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Stir Fry Sauce Recipe – Quick and Easy

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Unlike slow cooking processes where flavor has time to develop, stir frying is an abrupt and fierce collision of flavors coming together in a wok. While some choose to marinade the meat to further develop these flavors, a good store purchased or homemade stir fry sauce recipe brings together and balances the sweet, spicy, salty and sour notes.

How to Make Your Own Stir Fry Sauce

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In most stir fry sauce recipes, sugar or honey is chosen to provide sweetness, while chili flakes or Szechuan peppercorns are used to create spiciness. Rice vinegar and/or lime juice often produces the sourness. Since soy sauce is the element providing the saltiness, most homemade stir fry sauce recipes will allow variance. Like mine below …which gives a ballpark estimate.

Once these four flavors have been fu...

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Venison Deer Stir Fry Recipe – Healthy!

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While I am not sure this tradition is common in all parts of the U.S., most deer hunters here in the heartland celebrate their hunting accomplishments by cooking the back strap, or tenderloin, while cleaning and preparing the rest of the venison for the freezer.

Whether the hunters or their helpful spouses cook this fried venison treat (typically rolled in egg wash and flour before frying in a cast iron skillet), the hunting crew have no qualms about eating freshly fried chunks of tender venison while finishing the cumbersome task of butchering the deer.

When finished, the deer meat is in the freezer and there is little or none left of this tender section of meat.

Try this Venison Stir Fry Recipe

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Fast and Easy Venison Stir Fry Recipe

I have neither a like or dislike for venison but ...

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Food Gift: Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Bread Recipe

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Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Bread sounds utterly sinful… and it is.  I really enjoy making bread a lot.  Okay, I confess. I like the many compliments and noises my honey bunches of oats makes while eating it.  He thinks I’m some kind of superwoman when I make him fresh bread and well, I’m vain …a teeny bit.

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Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Bread

So I search out recipes that I can tweak to make him go goo-goo over.  I know, I’m horrible.  I found a basic bread recipe that I wanted to try because, honestly, the pictures made me drool. I adapted this Jalapeno bread from a recipe found on Pinterest.

Jalapeno Bacon and Cheddar: Perfect Food Gift Components

The original poster had some delicious flavor combinations and I still haven’t tried them all yet …but I plan on living a long time so I’l...

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Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls: Mexican Recipe

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I got the idea for Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls because my family LOVES Chipotle, the restaurant.  Unfortunately, eating out is on the lower end of our priority list and then with a recent move, there are no Chipotles around now.

So, I decided to combine two recipes that I’ve had for years, and then tweaked and meddled with them until I came up with something that is pretty darn tasty.

Chicken Fajita Burrito Bowls are Amazing!

I make up my menu one week at a time and I have each person pick a meal they want that week because, let’s be honest, meal planning is the pits.  I got tired of being the only person to have any input and everyone else complained about the choices I made, so I got them involved and that seems to work.

There is a lot less complaining at me now, anyway!  That&...

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Affordable Getaway to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Choose Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – An Affordable Adventure for the Entire Family

Maybe you have thought about taking a trip to a popular vacation spot and decided against it because of the big price tag attached.  While it can be true that big cities are tourist traps, savvy moms don’t have to fall prey to such pitfalls.  With a little guidance from Heartland Mom and the proper amount of planning ahead of time, you can have an exciting vacation that won’t drain your slush fund.

View at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

This past spring break, my heartland based family took a vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN.  Friends invited us to go with them and split the cost of housing for the week.  At the onset, I was very skeptical about being able to afford the trip.  To my surprise, we found a reasonably priced place to stay at the Ski ...

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Child Safety Tips for a Safe Christmas Holiday

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Traveling and exploring together as a family can be one of a parent’s most rewarding experiences but a road trip can quickly become a family emergency if basic child safety precautions are not followed.  At Heartland Mom, we want your beautiful children to be safe as you travel this Holiday season to visit family and friends or to enjoy the season’s festivities.

Christmas Child Safety Tips 

Educating yourself and your children regarding the risks during travel will ensure that you and your loved ones will remain safe and have a wonderful Christmas together. We realize it isn’t a pleasant topic but child safety is very important. Here are some travel and child safety tips from Heartland Mom to help keep your family safe this Holiday season and always.

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