Monday, May 11, 2015

Etteam Cooks: ShopatLilys Corn and Potato Chowder

If you are a chowder or soup lover like I am, then you will definitely enjoy this recipe.

8 strips of bacon (approximately)        1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 onion, finely diced                             1/8 teaspoon cayenne
3 carrots, finely diced                           1 tablespoon flour
3 ribs of celery, finely diced                  2 teaspoon salt
1 green and red bell pepper                 ground black pepper
2 cloves garlic, minced                         1 qt chicken stock
3 cups of corn                                       1 cup half-and-half
3 cups of diced yellow potato

- Cook bacon pieces in a large skillet over medium heat until the fat has rendered and the bacon is crispy. Remove and set aside.
- In a stockpot add onions, carrots, celery, green and red bell pepper, garlic, corn and potatoes.
- Sprinkle thyme, cayenne pepper powder, flour, salt and pepper. Add chicken stock and boil until tender.
- Stir the soup well to crush some of the potatoes. Add half and half, and some bacon.
Garnish with reserved cooked bacon and serve with green salad and bread.

Recipe from Lily of Shop at Lily's on Etsy.
Be sure and check out her beautiful celebration and baby items in her Etsy shop  

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

ETTEAM COOKS! ByTheWay's Meatless Moussaka

I made this for dinner tonight - pretty easy, and yummy, too!  
Doesn't that look like burger?  
It's really bulgur!  
Same texture, and you can beef it up with beef flavoring if you're not a vegetarian.

Recipe from Cooking Light on

My modifications:
Used 'Pam' for broiling eggplant
Used 2 lbs eggplant, 1 c. onions, 3/4 c. bulgur, chicken broth, 3/4 t, dried oregano, added a few chopped mushrooms; no butter or egg in bechemel; fresh grated Parmesan

Here's what I did differently:
For the bechemel, mix flour with a little bit of milk, then whisk in rest of milk. Microwave in 30 second intervals until it boils, then let it go a bit longer.  Watch as it will boil over.  

Here's what I'd do differently next time:
Add a bit of sriracha sauce, it's just a bit bland.  Might be good with a few chopped red or green peppers, too.  Maybe more cheese.

See ByTheWay's shop on Etsy, and stay tuned for more delicious recipes in the ETTEAM COOKS series.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

ETTEAM COOKS! Midnightcoiler's Pasta Feta Salad

Here's an easy flavorful recipe perfect for summer pot-lucks, picnics and bar-b-ques.  

                      Midnightcoiler's Pasta Feta Salad  

1 box tri-colored penne or rotini pasta
1/2 cup finely chopped celery
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
1/3 cup sweet relish
2/3 cup diced feta cheese  
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon celery salt
1 tablespoon dill weed
1 1/2 to 2 cups mayonnaise ( light mayo is fine) 

Cook the pasta al dente, drain, rinse in cool water, drain. 
In a large bowl mix pasta and all the ingredients well.  Refrigerate. 

This goes quickly at our house. Enjoy!

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Welcome New Team Members & Treasury of the Week

I'd like to welcome some of the newest members of ETTeam. We take on quite a hefty commitment of time when join any Etsy team. 

Team Membership is the best example I can think of to explain what 'paying it forward' is all about. On a team, we do not promote ourselves when we curate a Treasury. We unselfishly promote other Etsy team shops.

Here are some of the shop owners who have made their commitment to the Etsy Treasury Team and we hope they will all have many successful sales to celebrate as members of this hard working team.

'ETTeam Welcomes Newcomers' by SlicKnitSocks

New Team Shops... new gift ideas

Green Bauble Necklace; Incre...

Happy House brooch with Hear...

Extravagant Maxi Blue Coat J...

Raku Pottery. Raku Artwork, ...

Laurel Burch Fabric Buttons ...

FREE SHIPPING Vintage Danbur...

Felted blue gold dress "...

Bicycle pant protector cuff
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The curators of team treasuries are dedicated to meeting team requirements to produce publishing quality treasuries. It is always a tough task to select just one. May I present this week's winner...

'Overbearing' by CreativeSpiritGlass

In honor of the hole in one Jack Nicklaus ("The Golden Bear") hit at The Masters yesterday! !

Orange Golf Photo, Golf Ball...

Miniature Wood Painted Bears...

fabric tilda bears, interior...

Crochet Baby Blanket with St...

Vintage 1980's Fuzzy Bea...

50% SALE - Jack Nicklaus Fin...

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear St...

Big Golden Bear Grizzly Bear...

ON SALE - Jack Nicklaus Gold...

Modern Mini Polar Bear Paint...

Watercolor Bear art - Wild B...

Needle Felted Bears, Art Dol...

1 1/2 Fabric Cat Button - TE...

Needle Felted Grizzly Bear M...

Teddy Roosevelt Bear Print 8...

1977 Sportscaster JACK NICKL...
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Congratulations to Creative Spirit Glass... an excellent theme and a lovely tribute to well known pro golfer and Sportscaster, Jack Nicklaus.

Signing off ....