Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chicago Style Hot Dog

July is National Hot Dog Month and July 23rd is National Hot Dog Day. To celebrate, I made these delicious Authentic Chicago Style Hot Dogs!!!

Living in Wisconsin, I have been to Chicago many, many times. Bob and Kim, my son and his beautiful wife, recently spent the weekend in Chicago, with friends visiting from Seattle. They enjoyed the sights and sounds of Chicago and took some amazing pictures. Chicago has many fun things to do and see. Along with all the sights, sounds and fun things to do, Chicago has Food! I mean some serious, damn good Food! Chicago also has some of the best food festivals around!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hearts of Palm Salad

Another Fantastic Guest Post by Elizabeth L. on behalf of ReadySetEat
Summer Side Dish: Hearts of Palm Salad

This is a guest post by Elizabeth L. on behalf of ReadySetEat. Visit to find easy recipes for dinner or pasta salad recipes.

This Hearts of Palm Salad has some of the best flavors of summer mixed in--cilantro, lime, and avocado.  Adding avocado to a dish always makes me happy because it adds a wonderful, subtle flavor and texture to any dish.  Of course, if you are not as fond of avocado as I am, this salad would most likely still taste good without it.  The hearts of palm are the real stars of this dish, though.  They’re fresh and tangy and will make you want to keep eating this salad forever.  I suspect that this Hearts of Palm Salad would also taste great as a dip.  Just serve at a party with some tortilla chips, and you’ll have a healthier dip that everyone will love.

If you can’t decide on a main dish to pair with this salad, try anything summery, from grilled fish to hot-off-the-grill burgers.  These dinner ideas could help you if you want some more meal inspiration.
Hearts of Palm Salad

  • 1/4 cup Pure Wesson® Canola Oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 jar (14.8 oz each) hearts of palm, drained, sliced
  • 1 avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion


  1. Whisk together oil, vinegar, cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper in medium bowl until blended.
  2. Add drained tomatoes, hearts of palm, avocado and onion to bowl. Stir gently to combine. Serve immediately.
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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Homemade Whole Grain Dijon Mustard SRC

Secret Recipe Club~
Group C Reveal Day~
Recipe~ Homemade Whole Grain Dijon Mustard

Friday, July 18, 2014

Saying Good-bye

Due to the recent passing of a family member, Turnips 2 Tangerines will be on a short hiatus~

Linda was a very courageous and brave woman. She fought her Brain Cancer, the same way she led her life.. Always putting the needs and concerns of her family first, always taking care of everyone....up until the end. Linda was genuinely the kindest person I have ever met, always warm and inviting, always a smile on her face. She opened her arms and embraced my son, welcomed him and made him part of her family. I always wanted to thank her for that, but I never did....but knowing Linda, I think she knew. I will always remember Linda saying, "Come on in and sit down, Hun." or "How are you doing, Hun?" or "Do you want something to eat? to drink? Hun" Linda asked me these questions every time I saw her, even when she was sitting in her wheelchair, to weak to stand anymore...I always thought to myself, I should be asking you those questions Linda, and when I did, she would say, "Me? I'm doing fine Hun."

We will miss your kindness Linda, We will miss you~

*Note: I have posts schedule for the next few days.
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