!  First – Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen has the perfect summer meal:  NY Strip Steak with onions, Corn on the Cob, Smashed Potatoes, and Watermelon. Mmmmm this makes my mouth water! Janelle writes: I purchased the NY Strips from a local butcher. Can’t you see the difference? These steaks have slight marbling, but mainly the fat is on the outside-which cooks and adds flavor and and makes the steaks nice n juicy! Take your steaks out of […]

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Crispy Orange Beef with Broccoli

Janelle is back helping us get Comfy in our Kitchens with this AWESOME recipe!  She writes:  This is a great meal that my entire family enjoys (it is naturally allergy friendly) The beef is crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. I love the sweet and savory flavor this dish offers. Oh YUM!   Drain beef on a paper towel. Again, I always recommend getting your meats at a butcher-there is honestly no comparison to the quality of meat. It can make or break a recipe-truly. Ask your butcher to thinly slice top sirloin for a […]

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The Jello Secret – How To Make It Firm Enough to Cut

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    I LOVE this recipe from Janelle at Comfy in the Kitchen – because I am famous for making Jello that must be eaten with a fork – not the fingers!  Janelle writes: Have you ever made the Jell-o Jiggler recipe on the back of your Jell-o box only to be disappointed because it just wasn’t solid enough to cut? Well, here is secret you all have been waiting for…..drum roll please! (lol) Knox Gelatin. Making finger Jell-O for the masses….lol.  Finger Jell-O 3 small boxes of Jell-O 4 envelopes of Knox gelatin (the secret!) 4 cups boiling water […]

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Strawberry Pretzel Salad

Oh my word – I LOVE this Strawberry Pretzel Salad and am SO excited to share it with you all today!  Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen is back and she writes: Chances are, if you live in the US -you have had this delicious dessert. It is a staple at all my family get togethers. Let me tell you, there are NEVER leftovers of this! I have had many requests to make this on the Comfy blog…so here it is Ladies!!! The pretzel crust along with the cream cheese and strawberries offers a sweet and savory mixture that is […]

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Strawberry Jell-O Poke Hole Cake {Allergy Friendly}

  My favorite recipe blogger (and a real life friend) Janelle – is here again to share with you a wonderful summer dessert! She writes: One of the biggest challenges I have had eating gluten-free has been passing on cakes and breads. Now I know there are gluten free options out there, but there are few and far between that taste as good as the real thing. Why eat the extra calories if it isn’t going to be worth it? I’ve tried some recipes that require special trips to special markets…not going to happen all the time with this stay […]

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Easy Cucumber Sandwiches

  My favorite recipe blogger, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen, brought this dish to my house last summer for my Women’s Bible Study.  She co-led the study and of course had treats in hand every week as she entered my house.  Her dishes were always empty when she left!  Here’s one recipe I enjoyed and it was SO pretty! Janelle writes: With our group of sweet ladies, when there is a get together…you KNOW there will be some yummy snacks (lol). These delicious Cucumber Sandwiches were my contribution to the first evening! They are inexpensive to make, quick, easy, delicious, […]

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Chicken Salad with Grapes and Pecans

  My favorite recipe blogger, Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen,  is here with a GREAT Chicken Salad Recipe!  Check it out!!  She writes: Oooooo Ladies, we love a good Chicken Salad, don’t we?! It is just such a treat when this dish is served. Why? Because typically it takes a bit of time to make, is expensive, and yes…most times is deeeelicious (if you have a good recipe of course). Because this recipe calls for an already roasted chicken (which at my store is $5), it reduces the time and price it takes to make this delicious salad! Sound good? […]

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Strawberry Bananas N’ Creme Fruit Smoothies

My FAVORITE Food Blogger and personal real-life friend – Janelle from Comfy In the Kitchen is back with a great smoothie recipe!  She writes: Oh, how I love a cool, fresh, fruit smoothie! Make these for breakfast or have them as a treat on a sunny afternoon. Here is a delicious recipe you and your entire family will enjoy! This is a healthier option in place of going out for ice cream or making milkshakes at home, yet still just as satisfying! Strawberries, ice, bananas, orange juice, vanilla soy milk Blend well Serve with a straw and enjoy! Strawberry- Banana’s n Creme […]

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Homemade Salsa

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Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen is cooking up something fresh and healthy in the kitchen this week!  I have made a lot of homemade salsa in my lifetime – but this recipe is VERY different from mine – check out the Italian dressing and chili powder – 2 unexpected ingredients!  She writes: I make this often for family, friends, and guests…It is delicious not only with chips but also on salads, tacos, and wraps! Mmmmm!!!     Cilantro, shoepeg corn, black beans, Italian dressing, garlic, Tobasco, chili powder, red pepper, green pepper, onion, cubanelle pepper, tomato Rinse and drain black beans Place […]

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An Ideal Breakfast: Oatmeal With Peanut Butter

  I love Janelle’s Comfy In The Kitchen Recipe for us today! It’s so basic and yet ideal!  She writes: True Story 22 -year- old newlywed me back from my honeymoon and on the phone with my Mom: “Mom, I’m so embarrassed… I know I’ve watched you cook my entire life but I’ve just realized I have never cooked anything by myself, for myself…so, anyways…..how do I make oatmeal? “ Mom: “Honey, read the back of the container” Me: “Oh…. yeah. “ Mom: “Call me when you are done making it and let me know how it turns out” Me: Laughingly […]

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Strawberry Spinach Salad with Homemade Poppyseed Dressing

Janelle from Comfy In The Kitchen has the perfect recipe for all of us who are working on eating healthier – a beautiful Strawberry Spinach Salad!  She writes: This is one of  my all-time favorite salads! It tastes delicious, is absolutely beautiful, and can be doubled. I have actually quadrupled the recipe for church functions and have had many people ask to take “doggy bags” home because they enjoyed it so much   Let me calm you..it is not scary to make your own dressing!!! I promise! Worcestershire sauce, olive oil, vinegar, sugar, onion, poppy seeds, sesame seeds (you may not […]

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Easter Egg Toast

  Janelle, from Comfy In the Kitchen, has the perfect recipe that will use up all of our hard boiled Easter Eggs!!  She writes: This recipe came with my hubby when I married him {hehe}. On our first Easter, he asked “So Hon, when are we going to have Easter Egg Toast?” Ladies…I had NO IDEA what he was talking about! So, I called my Mother-In-Law and asked her what this was all about. She laughed and said that it was a recipe she always had as a child and made it for her boys. It’s a great way to use up […]

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