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Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Keeps in the refrigerator for 2 months!

 

Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Matts, Mom is a wonderful cook and always trying new recipes.  She  made Fresh Cucumber Salad that you keep in quart jars in the refrigerator.  They will keep for 2 months!!!!  I loved them and wanted to share this tasty recipe with you! The original recipe was found on Lesley’s Recipe Archive.

You will need

  • 2 quart jars
  • 7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed

Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
Pour mixture over cucumbers
Put in jars and store in refrigerator
Will keep up to 2 months

Makes 2 quart jars

Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe ~ keeps in the refrigerator for 2 months
 
Recipe type: Appetiser
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 2 quart jars
  • 7 cups unpeeled pickling cucumbers sliced thin (about 7 large dills)
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced red peppers
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp celery seed
  • 1 tsp mustard seed
Instructions
  1. Mix cucumbers, onions, peppers and salt; set a side
  2. Put vinegar, sugar, celery seed and mustard seed in a pot and bring to a boil
  3. Remove from heat and let cool for one hour
  4. Pour mixture over cucumbers
  5. Put in jars and store in refrigerator
  6. Will keep up to 2 months
  7. Makes 2 quart jars

 

Here are some other Salad Recipes you may like:

Red Potato Salad
Broccoli Grape and Sunflower Salad
Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 
Pretzel Jello Salad
Caramel Apple Salad 
Toasted Almond and Cabbage Salad 
Fiesta Layered Corn Salad 
Fresh Cucumber Salad – good for 2 months in the refrigerator 
Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes 
Six Thumbs Up Salad
CAULIFLOWER BACON PECAN SALAD RECIPE ~ WITH KRAFT RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
The Pink Stuff Fruit Salad
Spinach Mandarin Orange and Pecan Chicken Salad 
Creamy Cucumber and Dill Salad 
Fruity Pasta Salad 
12 Hour Layered Green Salad 
Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Salad 
CRUNCHY BROCCOLI SLAW AND RANCH SALAD

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Broccoli, Grape, & Sunflower Salad Recipe. I love this light salad perfect for a side or a lunch #Recipe, #Salad, #BroccoliBroccoli & Grape Salad

This is a family favorite at our house. First sign of spring or BBQ season and I start to crave this salad.

Broccoli, Grape, & Sunflower Salad Recipe. I love this light salad perfect for a side or a lunch #Recipe, #Salad, #Broccoli

You will need:

  • 1 large head of Broccoli chopped (about 6 cups chopped)
  • 1 large bunch of Red Seedless Grapes  cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower seeds
  •  1/4  diced red onions

Dressing

  • 2/3 cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons  Rice Wine Vinegar
  •  1/3 cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper

Wash and cut broccoli and grapes into bite sized pieces, add diced onions and sunflower seeds to a bowl.

In a separate bowl, whip dressing ingredients with whisk till smooth.

Pour over the top of salad, mix well.  You can eat right away, or cover and refrigerate till ready to eat.


Broccoli, Grape & Sunflower Salad Recipe #SideDish #Recipe
 
Ingredients
  • 1 large head of Broccoli chopped (about 6 cups chopped)
  • 1 large bunch of Red Seedless Grapes cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • ½ cup Sunflower seeds
  • ¼ diced red onions
  • Dressing
  • ⅔ cup Mayo
  • 2 Tablespoons Rice Wine Vinegar
  • ⅓ cup milk
  • 2 Tablespoons Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt and Pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut broccoli and grapes into bite sized pieces, add diced onions and sunflower seeds to a bowl.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip dressing ingredients with whisk till smooth.
  3. Pour over the top of salad, mix well. You can eat right away, or cover and refrigerate till ready to eat.

More Salad Recipes you might enjoy

Salad In A Jar Recipe

Salad In A Jar Recipe 

Spinach Mandarin Orange Pecan Salad recipe

Spinach Mandarin Orange & Pecan Salad Recipe

Almond grape chicken salad recipeAlmond Chicken Salad with Grapes Recipe

Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe, with Lemon cilantro garlic and honey, great on any salad perfect for spring and summer menu plansHealthy Homemade Avocado Lemon salad dressingBLT Pasta Salad

Red Potato Salad
Broccoli Grape and Sunflower Salad
Strawberry Apple Pecan Spinach Salad 
Pretzel Jello Salad
Caramel Apple Salad 
Toasted Almond and Cabbage Salad 
Fiesta Layered Corn Salad 
Fresh Cucumber Salad – good for 2 months in the refrigerator 
Almond Chicken Salad with Grapes 
Six Thumbs Up Salad
CAULIFLOWER BACON PECAN SALAD RECIPE ~ WITH KRAFT RASPBERRY VINAIGRETTE
The Pink Stuff Fruit Salad
Spinach Mandarin Orange and Pecan Chicken Salad 
Creamy Cucumber and Dill Salad 
Fruity Pasta Salad 
12 Hour Layered Green Salad 
Grilled Chicken and Cabbage Salad 
CRUNCHY BROCCOLI SLAW AND RANCH SALAD

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Strawberry Buttercream Frosting, quick and easy recipe #ButterCream #Frosting #Strawberry

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
Summer is the time for strawberries. We like strawberries on everything, and that includes our cupcakes and honey biscuits. To be honest, I have even been known to mix a small dollop of this strawberry frosting into my vanilla bean ice cream. Gone are the days of using store bought strawberry icing. Once you taste this strawberry frosting recipe, you will be hooked!
Here’s what you need:
3 cups 10x powdered sugar
1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
3-4 strawberries (use a food chopper or puree them)
1/8 teaspoon of salt

How you make it:
1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
4. Add your chopped strawberries (or puree) and continue mixing until the entire mixture is a pretty light pink.

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting Recipe ~ Quick and Easy #FruitDip
 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Ingredients
  • 3 cups 10x powdered sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla
  • 3-4 strawberries (use a food chopper or puree them)
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl beat butter with a mixer until creamy.
  2. Add vanilla to your creamed butter.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar and salt and mix until you have a nice fluffy frosting.
  4. Add your chopped strawberries (or puree) and continue mixing until the entire mixture is a pretty light pink.

This frosting is perfect for cupcakes, honey biscuits, sugar cookies, and fresh fruit!

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French Crepes and filling recipes

Home made French Crepes and Filling Recipe

Ok it’s Matt and yes I can cook, and it was my “Random Act of Love” for the day.

I made Crepes, with tons of fillings and creams. It wasn’t my first time making the crepes, I have made them since high school, but the cream cheese fillings was new. First I started with a new Basic Crepe recipe.

  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2 1/2 tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes 1/4 tsb salt, and 1/4 cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes  (add after blender)

Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.

Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.

You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek  under it. You want a little browning.

You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.

For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:

  • 12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • one tsp vanilla extract

Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.

On one third which was about a cup, I added about 1/4 cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.

On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.

On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.

There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.

To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.

Some ideas are Chocolate syrup, Maple Syrup, whip cream, fruit of all sorts, cream fillings, caramel syrup, And for the savory crepes you can add meat, veggie’s, you name it. Crepes are like the French form of Burritos..  anything works… Have Fun!

French Crepes and filling recipes
 
Ingredients
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 2½ tbs sugar for sweet desert crepes, and 1 tsp vanilla extract (add in the blender)
  • or for savory crepes ¼ tsb salt, and ¼ cup chopped herbs, spinach or sun dry tomatoes (add after blender)
Instructions
  1. Combine all of the ingredients into a blender. Mix for about 10 seconds and place in a bowl and then let set in the fridge for at least on hour to let the bubbles work out. Less bubbles means the crepes stay together and tear less.
  2. Depending on the pan size you want to pour enough batter into the non-stick pan, with a bit of butter coating, so that when you swirl the batter around in the pan it barely coats the pan.
  3. You want to let it sit there on medium heat for about 30 seconds. You can flick the edges up and peek under it. You want a little browning.
  4. You should be able to pick at it with your fingers and flip it over. Or if you have a bendable spatula you can get up under it and flip it.
  5. For the creme filling I made the following amounts and split it 3 ways:
  6. ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  7. /2 cup sour cream
  8. /4 cup sugar
  9. /4 cup powdered sugar
  10. one tsp vanilla extract
  11. Combine all above in a mixing bowl. With a hand mixer blend the ingredients together till smooth. Then I split them into thirds.
  12. On one third which was about a cup, I added about ¼ cup of puree strawberries (or what ever fruit you want) I mixed the two and poured them into a bowl.
  13. On another third I squeezed one lemon juice into a bowl, and scraped the zest into it. We actually do not have a zester so I used a serrated knife. Just be careful. I blended the creme filling with this lemon juice and zest and placed in a bowl.
  14. On the last third I left as is, and used it as a filling along with what ever you would like. It was good along side the Apple and Pear Cinnamon filling as an idea.
  15. There a few ways to fold crepes. I have always folded them into thirds. But you can fold them in half then half again. So it looks like a triangle.
  16. To make them simply add the filling inside and fold. Or you can fold them and add the topping on top.
  17. Crepes go great with maple syrup, yogurt, fresh fruit, or even try savory crepes with meat, veggies or just about anything you feel like.

Bellow are links to more crepe ideas…

Strawberry-Buttercream-Frosting-quick-and-easy-recipe-ButterCream-Frosting-StrawberryChocolate Crepes with Fresh Strawberry Creme Filling 

Lemon Crepes with Lemon Cream filling

You can also go big time with this awesome Crepe Maker

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