The Phizzingtub...

A little bit of this and a little bit of that. Daily Ramblings, recipes, photos and whatever else I like to share along the way.

I'm here...

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8:04 PM
I'm here.


Just things have been quite busy and I simply took some time away from it all.

I have recipes, trips, and stuff to share with you.

Thinking that I may not post daily but a few times a week.

Kiddos are back in virtual school and that has been a bit of a challenge for the high school child.

Looking forward to getting back on the saddle again with the blog.

Not the Basket....

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8:00 AM

I never, ever knew that this basket was so important.

I know we used to keep baby books, then small toys and lastly stuffed animals.

With cleaning out rooms and taking items to Goodwill I thought I would take this basket since we really have not used it in about a year.

There I am with basket in hand ready to go out the door when I hear Nate's voice.

Nate: "Uh, what are you doing with that basket?"

Me: "Taking it to Goodwill. Why?"

then another voice chimes in...

Spencer: "Not the basket. We have like had that forever. Really, how can you take it away?"

Nate: "I thought we could use it some place."

Stunned. Shocked.

I simply mumbled out," Ok, looks like it stays."

Who knew?!

Grilled Chinese Salmon - Recipe

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8:36 AM
Mmmm... salmon

Since the boys have returned home I have requested that they pick out two recipes that they would like to have for dinner over a two week period. This way they are happy with the dinner, help make the dinner and perhaps even try a new recipe.

Nate opted for this recipe; he loves Asian flavored dishes and this one did not disappoint anyone.

Easy to make and has a wonderful lightly sweet/salty flavoring which makes the salmon so delicious.

I teamed the broiled salmon with some rice and lightly sauteed zucchini & onions.

* I did forget to add the cilantro but it was still a very tasty recipe.

What a great dinner!

* Exported from MasterCook *

Grilled Chinese Salmon

Serving Size : 4
Categories : Main Meal

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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3 tbl soy sauce, low sodium
2 tbl dry sherry
2 large garlic cloves -- chopped
1 pound salmon fillet
2 tablespoons cilantro -- chopped

  • Combine soy sauce, dry sherry and garlic in a shallow dish.
  • Add salmon; turn to coat.
  • Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes to no more than 2 hrs.
  • Drain salmon; reserve marinade. A
  • Arrange steaks (arrange fillets skin side down) on oiled rack of broiler pan or oiled grid over hot coals.
  • Broil or grill 5 to 6 inches from heat 10 minutes.
  • Baste with reserved marinade after 5 minutes of broiling; discard any remaining marinade.
  • Sprinkle with cilantro.

"Favorite Brand Name Chinese"
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Per Serving: 182 Calories; 4g Fat (22.2% calories from fat); 26g Protein; 6g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 59mg Cholesterol; 1879mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 3 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable.

Serving Idea : Rice and a veggie

NOTES : Excellent recipe.

Dehydrator - Fruit

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7:59 AM
I dusted off our dehydrator last week and tried my hand at getting some summer fruit dried.

DH normally does apples in the fall but I decided to try my hand at strawberries and some peaches we had sitting around.

The strawberries turned out quite well the only issue it would appear is that I cut them too thin. I had to take a knife to pop them off of the drying rack, oops!
They taste wonderful and will be able to enjoy them well into the fall. :-)

The peaches also turned out well and have been enjoying them. :)

I am happy that I tried my hand at getting some summer fruit dried. It is a great way to get that extra fruit into your diet and can be enjoyed when the fruit is out of season.

Milky Way Simply Caramel Bar

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7:24 AM

This bar has been tempting me all.summer.long.

Alright, so I finally broke down and tried a Milky Way Simply Caramel bar.


The caramel is not overly sweet nor overpowering of caramel flavor.

I am so glad that I gave in and tried this bar.

Taco Cups - Recipe

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6:28 AM
I have wanted to try this out for quite some time and was finally able to have a crack at them when the boys were away.

These taco cups are very easy to make and were tasty!

No formal recipe, I simply recall reading one quite some time ago and decided to wing it with what we had on hand. *grin*


I used wonton wrappers and placed them in a silicone muffin pan. Cooked them for about 10 minutes (until lightly crisp) and then began filling them up. *You will want to lightly spray the muffin cups so the wrappers will not stick.*


Ground beef that was seasoned with taco seasoning. 2 TBL per cup
Refried Beans - 1 TBL per cup
Black Olives - just a few on top
Salsa - 2 tsp - use more or less it is up to you
Sprinkled with grated cheese
Sour Cream - use on top once cooked

Place the filled cups in the oven for 10 - 15 minutes until the filling heated trough.

Top the cooked taco cups with sour cream and enjoy!